The Strangest Secret

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder what the secret to success is?” Of course, you have. Everyone has at some point in time or another. Maybe those exact words weren’t in your brain but some variation of it definitely has come up. How can I get ahead? How can I make this thing work? How can I win at life? These questions are all variations of this question. Continue reading “The Strangest Secret”

What’s Your Story?

I have lost track of the number of times that I have heard someone say, “they just don’t know me.” The message behind that statement: Someone has made an assumption about the type of person that you are. You don’t agree with their statement. They have either misread you or created an assumption based upon what little they do know, perhaps just your name. Whatever the case, they do not really know your story. Continue reading “What’s Your Story?”

Nothing New

Do you ever feel like you work and work and work to just get by in life? No matter how hard you try, you still end up fighting to bridge the gap from one paycheck to the next? You sit at home at night and think to yourself, “What is it that I’m doing wrong? Why doesn’t anybody else struggle with this?” I think this is common and even understandable. However, let’s take a look back in time to get a better handle on what is really going on. Continue reading “Nothing New”

Start Winning

What are you passionate about and to what lengths would you go to experience those things? For years, I worked in a variety of jobs out of necessity, not really doing anything that I enjoyed but merely surviving. I had to have a job if I wanted to have a home. I needed to have a job if I intended to continue to have a legally licensed vehicle. The jobs weren’t terrible. I worked at McDonald’s flipping burgers. I made headlights at North American Lighting. I put together Oprah magazine at R&R Donnelly’s. I worked in the dairy department for Wal-Mart and even drove a fork truck for Coca Cola for a few months.

Those jobs were fine. They paid the bills. I definitely was not passionate about them. Continue reading “Start Winning”

Your Personal Vision Statement

Future life improvement is something that we should all desire and, I feel, most people truly do, even if it is in small, baby steps. Going back to school for my graduate work was a step for me this past year. However, as it is stated in this article, you do not have to go back to school to continue your education. What am I going to do differently next year in order to improve myself? What am I going to do differently in order to prepare myself a little better for whatever is next in life? Continue reading “Your Personal Vision Statement”

Who are these people?

I grew up in a town of about 1,000 people and the idea of being a millionaire seemed like such an unachievable task. I always felt like I would be doing good if I could get a job that paid me $20K a year or so. Anything beyond that seemed a little silly. Millionaires were for Hollywood. They lived in cities or on their own private island somewhere. They definitely did not live across the road from me. Continue reading “Who are these people?”

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