Parenting Roots And Wings

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I’m sure many of you have heard that old Hallmark card adage that goes something like this: Parents give their children two great gifts—one is roots, the other is wings. This is what I address in this article. As parents, we pray for our children’s safety, health and happiness. We do everything we know to […]


Danger Negative Cash Flow Real Estate

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These have been euphoric times for real estate owners in many parts of the country. Home values have spent the last two or three years tap dancing higher and higher. That’s been delightful for those that owned a home or investment property. In the last few months those mountain high home prices have been dream […]


Personal Observations On Karate After 25 Years Of Training

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If you have been studying karate for any length of time now, you have probably come to realize many important insights from your training. From my own study of karate, I have come to notice many interesting lessons. I would like to share some of these insights with you in this article. 1. The most […]


Mission Vision And Values

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A great deal has been written in business literature about how critical it is for a company to have a mission statement. Many companies jumped on board with this idea and created a mission statement. Some did it collectively with employees and stakeholders and some simply held an executive committee meeting and created a mission […]


Ethical Business Blogging

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Blogging is good for business and this is what most companies are turning towards to today. It isn’t just some crap about putting together stored ideas and using keywords in the process. It is about building identity and this is something that has helped in the marketing and promotions of most companies today. Most people […]


Getting On The Black In Business

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One thing that most business executives hate is seeing losses or red marks on their financial statements. Anyone in his right mind would want to invest in business and make a profit. It is simply the common thing that people look for right now but they fail to realize the proper way to do it. […]


Three Key Elements To Improving Leadership

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Great leadership is the key to success. Great communication is the key to great leadership. Think of any great leader in modern time: Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr, and John F. Kennedy come to mind immediately. They were powerful leaders because they could inspire people to follow them. It was their ability to articulate their […]


Leadership Skills Developing Positive Relationships

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Maintaining High Standards Of Personal Behaviour, by: maintaining high standards of personal beliefs; behaving with integrity and fairness; behaving ethically; showing respect and sensitivity for the views of others; ensuring that all relevant people are kept informed of plans, decisions, and progress; pro-actively seeking positive relationships; accepting criticism and feedback positively. The rationale is that […]


Top Ten Reasons To Hire A Personal Coach

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Have you considered hiring a personal coach? Jack Canfield, in The Success Principles says hiring a “personal coach is one of the best-kept secrets of the successful.” 1. A coach can help you clarify your vision and goals. If you have a sense that what you are doing isn’t the thing you really want for […]


Are You Programmed For Success Or Failure

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Have you ever wondered why some people just have it all? They’re well liked by everyone they meet, financially set and attractive…but what stands out most is their beaming sense of self-confidence when they enter a room. It’s almost as if they have a certain “presence” that gives off positive vibes. Not everyone is this […]


The Good Life

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I was listening to the MSNBC on the radio the other day when a feature came on entitled, ‘The Good Life’. They proceeded to discuss a $14,000 dessert being offered in Sri Lanka that included, amongst other things, an aquamarine. No kidding. This is how MSNBC characterizes the good life. It struck me how in […]


Finding Your Perfect Home

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If you have decided to pick up everything and move to a new city, you are probably full of mixed emotions. It can be exciting to move but it can also be a nerve-racking experience. How can you find a neighborhood that is right for you without ever having lived in that city? Its a […]


Life Versus Lifestyle

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There is a difference but what constitutes a life and what constitutes a lifestyle is pretty ambiguous. One thing that seems pretty clear to me is the lifestyle is observable while a life can have many internal aspects to it. A lifestyle can include people, material things, environments, how we spend our time, energy, and […]


How Rules Rule Your Life

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As we all have values that we live life by, whether we live up to these values is determined by a series of rules that are attached to the value. For example, we may value success, and the rule that we have attached to success is that to be successful we must earn more than […]


Setting Goals With Basic Values

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Setting goals is a skill that everyone who wishes to be successful should learn and master. However many people often set the wrong types of goals, and as a result either do not achieve what they really want to do in life, or give up on their goals because they do not become motivated by […]


Four Simple Steps To Making Goals Work

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You have heard it before. Goals are secrets of the Champions. You have probably listed your goals as instructed from a book, an audio course or personal development trainer, but alas! The anticipated results weren’t yielded. Why. Elite athletes and successful entrepreneurs dedicate their achievement to setting goals. Successful sports persons/team managers/coaches have integrated goals […]


What Am I Going To Do With The Rest Of My Life

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Unexpected life changes. Anticipated transitions. Long, sleepless nights. What do these three things have in common? The ability to provoke one of the most haunting questions in the library of human introspectives: “What on earth am I going to do with the rest of my life?” While I can’t pretend to answer to this question […]