Why your “good” credit score costs you $$$$

Do you regularly check your credit score? You do not have to talk with many real estate agents or mortgage brokers before you find somebody with a horror story about a client that lost a deal because of a credit score. Perhaps you know someone who could not buy a home or a car because…

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Be Productive in an Unconventional Way

When I was more actively involved in practice, my associate and I went to a continuing education seminar. We were so excited about applying what we learned that we talked about it during the entire 2-hour drive home. We stopped by the office. Four patients had left voice mails that they wanted to be seen.…

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How to Manage Your Manager

That was the title of a talk I was to give during an in-house meeting at IBM. I was a trainee at the time and the topic/title was assigned by another trainee. She was smiling as she presented it to me. It was something we all wanted to know. We had two managers of marketing…

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Do Not Focus On Goals?

I just read an article on goal setting by James Clear. He argues that we should not focus on goals but should focus on systems instead. He believes that by focusing on our goals we are constantly disappointed. However, if we focus on the system we are constantly rewarded with positive feedback because we are…

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What Are You Programmed to Believe?

Imagine a computer that could be the result of evolution. You know how a computer works. If you want new capabilities, you download another program or app. Apps can now recognize and respond to your voice. I have Alexa at home. I say, “Alexa – What’s the forecast?” Alexa says, “In Blaine, WA it is…

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Why Everybody Should Take Business Basics

Yesterday I spoke with a mortgage broker. A client has a limited liability company that is treated like a corporation for tax purposes. The broker wouldn’t allow the profit from the business to be counted as part of the client’s personal income. I don’t know if that is a regulation or if the broker didn’t…

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Would You Buy This Restaurant?

I was looking at some businesses for sale in my area. I thought you’d find this interesting.

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You Will See It When You Believe It

Of course the usual saying is “I’ll believe it when I see it.” Wayne Dyer said, “You’ll see it when you believe it.” Many if not most people would find that to be a rather silly statement. We see what is there. Belief has nothing to do with it. I’ve had a couple of interesting…

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Deprogram and Reprogram Your Brain for Success

I have a set of tapes of Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich. On one tape, he said that he had never failed to accomplish anything he wanted in life – unless he wavered in his desire to accomplish it. I’ve found the same thing.

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A Major Lesson for All Entrepreneurs: There Is No Such Thing as SOMEthing for NOthing

A major lesson for all entrepreneurs: In the entire universe, there is no such thing as Some thing for No thing. That is from one of my mentors, Jack Boland. Jack was a Unity minister in Detroit. I learned from him via cassette tapes that I bought from the church. A “friend” (you know the…

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