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What To Do When Life Hits You Square In The Face.

Ever have a REALLY bad day? Here's how to get up and get GOING.

Be Like Jack LaLanne.

I grew up with Jack LaLanne. I used to watch him, his wife Elaine, and his dog every morning on TV. Jack taught me a lot of things about life — especially to stay positive all the time. Why be like Jack? You might know him from his juicer — but he was so much more.

Where There’s A Will . . . There’s Bill.

Bill emphasizes dynamic estate and gift planning, multi-generational wealth preservation and specialized tax and non-tax private client services for high and ultra-high net worth individuals.

Best Companies: John Neeman Tools.

In 2013, I will be highlighting many old and new companies who embrace 21st century progress and run their businesses differently from the old guard who are quickly dying off.

My first is John Neeman Tools. They are a small crew of craftsmen from Latvia who use their heritage of craftsmanship handed down through many generations to design and create woodworking tools. Their process, their method and mission, keeps these traditions and crafts alive and well. In this high-tech age, their traditional craftsmanship is flourishing.

John Neeman Tools is founded by Jacob – a carpenter with love for traditional woodworking and his friend – a village bladesmith. This bond has created a premier company. […]

Are You Good Enough For Shark Tank?

How the TV show "Shark Tank" teaches you how to act and perform when under pressure.

A Client Made Me Feel Wonderful Today.

“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t draw on some of the expertise that Super-Coach Rich Gee has shared with me over the past two years. My natural inclination is to start the day with whatever is in front of me and let chaos reign.

But there’s this little Rich Gee voice inside […]

When Things Aren’t Working – Do The Opposite.

There’s a famous Seinfeld episode where George is at a very low point in his life.

Nothing is working and he doesn’t know what his next step should be.

You can watch it here: http://youtu.be/cKUvKE3bQlY

What would happen if YOU did the opposite of what your instincts (fear) tell you? If what you’ve been doing has been delivering the […]

Is Life Giving You Lemons?

I ran across a powerful quote the other day from Nora Roberts, the romance novelist:

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”

Do you know about Nora Roberts? I met her MANY years ago when I was in Marketing at Waldenbooks/Reader’s Market. We hosted an autographing at one of our locations and she had a new romance novel out. She was a really nice person (most authors and celebrities at the time were obnoxious). A lot of you might say with a hint of disdain in your voice, “Oh, she’s a romance novelist.”

Here are some sobering facts — as of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot. Over 400 million copies of her books are in print, including 12 million copies sold in 2005 alone. She’s a heavy hitter. […]

How To Win The Lottery Of Your Life.

From Jeb Corliss (professional skydiver and base jumper):

Someone posted this on my page — “I think you should have a “lottery” to offer average “Joe Blows” like me, the opportunity to experience life on your scale. Especially towards the ones who appreciate life as immensely as you do.”

I responded with this — That lottery exists 🙂 […]

How The Boomers Screwed Up OR We Can All Do Better.

I've been struggling with this generational paradox for the past 5-10 years and have asked a ton of people what they think about it. This theory comes closest to what I feel happened, is happening, and probably will happen.