Hundreds of thousands of small businesses have been disrupted by the coronavirus.  Many are shut down entirely, some are partially open and some are dealing with high worker absenteeism as the virus sweeps through a larger number of communities, sickens employees and forces others to self-quarantine. If you are a small business owner, here are…

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5 Strategies to Deal with a Forced Pause in Life

The last month has been a time of great, worldwide upheaval in the wake of COVID-19.  As I write, some US states are taking the difficult decision to shut down all “non-life sustaining” businesses and restrict the movement of people.  And, we may be on track for a full lock down of the country as…

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An Opportunity to Be Compassionate

com·pas·sion – noun – sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. This is the online definition provided by Merriam Webster who has been in the business of telling us what words mean since 1828.  I think this is a wonderful start, but fails to address the groundwork that must be laid in…

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5 Great Reasons to Invest in Real Estate

Real estate is a great investment for a variety of reasons, not only in financial terms, but also in the sense of satisfaction it can bring to you.  Here is my take on the five best reasons to consider adding real estate to your investment portfolio. Reason #1 – There’s Only So Much to Go…

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The Gift of Under-Scheduling

While studying to be a Chemical Engineer, I had to learn the fine art of time management.  It was easy to get overwhelmed with homework, papers, quizzes and exams and I needed to learn how to budget my time, chop big projects up into small pieces and hammer through my to do list. Fast forward…

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The Zero Progress Thought

I have become much more aware of the effect of my thinking on my outcomes in life.  I am a subscriber to Mike Dooley’s daily “Messages from the Universe.”   Some are game changers for me, some spark new thinking, some are funny and some just don’t resonate.   One of the more recent installments was…

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Just Do It Versus Just Rethink It

Have you ever really, really wanted to accomplish something in your life, but just can’t make it happen?  Did you think to yourself, “If I just try harder and do more I’ll get there!” This was the premise of Nike’s “Just Do It” slogan coined in 1988 and it continues to be a focus of…

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3 Positive Money Mindsets for Entrepreneurs

In a previous post I discussed a systematic process to overcome deeply negative thinking.  Eventually, you’ll learn to flip those negative thoughts; and in this post I’d like to share with you the most productive money mindsets I have developed that help me in life and in business. Mindset #1 – It’s OK to Run…

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Overcoming Deeply Negative Thinking

In a previous post, I discussed one approach to releasing deeply embedded negative thoughts, whether they are related to money or any other topic that has had you feeling stuck for months or years. This post discusses a second approach, based on a coaching model originally developed by Brooke Castillo that I previously introduced here.  …

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Use Acceptance to Release 'Sticky' Negative Thinking

Sometimes in life, you reach a crossroads when your old rules stop working.  A common one that many people experience is your 40 year old body can’t eat and process what your 20 year old body used to and you end up gaining weight, developing health issues or just feeling crappy all the time.   And…

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