March 2009

The Rise of the Entrepreneur

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Operating From a Spirit of Generosity

One of the keys to success in the pursuit of having options in your life, rather than obligations, is understanding the principle of operating from a spirit of generosity as opposed to a spirit of greed. This means doing business with the intent of lifting up and fulfilling others through your actions. continue reading...

Keep it simple when talking to kids about economy

This is a very relevant article about how to speak to your kids about tough economic times. It is critical, as Family First Entrepreneurs, to pull our children into family economic decisions. Don’t try to keep these things under wraps. continue reading...

What does one TRILLION dollars look like?

 I received this in an email yesterday and I was blow away.  With everything that is going on in our country today, I think that it is absolutely necessary that everyone gets an idea of how much money a trillion dollars actually is. This information was originated from http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html. continue reading...

Things to Know before Recording an Audio Book

I just completed the audio version of ONO and I’m glad to be done with it.  It was a much more difficult process than I anticipated time-wise as well as physically and energetically.  I’m writing this as a reference for those looking into what it takes. continue reading...

Plodders

The economy that we are in today is rapidly disproving many established theories in business and investing. The only folks that are looking like geniuses right now are the most conservative, non-leveraged ones. I find that very interesting. continue reading...

When a Want Becomes a Need

In ONO I talk about the fact that I have always struggled with budgets as a tool to limit consumption. Although I know that it makes having a surplus possible, budgets have never worked for me. So I came up with my “Wants vs. Needs” system and I have found it to be very effective because of its utter simplicity.  continue reading...

Twitter Trolls

I have come across people on twitter using the term “Twitter-trolls” lately. I Wish I knew who said it first so I could credit them. If you need an explanation--they are the folks who sit and wait for any tweet they can jump on and tell the person what a schumk they are. Twitter Trolls come in many forms. continue reading...

To-Dos to Keep Your Marriage Strong in Tough Economic Times

After a fair amount of research, I found that there was a direct relationship between the increase in economic duress and rising divorce rates.  We have all heard how high money issues are on the list of topics of conflict in marriage, so this statistic only makes sense.   continue reading...