These Unemployment Rates Are Keeping Me Up at Night…

These Unemployment Rates Are Keeping Me Up at Night... #CEO #business #staff #retention #benefits

  In this Current Events Friday’s Post (CE-Friday’s), I’ll clue you in on why the current US unemployment rate keeps me up at night – both as a business owner and as a regular red-blooded American.   CE-Friday’s – “What you need to know today in less than 500 words”       The current US unemployment rate is 3.8% (as of March, 2019)   Why is that 3.8% unemployment number significant?   Well, the running 70-year average had been 5.76% with the all-time high at 10.80% in November of 1982 and the all-time low of 2.50% in 1953…   Meaning that our current 3.8% is creeping into record-low territory, and I don’t know about you but I can’t “tell you what the 50’s like”…       As a CEO, this bottomed out unemployment rate is stressing me out a few different ways   1- Finding the GREAT quality […]

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Mortgage Free or Huge Investments – Which is Best?

Mortgage Free or Huge Investments - Which is Best?

  I am thrilled to welcome back Jon to the blog! He’s written before about non-traditional wireless phone plans, financial resolutions for the new year, and paying off $89,000 in student loans with his wife – and living to tell about it. And today he has another treat in store for us! Jon and Heather (his wife) recently purchased a home, and in the time since that big-ticket buy, they’ve been weighing the pros and cons of paying off the mortgage early vs. investing their extra income (they were debt-free, after all…). In this post, Jon breaks down all the components of which is best – mortgage free… or huge investments?       Mortgage Free or Huge Investments – Which is Best?   When it comes to getting a mortgage, in the personal finance community I’ve heard everything from: “Pay off your home as early as you can,” all […]

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How Not to Have a Stress-Induced Heart Attack Before Age 35

How NOT To Have A Stress-Induced Heart Attack #Stress #anxiety #calm #meditate #peace

Sweaty palms, elevated heart rate, and the constant stream of incomplete yet highly punctuated thoughts… All the while, I was lying in bed thinking, “It’s 0200… GO TO SLEEP!” Which provided exactly 0% help for the situation.   Here we were with another one in a string of sleepless nights where it’s not an uncooperative child or a specific argument that’s got me all ‘riled up’ and thus not sleeping. Nope… What’s happening is an accumulation of 1,000 tiny stressors over the course of an extended period of time all compounding to produce what seems like immediate proximity to the breaking point. Whatever that means… I didn’t know how to characterize that point, just that it was near. And what seemed present on the other side didn’t sound so appealing.   (Photo courtesy of MKulp Photography)   I felt unhealthy and I needed to do something about it. But I […]

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What your Conflict Reveals About your Character

What your Conflict Reveals About your Character

  In this Current Events Friday’s Post (CE-Friday’s), I’ll be discussing a vitally important topic that I literally think about on a daily basis. It’s a self-reflection point I dissect regularly – what does your conflict reveal about your character?   CE-Friday’s – “What you need to know today in less than 500 words”       What your Conflict Reveals About your Character   My dad (Pops) always told me, “It’s easy to lead when everything is going well. But your actions when you’re behind and fighting for life are what reveal your true character.”   Dude was 100% on point with that advice.   First, some current events, then a personal anecdote, and we’ll finish with a challenge question to you.   …Yeah – YOU.     October 29, 2018 – a Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane crashed at sea   All 189 souls on board did not […]

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What I Learned About Success From Interviewing Wildly Successful People

  This post originally appeared on The Money Mix and is republished here with their permission   (Photo courtesy of Al Emmert)     When you think of success what comes to mind?   You probably think of a great business leader like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Elon Musk. Right?   Some of you may think of an A-list celebrity like Kim Kardashian or Taylor Swift. There is no doubt they are all successful people.   However, people define success in countless ways. From the amount of money in their bank account to the number of followers they have on Instagram, everyone strives to achieve their own version of success.   Whichever way someone chooses to define success, it takes hard work, consistency, and persistence.   My passion for helping my readers reach their financial goals led me to interviewing celebrities, influencers and business leaders. Sharing their stories brought […]

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How to Make Your Business More Profitable in 2019

How to Make Your Business More Profitable in 2019

  Today’s guest post strums a chord that’s near and dear to my heart – increasing business profitability. We’ve been on that same quest for the past few years and I was excited to dive into this post when it was sent over. In our experience, there are multiple ways to make your business more profitable over time, but they’re not always easy.    Which approaches are the most effective likely depends on your specific business and customers. But these general principles are great for a variety of businesses. My personal favorites are #’s 2 and 3. Let us know yours in the comments below.       How to Make Your Business More Profitable in 2019   What are you looking to achieve this year? If there’s one goal business owners almost universally agree upon, it’s the desire to make more money. With increased profitability, you can direct more […]

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How to Boost Productivity in Your Service Business

How to Boost Productivity in Your Service Business

  Today’s sponsored post is all about improving business productivity with simple and easy to enact tips so that you can grow your business and continue providing a great environment for your Team.     How to Improve Business Productivity with Simple and Cost-Effective Methods   As a service business owner, you need to provide your customers with top quality assistance every time they hire you— even in the middle of the night when one of their pipes burst. If you own a small business, it’s important to keep your productivity up to please your clients, grow your company, and expand your business. If your efficiency levels are low, your employees could be costing you money, rather than making it.   Low productivity rates in the workforce can increase the number of on-site accidents and mistakes on the job. With this information in mind, consider these useful tips to boost […]

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What Me Quitting Twitter Has to Do with Your Life

  In this Current Events Friday’s Post (CE-Friday’s), I’m quitting Twitter for a while and telling you why you should care.   CE-Friday’s – “What you need to know today in less than 500 words”     A break in the game?    Check the phone.   Daughter steps out of the room?   Check the phone.   Sit on the toilet?   …Didn’t want to go there but, desperate times – ya know?   Say it with me: “Check the phone!”    It’s damn exhausting – so why do we continue to do it? Well, my friends – I no longer will.   I’m quitting Twitter (for a while) and it may have some impact on your life   I was inspired by my friend, Scott (Making Momentum) when he pulled the trigger and took all social media off his phone and severely limited what he’d allow himself to […]

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Know These 3 Things Before you Post on Reddit

  This post originally appeared on The Money Mix (TMM) and is republished here with TMM’s permission.     The following post is by ESI from ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). Itís written by an early 50ís retiree who achieved financial independence, shares whatís worked for him, and details how others can implement those successes in their lives. He is also the author of a free ebook titled Three Steps to Financial Independence and spends a lot of his time interviewing millionaires.   Know These 3 Things Before you Post on Reddit   Several months ago, a friend recommended I give reddit a try. He said there was lots going on at the site and I would enjoy it. “Enjoy” was not the first word I thought of when he mentioned it. I think I was more in the “fear” camp […]

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