Focus and Finish

Editor’s note: this article originally appeared in Forbes. My new mantra is “Focus and Finish.” I frequently say these three words out loud to remind myself to focus on getting the job done. As management guru Peter Drucker said, “Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it’s managed, nothing else can be managed.” No matter… Read more »

Harvest the Season

Merriam-Webster’s definition of harvest is to gather, remove or extract a crop or living cell. In the world of finance, it’s the season to review your potential tax liability for the current year and harvest unrealized losses to offset any realized gains.  Realized vs. unrealized. A realized gain (or loss) occurs when an asset or… Read more »

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Are You Ready to Receive?

How comfortable are you with receiving compliments, recognition, gifts, abundance, love? Do you sometimes feel that rejection is more comfortable than being accepted? Marianne Williams states, “Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” For many, the act of receiving is difficult,… Read more »

There’s a Song in Your Heart

Songwriting can be one of our better “stay young” pills because it stimulates wellness, mindfulness, and neuroplasticity through more vibrant mental acuity. The act is simply the ability to hear and create music, to append lyrics, and record, recite or joyfully play them in a pleasing manner for friendly audiences appreciative of our creative effort. … Read more »

Living Life with Intention

We all have the ability to create the life we wish through the words we speak, the emotions we feel and the energy we put into them. That energy can be spearheaded by intentions —affirmative statements of what you would like to experience in life. Whereas goals are specific things you wish to achieve, intentions… Read more »