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The Unintended Consequences of a Mastermind Call

Back in May I started a mastermind with a couple other like minded people. I've wanted to start one for several years but struggled with who to invite. Just getting up the courage to share the idea for me was a challenge with folks that I didn't think would be interested. 

But I learned to be courageous and contagious!! I've gotten a lot better with sharing the idea. Our group is growing (2 of us are steady and we've had 3 other join us off and on).

But back to the repercussion…

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Added by Jordan Peterson on August 1, 2015 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Are you a career floater?

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Added by Tom Henricksen on August 1, 2015 at 5:17am — No Comments

The Ministry of Presence: Being There

Sometimes you can tell somebody what they need to know. That feels good. Sometimes you can fix things for them. That often feels even better. Sometimes you can even help them grow strong enough to fix it themselves. That feels best of all.

But sometimes there’s no fixing it. Nothing you do, or they do, will make things any better. In those times the best you can…

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Added by Carol Tanksley on July 31, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Are You Looking for a Job or a Title?

Back when I was working my old job in behavioral health, monthly we would have meetings about distributing a newsletter to the community. Essentially, it would be a way by which our resident Psychiatrists and Social Workers could tout their clout... after all, a full third of any given publication was comprised…

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Added by Dawn Best on July 31, 2015 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment

Got Guts?

Recently I read an article about celebrities who went from rags to riches. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m a girl who admires anyone who is able to work hard to change their situation, but I really wish we could focus on some of the other careers where it really did take guts to get to the top.

John Paul DeJoria who started Patron Tequila and owns the …

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Added by Kathy on July 31, 2015 at 12:40pm — 1 Comment

Healthy Weight Loss: Should You Consider Intermittent Fasting?

You may have heard the term “intermittent fasting” and wondered exactly what it is and whether you should consider trying it. Well, first of all here is a simple definition:

It is a pattern of eating where you make the conscious decision to do regular, short term fasts.



There are a few different ways…

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Added by Ann Musico on July 31, 2015 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

How to fix your blog title to see more views

We Have Something For You Before You Hit "Publish" On Your Next Blog Post.

When we started blogging there was so much to learn.  You would hear so much about the…

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Added by Brad Voigt on July 30, 2015 at 1:50pm — 5 Comments


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WHO Is Your Home?

Last night, I finally got around to watching the movie "Chocolat."  (I rank this right up there with Twilight on being a female seductive obsession and being completely lost on the male counterpart.  I loved it, and PapaGray fought to stay awake.  But I digress).  There was a scene that was so tiny, but resonated with me.  In it, Roux (Johnny Depp) is checking in on Vianne (Juliette Binoche) after his…

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Added by Ashley Logsdon on July 30, 2015 at 1:41pm — 2 Comments

Happy Thursday! Today's Hope Note :-)

Added by Cheryl L Shipp on July 30, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Surprising Advantages of Being a Storyteller

I Am a Storyteller

A few years ago, I completed my CC in Toastmasters . During that time, I took every advantage of the leeway provided by the rules to tell stories. I told true stories…

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Added by Michael Allen Williamson on July 30, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

The Truth About Money and Art

Overcoming the ‘Lack of Money’ Excuse

Here’s a classic excuse that writers (and creative people of all kinds) use all the time. Do any of these sound familiar?

  • “I’d do a lot more with my book if I had more money to invest in it.”
  • “It takes money to make…
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Added by Bob Baker on July 30, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment


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Living Paycheck to Paycheck- How to Manage Your Money Better

When I did the latest reader poll here on Celebrating Financial Freedom a few months ago, the biggest problem most of you said you were facing is that you are living paycheck to paycheck.  It’s a problem that I see almost daily when readers contact me for…

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Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on July 30, 2015 at 7:04am — 2 Comments

The social media time thief

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, even emails have all become a much greater part of our lives in recent times. The value of the increased ease of communication with others is huge. We are now able to quickly and easily keep in touch with those in different countries, different time zones or even simply different floors in the office.



The benefit of being able to send an email in the morning and have an answer to your question before lunch is enormous. It's also so much easier… Continue

Added by Jen Robinson on July 30, 2015 at 12:12am — 1 Comment

5 Traits of an Effective Leader in a Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Chattanooga Terror Attack

As a resident of Chattanooga for nearly 40 years, the terror attack two weeks ago hit very close to home.  But there are lessons we can learn from the attack as noted below in my blog post from July 21, 2015:

5 Traits of an Effective Leader in a Crisis:

Leadership Lessons from the…

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Added by Mark West on July 29, 2015 at 7:43pm — 2 Comments

Healthy Mood and Nutrition: How Your Gut Affects Your Brain

I approach health by addressing nutrition first and foremost because it is the one thing we all do and we do it at least three times every day! So it just makes sense that this would be the place to begin. When I say nutrition – I am talking about nourishing ourselves properly spirit, soul and body. But most…

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Added by Ann Musico on July 29, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Do Your Colleagues Use the F-word When They Think of You?

Sometimes you might even use it when you refer to yourself, too…

Frustrated … Frustrating

Frustration raises your blood pressure, interferes with the fun of being your own boss and saps your energy.

You do have the power to control some of that frustration – especially if it is connected with your leadership skills.

I want to share with you what I think are the three most frustrated/frustrating leadership personas. See if you see yourself – or, better yet, ask…

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Added by Jack Klemeyer on July 29, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

There’s Too Much to Do!

There’s not enough time in the day!

“Ha!” I say. “Hah!”

Every person on the earth has the same number of seconds each day – it all depends on how you use them toward your own personal and professional success.

Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Tony Robbins, Barbara Cochran – they share every minute with you – and me and every other business owner. So why isn’t everyone equally as successful?

Could it be how we approach the good ol’ to-do list?…

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Added by Jack Klemeyer on July 29, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Here we go...

I have been a 'member' for years, but haven't done anything. I haven't kept up, and I do feel out of place.

I am not a small business owner, I am a very small cog in a very large machine - I think there are 40k employees across the globe for my company. I would love to do something different, but I have never had the guts/skills/confidence/desperation/whatever to do anything else.

I am a software developer, have been for quite a long time. I have worked primarily for 2…

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Added by Mark Flanders on July 29, 2015 at 8:07am — 2 Comments

Tips in Engaging Customers Through Content Marketing

There are lots of ways on how businesses and companies get new customers. They spend money on marketing their products and services. The old ways to advertise their business is through television, radio and print. But now that the internet is already used in reaching customers easily, businesses and companies are taking advantage of the success of the technology. Most of them are now building their websites to…

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Added by Dana Kurt on July 29, 2015 at 12:09am — No Comments

3 Vital Lessons I Learned From Being Afraid

This was originally posted on The Good Men Project on July 19, 2015. You can see the original article by clicking here

I was petrified. I wanted to run. It was more than 25 years ago, but I remember it like yesterday. I was teaching my first class.

I want to run, but I didn’t. It might be the best…

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Added by Bob Wilson on July 28, 2015 at 10:29pm — 2 Comments

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