Posts Tagged ‘self-improvement’

Are You the Shark or the Chum?

  Recently, I was cage diving with Great White Sharks off the coast of South Africa. As I sat in a submerged cage watching as the bait of fish heads and a fake seal were floating in the water, anticipation and anxiety were building inside me. I simultaneously wanted to see a shark up close…

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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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Don’t Get Caught Up in the BullSh*t

The purpose of your business is to support you and your lifestyle.  Go back to why you started the business to begin with.  What do you want?  Was it to serve the community, you, your team, or some combination? What did you want your business to provide for you and your family?  Back then, were you thinking about financial…

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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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Playing by the Ballpark Rules

Most of our life we live playing in someone else’s ballpark. Simply put, we live by rules we didn’t create. Think about it. You drive a certain speed someone else set as the speed limit. You pay taxes someone else decided were the right amount. You have to obey rules at work that you didn’t…

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