Today for my 45th birthday, I decided to go for a PR on the deadlift. The good news is I hit a new record for myself! The bad news is my back isn’t happy for me. I knew better; after all, I’ve created an entire healthy habits program that has helped many people get in

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In today’s connected world, there are many free courses available covering nearly any subject. But the best courses from leading providers are typically not free. We are currently providing reimbursement to students taking courses from three major providers: IAP Career College, MindValley, and Udemy. Keep reading to understand how you can apply for reimbursement of

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A few years ago, I started signing off on emails with, “Make it a wonderful day!” I originally wrote, “I hope you have a great day!” but realized that wasn’t appropriate to an audience interested in personal development. I still hope you have a great day, but I believe that the idea that you’re mainly

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I got an email this morning from Flippa, a popular online business selling platform, regarding a business for sale. As a business consultant, I’m always interested in what industries are performing well. I also like to keep an eye out for businesses that might sell simply because the owner has made enough and wants to

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As a business consultant, new business owners often ask me how to handle taxes. While my first response is to recommend hiring an accountant, there are a few things that business owners can and should do to prepare for tax time which you’ll need to do regardless if you’re filing through a CPA or doing

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I was talking with one of my friends this morning at breakfast, and the conversation turned to kids. He shared a story about listening to his daughter, proud that he didn’t jump right in with a fix. I laughed and said, “Yeah, I’m bad at just listening too, I always want to jump right in

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I’m still an avid soccer player, although I’m well past my prime. One difference that has become obvious to me over the years between those who make goals and those who never do is the willingness to take a shot. It’s the same difference between those who are wildly successful in life and those who

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Most of us put on a few extra pounds over the years and have tried various methods to lose it and maintain our weight. One of the most effective ways I’ve found to do this, which I shared in my 30-day healthy habits course that includes many other habits that need to change to establish

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I recently ran into this little comic on Reddit. I love this little sketch because it’s exactly like life. When we get outside our comfort zone, it’s…uncomfortable! On the other hand, if you look closely at the comic, you’ll notice that the little red comfort box is just a little larger after the guy gets

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I chuckled the other day as my wife Pamela said, “Can we shut down the ads until I get a few more people hired? We can’t keep up!!!” It seems counterintuitive to most new business owners, but sometimes, you need to slow down your business growth to set yourself up properly for long-term success. I

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The other day, a friend of mine who was a new stepparent asked me, “What is the best advice you have for a new stepparent?” I’m not a psychologist, but I am a father of five with my 9th anniversary coming up with a blended family, so I have learned a few things over the

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Earlier this year, I was lured into the hype and bought some trending stocks, even though they looked overvalued to me. Hours later, trading was halted on those stocks, and I lost thousands of dollars in minutes as prices tumbled, at least on paper. I didn’t panic sell and held several months longer before dumping

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Wondering how much cash you need to start a business? Former bank director and business consultant Don Smith discusses this issue. Keep reading for a business startup cost calculator and some relatively low-cost business ideas. What You Do Determines How Much Cash You Need to Start a Business When determining how much cash you’ll need,

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A few days ago, my wife hired another lady for her cleaning business which has been taking off with several new recurring clients signing up every week. The lady showed up six minutes late for her interview, and I cautioned her that it was a red flag. She liked her though, and even though a

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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

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I’ve got more than 50 letters behind my name from various certifications, have read thousands of books, earned national recognition for various roles, founded multiple companies, and have rubbed shoulders with some of the smartest people on the planet. Want to know what one of the best responses to a question I’ve ever heard is?

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