The Sand in the Hourglass

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The Sand in the Hourglass
Most of us squander the most precious resource we have – our time. A lot of this is due to poor planning. Sometimes it is due to a lack of clarity around our sense of purpose. And both of those remain our own responsibility. Let’s start with the second one. Our life, our very existence, […]
Slaying the Boiled Frog
There are forces all around us that pull us into the vortex of mediocrity and slothfulness. I call this tendency The Boiled Frog Syndrome. Most of you have heard about this metaphor. The short version is that if a healthy frog is dropped in a pot of boiling water, that frog with take immediate, decisive […]
Why Reading Matters
When asked how it is possible to know how to launch rockets into space, Elon Musk responded, “I read books.” I like his answer. A large portion of what I know came from reading books. Let me spell out for you what it is you are encountering when you read a valuable book. First, you […]
Removing The Debt Albatross
I had some productive coaching sessions with two different individuals recently that made a huge impact on their financial life. They do not know each other, but they had something in common. They both possessed several credit cards and, as a result, had a lot of credit card debt. One had around $33,000 in credit […]
I want to alert you to 5 individuals I am deeply drawn to. Let me describe them. Person #1 is an individual that is sinking in the mire of extreme poverty. Being impoverished and destitute, he is unable to even afford to attend school and is dependent on being self-taught to gain any measure of […]
The Elusive Element of Self-Awareness
By reviewing my personal journals going back 10 to 12 years, I’ve reminded myself of things I’ve observed in the mannerisms of people I’ve encountered. Such a review causes me to recollect that there are people out there that have some rather strange needs. One manifestation of this need is to publicly disclose one’s flaws, mistakes, […]
A Sure-Fire Way To Secure Customer Loyalty
Someone gave me a gift card to a restaurant called Texas Roadhouse. I had hung on to it for a few months and then decided to treat myself to lunch last week. It was my first time there. And I have to say, I was quite impressed. I’m a “true believer.” Why? For starters, the […]
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