All trends come to an end.  As opposed to financial events, financial trends have a life of their own and go to an extreme and then reverse.  We are witnessing this now not only in the United States but also in the major western economies. The dominate theme in both economic and financial fields is reversion to the mean. This is what is now taking place in the U.S.  The U.S. economy is now going

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What do you do when you reach the end of your rope?  Who do you turn to when your family and friends turn their backs on you when you are down to your last few dollars in finances?  What happens when you feel like not even God hears your prayers?  What do you say when you feel like you are in a place of hopelessness and brokenness and feel the darkness creeping in on you

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It’s the official first day of the Sweet 16 for college basketball and many fans will be attending numerous game events at homes and restaurants. During a time like this, fans just want to enjoy the games, eat lots of delicious food, and oh yeah have fun. Nothing can spoil fun gatherings such as these, except awful customer service at restaurants. For many fans, it is a tradition to gather at local restaurants to watch

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No one wants to talk about… BUT it’s there! Grief in the workplace, that heavy thing that fills up the air, that is always around a “cubbie” or a “nook” and appears from no where. As I travel across the country, doing keynotes, seminars and most recently talking to Professional Caregivers, I am amazed at the number of folks who talk about grief in the workplace. Those who are working and just living their lives

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The most powerful weapon most overlooked in fighting both failure and success with any endeavor is  habit. The dictionary definition of habit is “An acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.” Norman Vincent Peale described it this way, “Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” Someone once said, “We first make our habits, then they make us.” It

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In the past few years we’ve seen celebrity meltdowns that have dearly cost recording, motion picture, and television industry businesses, advertisers, sports franchises, celebrity agents, etc., which were riding on the celebrity of these stars. Isn’t it time for all these celebrity-associated enterprises to become proactive and mitigate the huge risks they take? As we’ve seen, just one wrong-doing by one renowned celebrity can cost these organizations a giant dent in their reputation, not to

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Sometimes people are leaders by default. They could be international, national, regional, or local celebrities who have become well known because of newsworthy good which they have accomplished, whether in government, sports, the motion picture industry, business, etc. Many times these people do not even think of themselves as leaders, especially early on in their career or activity that brings them notoriety. In being a leader default, one of the challenges is to always think

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About one week ago I was talking with my friend Jesse (who is a West Point graduate and now semi-retired after a very successful business career).  We spoke about the lack of effective leadership in this country, more specifically about the lack of true servant leaders.  A servant leader is one who helps the members of his/her team to reach their full potential and therefore perform at their best for the organization.  This concept of

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As I sit watching the Academy Awards with my family, I can not help but think, February should be the most motivating month of the year.  Although February is short on days it is long on inspiration.  Regardless of your personal preferences, there is inspiration for everyone.  February is filled with inspirational celebrations of success with the Oscars, Grammys, and Super Bowl, all while the entire month is dedicated to the historic achievements of African

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If your workout is missing the “S” Factor, you’re doing the wrong type of exercise! Someone said, “Food fuels the furnace of metabolism; exercise stokes the fire.” That’s true! And, better yet, muscle revs up metabolism and incinerates FAT! As T. Murray said, “Muscle tissue is the primary user of fat calories in the body, so the greater your muscle mass, the greater your fat-burning capacity.” Years ago there was a great article by Mandy

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