Personal Responsibility

3 Books That Will Revive Your Year

When I went away to college, I was terrified of flunking out. I had to take college algebra my first semester, and math was my weakest subject. I failed the class, but before final grades were submitted, I met with the professor. I don’t know what I said, but I cried. Hard. He had mercy…

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Big Mistakes that Smart People Make

A few days ago, I learned that a well-respected attorney in my community had not paid his personal or corporate income taxes for eight years. What! Huh? But you know what, I don’t have to pick up a newspaper or review a case file to find out about dumb stuff that people do. I can…

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How to Avoid a Summer Slump

We hear about children losing academic progress over the summer. Merchants are figuring out ways to combat summer sales slumps. When the weather is nice, we want to slow down and enjoy life a bit more. If you set goals, you’re probably tempted to take a few weeks off for the summer. If you feel…

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Three Reasons to Say No

“Learn how to say no. Don’t let your mouth overload your back.” The late business philosopher Jim Rohn warned that we over commit ourselves when we say yes to too many opportunities. It sounds selfish to say no to people and to worthy causes. We are all good at many things but only great at…

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How to Conquer Your Excuses

You want to save money, but. You want to get a better job, but. You want to start exercising, but. You have a dream, something you want to do, but. What’s your but? You can conquer your but once and for all. Here’s how. 1. Be honest with yourself. Do you really want to accomplish…

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Can You Really Trust This Advice?

Nasty Gal founder, Sophia Amoruso appeared on the cover of Success magazine. In the accompanying article, she shared her story of being arrested for shoplifting, having nothing and eventually starting an eBay store that would be the beginning of her clothing empire. According to the article in Success, Amoruso had a Netflix series in the…

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How to Prepare for an Unexpected Job Change

At the age of 22, Nely Galan became the manager of a TV station in New Jersey. For three years, she gave herself completely to her job and believed that her employers were loyal to her. One morning she went to work and learned that the station had been sold, and her job was gone.…

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5 Ways You Could Be Wasting Money

When Hollywood producer Aaron Spelling died, he left only $800,000 of his half billion dollar fortune to daughter, Tori Spelling. Tori reportedly wasted most of that money and by 2016, she was being sued for failing to pay a $37,000 credit card bill. Most of us never have that much money at one time, but…

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How to Become Financially Independent

  Ronald Read worked as a janitor and a gas station attendant after serving in the military. When he died in 2014, he left $6 million dollars to charity. He drove a used economy car. His family and friends had no idea that he had amassed a fortune. We love to read those stories. But…

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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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