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Jack Reacher on Military Drifters

I'm a huge fan of the Jack Reacher series of books by Lee Child. The movies are so-so, but the books are a superb look into the mind of a professional military man turned drifter. For those of you in my age bracket, it's like The Equalizer meets David Carradine's Kung Fu.

I recently read The Affair, and there's a section in the book where Reacher talks about military bums. I want you to read it and feel free to let me know what you think. I served in both the Marine…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on January 24, 2017 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Marketing is…hard. And you never signed up for it

There you were, working away building sites, and one day you realized you were pretty good. Good enough that you should be doing this for yourself instead of letting someone else enjoy all the profits.

So you started a business, and then reality hit.

Running a business…

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Added by Curtis McHale on January 24, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Why Are You Trying so Hard?





What do you think you need in order to be productive, valuable—or pleasing to God? What do you find yourself wishing you had more of?

By: Jon Clegg

A friend who battles arthritis and runs a ministry wants more energy. Some of us long for more experience or…

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Added by Debbie W. Wilson on January 24, 2017 at 9:06am — 1 Comment

#219: Monday Mastery - What Next?

Welcome to our video blog and Monday Mastery Edition of our Strategic Leader Podcast with Brian Holmes! Each Monday, we provide a video & podcast audio segment designed to encourage, motivate, challenge, and develop you as a leader and influencer.

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Wrapping up our discussion on new beginnings, what…

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Added by Brian A. Holmes on January 23, 2017 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Health: Could You Be at Risk for Kidney Disease

I was reading a very interesting and alarming article in Life Extension Magazine about some hidden factors behind the kidney disease epidemic. In case you were not aware, more than 1 in 10 Americans have some stage of chronic kidney disease and the prevalence for developing kidney disease is…

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Added by Ann Musico on January 23, 2017 at 7:30am — 1 Comment


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Overcoming Overwhelm: 5 Practical Steps to Peaceful Productivity

Can’t find the report that your boss wanted you to review?

Spent the last 45 minutes looking for an email in your saved emails…and still can’t find the link you need?

Thought you’d make headway on the…

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Added by Lynne Watts on January 23, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Slander And Calumny Violate Property Rights.

Elizabeth had been working diligently at her job for about ten months. It was her second ‘real’ job and she was gaining new skills and confidence. Ostensibly it was her political views, but other factors like envy and jealousy made her subject to slander and calumny with the goal being to prevent her from being given more responsibility at the workplace. If we assume that Elizabeth is being misrepresented most people would think that she should have a way to protect her…

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Added by Bruce Koerber on January 22, 2017 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Turn your 9 to 5 into a Freelance Job

Are you climbing the walls of your cubicle? Looking longingly at your sweet home every Monday before your commute to work? Transitioning to a freelance job might just be the solution for you!

The work model in the United States is changing. Many are…

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Added by Marcy Travis on January 22, 2017 at 2:28pm — 1 Comment

An article I submiited ...

Following is an article I submitted to some funeral associations and networks. 

Read it and let me know what you think. Who knows, perhaps you may find something helpful here as well! 

If you know a funeral director, send it on to them as well! 

"Be YOUR Best!"

You have got to be kidding me! It seems that my head had just hit the pillow and my phone was ringing. 

Another death.

Another sleepless night.

Another family to invest…

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Added by Matt Soderstrum on January 20, 2017 at 5:56pm — 2 Comments

Ms. Trump gives 'a Tiffany gift box' to Ms. Obama!

Hello!

Ms. Trump gives 'a Tiffany gift box' to Ms. Obama!

Happy Friday!

Shalom!

Angela

Added by Ms Angela L Vann on January 20, 2017 at 11:15am — 1 Comment

Here are 4 ways to make offline marketing easy

I'm totally a digital person. Right now I'm writing at my kitchen table while my kids watch some TV. I've spent months travelling to see family for Christmas or spent the summer in other parts of the country, with no real change in my business. I'm able to keep my business going because most of…

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Added by Curtis McHale on January 19, 2017 at 10:16am — No Comments


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25 Quick and Easy Ways to Make Money to Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt





Credit card debt is one of the most common types of debt that’ll keep you in constant bondage. And one of the best things I recommend to pay off debt of any kind, is to find ways to make extra money. The great thing is, there are a TON of quick and easy ways…

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Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on January 19, 2017 at 9:46am — No Comments

8 Tips to Help You Accomplish Your Goals This Year

You may be thinking this year whether you even need a goal list. Maybe for years it has been the same stuff on your list as before so you are figuring why bother. It may be such items as I want to exercise more this year, lose weight, get out of debt, travel more, find another job, etc.

If you feel this way, the problem with your goal list could be several things such as:

1) Your list is long and it goes on and on. Your mind gets overwhelmed by…

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Added by Angela Chatham on January 19, 2017 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

10 Steps to Better Manage Your Bookkeeping Records

Do you cringe when you open up your QuickBooks file? You have receipts in the car, crumbled receipts in your purse or briefcase, and vendor invoices buried in the papers on your desk or email inbox. Here are ten easy steps you can put in place today to better organize your bookkeeping records so the next time you open up QuickBooks, everything is nicely organized for you.…

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Added by Donna Reade on January 18, 2017 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

You need a plan to follow up with prospects--here is mine

If you want to win work, you need to be proactive about keeping tabs on your leads. Sure, the prospect has a problem and you can likely solve it, but so can others.

Sometimes things come up for your prospect, say a death in the family. When life happens the project may take a back seat.…

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Added by Curtis McHale on January 17, 2017 at 1:12pm — 2 Comments

Avoiding Mistakes Is Not the Same as Pursuing God

Why would Eve trade paradise for the knowledge of good and evil? Why do I swap peace and joy to worry over a decision?

Photo by: Lea Dubedout/Unsplash

I recently realized Eve and I share a common problem. We’ve both allowed the desire for knowledge to rob us from the pleasure of trusting God.

Choosing fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil…

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Added by Debbie W. Wilson on January 17, 2017 at 8:01am — 2 Comments


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Top Google Searches for New Year's Goals

If you set goals for this year, there’s a good chance that they will will fall into one of these categories: health, finances, relationships or job/business.  How do I know?  Aside from the fact that I spend a lot of time talking with people about their goals, here are the top searches on Google for…

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Added by Lynne Watts on January 17, 2017 at 6:36am — No Comments

Expectations

“Expectation is the root of all heartache”. This is one of those quotes that should cause us to pause and consider. When David wrote his Psalms, he would often interject the word “Selah” after an important verse. Selah means to pause and…

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Added by Mike Cournia on January 16, 2017 at 9:41pm — No Comments

It's About Time and that Dream Job!

Let’s face it. It is about time. It’s always about time. It never fails when I work with clients, they often say “It’s about time” but WHY they say it often separates those who are committed and those who are still making excuses.

Where Are You On the About Time Spectrum?

I can always tell when I speak with a client who really wants nothing more than to change the direction of their career. They are all about doing whatever it takes to make that dream happen and even when it…

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Added by Kathy on January 16, 2017 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

Nutrition: How Your Mindset Affects the Food You Eat

Your mindset and belief about the food you eat has an incredibly powerful effect on how your body uses that food.

A fascinating experiment in New York Times best-selling book…

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Added by Ann Musico on January 16, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

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