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Is Working Online Too Good To Be True?

One thing I like about working online is that you can work whenever you want. One thing I don’t like about working online is it does NOT guarantee your success. I’ve ran a few web businesses into the ground and it’s painful. You work thousands of hours for free and have nothing to show for it. You…

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Always Working Toward Feeling Good

Studies show that an average income earner will get rich if he or she starts hanging out with rich people. And… according to business coach Colin Sprake, if a wealthy person were to spend enough time with a blue collar crew. That wealthy person would in fact lose his fortune. That’s insane in the membrane, and…

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Going Green, No Toxic Cleaners In This House.

I’ve taken on a job educating families on how to rid the toxic cleaners out of their life. The products I show people are environmentally friendly, cost effective, and they work better than any toxic cleaner you can think of. I can’t help but want to show people how to become an online customer because…

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Chocolate, Wine, & GoPro at The Vancouver Wine Show

I often block out one weekend in February to work the Vancouver Wine Show. My job description is as follows: Give out, and sell chocolate. Sample wine This year I enjoyed the second half of my job description the most, but five years ago it was a different story. Five years ago I had the idea that if you’ve tried…

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Imagine Failing, And Loving Every Minute Of It

I’m sure you know the saying, “If at first you don’t succeed then try, try again.” That saying is going to be the message I share at this years Toastmasters International Speaking Competition. The first of a five round competition takes place in March. If you’re unfamiliar with the ‘Toastmasters International Speaking Competition’ think of it…

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Positive Affirmations That Help You Almost Immediately

Before talking about affirmations I have to wonder if you think you’ll live a long life? Until recently I didn’t think I’d live to see tomorrow. I remember being 19 and doing a wheelie along the main street of the small town I called home. I had a Kawasaki Ninja with an exhaust you could hear for…

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The Odd Truth About Early Retirement, And Your Health

Are you working toward early retirement? Well here is something to chew on. Since my early 20’s I’ve been hanging around unemployed people. That’s right, it’s often these people:  And ME! I’ve also seen the alternatives I know for a fact that if you find yourself hanging with the alternative, there is a way out. Yes, but we are…

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Stop Learning The Hard Way

Being a public speaker isn’t easy when you’re trying to change people’s lives, and they’re looking at you like you’re an idiot. At that point you are an idiot!! Perhaps you just like to learn the hard way. My dad once said, “I’m not going to show you how to do anything anymore Devin, because you learn the hard…

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Why I Took Up Public Speaking, And Maybe You Should Too

Many moons ago I wrote a book. I wanted to publish that book so I went to Author101 University, Las Vegas. I attended a workshop with a world-renowned non fiction author. She had a question and answer period to which I asked a question I cannot remember. I do remember her response. She said, “How old are you?” “28,”…

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There’s Big Reward In Speaking Up

I live on the second floor in a four story wood frame condo building. Our elevator has been broken for six weeks so I’ve been walking past the condo below me. One day the lady who lives in the condo stopped me and said, “You know, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about your…

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