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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Why Can’t I Change These Money Thoughts?

You are starting to deeply dislike (OK, let’s face it – absolutely loathe!) your corporate job.  You’ve been at it for ten years and your dissatisfaction continues to increase with each passing month. The endless meetings, unreasonable deadlines and ever-present politics are slowly driving you crazy! For the last few years now, you’ve dreamed about…

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Your Circumstances Don’t Create Your Results

My first exposure to the essence of this concept was over ten years ago now; and yet, I’m still on the journey to fully embrace it.  It was back when Stacy and I started listening to some Mike Dooley audiobooks and his notion that, “Thoughts become things.”   It was initially very hard for me to…

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