Everyday Happiness

Apr 13

As I relish a rare Saturday off on a beautiful spring day, a cool breeze of happy gratitude seems to have blown in my face. Turning 40 just over two years ago marked a magnificent turning point in my bank account as my large debts started to disappear and be replaced with growing assets. However, my true happiness does not seem to have been impacted by collecting interest instead of paying it.

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Never Stay Broken

Mar 04

I teach Sunday School to 12 year olds, they think 42 is ancient. I am 42 years old and I do NOT feel ancient. I remember very clearly what it was like to be 12 years old. The world was mine and I truly felt empowered by loving parents who stoked my entrepreneurial dreams and did their best to protect me from harm. The last thirty years have seemingly gone by in an instant and they have been filled with challenges and victories. What will my next thirty years hold? What will you do with your next thirty years?

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Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.

Feb 19

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.
- Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison for his anti-apartheid activities. For many of those years, Mandela was harassed by his jailers and slept in a damp cell with a straw mat. Yet, even from prison he is credited with inspiring millions across the globe and upon his release, he changed his country and the world. Most of us have never been imprisoned physically, but our mental prisons keep us from freedom and from achieving financial, physical or physiological success.

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What will be your success story?

Feb 10

If you haven’t had failure in your life, you haven’t accomplished anything great. Failure is as essential to success as determination. Failure is a common theme for history’s most successful athletes, intellectuals, musicians and entrepreneurs. Failure is not what defines our heroes; it is how they overcome it that determines their legacy.

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Be the One

Feb 05

The middle class is suffering. Wages are sluggish, job security has vanished, employment satisfaction is low and the requirement to over perform in impossible circumstances is the new norm. We tell stories about the visionaries who break molds and create something new, fresh and invigorating. Movies are made of underdogs who conquered their plight, overcame their obstacles and elevated those around them. We laud the creators, visionaries and those who can provide hope. Business experts and talking heads call for passion, creativity and insist upon new leadership. We want great things in our lives to inspire us and we want them now.

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Your Habits Define You

Jan 29

The richest people in the world come from very different backgrounds. However, they have many personal traits that make them very similar. The five richest people in the world come from Mexico, Spain and the United States. Carlos Slim and Warren Buffet make their money buying companies and selling companies. Larry Ellison and Bill Gates made their billions with technology and Amancio Ortega makes his money with fashion and clothing. In the world today there 31,680,00 millionaires and 1,426 billionaires. So what makes the millionaires and billionaires unique? Their habits.

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