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A Life of Purpose

Rick Warren’s book, “The Purpose-Driven Life” was phenomenally successful, which actually may be understating it’s popularity a bit. Rick Warren didn’t expect it to sell so much. Click here to watch his response to the book’s success. I believe his book did so well because people have a deep need to know what their purpose […]

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Evil Business

A lot of us have grown accustomed to the idea that the purpose of business is to make money. From this we assume this means that the highest value of a business is money. So we’ve grown to believe that businesses are evil. We cheer when someone talks about tearing down evil business. I see […]

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Golden Eggs

You have probably heard Aesop’s fable, “The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs.” The story goes: One day a countryman going to the nest of his Goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When he took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to throw it away, because […]

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River of money

Our household contains a river of money. Money comes into our household and flows out into various places. We pay for housing, our health, clothing, recreation, and automobiles to name a few. Money is always flowing through. Each month, whether we are conscious of it or not, we are making choices about how to direct […]

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Beware of Eeyores

This blog came from our Steam Engine Financial Coaching web site. Spending time with negative people will decrease your personal effectiveness in life. If you’re wanting to venture out, try new things, learn and grow, and seek to make a difference, these negative people are not the people you should be spending your time with! […]

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Entertainment as a Positive Influence

When we have plenty of positive influences In our lives, we will be in a better position to find and live our calling. Today we look at an easy way to get some more good stuff in our minds. There are a variety of ways to watch documentaries. I really like the convenience and selection […]

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TED: Ideas worth spreading

Fill Up On Positive Messages

Our ability to accomplish important things in life is influenced by the messages we let into our minds. Often we don’t fill up on positive messages. We get messages all the time from all kinds of sources: TV radio podcasts and blogs news advertising friends, family, co-workers and others If we don’t make a concerted […]

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Stuck in our heads

We are stuck in our heads. We spend a lot of our time on our electronics taking in information from Facebook, Twitter, Internet news, product reviews, and the latest jokes being passed around. The nightly news reports on events. Then the analyst comes on explaining all the things that will result from the events. Economists […]

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My False Self

Sometimes I worry that I will be acceptable to other people and so I attempt to present a version of myself that I think others will like. I hide myself and present a false self. Sure parts of me are there – the parts I think you’ll accept and like, but the rest stays hidden. […]

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Which Will Win: Fear or Love?

Fear Often while we think we’re playing it safe we are just avoiding fear. We are afraid of many things, but at it’s heart we are afraid of losing love and acceptance. For example, we are afraid: to look foolish – we might be shunned of failing – we’ll be labeled a looser of saying […]

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