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10 Tips To Think Your Way To Success!

Everyone wants to be successful.  Who doesn’t?! However you define success there is fulfillment in reaching what you set out to achieve.  We all know someone who seems to have the “Midas Touch”.  They stand out because they consistently achieve what they set out to...

How To Make Getting Up Early Work!

Are you a morning person or do you prefer to stay up late?  Productivity experts say it is best to get up early.  You can get a lot done with no distractions or interruptions.  It sounds like good advice, but it seems easier said than done.  However, to accomplish...

How To Make Your Profits Grow Super Fast!

Lets get straight to it.  Accountability is your Secret Weapon to Success. If you want to grow your business fast – I mean real fast – find someone who will hold you accountable to your goals.  Here are some possible scenarios going through your head right...

That Makes Sense, Right?

So many things make perfect sense to us when we hear them.  We hear it, say to ourselves, “That is so right”, and then we do nothing.  If you really break it down, a lot of our most challenging tasks or goals come down to very simple steps to accomplish.  Even though...

What You Can Learn From A Marathon

“We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.” – Emil Zatopek Last week I ran the Detroit International Marathon.  My decision to run was made for me by a friend who...

5 Ghoulish Words that Might Be Killing Your Success!

Your power lies in the words that you speak.  Which words are you using? Let me start with a disclaimer…. My immediate reaction to most situations is negative.  If I hear a scratch outside of my window at night – I think someone is breaking in, and need to take...

To the Man Who Almost Made Me Cry….

It was sunny, probably about 50 degrees with a slight breeze. There were only three miles left in the Detroit Marathon, and my legs were screaming, my feet felt like they were on fire, I knew my socks were soaked in blood, and I was in pain.  To be honest I was right...

3 Keys to Finishing Your Race!

Last Sunday I am happy to say I finished the Detroit International Marathon.  An event that is rich in history in the city of Detroit and in the world of runners. If you are not a runner – stick with me just for a moment – there is relevance to this for...

Finding Your True North

What is the difference between how you will spend this coming week and how you want to spend it?  How far away from your goals are you right now, and what are you doing to get there?  Those are the question I was asked earlier this year.  How to design your life....

Consistency Is Where Success Hides!

To be frank, I never understood the power of consistency I simply understood that the work had to be done to be successful. When I look back at the last 18 years of my professional career and my personal life the area’s where I failed usually was because I was not...

2024 Starts Today!

2004….. Ten years ago:   Amy Winehouse debuted her first album Arctic Monkeys first hit the charts Anchor Man and Napoleon Dynamite topped the movie charts William Hung became famous for following his dream! The TV show Friends ended My Space turned one...

Clear Mind and the Rest Will Follow!

Are you feeling a bit distracted?  Maybe just 12 degrees off center?  Here is a 60 minute plan to clearing your mind and regaining focus for the next eight weeks. Some days just get out of hand.  It seems like everything is flooding in at the same time.  The pace...

10 Videos Every Entrepreneur Must Watch!

Music and videos have a way to shape our life and help to chart our direction.  Inc.com has come up with 10 video’s every entrepreneur should watch.  They are outstanding to say the least!  Powerful even! I have made a commitment to learning, as any entrepreneur...

Action Produces an Appetite For More Action

My mom use to tell me, “Idle hands are the devils workshop”.  Honestly, I never really knew what it meant.  Obviously, now I have a little better understanding.   Why is it when we get anxious about something we tend to stop working, or when we are unsure we shut...

3.5 Things I learned My First Day Roasting Coffee

In 2004 I started roasting coffee in my back yard as a hobby. It was a blast from day one. I could not get enough of the process. My first day roasting was incredible. Imagine a brisk fall day. The leaves are changing colors – there is a cool breeze in the air...