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I am a mentor and coach. I have over 40 years of experience helping owners of small businesses. I believe that the greatest growth can be achieved by being totally clear about your goals and taking focused action.

I am committed to lifelong learning. I generally spend 1-2 hours per day on self-education and self-improvement. I believe there are two vital keys to business. The first is marketing and the second is developing the correct team. Of course, overriding both is the mindset of the entrepreneur. 

I publish a weekly blog called Lessons in Life. The purpose is to show how the small things we do in life have such a significant impact on our quality of life. I think the little things add up to make our life either grand or miserable. By paying attention to the little Lessons in Life, we can change our life. If interested, you can find more at www.teachthesoul.com.

I am also committed to helping highly driven entrepreneurs find ways to significantly increase their business. I only work with owners who are willing to make the changes necessary to accelerate their growth both personally and for their business. You can learn more about my services at www.strategicgrowthmentors.com.

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  • Education of Youth
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    Education of Youth

    8 years ago

    I really love the above quote by Aristotle because I believe it contains so much truth. And because it was written over 2,300 years ago, you would think we would have come to truly understand and abide by the wisdom. ...

  • What are your expectations?
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    What are your expectations?

    2 years ago

    In the mid 1960s, Dr. Robert Rosenthal, a Harvard psychologist, conducted a series of experiments involving children in grade school. At the beginning of the school year, all the students in a certain grade level were...

  • Six Questions to Ask Yourself Each Day
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    Six Questions to Ask Yourself Each Day

    8 years ago

    To be successful in life, to have a happy life we need to focus on the good. All to often we focus on the things we don't have rather than be thankful for the all the wonderful things we have in our lives. Each day...

  • What is active listening?  How can you become a more active listener?
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    What is active listening? How can you become a more active listener?

    3 years ago

    Active listening is listening purposefully with your focus on understanding what the speaker is trying to communicate. We are rarely trained to listen actively. Even those who know how to listen actively generally do...

  • How to run a Bed and Breakfast
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    How to run a Bed and Breakfast

    8 years ago

    When considering a potential business, many people ask how before they ask why. In my opinion, that is the wrong order. When you ask how, you often get caught up in the details of how and totally forget to ask the why. ...

  • What is the procedure to start a public company?
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    What is the procedure to start a public company?

    3 years ago

    Starting a public company is a complex and expensive undertaking. I will provide broad-based information, not to be relied on for legal advice. My purpose here is to give a general understanding of the steps involved in...

  • How to write a press release
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    How to write a press release

    8 years ago

    The first step in writing a press release is to get clear about the purpose of the press release. It is important to understand that newspapers, magazines, etc. are not in the business of giving you free publicity. ...

  • Five keys to better relationships
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    Five keys to better relationships

    8 years ago

    We develop relationships with those that are a part of our lives. It can be your spouse/significant other, friends, co-workers or employee/employers. The keys to better relationships works no matter the type of...

  • Getting your book reviewed
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    Getting your book reviewed

    3 years ago

    Have you published a book recently? Find out how to get your book reviewed and how to locate effective, willing reviewers.

  • Does self-publishing work?
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    Does self-publishing work?

    2 years ago

    My first thought is you are not asking the right question. I think it is necessary to ask what you want or expect from a book. If the question is can you become a well know, best selling author by self-publishing,...

  • Do You Live on Fantasy Island?
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    Do You Live on Fantasy Island?

    8 years ago

    Do you constantly dream about a better life? Do you think your life would be better with different job? Living in a different city, state or even country? Do you think that life would be better with a different mate?...

  • How do we define love?
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    How do we define love?

    2 years ago

    Unfortunately, love is one of those overused words whose meaning has been diluted. We use the word love in so many different situations that even if there ever had been a precise meaning, it was lost a long time ago. ...

  • The Greatest Financial Lesson You Can Teach Your Children
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    The Greatest Financial Lesson You Can Teach Your Children

    8 years ago

    It is natural for parents to want the very best for their children. But we often make the mistake of trying to protect and shelter them rather than really sharing valuable life lessons with them. If you ask most...

  • Are You Raising PHD Children?
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    Are You Raising PHD Children?

    8 years ago

    A common sentiment among parents is they want to spare their children all the hardships and problems they experienced as a child. We have become a nation that raises PHD children. Bradford Smart, Ph. D, in his book...

  • How do inspire a love of reading in children and what are some great books to start them on?
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    How do inspire a love of reading in children and what are some great books to start them on?

    8 years ago

    Like all things is life, we tend to take interest in things that involve us. When our daughter was 3 years old, we subscribed to Read About Me books. When we signed up for the program, the book company gave us a...

  • How to identify mold in your home and  get rid of it
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    How to identify mold in your home and get rid of it

    2 years ago

    Mold is all around us all the time and is often found in homes. The only thing necessary for mold to sprout is a source of moisture and some source of food. It's very common in the bathroom around the tub or shower, or...

  • Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is More Important Than IQ
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    Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is More Important Than IQ

    2 years ago

    This article discusses emotional intelligence and its influence on success in life.

  • Develop a mindset for success
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    Develop a mindset for success

    3 years ago

    We often see someone who is successful and the first question we ask is, "How did they do it?" We are concerned with the how. It is an often repeated saying, "Success leaves footprints." And we...

  • If you don't yell at your kids, how do they know you are serious?  Specifically, children under the age of 4, who may...
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    If you don't yell at your kids, how do they know you are serious? Specifically, children under the age of 4, who may...

    8 years ago

    It is not necessary to yell at your children, even those under the age of four. When you yell you are obiviously getting emotionally upset. Children are constantly trying to find the boundaries of what they can and...

  • Will cutting small purchases make a financial difference long-term?
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    Will cutting small purchases make a financial difference long-term?

    3 years ago

    Eliminating or reducing small unnecessary purchases can make a huge difference in your financial situation long-term.

  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
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    Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

    8 years ago

    There is a wealth of how to book on creating success and becoming wealthy. Many of these books become best sellers. This brings up a natural question, "Why aren't more people successful and wealthy? Are the books...

  • Sailboat chartering in the Caribbean
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    Sailboat chartering in the Caribbean

    3 years ago

    If you're looking for a vacation you'll never forget, then you should consider sailing the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea. Three of the islands are US territories while the rest are administered by the British. ...

  • Top Ten Books Everyone Should Read
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    Top Ten Books Everyone Should Read

    2 years ago

    If you truly want to succeed in life, you need to be a good reader. As Jim Rohn said, "Poor people have big TVs, rich people have big libraries." You must be committed to lifelong learning. Here is my list...

  • The Best Predictor of Success
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    The Best Predictor of Success

    2 years ago

    Success has been studied and debated for years. How can you tell who will be successful? Here are some theories from behavioral experts.

  • How do you get a child to stop talking back?
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    How do you get a child to stop talking back?

    2 years ago

    The first thing you need to understand is that children engage in emotional responses. When you engage in emotional responses, when you try to keep up with them, you will lose. They can and will outlast you. What you...

  • Mindset of Success
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    Mindset of Success

    8 years ago

    Mindset What do we mean by mindset? Our mindset is "an established set of attitudes held by someone" according to the Oxford American dictionary. In her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,...

  • The Power of Habits
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    The Power of Habits

    8 years ago

    Habit, n, a shackle for the free. The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce The Power of Habits I have often said that habits are the most powerful force in the world. I then qualify that by saying; at least to you...

  • What is the best way to become a millionaire in five years or less?
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    What is the best way to become a millionaire in five years or less?

    8 years ago

    The first step in achieving any goal is clarity about the goal. Wanting to be a millionaire in five years is not the proper goal. Decide to create a business that will provide an asset worth a million is a better goal....

  • Inspired to Action
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    Inspired to Action

    8 years ago

    We often want to changes things in our life but have a lot of difficulty taking action. We know what we need to do, it is just that we have trouble doing what we need to do. Everyone understands what needs to be done...

  • The Value of Time
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    The Value of Time

    8 years ago

    If I asked what was your most valuable asset, how would you answer? If I asked if you wanted to be more successful, what would your answer be? Most people answer they want to be more successful but rarely stop to...

  • The best Caribbean islands for a romantic or family vacation
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    The best Caribbean islands for a romantic or family vacation

    3 years ago

    The first question to answer is what do you mean by best? What do you like to do? How much do you want to spend? Would you rather be on an island with just a few people or lots of people? Best means different things...

  • Microsoft Access versus Excel: how are they different?
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    Microsoft Access versus Excel: how are they different?

    2 years ago

    Microsoft Excel is for financial calculations, while Access is a database program. This article explains how the two are different and when each should be used.

  • I love public speaking. Where do I start if I want a career in this area?
    0

    I love public speaking. Where do I start if I want a career in this area?

    3 years ago

    Confucius said, "By three methods may we learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is the noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; And third by experience, which is the bitterest." To translate that...

  • Customer acquisition
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    Customer acquisition

    8 years ago

    No business can survive without an adequate customer base. In fact, developing a good cusomter base should be the primary purpose of any business and the customer base should become the most valuable asset of the...

  • Start your own business by finding a profitable market
    0

    Start your own business by finding a profitable market

    4 months ago

    Starting a business is a huge commitment of time, money, energy and emotions. How do you select a market to give yourself the best chance of success?

  • What do we learn from our failures?
    0

    What do we learn from our failures?

    8 years ago

    We have been taught all our lives to avoid failure at all cost. What a poor message. The truth is that we have our most profound growing experience after failures. We truly do not learn on a deep level when we simply...

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