You Need a 90-Day Plan

  Maybe you planned to accomplish great things this year, but you seem to be stuck in neutral, or worse, you’re moving backwards. Perhaps your big and bad goals were too overwhelming, and you never really got started. About this time last year, I learned the beauty of creating a 90-day plan. Instead of getting…

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How to Make a Tough Decision

  “The choice is yours. You hold the tiller. You can steer the course you choose in the direction or where you want to be-today, tomorrow, or in a distant time to come.” W. Clement Stone Daily, we are faced with tough decisions. Do I take the promotion? Should I stay put in my job…

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3 Reasons to Quit

“Winners never quit, and quitters never win”. How many times have you heard that? Do you believe it? I don’t. You can quit and still win. You can refuse to quit and lose. How do you know when it’s time to quit? 1. It was never your idea in the first place. Are you working…

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Success Lessons from Alexander Hamilton

For months, the hottest ticket on Broadway was for Hamilton, An American Musical. The hip-hop production about the controversial Alexander Hamilton won numerous awards and ignited an interest in the gentleman whose picture appears on the American $10 bill. The musical is based on the 700 page biography of Alexander Hamilton written by Ron Chernow.…

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How to Get Back on Track with Your Goals

Most of us have lofty goals at the beginning of the year, but most people quit by the end of February. Making changes is tough and finding time is difficult. With a couple of small shifts, you can restart your goals and actually achieve them this year. 1. Whittle your goals down to three. From…

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How to Win When You Lose

Have you ever kept a compost bucket in your kitchen? You place egg shells, coffee grounds, tea bags, and other kitchen waste into a container with a lid that fits tightly. Compost is slimy, smelly and messy. But when you mix it together and give it a few days in that dark pot, it becomes…

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How to Create Margin in Your Life

Money management experts advise us to live on 90% of our income and to save 10%. Time management experts tell us to only schedule 65% of our day. These principles seem reasonable enough. Not only do we need margin in our finances and time, we need emotional margin. We shouldn’t take on every single project…

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Your Clutter Is Keeping You Stuck

Do you dread paying bills and balancing your checkbook? Does the site of your closet irk you? Do you have unfinished business with a former employer, ex-spouse or relative? If so, you probably have clutter in your life. All clutter is emotional, although there may be physical evidence of it. Clutter is indecision. Clutter is…

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17 Smart Money Moves

How does your money look? Robust? Anemic? Somewhere in between? If you’ve decided to improve your financial outlook for 2017, here are several strategies to help you. Choose two or three of these tips depending on where you are with your money and where you want to be. Once you choose a strategy, schedule the…

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How to Increase Your Productivity

Do you ever wonder how some people seem to find time to work full time, care for their families and write books, start businesses, and or volunteer in the community? Those folks have the same 24 hours that you do. Billionaire investor Warren Buffet has told interviewers that he says “no” far more often than…

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