The 6 Factors of Success And Happiness

The 6 Factors of Success And Happiness

Most of us have a skewed view of what it means to be happy and successful. But… it’s not really our fault.  Our cultural regularly expresses:  Working harder and longer hours than anyone else leads to success.We can’t be happy or successful until we’ve...
The Market Response to Fewer Regulations

The Market Response to Fewer Regulations

This isn’t intended as a political discussion. I am not advocating for or against any particular policy. I am stating my belief that policies stack and have a negative aggregated effect on small start-up companies who have to overcome the entire stack just to begin...
HARD WORK + GOOD HABITS + LUCK = GRATITUDE

HARD WORK + GOOD HABITS + LUCK = GRATITUDE

Tom Corley says things I think and am afraid to say. I worry it’ll come out wrong and fear I may hurt feelings. I never want to blame people for their circumstances. But, I do want to express appreciation for my own. AND, I also understand that at some point, you have...
Getting My Ducks in a Row

Getting My Ducks in a Row

As a financial advisor, I work with a lot of small & large business people. Some are very successful. Some are less successful. None of them fit the description of the cliché dog-eat-dog business man we hear so much about in the progressive media. Most want to...
Duck Soup: I’m Not Done with Michael Shermer!

Duck Soup: I’m Not Done with Michael Shermer!

I ended my last post with a nod to the entrepreneur: “They DID build it.” In my admittedly biased opinion, an individual who takes the risk and puts in the effort matters more than the conditions. Luck is important. Luck can even be the dominant variable in an...
Not So Lucky Ducks!

Not So Lucky Ducks!

As a small business owner, I was intrigued by Michael Shermer’s article in Scientific American earlier this month: Does Success Come Mostly from Talent, Hard Work – or Luck? Ever since Obama declared “You didn’t build that,” I hear arguments on the topic everywhere I...