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Missed Fortune – How To Make Real Progress In the Coming Year

Posted on | January 6, 2014

Exponential Growth is Where Greatness Happens

With each new year comes new opportunities.  This includes the potential to make exponential gains in our lives. The difference between linear and exponential growth can be illustrated by imagining ourselves taking a journey.

With a linear approach, if we take 20 steps that’s exactly how far we will will have traveled–just 20 steps. But if we double the number of steps we take for 20 times, we’ll actually have traveled 1,048,000 steps.

Achieving this type of growth doesn’t just happen, it requires serious evaluation and planning. Read more

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Missed Fortune – Immunization from Higher Taxes & Inflation

Posted on | December 30, 2013

The Free Stuff Paradox

Doug recently received an email from a tax attorney he’s known for over three and a half decades. This attorney’s email does a brilliant job of summing up the class warfare that’s been going on right before us.

He writes, “The folks who are getting the free stuff don’t like the folks who are paying for the free stuff. Because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

And the folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop. The folks who are getting the free stuff want more free stuff on top of the free stuff they’re already getting. Read more

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Missed Fortune – Growing Our Lives Exponentially

Posted on | December 23, 2013

Identifying Dangers Opportunities & Strengths

With a new year upon us, many of us are evaluating the past year and planning for the new one.

Dan Sullivan is a strategic entrepreneurial coach and a brilliant author. Among the many principles Dan teaches is the DOS Exercise. DOS stands for Dangers, Opportunities, and Strengths.

The DOS Exercise is a regular evaluation of 10 different areas of our lives and it works for people of any age or stage of life.

The exercise involves picking a point in time in the near future, like the end of 2014, and asking ourselves, “What has to have happened in those 10 different areas of life during that time to make us happy with our progress?” Read more

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Missed Fortune – 4 Keys To a Brighter Future

Posted on | December 16, 2013

Planning Beats Shooting From the Hip

When a year comes to an end and a new one begins, it’s a time for reflection and planning. This is true for individuals and businesses alike.

So how exactly should we approach a new beginning? Do you have a process by which you can review performance and set goals for the new year? Do you examine the successes and the setbacks and analyze what can be done differently. Do you set strategies for the coming year or do you tend to shoot from the hip? Read more

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Missed Fortune – How To Keep From Being Bent Out of Shape

Posted on | December 9, 2013

Blessed Are the Flexible

Most of us are familiar with the 9 Beatitudes found in the New Testament Gospel of Matthew. How deeply we understand the lessons they represent can depend greatly on our own level of spiritual maturity. This is true in other aspects of our lives too.

Here is Doug’s 10th Beatitude: Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape. Read more

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