Category Archives: Success

Letter to me ten years from now

You always have two choices–you either choose in favor of fulfilling the purpose for which you were born, or you choose to squander the precious time you have left in this life. Any choice that doesn’t move you toward fulfillment of your unique purpose is a waste of the priceless time you’ve been granted. Continue reading

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How To Actively Fight Depression Part 2

The first step in actively fighting depression is to identify your personal “triggers.” Typical triggers include birthdays and holidays; exhaustion; the crash after eating sugar; illness and pain; interaction with people who push your buttons; and sad events, such as the end of a relationship or the death of a loved one. You may find that … Continue reading

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Learn How To Actively Fight Depression

Opening the door to depression is dangerous. Depression grows like mold, thriving in cold, dark places. It soon permeates every aspect of life until it destroys positivity and optimism. Optimistic successful survivors resist the temptation to entertain feelings of depression—even for a few moments. Notice that I do not say that they don’t ever feel sad, depressed, oppressed, frustrated, or pessimistic; they do. In fact, Continue reading

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How to know if you have an acquisition addiction

Like other addicts, people with an acquisition addiction rarely think there’s a problem with them. They’ll tell you that the problem is that taxes are too high, they are underpaid at work, the price of gas is ridiculous, the cable bill is out of control, and the cost of living is just generally too stinking high for the average person. Many of the things they spend their money on are small, seemingly inconsequential items. Continue reading

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Let’s Start A KINDNESS REVOLUTION!

The title says, “101 ways,” so after I had written every kind act I had ever done or seen, I still had about 83 left to write. I am an off-the-chart introvert without a scintilla of ability in the area of hospitality, so I knew I had to get help. So I went to the experts—restaurant wait staff, event/wedding planners, and hotel workers… Continue reading

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How I Mined The Lessons Out Of A Painful Childhood

I have been blessed to go from abandonment, abuse, dysfunction, chaos, and poverty to excellent relationships with quality people, peace, joy, good health, and financial prosperity. I did so, not because I was “lucky,” not because I was at the right place at the right time or knew the right people, not because I married a wealthy man or bought a winning lottery ticket. I have enjoyed personal and professional success specifically because… Continue reading

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Keys To Happiness #5

Do you want to be happy? Then value the struggle. And what I mean by valuing the struggle is that to be truly happy, you have to appreciate the hard times for the challenges and opportunities they represent. Continue reading

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The Core Financial Skills Young Adults Need

Unfortunately, more often than not, young people learn about the finances the hard way. Lately, this even involves moving back home after college with tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt or credit card debt. A recent study found that 47.60% of Millennials carry a credit card balance from month to month. However, the same study found that 44.60% of these Millennials didn’t know the interest rate that they are being charged! Continue reading

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Broken? Yes. Too Broken To Be Fixed? NEVER!

We adapt, adjust, we get by, and we work really, REALLY hard to “act normal” and not let anyone see how wounded we really are… that is until we meet… Continue reading

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Keys To Happiness #4

Quit getting offended. Period. And what I mean by be getting offended allowing yourself to feel hurt or anger because of what someone else says or does. Until you learn this one important thing, you will live your life feeling … Continue reading

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