Imagine having a garden in your yard. But there's a catch; you only have enough sunshine to grow one plant. Today, you decide to grow cucumbers. Next week, you dig the cucumber seeds up and plant zucchini. Yeah; you like this more than the cucs. But 2 weeks down the road, you become a tomato person. After digging up the zucchini seeds, you feel good about enjoying your tomatoes in

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Health & Fitness

Healthy Habits for Busy People

Don Smith

I've been preaching investing in yourself for years on this site. This week I decided to invest in a priceless asset, my health. I decided to get serious about my physical fitness and hired a personal trainer. After checking around a bit, I found Jeremy Ferry with Pure Performance Fitness in Springfield, IL. Personal Training Consultation I scheduled a free consult with Jeremy and met with him for about a

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Finances

Don Smith

I recently read a post in a financial group asking about how to avoid finance charges from overdrafts. The OP was pissed off at his bank because he keeps getting overdraft fees even though he thought he had opted out of them. I watched in amazement as the comments came pouring in one after another telling him to change his bank. Change the bank to fix overdraft charges? I sat

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Relationships

Don Smith

You must DEMAND respect for yourself!  We've all heard this.  Do you know what that statement brings to my mind?  Some cowering child sitting in the corner yelling you WILL respect me! Respect is EARNED and freely given, not demanded. Mother Teresa never demanded respect, yet when she walked into a room, hunched over with her head bowed toward the ground, she commanded it from every person in the room. 

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Business

Don Smith

It's New Year's Eve, and I'm a little bored, so I decided to write this article. I've answered a few emails and taken a few calls, but other than that, things have been relatively quiet on the business side. Meanwhile, I'm selling a steady stream of my workbooks. That's a very hands-off thing; they click on an ad, buy the e-book, and download it. None of my time is required. Asking

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Life Lessons

Ryan Biddulph

I spend a few moments daily reading Quora questions to help my fellow bloggers. Without fail, bloggers ask mostly about how to get blog traffic or blog profits. What is the quickest way to get anything in life? Give. Give generously of your energy, time and talents to position yourself to receive. Generous people tend to become highly successful in their niche of choice because these folks gain both skills

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