The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us…

Extrinsic is the old carrot-and-stick approach – the hope of gain and the fear of loss. This includes payroll and bonuses. Intrinsic motivators are more powerful and can be broken down into 3 categories…

Faster, Better Results Now: A Boring Tool That Really Works

The human mind has a character flaw that can destroy your financial progress if you don’t control it with discipline. We are attracted to shiny, bright solutions that appear cutting-edge over perfectly suitable, proven alternatives that are boring but well within our grasp. Here’s one boring tool that just plain works. The question is, “Do you want the result or don’t you?”…

How To Play To Win… With Balance

I want to share a story with you from my coaching practice. It comes from a client who is a very successful trial attorney and was embroiled in a bitter legal battle. Now, you may be asking what does a trial attorney’s life as a warrior have to do with me? The truth is we are all warriors whether entrepreneurs, investors… or trial attorneys. We are all fighting our battles to win and this message is relevant for all warriors in pursuit of success – which probably includes you…

A 10% Safe Dividend On The Dow 30?

We live in an increasingly complex investment environment. It’s no longer sufficient to master just stocks, bonds and real estate because financial engineers are busily creating all kinds of hybrid investment products to satisfy demand. These Frankenstein-type investments usually involve derivatives and create complex risk profiles that few people have the expertise to analyze. In this post I explain the same three step process that helped my financial coaching client sort through the confusion and make a smart investment decision…