How to Solve Bigger Problems Faster

How to Solve Bigger Problems Faster

Moving Mountains

  In life, we will all face problems.  Some of the problems will be small and pesky, others will be giant and intimidating.  I think we can all agree that no matter the size of the problem, we always want them gone. Throughout my years working for a financial institution, and now as an entrepreneur, one of my goals has always been to not let little problems stop me and to conquer my biggest problems quickly.  I learned that not all problems can be eliminated swiftly.  There are some issues that we face that can only improve over time.  But it was...

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Should You Quit Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur?

Should You Quit Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur?

I did recently. If you've been following this blog for a while, you know that I've been working in the financial industry while running my businesses part-time.  But earlier this year, I decided to take the leap and become a full-time entrepreneur. The Growing Feeling A few months before I left my career, I began to have a funny feeling that I would not be at the job for long-which was crazy.  It was crazy because the job that I was able to land was a dream job for me.  I had the opportunity to work with several different teams, learn under a...

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Why I’ve Never Written an Article About Money on This Blog

Why I've Never Written an Article About Money on This Blog

Is it because I'm poor? Is it because I hate money? Is it because I use the bartering system?   None of the above. Although, a bartering system does sound pretty cool. If you've been reading my blog for some time, you've seen that I've written about a lot of things related to personal development. Some of the most popular being about developing mental toughness, waking up at 3 am, improving communication, etc. But one topic that seems to be absent is an article about money. Have you ever wondered why? Well, it wasn't by choice. The Forbidden Topic: Why I Was Not Allowed to...

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The Rapid Promotion Project: How to Get Promoted Every 8 Months or Less

The Rapid Promotion Project: How to Get Promoted Every 8 Months or Less

03/06/2016 There are few things worse than being stuck in a job that you no longer want to do. Trust me, I know. In my case I worked for a large financial institution in a department where there was no opportunity for advancement. Whether you seem to get passed up for every promotion or you work for a company where there seems to be no opportunity for growth, being stuck in one position too long and instead of growing in your career is like floating on a raft in the middle of the ocean. In this post I will share with you a...

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7 Ways to Spend a Sunday Night for a Better Monday

7 Ways to Spend a Sunday Night for a Better Monday

I feel sorry for Monday. It gets a bad wrap. Even though it is technically the second day of the week, it is the first day in the school and work week. While everyone looks forward to the weekends and celebrates “Hump Day”, Mondays are the butt of jokes and is made fun of on posters. Most people begin to dread Sunday nights because of Monday mornings. But, if your Sundays were more productive and enjoyable, perhaps your Mondays would be better. If you're reading this posted right after it was published, you have another week before before you can use some...

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How to Escape a Dead End Job

How to Escape a Dead End Job

When you are at work, do you daydream about telling your boss off and then storming out of the building? Have you recently read an article about the worst jobs in the world and thought to yourself, “being an Elephant Dung Inspector wouldn't be so bad.” If so, its time to find a new career. Most people enter the workforce looking not only to make a living but also to make the most of their talents, skills and education. When we land jobs that don't offer us the chances to do those things, we become discontent and anxious. But even though you...

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How to Persist When You Really Want to Quit

How to Persist When You Really Want to Quit

There will always be those times when you feel as though you cannot go on.  Times when things will seem too hard and impossible to overcome.  But deep down there is something in you that still really wants to go on.  There is still the desire to accomplish your dream, goal, or plan.   But how do you do it?  How do you look at your failures, mistakes, and disappointments and turn them into results, achievements, and accomplishments?  How do you turn the feeling of loss and defeat into one of victory?  All great questions that I will answer in this article. Handling...

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How to Become More Valuable at Work

How to Become More Valuable at Work

Your job is paying you to do one thing and only one thing; to add value to the company. You were hired because they believed you were very capable of doing your job well. But now that you have proved that you can do the job, how do you take your career to the next step? The answer is very simple; increase your value. Author Jim Rohn once said something that has change my entire perspective on how I advanced my career. Mr. Rohn said :You don't get paid by the hour, you get paid for the value you put into...

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Talent vs Skill and How to Maximize Both

Talent vs Skill and How to Maximize Both

What is it that you have that you were born with that makes you distinctly unique?  What talent have you been gifted with that makes your wildest dreams possible and is that talent enough to get you there?   There is a common misunderstanding about skill and talent.  Most people seem to think they are the same and that you can succeed greatly with either one of them.  Well, the truth is you can do a lot with one or the other but to you'll need both to get the most from your potential. The debate between skill and talent is an...

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How to Make Important Decisions Quickly

How to Make Important Decisions Quickly

Have you ever been in a car with someone and the question comes up, "What do you want to eat?" "I don't know, what do you want to eat?" "I don't know, anything is fine with me." "McDonald’s?" "Nah, I'm not in the mood for burgers" And so on for about another 3 miles.  Quick decision making is critical in just about every aspect of life.  Every decision you make produces a result.  For some, the decision making process is a quick and painless one.  For others, trying to choose what to wear first thing in the morning can be a time consuming project. Why It's So...

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