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Another Way to Get A College Degree

I came across the video below by J. P. Sears, a humorist. Here is his passive aggressive discussion on the wisdom of taking on $100,000 of debt for a college degree. His video makes a lot of great points. Most importantly going to collage right out of high school is...

5 Values to Teach Our Kids

5 Values To Teach Our Kids And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart.  And you shall teach them to your sons and speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk on the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up. -...

7 Principles of Success from SAP CEO Bill McDermott

In his new book Winners Dream: A Journey From Corner Store to Corner Office, SAP CEO Bill McDermott offers his suggestions for 7 Principles of success.  (The full post is below). I have my own 7 principles for success.  Let me see how well they align. My view is...

10 Ways you know you have Confidence

First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others. Confidence is quiet: It’s a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard.  Confidence...

5 Listening Skills of Really Amazing Listeners

Most people like to think what they have to say is important. If you or I make the effort to share thoughts, feelings, or knowledge, then we want to believe the intended recipient is listening. But honestly, many people are too distracted to really take it all in when...

Change is Always Hard!

Think about a gold wedding band.  There are three distinct phases of that gold band.  Phase 1 is the beginning of life for band, the mining and manufacturing of the band.  Phase 2 is the longest period for the band, the time it is worn.  And Phase 3 is when the band...

Top 6 Living Skills to Master for 2014 and Beyond

I was cleaning out my email inbox (something I needed to do for a long time) and I came across a report that listed the Top 12 Skills for 2012. It got me thinking what are the top skills one needs to succeed.  Using the report as a starting point here is my list....

6 "Ps" of Success

Success is achieved by various combinations of: Propensity - Talent. Persistence - Not Giving Up. Providence - Luck. Passion - Desire. Perspiration - Hard Work. Perspective - Honesty. The critical thing to remember; The 6 Ps are in a constant state of change, like the...

10 Skills of Confident People

First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others. Confidence is quiet: It’s a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard. 1. They take...