My uncle once told my dad about someone who knew the stock market inside-out. He said this financial expert had excellent stock tips. I heard the discussion from the next room. After my uncle stressed how the guy was a guru, my dad replied: “But he’s a mechanic.” Mechanics know how to fix cars. But
Full transparency; I stopped guest blogging on Personal Growth Channel mainly because I feared loss. Although I blog about the blogging tips niche and appear to have only so much time to blog I also know the fear of loss goaded me to cease publishing guest posts here. I own my error but also know
Sometime this morning this website, which started as a personal blog where I shared some of my experiences and blossomed into a community of people interested in personal development, passed a million views. I had already reached that milestone many times over on several of my social media profiles, but this was on the core
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill Throughout history, generosity has been considered a virtue. Today as well, you’d be hard pressed to find societies where giving and largesse are not seen as righteous and noble. They not only relieve the suffering of
2021 is a new year. You don’t want to begin it by being aggravated. You don’t want to spend it being annoyed. You don’t want to end it frustrated. Social media stress is an enormous source of aggravation. Aren’t these matters out of your control and in the hands of the people who control social
A few weeks ago, I wrote about saving versus earning more to build wealth. Many of you wrote in saying how much you appreciate the article, but I also got a little negative feedback. One comment that stood out to me was “Seems like elementary school math. Duh.” Wow. Well, yes, yes it is simple. I’ve
My wife checked flight tickets to Costa Rica yesterday. We intend to spend 3 months in the Land of the Ticos beginning in February. Peep the featured image. We spent 2 weeks in that region in 2013. Arenal, Costa Rica. I woke to that volcano in the distance. Perhaps we will head back. I feel
Earlier today I heard how basketball legend Kobe Bryant had died. On hearing the news I felt a little sad and shocked. I have been a huge basketball fan my entire life. Even though I am a die hard Knicks fan, I watched hundreds of hours of Laker basketball during Kobe’s heyday because they were
I’ve read thousands, if not tens of thousands of books over the years. I am the owner and CEO of a multi-million dollar tech company, have served as a director for several company boards, and have a great family, so I believe I would be considered successful by most people’s standards. So is it my
I’ve completed 3 Tough Mudders, these are 12-mile obstacle courses billed as some of the toughest events on the planet. Never heard of a Tough Mudder? Here’s a little taste of what a half marathon through mud and brutal obstacles looks like… Preparing for that, I tried a lot of things to get in shape.
After an incredibly difficult year, it felt like we were all able to take a deep breath during the summer. Good news finally started rolling in, we started going outdoors and seeing friends and family again, we even went on vacation for the first time in what felt like forever. But with the fall in
The beauty of meditation is that it helps us bring our mind and awareness back to the present moment. We spend so much time ruminating over the past or worrying about the future, that we are neglecting to seize the moment, and we forget that all we have at any one time, is the present.
Recruitment has moved online. With a whole host of online platforms and social media channels to choose from, posting an available job has never been easier. Yet, recruiters may be making some simple mistakes without realizing, which leave potential candidates feeling frustrated or bailing out before they have even had an interview. Here are 5
My daughter Emma is 19, almost twenty, and she’s a coach. No, not a life or business coach, she’s a vocal coach who gives vocal lessons in Springfield, Illinois, and runs a vocal studio that she started several years ago. I’m more than twice her age, but you wouldn’t want to hire me as a vocal
Have you ever seen a high school basketball team with 6 coaches? What does every coach do? What function does every coach perform? Is it a critical function? Honestly? This is a high school team; not the New York Knicks. I have followed high school basketball in New Jersey for 30 years. Powerhouse programs have
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,
I spent the past 2 early evenings hiking through remote areas of the Adirondacks. Moose, black bear, coyotes, and some have even reported mountain lions and wolves inhabit this deep, vast wilderness. I did not cover myself and my wife with slabs of bacon, steak and suet, and play dead in the most remote areas
Old school me had a small group of friends and not much else. I did socialize. But I rarely actually met and talked to new people. Strangers? Forget about it. I felt comfortable with such a hideaway scenario but suffered emotionally. I regularly lashed out at strangers who offered feedback, deeming their honest, tactful opinion
I see a massive blogging problem on a daily basis. Bloggers make the common error of trying to convince: skeptics critics negative reviewers doubters haters versus giving 100% of their attention, energy and focus to loving fans of present and future. I get it. I made the same blogging mistake. I feared losing my reputation.
Take a look at this infographic for valuable tips and tricks on how to get your career off the ground. According to figures from The Balance, the average first-time job-hunter spends between three to six months looking for their first position. In today’s highly competitive job market, experience-light candidates are at a disadvantage. It’s a