The Spring Break Dilemma
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The Spring Break Dilemma

We have been very fortunate over the years and have been blessed with the flexibility to take our boys on some great vacations.  Spring Break often was complete with skiing in Colorado and Utah or a perhaps a relaxing cruise through the Caribbean.  This year we had a dilemma – both boys h

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When Will You Become an Empty Nester?
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When Will You Become an Empty Nester

We are amazed by this term empty nester.  It often has so many negative associations with it: thoughts of loneliness, boredom, and grief, even depression.  Why is this so?  You have given 18 years of your life to a person(s) who has eaten your food, squatted in your home, given you many sl

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Will You Sell Your Business?
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Will You Sell Your Business?

This is a question that often is not asked when starting a business.  But actually, it should be.  The way you approach your business should be directly related to this question.   Are you a Small Lifestyle Business?   Do you plan to run your business so that it can support the li

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Entrepreneurship in the Middle Age
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Entrepreneurship in the Middle Age

New research suggests that Middle Age might be the ideal time to innovate.  According to the Kauffman Foundation, twice as many U.S. born tech entrepreneurs have new start-ups in their 50’s as do those in their early 20’s.  A Harvard study found “twice as many successful founders over

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Will Your Family Business Have a 2nd Generation?
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Will Your Family Business Have a 2nd Generation

We have yet to have the discussion about whether our children should consider being a part of our businesses.  Actually, we have probably discouraged it, as our eldest is in college studying Psychology and the other two boys are on tracks for Global Studies and STEM, respectively.  Why have

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Sail Towards Your True North
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Sailing with our family over the holidays brings our WHY into clear focus, solidifying why our decision to explore opportunities that bring time freedom back into our lives was the right one…why finding the time to bring new experiences into the lives of our children was the best one…and

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Simple Actions Can Have Largest Impact
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Book Review of The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy We must start by telling you, that we are followers of Darren Hardy. We read his magazine Success, faithfully every month and have the Success CD’s in our car for constant personal development. You might expect by the title that this book w

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The Go Giver Book Review
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This book by Bob Burg & John David Mann is only 127 pages, but the 5 laws of business it teaches us will guide you to success that will last your entire lifetime. Whether a plane ride, or a long lunch at your desk, commit the time to enjoy this uplifting story and learn The [...]

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Let’s Look at Leadership Under The Hood…
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They say some people are just "Born Leaders." As a kid, my mother and many others used to tell me that I was a "natural born leader." The way my mother tells it, I was 7 in Girl Scouts and she came to see a production that the Scouts put on. She asked the mom [...]

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