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What is a Habit?

What is a Habit?

As we enter springtime, you may feel far away from your New Year's resolution. That may be because of the success rate of NYE resolutions. In fact, January 17 is often hailed as "Quitter's Day." If you want some stats, only 8% of respondents tend to stick with their...

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Common Contract Mistake

Common Contract Mistake

Common Contract Mistake #1.  Not Having Written Agreements with EVERYONE You Do Business With. Common contract mistake. Without question, the most common contract mistake is not having the terms of an agreement memorialized in a written document. I am often taken...

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Effective Goal Setting

Effective Goal Setting

Setting Goals. It’s that time of year, time to plan for effective goal setting. A time when some of us start thinking about goals for the upcoming year. If you are like me, you’ve already started thinking about your 2024 goals. In fact, I have already started...

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Persuasion and Effective Speaking

Persuasion and Effective Speaking

This afternoon, I read an article in this month's ABA Journal, one of my legal periodicals.  The article spoke about the power of persuasion and made some pretty good points about persuasion and effective speaking.  As I read through the entire article, I realized how...

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Self-esteem and Courage

Self-esteem and Courage

Self-esteem comes from having the courage to make tough, unpopular choices. People pleasing is deadly!  It is easy to follow suit, be a part of the status quo, and subjugate your beliefs, values, and feelings--all in the name of fitting in and being liked. Most people...

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The Forgiveness Factor

The Forgiveness Factor

Key to Forgiveness. Willingness to Forgive. The key to forgiveness is a willingness to forgive.  Just saying "I forgive you" doesn't rid you of the anger. Think about it: How often have you seen someone who says he's forgiven someone else and is still riddled with...

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Everything Happens for a Reason

Everything Happens for a Reason

"Why me?" Sometimes when we're disappointed because we didn't get the outcome we wanted, it's hard to understand why it happened. It seems unfair that we try hard to achieve our goals with little visible success. It's tough if we did our very best. "Why me?" we ask....

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Courtesy. Kindness. Politeness.

Courtesy. Kindness. Politeness.

Being thoughtful and polite. Do you think there is a rudeness epidemic in America? According to a national survey conducted from 2011 to 2013 among 1,000 American adults, 70% believe incivility has hit pandemic proportions.  And 43% percent anticipate they'll...

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Your Finances Are Your Responsibility

Your Finances Are Your Responsibility

Money: State of Imbalance Financial freedom results from effectively managing our finances, and how we handle our finances is how we conduct our lives. Are you having difficulty managing your personal affairs? Do you feel lost and confused more often than you'd like?...

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