Now that the new year is underway, and you’ve had a chance to get out from under the resolutions that never quite got off the ground, you’re in the perfect position to step back, re-evaluate and set some new benchmarks to get back on track for 2018. Here are five tips to keep your goals tight:
First, your 2017 taxes will not be affected. And remember, nothing has passed into law yet, so time will tell if we even end up with any kind of tax reform.
Currently, there are two versions of tax reform: one proposed by the house and the other by the senate. They seem very close:
If bad habits are tripping you up at this time in your life, then there’s no time like the present to make a shift. The only way to grow is by developing different habits, so the more intentional you are about creating them, the easier it is to grow. Habits are simply repetitive actions, so deciding to shift is a matter of taking a different action.
We have a lot of talk these days about equality and needing equal rights for all. Not a bad thing but, after a meeting with the lovely Esi Hardy of Celebrating Disability a few weeks ago, it made me think - how different are we really? Esi was talking about how difficult it is for someone in a wheelchair to enjoy being in a pub where people mainly stand and therefore, they are essentially out of the conversation.
Last weekend my wife and I re-watched the charming 2014 comedy Hector and the Search for Happiness, starring the always delightful Simon Pegg. Hector is an unhappy, unsatisfied psychiatrist who undertakes a global search to uncover what truly makes people happy. Here are a few of the things Hector discovers along the way, all of which echo findings in numerous studies on happiness (including a fabulous book with a similar theme,
Recently, the S&P 500 Index's bull market became the second-longest and the second-best market in recent history. If you include reinvested dividends, stock prices are up 340 per cent from the low point after the financial crisis in 2009.
It's easy to think it's been easy money — you just put your chips on the table when the market hits the bottom and let them ride.
Once again the dreaded month of February – LOVE MONTH – is upon us men! Oh lord! It’s the month where more men than not are left scratching their heads trying to figure out what in the world they can do to demonstrate their love for their significant other year after year. No doubt its tough men, and unlike the early relationship, days where life pressures were lower and our attraction sensory systems were on high alert, the longer a relationship goes the more obstacles old man life puts in the way – all designed to suck the word “romance” right out of a relationship.
A while ago, I had the opportunity to audition to be a speaker for TEDx. It was an interesting and sometimes stressful process to get to the big stage in front of a large audiance; but it was a journey worth taking! Especially since I was selected to give my TEDx talk live! I really enjoyed competing for a spot in the “BIG SHOW”, but one of the really amazing aspects of the journey was the opportunity to listen to other regular people like myself getting up on stage and sharing stories about their life experiences, work skills, and passions.
1. Get Moving!
So many of us are fair-weather exercisers, which is great when the sun is out, but can mean we are really stuck in the wintertime. So, THIS is the season to make more of a point to exercise than ever, knowing that if you don’t make it part of your to-do list on an ongoing basis, it can be easy to adopt the old “it’s too cold/grey/rainy outside to do anything active”.
One of the things that comes up frequently when you trying to build your business is knowing your why.
Your 'why' gives you the passion and the drive to keep going. It helps you to know in yourself why you are doing it and brings your emotion to the fore (in a good way) when you are discussing what your business is with others.