3 Tips to be More Persuasive by Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary

Here are a few more tidbits I picked up from Shark Kevin O’Leary during my recent all-day seminar. 3 Ways to be More Persuasive Hey, you might not ever end up on Shark Tank, but we all have to make pitches to persuade other people all the time.  We pitch our ideas to our spouses, […]

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary in Praise of Female Entrepreneurs

I LOVE motivational speakers.  I’ll bet I’ve listened to over a thousand hours of amazing speakers and teachers, both in person and in audio or video recordings.  So, when I had a chance to attend a seminar this week that featured both Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary and the amazing Tony Robbins, it took me about […]

6 Secrets to Become a Morning Person and LOVE It

The world seems to be broken into two types of people – the morning person and the night owl.  I am decidedly in the night owl camp, but this is the real world.  I have a job that requires me to function as somewhat of a morning person – if I want to receive a […]

New Year’s Motivation – Declutter/Organize Your Home

Here we are on Day Three of our New Year’s motivation series.  Today, we are talking my best tips to clean/declutter/organize your home.  I’ve got more than 100 posts to choose from in this category, so I couldn’t narrow it down to just five posts.  Instead, I selected five different types of posts to help […]

New Year’s Motivation – Manage Your Money

This is the second post in our New Year’s Motivation series.  After weight loss, I think people’s #2 resolution is to recover from their holiday debt, and learn how to manage your money.  I feel it certainly is a worthy goal.  To me, managing your money is less about getting rich and more about ensuring […]

New Year’s Motivation – My BEST Weight Loss Tips

Welcome to 2017!  Every year, the #1 New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight.  To me, it is always perfect timing, just because of our holiday schedule.  Most folks start their holiday eating binge in November for Thanksgiving, then Christmas takes off like a rocket.  We have parties, holiday goodies in the office (I got […]

Terrific Tips to Start off Your New Year’s Motivation

Well, here we are again – ready to start off another New Year’s Day.  If you’re like most people (and like me too!) you started off last New Year’s with a resolution or three for things you wanted to change.  And if you’re like most folks, by February 1st, you were right back where you […]

How Long Will It Take to Pay Your Christmas Bills?

Tomorrow is my second payday after Christmas. And tomorrow, I will write a check and poof!  All my Christmas bills will be paid off.  My holiday situation wasn’t always like this – like many people, I used to have credit card bills from the holidays that would take me months to pay off.  This is […]

Happy New Year’s 2016

If there is anything I struggle with in my life, it’s dealing with my various habits.  I struggle with both breaking bad habits and creating good ones.  I have even done some research trying to find a magical solution. It seems to be a pretty widespread issue.  I read somewhere that something like 90% of […]

Are Gym Memberships a Good Deal?

I did a post about saving money at the gym last year and I decided I wanted to revisit it again as part of my New Year’s Motivation series.  The first week of January is exactly the time of year when people start flooding to the gym again to try and get rid of a […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #5 School Cafeteria

I hope you’ve been enjoying my series so far.  This is my final post in the series, but I think it’s my favorite.  As the head of the USDA, Brian Wansink was given a challenge to improve the nutrition in the typical school cafeteria.  And I have to say, the simple and innovative ideas he […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #4 Grocery Shopping

Here in the 4th post of the series, it’s time to talk about some smart strategies in the grocery store.  I know a lot of posts you see are talking about making thrifty choices while grocery shopping, but these are some little tricks that will help you stick to these better choices even on days […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #3 Manage Snacking

In our last post, we talked about customizing our kitchens for a new healthy lifestyle.  The nice thing about these tips is that you aren’t going overboard.  You are just making a few simple changes that will pay off in the long run.  Today, we are going to look at the problem behavior of snacking. […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #2 Redo your Kitchen

**This post may contain affiliate links. I’m going to share some simple tips on how to rearrange your kitchen to support your weight loss efforts.  Obviously one of the main places we have control over is our own kitchen.  It is one of the rare areas in our lives where we have more or less […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #1: Buffet Eating

  I am starting a new series here.  Part of it is to help you, but part of it is to help me too.  I’ve always struggled with my weight and I’ve found a series of really brilliant little tricks to make weight loss much easier. One of the foundations behind these little tricks is […]