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Questions on Wealth

What net worth would you consider a person to be wealthy? What monthly cash flow would you consider a person wealthy? Webster’s says wealth is “abundance of valuable material possessions or resources”. NSC says wealth…

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Waste Your Spare Time = Derail Your Success

“I don’t have time” or “I couldn’t find the time” are some of the most common excuses for not moving forward. The truth is, we…

Stop Sorting Gravel

Stephen R. Covey, author of “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, used a dramatic illustration to teach the value of time and energy management. Covey…

Wanting is Not Enough, Everyone Wants

The real question is what are you willing to DO to get what you want? What actions will you take? What will you sacrifice? Invest?…

The Lazy Guide to Success; Three Principles

Take Easy Baby Steps (Repeat ad Infinitum) Being basically a lazy person (I’m always looking for a faster, easier way) I figured out a long,…

You WILL Pay the Price…

Yes, we all get lucky now and then and something wonderful falls into our laps and that’s terrific. However, as a general rule, “wishing and…

Avoiding “Dumsor” Motivation/Energy Levels

Dumsor* (doom-sore) is a Ghanaian phrase used in reference to the frequent power outages and rolling blackouts that are epidemic to the country; it translates loosely…

How to Access Your Best Self?

We don’t always do as well as we know. The challenges of the day are often many; life gives us pop quizzes at the most…

The Time of Your Life

Someday you will run out of somedays… as in someday I will do this or someday I will do that or someday down the road…

The Undisciplined Pursuit of More

Do you know you? Really, really know yourself? Understand your drives, motivations, triggers, deepest longings, most hidden fears? How self-aware are you truly? How much…

Memento Mori

Memento mori is Latin for “remember that you have to die” or “remembering we will die”. It is used in reference to the practice of…

In Search of Courage to Face the Ordinary Day

In times of crisis we are often energized. Our skills are called upon and we respond to the clear and present danger. The need is…

Daily Decisions

We are smart. Boy, are we smart. We generally know what to do; what actions will move us forward. We are dumb. Boy, are we…

What Triggers You?

You’ve lived with yourself for a good number of years but how well do you know yourself? Understand yourself? Do you REALLY know your motivations…

Juvat Impigros Deus

“Juvat Impigros Deus” is the motto on the coat of arms of the Ramsden family, who held the Manor of Huddersfield since the reign of…

Felt Any Zielschmerz Lately?

Zielschmerz is “the exhilarating dread of finally pursuing a lifelong dream, which requires you to put your true abilities out there to be tested on…

Come Get Your Miracle

Whatever you want, you can come closer to having… if you just want it bad enough. How bad? Well, as bad as a drowning man…

Who ARE You?

More specifically, what is your self-concept? Who do YOU think you are? Who do you WANT to be? A self-concept is different from a Mission…

“The Upward Spiral”

We all have gotten in a downward spiral; fears and worries and a bad event or two can knock us off course and it is…

How Strong is Your “der Wille zur Macht”?

der Wille zur Macht translates from German as the “Will to Power” or (in the context of Nietzsche’s philosophical work) the drive for achievement and…

Choices, Choices: Productivity or Postponed Pleasure?

I tend to wake early, in the predawn hours of the morn, a habit left over from my paper route days as a kid. What…

Small, Smart, Slow

What is your desired weight? Below are some easy, common sense (but not common practice?) tips on how to get there. Eat Small: Portion Control…

Five Steps to Dissolve Limiting Beliefs

Our beliefs about what is possible limit our lives for we never attempt that which we do not believe we can do or that we…

The Step Within the Indispensable First Step

The indispensable 1st step to get what you want out of life is to DECIDE what you want out of life. The 2nd step is…

Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe

“Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe” is a Latin proverb that translates as “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” In other words, there…

The Big Rock Candy Mountains

The Big Rock Candy Mountains is the title of a hobo folk song (see below) about a mythical land, a paradise where all is “milk…