Losing Is Winning

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Yes, you read that right, losing is winning!  The commentary during the London Olympics about various gold medal winners is they did not make the cut for the Beijing Olympics.  The Olympics is definitely elite international competition and there are winners and losers.  If you think about it, there can only be one gold medal winner per event. Naturally, that means there are many more losers than winners. Read More…

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Simple questions can help you achieve your dreams.  I recently read a Forbes article called Three (Incredibly Simple) Questions The most Successful People Use To Change The World.  I read a lot of personal finance articles every week, but this one reinforced some of the things I do all the time.  We can learn a lot from business people particularly those who are in charge. Read More…

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I Gave Up My Dream!

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I gave up my dream, but I am not a quitter!  What was the dream?  Did I want to be on Broadway or become a movie actor?  No, performing on stage or playing someone else is just too scary!  Besides, I am not that creative or skilled to be good at it.  You have to want it more than life and willing to work at anything until you make it.  Besides constant rejection is not appealing to me!  So what changed? Read More…

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Get rich working for the man!  Before you think I am crazy, think about it.  You work 40-60 hours a week, why not make it pay!  You went to a good college and you received your MBA from a top 25 school.  You should be able to be successful, shouldn’t you?  Are you on your way to millions?  Why not? Read More…

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Patience is a skill I am still working on!  Last Spring, I became a casualty of the state budget crisis and lost my teaching assignment.  My school district is emphasizing college prep to improve education and test scores.  The school district is focusing on core subjects.  As an elective teacher, I was a casualty of this policy emphasis.  The good news is I am still employed! Read More…

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It is Only a Game!

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It is only a game is code for don’t take it seriously!  The list of things that we should not take seriously is very long.  Unfortunately, too many people do not take school, careers or relationships seriously either.  Let’s face it grades affect your career and your earnings will affect relationships.  What should you take seriously!  Here are five (5) things to take seriously because it will affect the rest of your life! Read More…

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Starting up a business from scratch can be a daunting process without a solid plan in place, so knowing exactly what will be required of you before you open your doors is a great way to ensure there won’t be any nasty surprises along the road. Here are ten of the most helpful tips to assist you in getting started.

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Would you start a business at 59 years old?  Bob Chinn did!  His seafood restaurant is the highest grossing restaurant in the United States.  It is not in New York or Chicago or Los Angeles!  It is in Wheeling, Illinois.  It is just thirty (30) miles from Chicago.  It grossed $24 million in annual revenue (without alcohol sales)!  Not bad for an old guy. Read More…

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Los Angeles is hot hot hot! The heat has finally made it West.  It is not unusual in southern California to have temperatures over a hundred degrees this time of year, but it lasting longer this year.  Humidity drops to low 20s or sometimes single digits.  Fires become common thanks to the winds that cause the higher temperatures.  In the last few days, there were even some earthquakes.  What can you do? Read More…

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Would you like a home gym?  All the movie stars have a home gym and you can too!  Do you have to be a movie star to have one?  No, not really!  In fact, you can put one together for very little money.  Over the years, I belonged to a health club and went there regularly during the week and even weekends.  I spent years in the gym, but it was worth it.  It takes a lot of work to keep me fit. Read More…

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