Magical Goal Setting

“Goal Setting” If you’ve been around the self improvement field or productivity field long enough you have probably gotten sick of hearing those two words. If you have set new year’s resolutions that never come true then you are probably dismayed by the very idea of a goal. Still, goals can have an almost magical […]

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On Community, Groups, & Vulnerability

I recently wrote on the importance of being part of group and had some mixed reactions. My main point at the end was that groups are natural to humans. We thrive in groups and it is natural to form them for many different reasons. I said that we should join a group to learn and […]

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Personal Finance Challenge #32: Negotiation Makes It Happen

In our consumer society we are taught that we have to pay the sticker price for things that we want. And for whatever reason we believe it! There are very few things that can’t be haggled because you always have the power to say no to the purchase. If a seller wants to sell something […]

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Personal Finance Challenge #27: Mind Over Matter

The phrase “mind over matter” has often been used in self development circles to help us realize that the mind can be more powerful than the body or any other physical thing. Believing in the phrase can help people gain the confidence to achieve things they never thought possible. Mark Twain stated it more humorously […]

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Personal Finance Challenge #40: On Social Capital

The theme the past week or so has been on social capital… Smiling More… Giving & Receiving… Working With a Coach… These are all things that help you work toward building your social capital. What is Social Capital? It is simply the value you retain by having the people in your social networks that you […]

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How to Live in Your Sweet Spot

Oh, how I love guest posting. Let me count the ways… Today I have a guest post over at Motivate Thyself authored by Eric Hamm. His previous post about Simplicity inspired me to write this. So I thought it was appropriate that I gave this to him as a guest post in keeping with the […]

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Personal Finance Challenge #44: The Dave Ramsey Way

There are many ways and methods espoused by different personal finance experts on the best way to live your life and use money for your benefit. In these next two blog posts I am going to talk about two people from two different sides of the spectrum. The first is Dave Ramsey who has probably […]

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The Complete Newbies Guide to the Economy

It’s the economy, stupid! This was the famous campaign slogan that helped put Clinton into office in 1992. If you believe in exit polls and all the other polls out there the economy became the number one issue for the election that put Obama in office. Amazingly similar the times are to 1992. This is […]

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On the Importance of Being Part of a Group

“No man is an island entire of himself.” We sure like to pull things out of context sometimes. We also like to pull people out of context. This quote is pulled out of context. It has a deeper meaning than you probably know. I never knew the full quote until just now and it goes […]

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Personal Finance Challenge #24: Don’t Believe It

There are a lot of debates in the Personal Finance world. Buying a house is better than renting, or renting is better than buying. Cut up your credit cards and never use them again, or use your credit cards wisely and win cash back, free flights, and other prizes. Buying a used car is best. […]

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