Passing Judgment On Thanksgiving

Here’s hoping you had a fantastic Thanksgiving break – spending time with friends and family, watching football, getting those Black Friday deals. It’s always fascinates me how Thanksgiving is a break to give thanks and it’s also a break from some good judgement: we eat, drink and watch what we want, including umpteen hours of football games. But the most secret is that getting this break from good judgement often …
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The Simple Key to Jack Canfield’s Mega-Million Dollar Success

Recently I had the pleasure of spending another day with Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series (arguably one of the most popular series ever written). As Jack was talking about his powerful book The Success Principles, newly revised and expanded for its tenth anniversary, it suddenly struck me what the best of the best have in common – they never stop practicing. It’s easy to …
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Are You Merely Taking Pictures?

Right after college I moved to New York.  My first job was around the corner from the MOMA – the Museum of Modern Art – tucked away on West 53rd Street just off 5th Avenue.  My parents gave me a membership to the museum, allowing me to visit frequently.  My memories from that time are still vivid – the smell of roasted chestnuts from a street vendor, sitting in the …
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The Things We Make Up

On a colorful fall afternoon, fifty financial advisors from around the country arrived at an inn in Middle Tennessee.  Their purpose was to engage in conversations about life, meaning, mission and how money intertwines.  It is a group of accomplished professionals, and I was honored to be invited to attend. At breakfast the next morning I was greeted by Ed, a long time member. “Good morning, what a beautiful blue …
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