By the time you’ve opened your little peepers in the morning you’ve most likely  set your intentions for the day. This happens automatically for most of us. There are the normal patterns that we engage in to prepare for the day ahead, then follow through until tucked back in bed ready for a good night’s rest. What would shift if we became intentional about creating our day? What would we intend to happen? How would

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The past few weeks have been an interesting experience and a lesson in terms of “what good does not look like” in the wonderful world of customer service.  Here is the situation.  I am in the midst of trying to move some retirement $ around and have been doing so for the better part of 3 weeks.  Let’s be more specific.  I want to do business with this particular company and they will not call

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Why there will always be eternal economic unease and conflict? First,  you must understand that economics is not a science.  Using the classical definition of economics–it is the study of human behavior in its historical setting. In other words–economics is the study of psychology. Once you understand this, the answer to the lead question is simple.  Human wants and desires are unlimited, but the economic means and resources to satisfy these desires are limited at

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Many years ago, before I had any sense of spirituality, a friend of mine, a practicing Buddhist shared with me that most of us are constantly immersed in thoughts that are driven by hopes and fears. Think about that for a moment … My thoughts coalesce around either fear-based monologs or I’m hoping for good stuff and not bad stuff. There is a lot of energy going in that direction, eh? As I mentioned a

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How many of us know that our word is our bond?  By this I mean that people around us listen to what we say and watch to see if our actions match our words.  The higher up on the totem pole that we go the more important it is that we are very careful or give significant thought to what it is that we say. Now don’t just think that I am talking only to

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Building Teams   Perhaps the greatest predictor of success in business and life is a person’s ability to build a team. Nothing good happens because of a single player. Pro golfers have caddies, singers have voice coaches, and even the legendary entrepreneurs had mentors and investors. Perhaps you can be evil alone, but to build or accomplish anything worthwhile, you must have a group of individuals pulling toward the same goal, even if it is

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Back in business school we learned that every successful business must master three disciplines: Discipline One: Operations Discipline Two: Finance Discipline Three: Marketing “Operations” means doing what your business does. Do you make cars? You’d better make good cars. If you serve meals, deliver good food and a good time. Walmart sells the same items as other stores, but their mastery of operations, especially distribution, allows them to profit at prices unmatched by their competitors.

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The positive power of negative thinking is an unusual topic especially in today’s mental mindset society.  But, let’s delve outside-of-the-box for a minute. It is commonly accepted in western thought that a positive mental attitude is necessary and vital to achieve success and advancement. Not true! What is important is to take positive action. Attitudes are like the weather–they are always changing between being very positive and being very negative. Most of the time you

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