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Are You Marketing Like You Did 24 Months Ago? Stop!

It’s 2016, Market Like It!  Deliver your message where the eyes are or you will get passed up! There is a discussion that small business owners, and most other industries for the matter, needs to open their ears and eyes too.  What I want you to consider is this...

Core Values: Why Have Them.

What are your Core Values?  What do you or your business use as guidelines to operate in day to day life?  I have seen first hand devastating effects if you don’t have a written set of Core Values for your life and your business, and I have lived to see what happens...

Life in 90 Days…

In my 20’s I worked out daily.  I never made excuses.  I hit the gym regularly.  I had written goals that I wanted to accomplish both physically and professionally, and I nailed them.  To me workouts in the gym were a more than a simple workout in a gym.  It was a...

Make More Mistakes

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein! To celebrate his birthday lets go out and make some mistakes. It’s really okay to fail. It means you are doing things that others are not, or won’t do, which is trying new things. Remember this…. you are going to make mistakes and...

Six Weeks, Five Speeding Tickets, and One Judge.

Six weeks, Five speeding tickets, and one judge. Growing up one of my favorite sports cars was the Mazda RX7. It was so cool in my minds eye. Later in life I was finally able to pay cash for a new Mazda RX8. That little car was a far cry from the trucks I normally...

Lower The Bar!

It’s March! Seriously! Where did the first two months of 2015 go? I start out strong like everyone else with my New Year Resolutions. Then February comes and things get a little off and by March those New Year Resolutions are a distant memory. Normally, I start off...

How To Be An Overnight Success in 5 Years!

In 1972, Jim Cathcart was working at the Little Rock, Arkansas Housing Authority, making $525 a month, with a new wife and baby at home, no college degree, no past successes, and not much hope for the foreseeable future. One morning, he was sitting in his office...

50 Things You Should Know After You Turn 18

I have been thinking all day about what I want to tell my daughter regarding her 18th birthday and life.  This day seemed so far away and BOOM – it’s here.    I would bet money that I brought her home from the hospital for the first time four, maybe five years...

Boxing, Business and Life

Most fighters start boxing at an early age and retire by the age of 30.  I put the boxing gloves on for the first time at 44 years old.  While the science of boxing has amazed me, it has also taught me a lot about fitness, fun, humility, life and business. Should you...

4 Truths I Learned About a Mid Life Career Change

Change can be hard and it is a fact of life.  It happens all the time, a company changes direction, it goes bankrupt, or you have an ah-ha moment and you know its time for a change.  Change is either a choice or it can be forced on you. It happened to me.  My marriage...

Four Signs You Are Trying Too Hard….

Your running like crazy trying to be a super parent, starting or running your own business, hitting the gym to care for your health, trying to be a bit of everything for everybody.  By the time the day is done you are completely out of steam.  The truth is many people...

Potatoes Eggs and Coffee

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her...

Cyber Self Defense – 3 Tips To Keep You Safe!

Some people think I am on the extreme side of internet security, that I tend to over play the potential risks.  I promote how to make a legitimate, great living online.  The Internet is a wonderful tool to enhance peoples lives, and a devastating tool that can be used...

Learn How To Live With The Porcupines

Life is short, and it is up to you to make it Work. It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered & protected themselves; but the quills...