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How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

Success without the Sacrifice…..  The idea of success in business and being able to live a balanced life was a pipe dream for the longest time.  You had to make a choice.  Having a successful balanced life meant mediocrity for the most part.  Today technology...

Who’s Stealing Your Lunch Money?

In the early 1960’s and mid 70’s, the area known as Cass Corridor became home to the most concentrated poverty in the State of Michigan, and one of the most poverty stricken area’s in the United States. The crime was incomprehensible.  I remember a...

You Are Doing Better Than You Think You Are….

  I really enjoy reading Marc and Angel Hack Life .  They shared this the other day, and I wanted to pass it on to you. You are alive. You are able to see the sunrise and the sunset. You are able to hear birds sing and waves crash. You can walk outside and feel...

5 Quotes from Billionaires on Being an Entrepreneur

These people are definitely inspiring, not really for how much money they make, or that they own more than most American Cities.  They are inspiring by their insight to how the world works and how to motivate themselves to greatness. Each quote below tells how the...

How to Change Your Habits!

  When you woke up this morning, what did you do first; go workout, or make your bed? Do you put your right shoe on first or your left? Which route did you take to work? When you go home at night do you go for a run or head to the bar? “All our life, so far as it...

3.5 Life Lessons from the Movie Frozen

  Almost everyone I have met has seen the movie at least once.  With the toe tapping songs, the feel good vibes, and the general essence of the heart warming story, Frozen is a great movie. I have to admit I have only seen Frozen once.  However, with all the...

Are There Two Next’s?

I am completely comfortable with what comes next.   The next thing has never been hard for me to accept.  I have known this for a while about myself.  It can be a strength.  A desire to experience something new.  A healthy interest in learning and growing.  It is also...

Why Do It Now?

Sometimes it feels like we have all become collectors, surveyors, list masters, overseers, and story tellers.  Let me ask  you simply; what is between you and the action you must take? Before for we get going…. I am drinking a cup of Sidamo coffee from...

10 Must Follow Facebook Pages for Business Owners

If you have your own business you know it is not just a 9 to 5 job. There is always something to do. One of everyone’s big time wasters is social media, especially Facebook.  We should be running our company and we are watching a video of an old high school...

15 Things Incredibly Happy People Do

It’s a Tuesday that feels like a Monday!   It is the start of September, only four more months of 2014.  It doesn’t seem possible.   Maybe it is not the time of year to feel extra happy.  Lets admit it, life doesn’t always work the way we want it too. So, what is the...

When Pride Still Mattered…..

Happy Labor Day!   Labor Day is always celebrated the first Monday in September.  It is a day created to celebrate the working class American – just the average guy.  The men and woman who contributed and still contribute to the strength, prosperity, and...

12 Emotions Keeping You Tied To Your Cubicle!

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”  -Abraham Lincoln You have heard it said, “Being successful is 80% attitude and 20% skill set”, what does it really mean? It means, we tend to self sabotage our best...

How to Live by Design

This week have found myself preoccupied with people!  With you, people at the store, people jogging on the street, people stuck in traffic next to me, people sitting in restaurants.  I look at them – really look at them – and just wonder if they are...

Affiliate Marketing is not a MLM!

MLM = Multi Level Marketing.  It is a great business model.  In fact, I have a friend who is making some decent money right now ($4k or so a month) in that type of business model.  In a MLM business you recruit people into that company, and when they join they are in...

Do You Dabble or Dive In?

I am standing at my desk right now drinking a delicious cup of Monsooned Malabar AA from India that I roasted a week ago. I got to thinking about you and me, and how we might be similar …. I am the kind of person that likes to get busy and cover myself with what...

3 Words for 2014

Have you ever started out the new year with resolutions and the next thing you know its August.  I have done it too.  I want to lose weight, spend more time with family, find a new job, manage my money better, the list goes on.   Chris Brogan has an idea that I would...