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Are entrepreneurs born or made?  There are so many college classes teaching entrepreneurship, I thought I would ask the question.  See I grew up in an entrepreneur incubator!  Both my parents had thriving businesses and did not have the benefit of any college classes in entrepreneurship.  I think if you interviewed them, they would tell you they didn’t know where they got the skills.  They just followed their instincts and went for it. Read More…

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I was a victim of online fraud!  Not in the usual sense, but read further for the whole story.  I started shopping online a couple years ago because it is easy and I can find the lowest prices by just using a shopping bot.  Although I am hardly a big time shopper, I have bought a variety of products online.  Read More…

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Individualized, Personalized and Customized Marketing is driving me nuts!  I am a baby boomer and tired of all the marketing directed to me.  I am not an AARP member, but I get solicitations from AARP routinely several times a year since I turned 50 years old.  If AARP were the only solicitation, I could just throw it out!  Maybe it is what these solicitations represent! Read More…

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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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