Category: career

Presentation of your hardwork

I continually strive to outperform myself from the day before by pushing harder and working more effectively.  So, what does that mean? I am improving myself!  I am taking the time to learn new skills and jumping at opportunities that will set me up…

Don’t lose focus on your priorities

Too often, people lose focus of their priorities simply because they forget about them.  My remedy for forgetting is to consistently document daily in my journal daily.  We should all have 10-15 minutes downtime each day to write some important thoughts into a journal….

34 gigabytes of information for our brains daily

The internet if filled with so much information (good & bad).  Our brains are also filled with so much information.  There is an article titled the-human-brain-is-loaded-daily-with-34-gb-of-information, which talks about how our brains take in 34 gigabytes of information daily.  This is an astounding amount of…

Cost of children

In setting my financial goals, there is nothing exempt from review and this includes the cost of children.  I did a quick web search and found some good information on the cost of children from wikipedia.  There is a table called Dual-Parent Family – USDA Average…

Don’t let fears hold you back

All too often, it feels as if the cards are stacked against you and you have very little chance to succeed.  You feel closed in and are letting fears hold you back from embarking on an adventure that you really do want to take….

Success by repetition

I have never been the sharpest tool in the shed, but somehow I have managed to do better than average.  I can promise you this was not by luck or by accident.  I have worked extremely hard to get to where I am today and I have…

Faster decisions for faster results

A good amount of our time is spent on deciding whether we are doing things the right way.  Are we spending our time on the right things?  Am I doing something the right way?  Am I making the right decisions to further advance my…

Early Retirement

If you play your cards right, you can retire early!  Sounds good, right?  As much as I love to daydream about my future, I need to make sure I am enjoying the present too.  For some this means spending a bunch of money they…

Getting paid based on your value

Today I had a question that went like this – how are people paid?  The intent of the question is not to understand how someone is actually paid (i.e., salary, hourly), but to understand how salaries are determined in the first place.  I stumbled upon…

Growing your business

I searched ‘how to grow your business’ and this came up from – entrepreneur.com.  I listed the 15 ideas to help you grow your business: Build a sales funnel Utilize a customer management system Research the competition Create a customer loyalty program Identify new opportunities…

Making right decisions with what you know

There is so much information out there readily available to us at the click of a button, yet so many of us do not take full advantage of it.  By using google, yahoo, or many other search engines, we are able to easily search the internet. …

401(k) comparison to the average American

On occasion a student may say, “it’s acceptable for me to do poorly in my class because everyone else is doing bad too”.  I do not buy into this type of thinking because you might just be in a class filled with under-performers.  There…