Ready? Set? Go!

In a few hours our garage sale will be under way and we won’t be ready. But we will have started. It’s just the way it goes for us. The timing is never perfect, and things always interrupt our work. This time it was 3 orphaned squirrels that literally showed up on our doorstep. They…

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Have You Settled for Monotony?

A coaching client of mine recently landed his dream job. He was not in a hurry and in fact was employed throughout the process. Without the pressure of being forced to replace his income he was able to take his time and find a position that was a great fit for his skills, experience and…

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Teenagers still do Amazing Things!

I recently listened to a young man’s story of how he grew up. He told me that when he was a teenager, his Mom was single and was struggling to provide for his family. She worked very hard in real estate, but the economy had taken its toll on the market and she was not…

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A Record-Breaking Beehive Business Idea

  If you have not heard of Crowdfunding yet, you will understand a little more at the end of this post. For a father and son team from Byron Bay, Australia, who had a revolutionary beehive concept, crowdfunding has turned out to be a far more lucrative path than they had planned. You see, in…

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Should You Consider Construction Work as a Career?

The answer to the question, “Should you consider construction work as a career?” is a resounding, YES! I am very enthusiastic about this career choice, especially for young people, but for anyone looking for a new start. The demand is incredible right now and the starting wages are going up. Here are some examples of…

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How Does Amazon Build Great Teams?

I had a great conversation with the General Manager of an Amazon Distribution Center the other day. He was an inspiring man with a great story, but that is for another post. What I would like to share with you today is what I learned about how Amazon hires and then builds a team of…

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Valuable Connections

I had a great connection yesterday, and I’m not talking about a WiFi or internet connection. While on a flight from Chicago to Philadelphia I was asked a question by the person next to me. Most of the time I don’t start conversations on flights, but I welcome them if it makes sense. The flight…

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The 15 Success Traits of Pro Bloggers – Book Review

I am over half-way through a great book right now, but I didn’t want to wait until I was finished to talk about it. The book is “The 15 Success Traits of Pro-Bloggers,” by Jonathan Milligan. It’s a fantastic resource for anyone that desires to do business online, whether you are experienced or a beginner.…

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It’s Worth the Effort

I want to encourage those of you out there who are working hard toward a goal. It’s worth the effort! Keep pushing forward and don’t give up. When you point yourself in the right direction, and focus on the right target, your effort is not wasted. Let me get more specific. For those of you…

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One Thing that Frustrates Me

Have you ever experienced someone rolling their eyes at your idea? Maybe it’s not that obvious, but you know it when people, sometimes people that are close to you, have a subtle way of communicating that they think you are “coming up with another one of your big ideas!” Yes, this is one thing that…

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