Ancient Advice for a New Year

The best advice for the coming year may very well come from thousands of years ago. These ancient scribes have a lot to say about how we should live and do business in 2018. “What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.” – Greek Philosopher Plutarch This was a hard lesson for me to learn. […]

The Funny Thing about Money

At the end of a seminar I attended recently, the moderator said to me, “People have no clue about money. Most will end up broke.” My accountant always tells me that the majority of people are working for the banks and for the government, even though they don’t know it. In other words, their money […]

Getting Older Isn’t That Bad

In a month from now I will turn 60 years old – an age I once considered “really old”. One of the strangest things about getting older is the realization that other people you once thought of as much more advanced than you – are, in fact, only a few years older. I was shocked […]

How to be Successful in Spite of Yourself

At age 9, he was kicked in the head by a horse. He once almost drowned. He suffered from malaria, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that has the power to kill. He disliked his first name, preferring that people refer to him by his last name. A store he owned with a partner went under, […]

Use Your Imagination – Advice from Edgar Allan Poe

He considered himself to be insane, saying he had “long intervals of horrible sanity,” skipped a meeting with the President of the United States because he was drunk, and died under mysterious circumstances.  Famous writer Edgar Allan Poe left a legacy of wild, creative thinking. This bizarre, troubled genius of history can teach us today […]