Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

For years I was the first person to jump into a debate and fiercely argue my views. And why wouldn’t I? I knew I was right and they were wrong. I was also quick to jump in and solve everyone’s problems. I am really good at troubleshooting and fixing things, and to me it is […] ...

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It’s not you, it’s me

Over the last few days I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about friendship and how hard it’s been for me to make friends. I’m a lot better at it now but there was a time when I couldn’t make a friend to save my life. I logically understand that it was my fault, but […] ...

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How to respond when your family asks for money – My story

Almost four years ago I wrote an article that has had a profound impact on my readers. Since the beginning it has consistently been the most read – and most commented on article in my career. While I did spend a lot of thought, time, and effort writing the article, never in my wildest dreams […] ...

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And So The Terrorists Win

Are you fed up yet? Have you had enough of the answer “we’re doing it to protect you?” I have. I’m tired of it taking a week to open a brokerage account because they need to make sure I’m not a security risk. Really? You have my money transferred from an account under my name […] ...

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Small things have a big impact

I’ve been thinking a lot about small things lately. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not thinking small, I’m just noticing the impact that little things have. And as important as they are, they are of Technorati Tags: Coincidence,commercial energy assessment,commercial energy audit,Consulting Business,Coworkers,energy assessment,Energy Audits,Energy Consultant,Entrepreneurship,Hobbies,Improvements,industrial energy efficiency,Kick In The Butt,Lack Of Motivation,Life balance,Loose Sight,Lot,Moving,Paradigm […] ...

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Need to Tweak your Skills? Top Free Online Classes that can help you be a Better Entrepreneur

While technically you don’t need an MBA to become an entrepreneur and maintain a successful business, the skills you learn in graduate school can in fact help you accelerate your business to profound heights—especially for those who lack foundational knowledge in basic accounting, marketing and leadership. But while some know that enrolling in graduate school […] ...

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Just Quit!

Persistence is an important trait. Every guru tells you that you need to stick with it until you succeed. Every expert tells you that success comes to those that stay in the game the longest. This is something that we all have experienced. I know that I personally look back with pride on the times […] ...

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Is positive thinking bunk?

For years I’ve focused on learning the external self-help skills. How can I communicate better? How does my body language support my message? What does his body language tell me about his thoughts on my proposal? How can goal setting make me successful? I know, I know, all of the “gurus” tell you that you […] ...

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Gratitude

Gratitude is at the core of all success. Yes, you need to have a vision of what you want, but unless you are grateful for what you already have, you will never achieve your goals. This is mainly because of three things: If you are not grateful for what you already have, why would anyone […] ...

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Learn to Think for Yourself

Most people don’t know how to think for themselves. As as result, the masses are easily swayed. Oh, they think they know how to think, but in reality most people are just repackaging existing ideas that other people created. This isn’t always bad, but if the source isn’t good, then your thoughts aren’t good. In […] ...

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