Are You Beginning 2024 a Little Fatter?


2024 is here and congratulations – you are here to celebrate!

Will You face 2024 With Fear or Fearlessness?


Wages are not keeping up with the cost of living. The cost of groceries, fast food, building materials, and most anything you can name has increased dramatically.

Invest In Yourself


The best investment you can make is in yourself.

Don't Live Your Life Based on Biden or Trump


When did life begin for President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden? Did Trump's life begin when his father loaned him millions to start investing? Did it begin when he married Melania? Or, did life begin when he was elected President? Maybe his life is beginning now that his Presidency is over?

What Makes You Special?


Many people are too busy today trying to fit themselves into the image of other people. This ranges from physical appearance to dressing mannerism right to extreme character imitations.

How Great is the Strength of Your Belief?


Be careful what you believe because that is what you will experience. Your belief system is a mechanism which is uniquely yours.

Motivation: How to Get Unstuck


Have you ever felt stuck?You know the feeling - you're not happy with a situation, you know it could be better, you've even tried to make it better. But all of your best efforts still end with the "same old-same old" feeling - STUCK!Well, you are not alone, it's a very big club.

Time Management - Finding Some Personal Time


Personal time or relax time is often why people want to learn how they can squeeze an hour or so out of their busy day. Often though, personal time becomes television time.

Motivation: If Today Were the Last of All Days


"If today were the last of all days..

Motivation - How to Design a Life


"Have you ever felt like you've become the worst possible version of yourself?" - Tom Hanks in "You've Got Mail"Have you ever been relaxing at the movies, enjoying a nice lite movie, only to get blown away by a line said in passing?That's what happened recently as my wife and I watched "You've Got Mail" with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. The couple are having an ongoing email courtship, exchanging messages in the wee hours of the night, when this question comes out of nowhere: "have you ever felt like you've become the worst possible version of yourself?"And I thought we were just going to the movies.

Motivation and Change: Creating Your Daily Success Program


I get some of my best ideas for my column from my clients.One idea that really seems to work for one of my clients is having a daily success program.

Change 101: How to Get the Changes You Desire


Here's a bold statement:Change can be simple and easy.It really does not have to be so hard, although sometimes we make it much harder than it needs to be.

Change 101: How to Handle the Changes that Come Your Way


One of the few things that are constant in this world is change. At the same time, many people just don't like change.

17 More Things Ive Noticed Along the Way So Far


Three areas of life in which we get very little training, yet we all seem to have a strong opinion on: marriage, parenting and money.When all is said and done, it really is much simpler to succeed than to fail.

Motivation: 3 Keys to Lasting Change


David Bowie once sang, "Ch-ch-changes, tryin' to face the strain."There are times in life when trying to change can be a strain.

Motivation - The Power of Drive


My experience tells me there are three stages people go through on their way to having the drive necessary to meet their goals:I want to want toI want toI will no matter whatIt's only when you reach the stage of I will no matter what that you access the power of drive in your life.Having said that, I've taken the word DRIVE and created an acronym that provides us with some direction.

Motivation: The Power of Celebration


CherishEnthusiasmLive with passionExcitementBeliefRejoiceAttitude and ActionTimeImaginationOpportunityNowCherish - your life, your loved ones, your work. My dictionary defines cherish as "to hold dear to you.

Motivation: The Power of Opportunity


I think each one of us has had the experience of coming up with a great idea for a product or a way to do something, only to see someone else do it and make a ton of money.Here's mine - A few years back I went through advanced training in hypnosis.

Hanging On In There - How To Carry On When Your Motivation Is Flagging


"I will persist until I succeed. Always will I take another step.

Motivation: The Power of Vision


Here's an interesting story from the world of race car driving. One of the most important things that beginning race car drivers learn is what to do when they lose control of the car and go into a spin.

Motivation: The Power of Action, Part 2


The Three D's of Action are Decide, Do and Distinguish. Let's look at each of these in detail.

Motivation: The Power of Action, Part 1


I've heard it said that 85% of success is showing up. While that's true, in the words of radio commentator Paul Harvey, here's the rest of the story.

Motivation: The Power of Asking


Very shortly, in this paragraph, I'm going to share with you how to get just about anything you want. I usually try to keep things very simple and useable.

Motivtion: The Power of Responsibility


One of the things I've noticed about successful people is that they have a clear understanding of the relationship between cause and effect in their lives. Successful people understand that if they want something, they have to do all the necessary things to get it.

Motivation: 3 Suggestions for Living a Life of Purpose, On Purpose


"There's so many roads that seem, To lead down to the sea.I wonder which road, will be the right one for me?"- SeawindI heard these lyrics on an old jazz tape the other day.

Motivation: 7 More Musings on Motivation


1. "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to that mountain, move from here to there, and it shall be done.

Motivation; 7 Musings on Motivation


1. Most of us are motivated by one of two things - inspiration or desperation.

Motivation: No Finish LInes


There is a saying that goes something like "getting to the top is easy, the hard thing is staying there once you get there."There's a reason the above statement is so true.

Motivation: Good Luck or Bad Luck, Too Soon to Tell


As the story goes, there was once a farmer and his only son in the days just before the Civil War. Having only one horse, the farmer and son worked long hard days, sun up to sun down, just to get by, with nothing left to spare.

When Life Gives You Waves, Learn to S.U.R.F.


Would you like to learn a skill set and technique so powerful that you could learn to recycle every failure, disappointment, setback and discouraging situation into a steppingstone for your success? Would you like to go into every situation with confidence knowing you will have the skills to convert it into an experience with a positive benefit?Imagine skilled and highly trained fighters going into a difficult and scary situation. They don't go looking for it, but when it comes, they are ready and prepared.

Ideas Abound - But Youve Got to Take Action


Whether you are aware of it or not, we are all blessed with any number of wonderful ideas at virtually any given moment. What happens far too often however is that we ponder for a bit about the idea.

Motivation - The 4 Most Potent Ways To Awaken Your Enthusiasm


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Change - The Skill Of Adapting To The Inevitable


Change your thoughts and you change your world.-Norman Vincent PealeNot surprising, one of the core reasons that hinder us from the realization our innermost goals and desires is our inability to be flexible.


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Former inmate reunites with son she placed for adoption after 18 years through chance Walmart encounter

A Walmart encounter is the place for an amazing story of reunion and forgiveness when a former inmate mom and her biological son, whom she put up for adoption 18 years ago, met at the supercenter by chance. In 2004, Amanda Rector, deep in addiction, had her second child, Hunter, who was born dependent on …

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05/26/2024
A superfan’s collection starts with one eraser and now has a ‘Hello Kitty’ museum of collectibles

A California ‘Hello Kitty’ superfan has a shed filled with Hello Kitty memorabilia, possibly tens of thousands of pieces. Helen keeps her large collection in a temperature-controlled museum that requires shoe covers. She told KCBS her collecting began with a Hello Kitty eraser.  Meanwhile, at just five apples tall, Hello Kitty is a global icon. …

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05/26/2024
Family rejects $100M for their land and opts to do something amazing for the public good instead

Ronnie and Terry Urbanczyk ‘lost’ over $100 million by turning their 245-acre ranch in Hill Country into a public park instead of expanding it. The Texas family’s decision to sell their land to Texas Parks and Wildlife benefits local wildlife despite potentially costing them millions of dollars. The couple purchased a ranch and 245 acres …

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05/25/2024
What NOT to say when comforting someone who’s grieving the loss of a loved one

Finding the right words for someone who’s grieving can be hard. Typical phrases can feel insincere, but trying something different might make you worry about hurting them. Just remember, you’re not alone in feeling this way. Grief is common, and we all struggle with what to say and what not to say. Everyone handles grief …

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‘When you were supposed to be best friends, but you kissed him and now you’re married’

Moving from best friends to lovers is a common theme in both romantic movies and real life. Yes, it’s not uncommon for individuals to develop romantic feelings for their close friends. Olivia Zbihley, 25, told Newsweek how she made a move on her best friend, which led to marriage, illustrating just one of many instances …

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