June 27, 2019

Adjusting Your Failure Quotient

In “Adjusting Your Failure Quotient” I’m sharing a recent event that highlights our need to sometimes approach issues from a different perspective – especially when we are frustrated. Much has been debated over the issues of EQ (Emotional Quotient) and IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and the relative importance of each. As a writer I’d like to add another acronym into the mix: FQ. FQ? Failure Quotient. Your ability to handle adversity, disappointment and the inevitable ‘no’s’ you’ll hear as you try to get people interested in your book, your message, your product, your investment strategy and for financial professionals – just […]
May 1, 2019

Papers Please

In “Papers Please” I’m attempting to address an issue that applies to almost all of us at one time in our lives. Usually at the worst possible time – the need to have access to important papers. In the Cold War movies – it’s always at a border crossing in the dark of night, fog shrouded. Someone in a uniform appears and asks “Papers Please”. The papers I am talking about – while amounting to ID in some form are those we need during important “life events”. I’m having one tomorrow. I’m having a defibrillator implanted in my chest to […]
March 6, 2019

Is Anybody Out There?

In “Is Anybody Out There” I’m attempting to address a question from a listener who wanted to know what being a home-based entrepreneur / writer/ speaker is like. The Pros & the Cons. When I made the decision to give up corporate life, being alone was perhaps one of the hardest things to get used to. I was prepared for the rigours of running my own business (not really, some days I’m still not), but I wasn’t aware of how much time I would have to spend by myself. Alone. During my corporate days, socialization was as easy as sticking my head above the cubicle […]
January 10, 2019

Money, Motivation & More – Episode 27 “Be It Resolved”

In “Be It Resolved” I thought I’d kickoff 2019 by talking about goals versus resolutions.  I know, you’re thinking I’m going to say “goals good!” and “resolutions bad!”. Actually there is much more to it than that. In today’s episode I’m likely to only scratch the surface of the topic. That’s ok too – that’s why there will be future episodes (I hope…). As the clock ticked over to start 2019 we are once again on the verge a new period – a new year. I’d like to drag your thoughts back to January 1, 2018 for a moment, if […]
November 22, 2018

Money, Motivation & More – Podcast Episode 26 “What Do We Want? Money!”

In “What Do We Want? Money!” I’m sharing thoughts about creating a more successful financial future, ignoring the FOMO (that’s Fear Of Missing Out for those of you over the age of 40-something…), determining what our first steps should be and I share a couple of key components that have worked for me. Please don’t think I have this all figured out, I’m still a work in progress, I can and do make financial mistakes, but I try to make fewer of them and of a less significant impact as I move forward. Didn’t stop me from buying juicer though. […]