Creating a Better You

Are You as Financially Successful as You Should Be?

Are You as Financially Successful as You Should Be? Entrepreneurs open businesses for many reasons, but if they want to stay open, their primary reason for opening the doors should be financial success.  As a business owner, do you know if you are truly achieving this goal?  Sure, you may be making money, but do…

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Don’t Be a Social Media Addict

“I am addicted to social media. Not like the ‘Here’s a selfie of me doing nothing’ kind, but a worse kind.  I’m the ‘I can’t get enough news about the news and people talking about the news’ kind.   It’s destroying my intellect. I have been obsessed over the last couple months with the current…

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Good Dog, Bad Dog!

I married Debbie Babbington on the island of Maui in 1980. A few weeks after we returned from our honeymoon, Steve, an old friend from high school, stopped by our house. Steve was a blue-collar, regular type of fella with a big heart. He carried a cardboard box and inside the box there was a…

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Information Overload

Information Overload  We’re wired to take in as much information as we can to protect ourselves and family. If we were cavemen living back in the day, this would be a huge advantage. In fact, those who could gather and process and use the most information were more likely able to eat better, live better,…

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Keys to Success in Life and Business

Do you have integrity? It sounds like an easy question with an easy answer, until you really stop to think about integrity. Most of the world lacks true integrity, but once you understand how to develop true integrity, you can stand out. The word “integrity” comes from the Latin adjective, “integer.” In math, an integer…

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Are You the Master of Yourself?

Sometimes, I’m an ass, but not as much as I used to be.  I hurt people’s feelings. I’m impatient. I’m not a good listener. I don’t try as hard as I should.  These are all true.  At the same time, I’m so much better than I was ten years ago, and that’s the point: the…

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Let Your Heroes Be Fallible: Tony Robbins #metoo

There has been a recent outpouring of hate and support for Tony Robbins about an intervention he did at a recent Unleash the Power Within (UPW) in San Jose. Many of the critical think he went too far in his intervention and bullied and intimidated the woman who was representing the #metoo movement. Others say…

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The Strangest Secret

Who controls your life? At first, you might answer, “I do, duh!” But upon closer inspection, you might be surprised at the real answer. Men and women today suffer from a unique problem: Not taking time to think. In general, we get so busy “doing” that we forget to take time to think about why, or…

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How To Fail Successfully

Embrace Failure! We often spend our lives trying to avoid failure.  On the surface that makes sense, failure hurts.  It can be the source of much pain and frustration.  On the other hand, it is also the source of all learning and progress.  Think about anything you are good at.  I can guarantee you were…

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The Two Skills of Leadership

What makes an entrepreneur do what he or she does? How do you dare to risk everything in order to create something? It can’t just be about the money. If that were it, there are easier ways. What gives you the courage to try against incredible odds? The answer: A little bit of crazy mixed…

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