Are you a risk taker?

Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. Leonardo da Vinci 1452 – 1519 How would you answer the question, “Are you a risk taker?” If you’re like most people, you probably want to know to the nature of the gamble: putting money in the stock market; investing in a business; changing jobs or even professions; moving to a different part of the country; or something else entirely. All of those actions could be considered high risk; it all depends on how you …
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Is your progress towards your goals too slow?

Do not fear going slowly; only fear standing still. Chinese Proverb Do you ever get frustrated because you’re doing all the right things to reach your goals, but your progress seems stuck at a snail’s pace? Around 550 B.C., Aesop offered some relevant advice in the fable about the Tortoise and the Hare. We’ve all heard the story, but we seem to have forgotten the lesson: slow and steady wins the race. To give you a modern example, I’d like to pose a question. Suppose someone offered you this deal: you could receive three million dollars today, or you could …
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Are you too busy to enjoy life?

It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862 We all have plans and dreams for a better, more fulfilling life. Yet study after study shows that only a small percent of people actually achieve their dreams. A good question is: why? Recently, I was working with a young man who was struggling to get on his feet. He had written out his goals, had powerful reasons why he wanted to achieve these goals and knew the actions he needed to take to get …
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