Why I changed my name to make less money

One of my instructors in chiropractic college started a short anecdote with that headline. He had received a call from an accountant friend in California that he had not talked with for a long time. For perspective, the year was approximately 1982. The story went… I finally realized why I was not making $70,000 a year.…

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Are you pursuing truth?

If not, that is okay. Most people are not. You are among a large crowd. If you are like me and constantly pursuing truth, you find yourself constantly disappointed – yet satisfied as you eliminate one false belief after another. Many people hang onto their beliefs. They argue. Yell. They believe they are being quite…

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How do you improve your odds of success?

I presented my idea of The Game of Life to someone and she said that she liked the idea. She wished she had improved her odds of winning the game. Life is really about improving our odds of success. We decide what we want to do and set out to accomplish it. We learn along…

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Can We Make America Great Again?

Today is Labor Day. Thinking of labor: When I was a kid, there were labels that said “Union Made” and “American Made”. Foreign products were considered cheaper and lower quality. We advertised and took pride in American labor. However, the differences in quality were deeper than American vs foreign. The differences between the cheapest products…

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Be Inflexible in Your Goal and Flexible in Your Plan

If you want to achieve a goal, you must be uncompromising and focused on the goal. You must be flexible on how the goal will be achieved. Great examples are in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Trump was focused on the goal. He did not know how to achieve it. He hired people to run…

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For Professional Entrepreneurs, the Question Is: Who Knows You?

When it comes to success, you have heard that it is not what you know but who you know that matters. However, what is most important is who knows you. In the context of business, I do not mean that people who recognize your face and know your name. I mean people who know what…

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To Change the World – Change Yourself First

As people continue to yell at each other, I recommended discussions to understand the other person’s point of view. Someone stated, It is no use. They are not listening. Of course that response illustrates the point. How can you expect someone else to listen if you refuse to listen. Changing the world starts by changing…

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Are you trapped in your ego tunnel?

When your desire to be right is bigger than your desire for truth, you are locked inside your ego tunnel. In the science portion of the Ascendancy: Professional’s Guide, I take you through a brief tour of Newtonian physics, evolutionary theory, and the two slit experiment of quantum mechanics and apply that to our ideas…

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Why you must overcome your programming

The most liberating thing you can do is overcome your programming. Once you learn to control your mind, you will find your emotions fall in line as well. No, you probably will not instantly become rich and famous because you learned to control your mind. However, I have found that I am happier and more…

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How can we encourage life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” Soren Kierkegaard. As you watch events unfold around the world, it is easy believe reports that support what we already believe to be true. That process is called confirmation bias. The…

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