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How is Your Resiliency Factor?

What is your ability to cope with a financial emergency? Could you access $2,000 within a month’s time? From family, friends, credit cards, savings, or other sources? Not how much cash do you personally have…

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Little Known Secret to Weight Control: Calorie Density

Read an interesting study the other day that said that while the number of calories we eat may vary significantly from day to day, the…

Sleep On It

Never, ever make an irreversible decision during a down time. Decisions fall into many categories and it’s important to know the vital distinction between reversible…

PopCap: Land of the Semi-Free: The Steady Erosion of Your Rights

(Friday’s Populist Capitalist Blog Post) I like to think that what is in my possession——in my pocket, in my car, in my house, heck, even…

What You Resist, Persists

Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to lose weight and keep it off? Permanently? Forever? Then don’t diet! I weigh 150 pounds,…

An Easy Way to Live 30% Longer

You want 30 percent more life? Simple! Turn off your TV. According to the Nielson Company, the average American, age 2 and above, watched television…

Are You a Tigger or an Eeyore?

Eeyore, of course, is the Winnie the Pooh character who is chronically pessimistic, melancholic, and dismally gloomy. Heck, Eeyore could give depression a bad name.…

Entrepreneurial Spirit: A TCC Culture Blog

Q. What makes The Collier Companies different? A. Entrepreneurial spirit Q. What is entrepreneurial spirit? A: The short answer is entrepreneurship is the ability to…

PopCap: A “Modest Proposal” or Two

(Friday’s Populist Capitalist Blog Post) Two thoughts… We read frequently about illegal immigrants paying huge sums to be smuggled into the United States. At the…

Half Birthdays and the Examined Life

Most people go the same distance in life. It’s just that a lot of them spend a lot of time going in circles. And if…

Internal Peace vs. External Peace

“It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work…it means to be in the midst of…

The Vital Role of the Enforcer

Every organization, every team, needs an enforcer. The enforcer makes sure promises are kept, commitments are followed through on, and pledges and assurances are met.…

Top 10 Most Expensive vs. Top 10 Most Happy

Ran across this interesting exercise*: Make a list of the 10 things you have purchased that brought you the greatest happiness. Then make a list…

PopCap:Creating What You Fear

(Friday’s Populist Capitalist Blog Post) I’ve noticed that in life we sometimes create what we fear, that our very efforts to protect ourselves can result…

The Virtues of Self-Binding

No, I’m not talking about S&M bondage! The self-binding I’m talking about is taking action in your strong moods to make it more difficult to…

Smiling Matters

Life is a chain reaction. We each have our part in it. The butterfly is not in the Amazon, It is at the corner of…

Let’s Hug It Out

Saw “Let’s Hug it Out” on a t-shirt on the streets of New York City a while back and was compelled to look it up.…

“As the twig is bent…”

There is an old proverb “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” I find myself concerned about the proliferation of violence in our…