If you are in a position that makes it likely that some of your actions could be newsworthy then you need a moral advisor. So if you are a politician, a sports icon, in theater, in film, on television, in music, or you are another kind of celebrity, then you need a moral advisor. The advisor could be a family member, a close friend, an agent, etc. – it just needs to be someone whom

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One of the after effects of the industrial age is the reliance that many people have on external motivation. We even teach it to our kids: I will pay you to clean your room. When, what we should be teaching them is: We clean our room because it is a reflection of the people that we are. In today’s economic system, relying on external rewards is becoming much less useful. Yet, I see many people

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Sometimes I think that one of the principal reasons that we find role models in the news for the wrong reasons is that these role models do not think of themselves as role models. And perhaps they only wake up to realize that they are role models after their names appear in the news because of unacceptable behavior. If the behavior is a minor issue then perhaps not too many people will remember that incident

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When is Good Enough, Good Enough?

Posted by Al0703 on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Effort, Focus

Just when is good enough, good enough?  For the last six weeks I have been busy creating a set of four audio CD’s which capture the message of my seminar entitled “Straight Talk about Success and Spiritual Growth.” However as I was listening to the final product, I found that I kept going back to change a word here or rephrase a phrase there.  No matter how many times I went back, I kept finding

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The Power Of MONEY!

Posted by Sanford Kahn on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Money, Opportunity

There is that old saying that money can not buy happiness.  BUT, on the other hand–happiness can’t buy money either.  Therefore what is the real power or purpose of money?  This question probably has as many answers as there are people. In the business of life the real power of money is that it greases the wheels of opportunity.  It is the wherewithal, the means, that allows one to take advantage of opportunities.  Not matter

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My experience with life in any business environment is, that these three words empowerment, essence and engage, are the most powerful. They support and enhance personal and professional growth for both you and the business within which you are employed. The degree to which you are engaged with your work and your environment from an empowered perspective is the degree to which you will experience fulfillment and healthy dynamics within the workplace. In my initial

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Organizations spend a considerable amount of money on mandatory and option employee training. How do they make sure the training stuff is going to stick? The secret is in understanding how our brains create and process memory. Without going into all of the technical neurophysiological details, the essential idea is about emotions. We remember what we feel a lot easier than what we are told. The reason is because emotions alert us to our environment.

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Whether self-employed, employed by organizations, whether retired or unemployed, we all engage with companies and organizations that support us or we support them. In our interactions with these organizations, what we are wanting is to experience qualities of dignity, first and foremost. This means being treated as a sovereign individual of value, worthy of respect. I want people to communicate authentically, with curiosity and interest. Disheartened by too many disappointments with customer service representative, HR

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Elvis has left the building and so has the Inflation Genie.  Actually, she made her exit several months ago. Inflation is entirely a monetary phenomenon.  As the late Nobel prize winner in economics, Dr. Milton Friedman, pointed out, inflation is due when you have too much money or credit chasing too few goods.  The Bank of Japan has dramatically increased liquidity to bring their economy back after their devastating earthquake.    Also, the U.S. Federal

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Motivational Humor

Posted by Al Foxx on January 01, 2000
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Category : Blog, Communication, Empowerment, Humor, Motivation

Motivational Humor Defined The Encarta Dictionary English (North America) defines humor as the ability to see that something is funny. The same dictionary defines motivation as a feeling of enthusiasm, interest, or commitment that makes somebody want to do something. If motivation is what creates interest in enthusiastically  and with commitment pursuing a particular end, and humor is the ability to see that something is funny, than Motivational Humor gives one the ability to find

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