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How the Little Things Can Lead to Great Things12/15/14
A Kite That Helped Build a Bridge Not everyone knows who Homan J. Walsh was but we can all learn a lot from him. When Walsh died in March of 1899, local newspapers in Lincoln, Nebraska noted that he had been a resident of the city, a former city...
Harnessing the Incredible Power of Clarity
How Critics Made Steve Jobs a Success When it comes to success, the life of Steve Jobs can teach all of us a thing or two. Jobs success with Apple computers did not come until the second time that he was with the company. But the last 7 years of his...
Seeking Sound Advice for Uncertain Times
Keeping Tabs on Taxes and Inflation If your wealth resides mostly in real estate, you probably already know that your hard earned equity can vanish during those times that real estate markets plummet. On a similar note, if you’re still saving part or...
How Following the Crowd Could Get You In Trouble
Barking Up the Right Tree The wrong tree doesn’t magically become the right tree just because most of the dogs are barking up it. The same can be said of a lot of financial institutions, advisors, banks, and credit unions who encourage their customers...
The Surest Way to Get Where We Want to Go
We Move In the Direction We’re Facing Most of us carry within us a desire to reach a brighter future. Sometimes we sabotage our efforts to get there by continually looking over our shoulder at the past. Getting where we wish to go requires knowing...
Building a Financial House of Brick
Finding Shelter From an Economic Big Bad Wolf You remember the Three Little Pigs, right? There’s a useful metaphor in their story that can help each of us prepare a safe haven from economic uncertainty. Think about what happened to the houses of straw...
Have You Chosen to Live In Abundance?
Choosing Your Neighborhood We’ve all heard, “monkey see, monkey do”. This saying refers to a facet of human nature known as reflexivity. This simply means that the behaviors, attitudes, and choices of the folks with whom we choose to associate tend to...
Turning Negatives Into Positives
Flipping Those Flaws Do you sometimes get hung up on your flaws or muddled down in life’s challenges? If you do, you’re in great company. The reality is that most people get waylaid by difficulties at some point, even if just temporarily. It’s what we...
Finding Certainty In an Uncertain World
The Challenges Everyone Must Face It’s no secret that we are in uncertain times. This is true even for people here in the United States where we are undeniably blessed. Flipping through the 24 hour news channels brings story after story of war,...
Changing Our Attitudes By Staying Above the Line
The Two Dollar Rule Teaches Awareness All progress begins by telling the truth. And the people we must be perfectly honest with starts with ourselves. That honesty is what enables us to live above the line in the zone of responsibility and...
Getting the Best Results With the Least Amount of Effort
There’s Real Power in Predictability To demonstrate the power of predictability, try this little exercise. Choose a number between 1 and 10. Now take your number and double it. Now, add 8 to that number. Next, divide that number in half. Now, from...
How Should We Measure Our Lives?
Three Things That Give Us Direction It’s not uncommon to feel trapped by the circumstances in our lives. Life is challenging for everyone, albeit in different ways. One group that is feeling particularly trapped are many of the Baby Boomers who were...
Using Our Whole Brains To Generate Abundance
An Abundant Life Is About Staying Useful In his best selling book “A Whole New Mind” Daniel Pink writes about how the right-brain folks are likely to rule the world in the future Conceptual Age. Pink advocates no longer relying purely on being...
Ensuring You Make It to Your Desired Destination
No Way to Travel the Highway You wouldn’t try to travel down the highway with one foot on the brake pedal and the other foot on the gas, would you? This is a useful metaphor to illustrate how some people approach their journey towards retirement. When...
Creating a Predictable Path to Abundance
The Choice We All Face In each of our lives, we have a choice to make. Do we want a life of randomness or do we want a life of predictability? The way to reach your desired destination is by choosing a predictable path. Just look at the life of any...
What You Must Know About Rising Taxes & Shrinking Nest Eggs
Watch For Taxes To Go Up One of the great challenges of life is that we don’t know what we don’t know until someone shows us. What this means is that all of us, at some point, have believed things to be true which were not true. Likewise, there are...
Why a Golf Club Alone Can’t Make You a Winner
The Dimensions of Authentic Wealth Golf is not just a pleasant pastime; it’s a game that lends itself to a number of analogies about life. For instance, the ‘front nine’ holes of our lives could be likened to those years when we should be earning....
Why We’re Willing To Pay a Premium For Real Value
Adding Value to a Basic Commodity In a book called “The Experience Economy,” the authors talk about the concept of how people will generally pay more for something that, in their perception, creates a much greater value. Most of us would consider this...
Why Memories Are Worth More Than Paperwork
What Do You Want More? If you were retiring today, what would you immediately begin doing? Many of us would answer with things like building a mountain cabin that we could enjoy or purchasing a retirement condo in a resort somewhere beautiful. So, why...
Creating a Personal GPS For Your Life’s Journey
The Most Important Factor of the Journey With the summer travel season fast approaching, many of us are getting ready to take a trip to somewhere we’ve never been before. What do you suppose is the most important we’ll need to know when we’re going...
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