The CASHFLOW Quadrant

This book is legendary. The book that actually put Robert Kiyosaki on the map was Rich Dad Poor Dad, but the book that has had the most tangible impact for me as an entrepreneur is Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom. It is a top 5 mandatory read. In CASHFLOW Quadrant, […]

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Keeping my mouth shut, unless …

“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.”  We’ve all heard this phrase before and as a younger man, I just brushed it off as cliche but the older I get, the more I believe it.  What is it about this phrase that rings so true? Because no one […]

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Hurry Sickness

When I heard this term for the first time, I pretty much knew I had it. So, what is hurry sickness? By definition, hurry sickness is “a behavior pattern characterized by continual rushing and anxiousness; an overwhelming and continual sense of urgency.” As if that wasn’t bad enough, it’s also defined as “A malaise in […]

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The Art of Neighboring

Recently, I heard a sermon at church that left me more than just a little convicted. It was entitled “The Art of Neighboring” and it highlighted the biblical truths about welcoming your neighbors and being a light in your community. The pastor had some stats that supported the fact that people who are in community […]

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Create value and then help

When I was in the corporate financial services world, one of the biggest problems I saw was advisors not knowing how to bring real value to the people they served. They were trained on this product or that service, but those products and services may not be the right ones to help their customer reach […]

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You Can Dew This!

See what I did there?  That clever wordplay was part of my slogan when I ran for student government back in the 3rd grade. More importantly, for me, it was something I had never done before. I set a goal, put my mind to it, came up with a creative slogan and was elected by […]

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The Floyd “Money” Mayweather Lesson

I have always admired Floyd “Money” Mayweather for being a master of his craft with his flawless record and his pursuit of excellence. He has been portrayed as a controversial figure, a man surrounded by piles of money with a wild lifestyle outside the ring. All of that is fun and entertaining and has definitely […]

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Feedback

There are many ways to show people that you care for them, but one of the toughest ways for me and many others is caring enough to tell someone something they just don’t want to hear. Not many people like to give others negative feedback. No one wants to tell you that you have a […]

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Valuing yourself

I once thought that my main goal was to be as successful as possible, no matter what. Time and experience have taught me how foolish that was. Now I believe our lives are successful when we are serving and adding value to others. This is a strong statement, and let me tell you, it is […]

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right message right people

Some of the best wisdom in my life has come from learning things the hard way – looking back and realizing what I wish I would have done differently.  This one piece of advice is coming from personal experience and something that I would tell any new business owner trying to get their business off […]

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