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Why We Need to Cry More

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Shauna Mackenzie

Whether you prefer to cry in private or if you end up breaking down in public, crying can be essential in maintaining emotional health. But why is it so important?

The #1 Activity All Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs MUST Do for Success!

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Don't you find it annoying, if not downright insulting when you read headlines that begin like the one I just wrote? When I read something promising that one "anything" will bring success, my cynical mind automatically thinks: "Yeah, right and I'm the Queen of England!"

How to Avoid Trouble When Moonlighting as an Entrepreneur

Nellie Akalp | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

While you're laying the groundwork and making sure your new business idea will work, a steady paycheck comes in handy to deal with all the financial realities like mortgage, rent, student loans, and other bills.

My Challenge to Warren Buffett

David Geller | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
David Geller

Buffett said, "A rich person should leave his kids enough to do anything but not enough to do nothing." Many of our clients and prospective clients reference this famous quote.

The Seductive Lure of Meaningless Information

David Geller | Posted 05.30.2015 | Money
David Geller

I'll go out on a limb here and say we've all done it. We look up from our computer, iPad or iPhone, where we've just spent time on something that is really of no importance to us when we could have been engaging in a more meaningful activity. And that's my definition of wasted time.

Get Smart: Five Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Nellie Akalp | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

Over the past year, I have been making a concerted effort to improve my work habits as a way to improve both my productivity and well-being.

Fired Up! Entrepreneurial Passion Fuel

J V Crum III | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

Focus on the rewards of being an entrepreneur. Feel the gratitude for the success you have. By keeping the fires of passion for what you do in your conscious awareness, you can prime the pump for success every day

Pruning the Oak Tree: How My Sabbatical Benefitted Everyone

Todd Ross Nienkerk | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Todd Ross Nienkerk

Early last fall, I took a five-week sabbatical. By making a deliberate effort to take a step back and delegate all of my responsibilities -- by eliminating the long shadow I cast as a business owner -- I let the sunshine in. New growth emerged in the form of new leadership, confidence, and possibilities for our amazing team.

Your Money or Your Life

David Geller | Posted 02.11.2015 | Money
David Geller

I hope that my children will pass on our family values to my grandchildren who hopefully will pass it on to my great-grandchildren. I don't expect my great-grandchildren to remember my name. I do hope they understand the value of being an entrepreneur and living by our family values.

7 Tips to Survive (and Thrive!) While Working With Your Spouse

Nellie Akalp | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

Running a business together is not for every couple. However, if you and your partner have been considering launching a business together, don't let the warnings scare you off. Phil and I are proof positive that love can make anything possible.

Privacy Is Overrated

David Geller | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
David Geller

Privacy is important, but when facing a challenging situation, we also want a safe and supportive environment where we can talk openly and be vulnerable. When we can be vulnerable in a safe space, we forge our closest relationships.

You Have More Power Than You Think

David Geller | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
David Geller

When life deals you a tough blow, it's easy to get down and feel powerless. Remember you have more power than you think. You have the power to choose how you respond to adversity. You have the power to use your energy in a positive way.

The Panic Attack That Saved My Business

Nellie Akalp | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

I thought about my employees. I thought about my kids and their future. I was baffled about the fact that I had already launched and sold a successful business in the exact same industry years before -- why was it so much harder the second time around?

Why I Hope Not to Die at 75

David Geller | Posted 12.18.2014 | Media
David Geller

Our value as human beings extends far beyond our productive capacity. It includes our capacity to love and be loved, our capacity to listen to others without judgment and with compassion, and our capacity to make a difference for others. We can both contribute value and find value in life at any age.

Interview With Social Media Advertising Strategist, Daniel Reed

Christina Scribner | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Christina Scribner

As a club promoter in Baltimore, Daniel Reed quickly learned how powerful of a marketing tool social media can be. After reaching out to his thousands of followers on various sites, he saw dance floors become more crowded than they had ever been before.

The Tyranny of One Right Answer

David Geller | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
David Geller

What's the right answer? That's the question we spend a lot of time asking ourselves when faced with a major decision. Should we move to Colorado? S...

Smaller House, Bigger Life

David Geller | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
David Geller

If we redefined success to more closely reflect our values, what matters most to us, would we still want the big house? Or would we select the smaller space that allows us more time and energy to devote to relationships and creating our best life?

Is Gratitude the New Willpower?

David Geller | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business
David Geller

Given the limits of willpower, some psychology professors at Northeastern University began thinking about alternatives. Might experiencing certain emotions help curb our desire for the short-term gratification that comes from spending money

Rethinking the American Dream

David Geller | Posted 09.15.2014 | Money
David Geller

The American Dream now costs $130,000 a year. At least that's the figure USA Today came up with. Rethinking my money-based version of the American Dream helped me discover there is more to life than checking boxes.

Trending Now: Two Factors to Consider Before Making Major Portfolio Changes

David Geller | Posted 08.11.2014 | Money
David Geller

When your scarcest resource is time, does it make sense to spend time trying to add more money when you already have more than you'll ever use?

Mindless Accumulation Can Come at Expense of Happiness

David Geller | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
David Geller

When we remind ourselves of our most important goals, we can choose not to make more than we need and redirect our time and attention to doing things we enjoy as opposed to working more to earn money we would never spend.

The One Addiction We Need To Pay More Attention To

David Geller | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
David Geller

We have a serious money addiction problem in our society, and despite how insidious this addiction can be, we not only fail to recognize it as an addiction -- we actively encourage it.

Clarifying Your Goals in the New Year

David Geller | Posted 03.02.2014 | Money
David Geller

Sometimes the goal we think we want to reach is not really the one that best serves us or accomplishes what we want for ourselves. To make sure we are working towards the right goal, we need to clarify what it is we really want.

Cover Your Ass-ets

Steve DiFillippo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Steve DiFillippo

Nobody is perfect, and always remember the interests at stake are yours. Keep your eyes open. Ask tough questions. Explore your options. Make changes when you have to. The responsibility for covering your ass-ets ultimately lies with you.

Be a Confidence Man (or Woman)

David Geller | Posted 12.16.2013 | Business
David Geller

When we live our lives from a place of confidence, we direct our attention to the resources we have to make our desires come true. When we pause and realize the abundance of our true wealth (time, talents, body and mind, wisdom, network and money), we often feel engaged, empowered and confident.