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What if the negative person is my spouse?

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  What if the negative person is my spouse? Joanne and I address the negative spouse issue. Two months ago my podcast theme was Stay Away From Negative People.  I talked about my 3-hour rule where I’ll spend 3 hours a year with negative friends but certainly not 3 days or 3 weeks on a vacation.  Well, I knew there was the elephant in the room and didn’t address it fully.  I had a whole lot of you ask this…

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Will success make you happy?

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  Will success make you happy? I’ve always been successful but not happy with my work I now have a very regretful Domestic Battery charge on my record I am physician-endorsed Cigarette Whisperer I am an ethnic minority physician in a predominantly white area.  Do you have any advice on how I can increase the number of referrals I get to my medical practice? My biggest obstacle and problem when started working for myself has been the lack of structure…

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What rules are you breaking?

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What rules are you breaking? How can I overcome the resistance, even if I have hope, clarity and freedom? Should I quit a job where I am miserable at without having another job lined up? What percentage commission should I get if that’s my only pay? My Wife is getting frustrated with my low pay. “You are remembered for the rules you break.”  Douglas MacArthur Other Resources: Free Audio Book from  My recommendation this week:  The War of Art: Winning…

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Always remain a student

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  Always remain a student The ad read “Make $25 an hour as a nanny.”  Is that too good to be true? I wrestle with calling versus my passion(s). I am afraid to engage with a community. I’m afraid I’m going to waste peoples time. I am a voice for the ordinary, American worker who works a J.O.B. With all the offers for programs to improve my life, how much should I spend on that process?   “Attempt mastery but…

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Want to remove the boredom from your life?

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Want to remove the boredom from your life? How about a book titled 48 Days To The Wife You Love? 7 Job Seeker Daily Positive Affirmations What questions would/do you ask other professionals in your field? Can I go after “the forbidden rose in the glass case that I’ve been too afraid to approach but love admiring from afar?” “If you’re not trying something right now where you have the strong possibility of failure, your life is probably boring.”  Dan…

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Stop asking for permission

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  Stop asking for permission Do my “nontraditional” educational experiences really have value in the workplace? I make over a $100,000 year, but I don’t really have any skills that could propel me into a new direction. How can I build an audience without having “haters?” What if the negative person in your life is your spouse? I have too many ideas to start my business and achieve what I want. “If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for…

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Let’s have a “come as you will be” party!

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Let’s have a “come as you will be” party! Should I expect a full time job at the end of the 48 Days process? I’m not sure there is any “work” that I would enjoy doing. Could I make money as a caffeine coach? I find it very frustrating not being able to make decisive decisions. “If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.”  Jonathan Winters Other Resources: I have an 11-page checklist to help you identify What’s…

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Stay away from negative “friends”

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  Stay away from negative “friends” Here’s how I’m attending Escaping Shawshank!   Update on Caleb’s progress I’m trying to jump-start my career and it’s depressing to get negative feedback from family and friends. I am discouraged because I feel like I’m not qualified and worthless. What can a Christian wife do (besides nagging) to help her husband find a new path and a new direction? Would you consider advertising through a vehicle wrap on our 30 ft Airstream? “Keep…

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Can you change how you see your circumstances?

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  I really want to make $150,000 + this year.  I saw your interview with Michael Hyatt about how to do that.  Do you think someone can do this starting (nearly) from scratch? How can I get past a poor work history? Can I leave a good job after only 10 months? Life does not allow me to do what I most enjoy. What are your thoughts on the statement, “Jack of all trades and a Master of none.” “We…

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Why do the rich get richer and poor get poorer?

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  Hundreds of you responded to this question.  Here are the common themes and principles we can all be encouraged by. Here are the 10 Principles repeated over and over again from listeners said to be true of the person headed toward success and wealth. Expects Success Creates a clear plan Works Hard Avoids Debt Is teachable and a lifelong learner Exercises self-control, persistence, and delayed gratification. Accepts Personal Responsibility Keeps Good Company Is Opportunity conscious Enjoys the present but…

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