When One Door Closes another Door Opens

When One Door Closes another Door Opens You have likely heard the phrase, “When one door closes another door opens.” I heard it first a few years back. At the time, I was focusing so hard on the what I was losing I almost missed the meaning in the words. However, later that day it came back to mind. For a few minutes, I wondered what they … Continue reading

Learn Acoustic Guitar Songs at Home

Learn Acoustic Guitar Songs

Learn Acoustic Guitar Songs at Home After a recent surgery, I found myself looking for things to keep stress down and a good attitude up. I found exactly that when I picked up my step-daughter’s guitar and decided to learn acoustic guitar songs while I healed from surgery. At 45 years old, I was surprised to find a free, easy, fun, and healthy hobby that had similar emotional, … Continue reading

Healing Power of Music

healing power of music

A Personal Experience with the Healing Power of Music Over the past few years, life taught me some unexpected lessons (a good thing). One lesson includes a greater respect for the healing power of music. This lesson wasn’t learned in a classroom, book or from a friend. Instead, it was experienced firsthand. 30,000 Foot View of My Life Over the past 45 years, my time was spent … Continue reading

Handling Difficult People

Handling Difficult People

Handling Difficult People We all eventually find ourselves trying to improve our skills for handling difficult people. There is likely even someone you know who sets you off like an atomic bomb. Maybe they constantly criticize you, put you down in front of others, take credit for your good work, constantly kiss up to the boss, or can never admit they are wrong. That list could go … Continue reading

How to Improve your Communication


The world around you improves each time you ask yourself and others how to improve your communication abilities. Everyone knows how to communicate…right? The truth is everyone does communicate. However, some of us seem to do it better than others? If you’re anything like me, you want to put and keep yourself in the group of people who do communicate better than the average person. Especially when … Continue reading

Ten Time Proven Principles of Success


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10 Time Proven Principles of Success Ever wish a book of answers to life’s questions would fall out of the sky? Careful, it may land on your head. Here is Chapter 1 – The Principles of Success. I recently came across a list of 10 factors the Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) published in answer to the question, “What is the Secret of Success?”. The IBD studied industry … Continue reading

Small Business Survival & Principles That Help


Small Business Survival: Small Business Survival depends heavily on developing good strategy, principles and tactics. This article/post focuses on principles, for a better understanding of strategy, read my article/post titled (What is Strategy?). If your small business will survive; you must first understand the importance of strategy and principles. You must also apply the fundamental principles that ensure success in a competitive business environment. One of the … Continue reading

Tips for Using Social Media


Tips for Using Social Media to Grow Your Business Everyone benefits from good tips for using social media. Hopefully, this post will do that and go the extra mile too. Since the birth commerce, merchants have dreamed about how great it would be if they could spread awareness of their products and brand, dramatically increase their customer base, and make more sales without spending anymore money (or … Continue reading

What is your Definition of Success?


What is your Definition of Success? What is your life about? What is your definition of success? When you aren’t with us anymore, how will people remember you? In your last few moments, what regrets will fly from you along with your soul? Remember the last time you reflected on your life? It may have been while you were on walk, in a shower, even when you … Continue reading

Find Inner Strength (Willpower)


Finding Inner Strength (Willpower) The other day, one of my daughters asked where I find the strength (willpower) to deal with everything life throws at me. At the time, we were talking about the seemingly endless list of stuff that stands in the way of our goals. I answered, “I’ve had lots of practice over the years. Everything I’ve dealt with in my life helped me build … Continue reading

Find a Good Free PDF Editor


Find a Good Free PDF Editor What is a Good Free PDF Editor? In one of the forums I frequent, I was given the chance to answer this question that may be helpful for others. So, I’m sharing it with you in a quick Q&A Post. To see others like this, select the Question and Answer Category from the group of categories in the sidebar of this … Continue reading

How do you get a blog?


People often ask, “How do you get a blog?” Once someone explains the basics, building a website is not as hard as you may have previously thought. In this blog, I’ll walk you through the high level steps that you need to follow in order to set-up your own website. A true beginner should set a simple “dummy” site first. Build one for your cat if you … Continue reading

How to Focus through Procrastination.


As we grow, we learn how to focus through procrastination and paralysis. This is not something we are born with. It is something we learn. If your life is anything like my own, you need to know how to focus through both triumph and turmoil! You especially need to know how to focus even when all the drama in the universe is knocking at your front door. … Continue reading

Cognitive Dissonance from Worry & Productivity from Concern


Cognitive Dissonance from Worry & Productivity from Concern Most of us have occasional times when we’re concerned with something. Some of us spend almost every moment consumed with anxious thoughts and uncertainty that create a crippling state of unease. Many of us (me included) have funky days/weeks when our inner compass keeps pivoting between those two paths. This feeling of inner strife is often described by people … Continue reading

Lead a Victorious Life


How do we lead a victorious life? A leader I respect and learn much from (Dan Miller) included this poem in a recent news letter from his web community (www.48days.net). It hit home because I’m setting out on a new journey in my own life as I retire from 25 years of military service and pursue several new adventures at the same time. This poem (by C.W. … Continue reading

How to Manage a Bad Day


How to deal with a bad day. No matter how optimistic and positive you are, you’re going to have bad days. We all do. They are necessary. If you didn’t have bad days for contrast, what would make the good days good? My most recent day of “less than productive activity” was a perfect example. It started with the second flat tire in two days. That fun … Continue reading

When is conflict good?


Well, “When is conflict good”? For someone looking to accomplish something or make a change, the answer is that conflict is always good. That is because conflict is an essential part of the change process. Things are the way they are because they have come to rest there. They will continue to rest in that manner until some force drives they to a different state. The basic … Continue reading

Residual, Perpetual & Passive Income Machines – 5 of 5


Step #5: Attract Traffic to Your New Passive Income Site Now you have figured out what you can motivate on, done the research to see what parts of that people are searching for info/products on, found relevant products to promote (or sell organically), and built your website. Phew! Now you built it they will come…right? Not so much. We have more work to do first. Just keep … Continue reading

Residual, Perpetual & Passive Income Machines – 4 of 5


Step #4: Act: Build a Perpetual, Residual & Passive Income Site Now you’ve determined some areas you care enough about to truly work with. You have also assessed the market for those areas. Now it is time to take action. Here are some simplified steps you can follow. Buy a relevant domain Try to buy a domain name reflecting the exact phrase that turned out to be … Continue reading

Residual, Perpetual & Passive Income Machines – 3 of 5


Step #3: Find a Relevant Product to Generate Passive Income Life is full of decisions. As we are only looking at options that generate passive income, this choice has potential to work-out well regardless of what path you choose. I love those types of decisions. The challenge is deciding what path will work out better for you (while considering all aspects of your life). In step 1, … Continue reading