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The Big Mistake People Make About Money

Is money the root of all evil?  I don’t believe so.  Yet many of us live with a weird dichotomy when it comes to money.  We want money, but we don’t want to be perceived as wanting it.  Consider these mixed messages: Good companies are profitable and financially stable..

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Web v. Human: Easy or Special?

A friend of mine bought a car recently without ever stepping into the dealership.  It’s being delivered to his door.  He conducted the entire purchase over the phone and Internet. When he walks out of his front door Monday morning there will be a new BMW sitting in his.

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What is the Meaning of Life?

It’s the age-old question, but what if I told you, the answer was two short words?  Now it’s not wine and cheese, nor is it TV and shopping? It’s not even love and money. The meaning of life is friendship and creativity.  I didn’t come by this revelation on.

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Venting Doesn’t Release Negativity; It Rehearses It

It starts with the speeches. You know the little speech you rehearse in your head, getting ready for the big moment when you finally let them have it. Perhaps you practice it in the shower, or your car. Or perhaps you share your frustration with others. Maybe it’s the.

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Is Screen Time Improving Your Relationships?

In our click, tweet, screen culture, it’s easy to say that we’ve become dehumanized. For many organizations, customers and people are treated like a number in the virtual queue. The problem is not the technology. One need look no further than Facebook to see how the right technology can.

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The Caffeinated Leader: Why We Abuse Our Best Asset

How many times do you need a hit of caffeine or sugar just to get through the day? If you’ve got a day job, you’re probably well acquainted with exhaustion at the office.   Forty-two percent of people are getting by on less than six hours of sleep a.

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The Power to Get Things Done – Whether You Feel Like It or Not

You find yourself trolling Reddit or online shopping for new Post-it notes before completing that single aggravating task. You know you need to make the client phone call, it’s important for your success, you promised yourself you would do it, but somehow, it falls to the bottom of the.

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Don’t Pursue Happiness, Choose Something More Nuanced

Viktor Frankl once said: It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness. As humans, we tend to pursue outcomes. Yet often what we really desire is experiences that create more nuanced feelings. For example, a client of mine set a goal to take a trip to Paris.

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Three Secrets for Increasing Your Happiness by 20%

How many moments of your life are happy?  If you’re like most people your life is a mix of up and downs.  Happy moments, interspersed with lots of boring moments, and probably a few periods of absolute misery. It’s unrealistic to expect that you can create a life that.

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If you really loved me, you would . . .

Her mother let her go to school with roaches in her book bag when she was seven.  Their home was entirely dysfunctional, people floating in and out, lots of weed and other drugs.  The water and power were often turned off.  There were no regular meals, and food was.

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