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How to get crystal clear about work purpose insight Sep 16, 2022

Inc. magazine published an article this week written by Dr. Moshe Engelberg,an executive coach and author of The Amare Way, a book outlining a process to bring love back into what people do for work.

In the book's description on Amazon, Moshe explains how work is often identical to war with talk...

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You don't really die until you fade from others' memory blog opinion Sep 15, 2022

Anyone who has ever watched the Pixar film Coco will be familiar with this concept.

The children's movie was surprisingly good -- much better than I expected -- because it addressed a fear so many seasoned citizens struggle with today: their legacy.

In Coco, which is based on Hispanic culture,...

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Abysmal diets cause life expectancy to plummet news Sep 14, 2022

This isn't good news for people over 50 who have big hopes and dreams for the second half of their lives.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study a while ago indicating the projected lifespan for American men is 73.2 years and 76.1 years for women. In fact, after...

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Steve Barkley inspires people to Live Forever Young through martial arts features go-getters Sep 12, 2022

Steve Barkley grew up in Sunnyvale, Calif., the heart of Silicon Valley, in the late 1950s and 60s when the area consisted of big orchards and open land.

After graduating from college with a bachelor's degree in business administration, Steve went to work for Advance Micro Devices (AMD) during...

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Finding purpose in the moment insight Sep 11, 2022

I think Jill Pertler harbors the same questions all of us ponder.

Writing at Logan Daily News, Jill confessed, "On one level, I believe I should aspire to have a grand and world-changing purpose. On another, maybe being average and obscure has a purpose in it as well."

That is a dilemma. Do we...

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Financial planners must address purpose as well as tax strategies insight Sep 10, 2022

This concept is long-overdue!

At the Canadian Institute of Financial Planners’ conference in Niagara Falls Sept. 7, the CEO of Vancouver-based Mind Switch Training, Scott Armstrong, described the need for financial advisors to engage clients in deeper conversations, according to an article...

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Purpose is something that gives YOUR life meaning Sep 10, 2022

Author Laura Gassner Otting, who wrote the book "Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life," had an interesting perspective on purpose.

She noted that some people are paralyzed with doubt because they wonder if what interests them is important enough; and...

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Living in the neutral often creates less stress insight Sep 09, 2022

One of my mentors, M.J. James, who runs the Burned Out Business Mom blog, posted an article the other day encouraging people to "live in the neutral."

Too many people are living on the fringes of their emotions, such as burning with rage or adopting a cavalier "I don't care" attitude about...

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Do you count your days or make them count? blog Sep 08, 2022

In Psalm 90;12, Moses is recorded as writing, "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."

When you think about it, that's excellent advice because it reminds us we have a finite number of days to live. That number is chosen in advance of our birth and set by God, who...

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Tips to stay focused and productive insight Sep 07, 2022

If there is a single, most-consistent problem in my life, it's the ability to stay focused and productive. The older I get, the harder it seems to do.

I can do so well in streaks of a few days, then go a weeks without making any forward progress. Many times, it is a self-inflicted wound because...

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