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Putin’s non-neediness examination

I actually tuned into the news yesterday (I usually don’t). But, something interesting was on that gives a great negotiation lesson. Recently on the news, Putin went on live and announced the successful testing of some kind of super missile that is undetected and unstoppable by air missile defenses. Putin mentioned that this is a…

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A key to success from the WWII radio speaker

“Look around at and see what everyone else is doing. Then do the opposite and you’ll never make a single mistake in your life” – Earl Nightingale. This has been 100% true for me. It’s when I did what everyone is doing, is when I struggled. But, getting an accurate measure of what “everyone” else…

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How to Combat the “Scrooge’s” in life

I’m exhausted. Not from work. But, from assembling together my kids Christmas toys. Yeah, they’re wee bit spoiled. But, it’s Christmas after all and we have a large family. But, even though their grandparents spoil them on this day, one thing we are going to incorporate into our family tradition, is picking out a gift…

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The Wonderlife Pauper and his business lessons

As I watched one of our favorite Christmas movies, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, I couldn’t but help notice the real estate and business lesson sprinkled through out it: With Mr. Potter, the evil real estate mogul and George Bailey, the charitable-lending pauper. If you don’t know the story, I highly recommend watching it. But the…

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There is no box – build passive income through other means

(The following is a somewhat, longer than usual, email detailing a conversation I had with an old friend which I think will be useful to you in thinking “outside the box” for life and business) Yesterday I met with an old friend from high school. He has an interest in real estate and he’s in…

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How to go in Blind but still win it all

Here’s another inspiring story from the reading material I’ve been gathering… Have you ever heard of Michael Phelps? Maybe you haven’t? World Record breaker for fastest swimmer? Multiple Gold Medal winner? Anyway, I’m sure he’s much more familiar than my lousy sarcasm. But I just recently discovered that he won his big world record… ……

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The lesson on belief from my autistic son

As I was hugging the toilet bowl all last night (no I wasn’t hungover, just a nasty stomach bug), I was contemplating a few things. These thoughts are mainly a result of some reading I’ve been doing lately like re-reading Think and Grow Rich, The Power of Habit audio, and a golf book called “Golf…

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A brilliant marketing principle

Let me introduce to you Jim Camp. He was considered the world’s greatest negotiator. FBI built their system around him and education systems like Harvard made his teachings mandatory. I’m bringing him up because I’ve been on a binge listening to the audios I have of him (a 4 hour interview conducted by Michael Senoff…

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The unruly advice to the “rent vs. buy” a house debate

Gary Johnston, creative real estate investor and teacher said this in an email to his list the other day: { Own or rent… The daughter of a friend of ours recently graduated from physician assistant school and returned to her home state with her husband. While they are currently renting, they are starting to thinking…

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