Entries from April 2008

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

25 Things I Know at 55 that I Didn’t Know at 25

This is a guest post written by Penny, a regular reader of our blog.  Inspired by a recent article my father wrote entitled “What I Know at 64 that I Didn’t Know at 24”, Penny decided to write a list of her own.  Here are 25 things she has learned over the last 30 years.

I […]

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

40 Practical Tricks for an Ordinary Rubber Band

My father always carries a couple rubber bands with him wherever he goes.  You can find them in his car, wrapped around pages in his planner, or simply hanging around his wrist.  Recently, I asked him why he always seems to have a rubber band at his disposal.  He said, “They’re damn practical, that’s why!”
This […]

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

20 Things The Millionaire Next Door Does NOT Do

The millionaire next door does a lot to get ahead, but you can be pretty sure the list excludes the following 20 points.
The millionaire next door does NOT:

Pay for Lawn Service – You could save $150 a month, get some healthy exercise and maybe even a bit of a tan just by mowing your own yard.
Go to a […]

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

What I Know at 64 that I Didn’t Know at 24

This is a guest post written by my father, Drew.  He is a wise man.  I am honored by his decision to contribute to our blog.  In his own words, here are 10 life lessons he has learned over the last 40 years.

Key to a Happy Marriage: Listen to the story, then listen some more, then listen even more. Don’t try to offer […]

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

A Simple Living Guide to Buying “Stuff”

I’m an advocate of simple living, clutter free environments and resource conservation.  I always choose quality of quantity, clean over complex, and sunlight over lamp light.  When I’m alone in my house during the day, I typically turn off all the lights, open up the blinds and blog or read in the glow of the […]

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

9 Effective Ways to Exploit a Sudden Burst of Clarity

Have you ever experienced a sudden burst of clarity?  You know, the brief, highly prolific moments when all the answers seem within reach.  These moments are filled with sparks of creative energy and productive awareness.  When operating from a mindset of clarity, you are in a mental state of abundance with no bounds or restrictive limitations to […]

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

The ABC’s of Productive Living: 26 Tips from A to Z

Practice your ABC’s daily to live a more productive and proficient life.

A.
Avoid negative people, negative habits and negative sources of information.
B.
Believe in yourself and your closest confidants.
C.
Create a healthy balance between career, family and social responsibilities.
D.
Dare to be unique and creative.
E.
Enjoy yourself everyday. It’s quite possible there will be no tomorrow.
F.
Find what you love and […]

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

33 Inspirational YouTube Videos Conveying Genuine Life Lessons

The following list contains 33 of my favorite inspirational and motivational YouTube videos.  Each video clip tells a different tale, a unique story conveying subtle lessons about life, love, happiness and success.  I’ve been bookmarking these slowly over the course of a year or so.  Each one is certainly worth watching at least once.  Enjoy.
1. […]

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Hack People’s Emotions to Rest via “The Break Script Technique”

On occasion, we all find ourselves knee deep in a heated discussion that seems to be escalating rapidly without any sign of resolution or agreement.  As soon as the intensity elevates, agitated personal emotions are bound to influence the direction and tone of the conversation.  These emotional influences usually cloud the open-minded exchange of information with […]