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December 2015 Blog Posts (118)

More Costly than You Realize

    Both of my son’s are highly intelligent, as well as strong minded.  One of my sons is extremely strong minded.  So when he was two and three years old, I found myself challenged in new and demanding ways.  We decided to shift the standards slightly for him.  Before he came along the standards were severe — you must sit at the table through the entire meal, you must eat everything on your plate, you must wear clothes at all times, you can not use your loud voice in the house. …


Added by Michele S Gooch on December 31, 2015 at 4:24pm — No Comments

How can I look at life through the lens of gratitude?


Today, we wrap up our series on the "10 Questions that Will Change Your Life" by Sandra Bienkowski.

Question 10 is "How can I look at life through a lens of gratitude?"

This is an excellent question.

Scripture talks about the importance of gratitude (Psalm 118:24, 1…


Added by Matt Soderstrum on December 31, 2015 at 9:15am — 1 Comment

Set priorities to establish your plan!


Added by Tom Henricksen on December 31, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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How to Save Money Fast by Being Different

One of the top requests I get from readers is how to save money fast. So I thought I’d write a comprehensive post on ways to save money fast so you can put money in the bank right now, without having to do a lot of work to make those savings happen.

I’ve also included some…


Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on December 31, 2015 at 6:53am — 4 Comments

The Best Gift You Can Give

On Monday, I introduced the Divine Year of Mercy. Today I ask that this Christmas season you consider giving mercy. Presents and cookies are awesome, but what we all really need is to give and get a little mercy.

As you celebrate this holiday season with parties, decorations, champagne and roast beast; set aside time to think of those most in need. Consider creating a new holiday tradition helping the hopeless in your community.

Mercy is defined as the kind or forgiving…


Added by Holly Scherer on December 30, 2015 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

What are your top 5 strengths?


Today, we address question 9 from "10 Questions that Will Change Your Life" by Sandra Bienkowski.

"What are my top 5 strengths?"

Assessing your personal strengths has been very popular the past serveral years - mainly due to Dr. Donald Clifton's "StrengthsFinders" and now the book "…


Added by Matt Soderstrum on December 30, 2015 at 1:03pm — 2 Comments

What kind of nerves grab your gut?

You know what I am talking about. It’s that wobbly feeling.

Do you know that those “nerves” can be a positive motivator that makes you and your proposition in a sales situation stronger, or a devastating problem that result in a destructive mindset and maims your chance of making any big sale?

They key is in your emotions. You have the upper hand - if you can identify the real emotion behind the nerves. You have the opportunity to prevent a negative impact on your…


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

Health and Cosmetics: Don’t Overlook This

We are careful to only buy non-GMO, organic, grass-fed foods, but did you know women put an average of 168 chemicals on their bodies daily? We shower and wash our hair and put creams and…


Added by Ann Musico on December 30, 2015 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

4 Questions to Help Discover Your Motivation

I bet there is something in your life you want to change.  No one is ever 100% happy with everything in their life.  Maybe you want to lose weight, change or advance in your career, make more money, get out of debt, manage the money you do have better, improve your relationships, organize the time in your day, organize or declutter your home, etc.  Regardless of what your goal is, you can dream about what it would be like, hope for a change, and wish it would happen all you want,…


Added by Lesley Morrison on December 29, 2015 at 12:37pm — 4 Comments

The Messy Catch All

One thing that can be overwhelming in our home is the garage. We live in a small home so extra “stuff” gets put into the garage until we can find a place for it or move it on. Most times, it is too much to consider trying to organize. But as with most “catch all’s”, whether a…


Added by Mike Cournia on December 29, 2015 at 12:09pm — 4 Comments

Are You Somebody?

The neighborhood I used to live in was sort-of a planned community.  The houses were fairly similar, streets were fairly similar, some green spaces planned, and a pond for public use.  The pond was great in the early spring before the grasses grew and the thistles became 6 feet tall.  When the grass was low the kids and I could head down to the pond and walk all the way around it.  As the spring and summer progressed the grasses got…


Added by Matt Herynk on December 29, 2015 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

One Priority to Secure Your New Year

What’s your top priority for the New Year? A recent event clarified mine for me.

The day after Christmas, my daughter learned a friend’s twenty-three year old cousin was killed on the way to Christmas dinner. His older brother had died just fourteen months earlier. I can only imagine the devastation this family is feeling.…


Added by Debbie W. Wilson on December 29, 2015 at 7:11am — 6 Comments

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How to be a Quitter in 2016

Have you made your New Years’ Resolutions yet?

Got your goals in place?

Is one of your goals to be a quitter?

What if the most important question to answer isn’t what are you going to DO in 2016?

What if the most important question is:…


Added by Lynne Watts on December 29, 2015 at 6:02am — 4 Comments

6 Best Business Ideas for 2016 You've Probably Never Heard Of

Are you thinking about starting a business in 2016? Here are 7 of the best business ideas for 2016 that you’ve probably never heard of from BestBusinessIdeasForYou.com

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Have you ever wondered where dentists buy those metal picks they use to haunt your dreams — I mean clean your teeth? There are companies that specialize in making tools for certain industries…


Added by Jeremy Fisher on December 28, 2015 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Bring Peace to Your Life by Practicing Mercy

Abraham Lincoln said that “mercy bears richer fruit than strict justice.” Lincoln’s merciful demeanor attributed greatly to his success during his short life.

What is Mercy?

Mercy is seeing others as human and as equals. Mercy is kindness and compassion to those…


Added by Holly Scherer on December 28, 2015 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

It's Not All About The Money, Money Money For Employees. They Have Other Currency

I teach an indoor cycling class once a week. I was putting together my play list and decided to use the songPaycheck by Jessie J.  The lyrics of this catchy tune are great and inspired this post.

Stick with me, I promise I will get to the connection on what this means to…


Added by Rebecca P. Morgan on December 28, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Healthy Living: Kindness Does a Body Good

Especially at this time of year we are more aware of being kind to each other. And that’s a wonderful thing! I think you’ll find this article from HeartMath Institute very…


Added by Ann Musico on December 28, 2015 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Don't just dream about getting more gigs in 2016. Do it!

I will be hosting a "How To Make It In The Music Business" one and a half day seminar this summer. You'll learn how I went from 10-20 gigs a year to 125+ by using a system. . Find out more HERE. Enter "48 days" in the coupon code and take an additional $100 off, plus the early bird discount equals a total of $300 off. Expires January 31.

You'll learn these…


Added by James Divine on December 28, 2015 at 5:54am — 2 Comments

Your Career Development Plan

I’ve been encouraging you for a couple months now to dream. 2016 is upon us, and offers us a potential to realize those dreams. Your career development plan will help you get from your dreams to a plan that works.

If you’ve missed the prior posts, I’ve talked about:…


Added by Marcy Travis on December 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

6 hacks to get IT experience when you have none

Experience Required: 1-3 years

How many times has your heart sank upon reading that line in a job ad? If you're like most- too many to count.

It's a classic catch-22. You need a job to get experience…


Added by David Geiger on December 26, 2015 at 11:11pm — 1 Comment

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