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State of Mind Determines State of Life

By John Stevens | August 4, 2018 |
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The Mind is an Amazing Instrument! Well, this week I'm turning to a related, and even more central, aspect of your life. James Allen wrote As a Man Thinketh over 100 years ago and it still stands recognized as one of the most important examinations ever undertaken of how one's thought processes affect his or…

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8 Traits of Effective Leaders

By John Stevens | August 4, 2018 |
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Effective Leaders Have These 8 Traits   In this issue we'll examine traits of effective leaders, with a particular view to millennials and leaders of millennials.  Kimberly Fries, herself a millennial, reports that younger people entering the world of work, more than ever, commonly change jobs several times early in their careers. The days of…

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Covered Calls – Fact and Fiction

By Michael Harris | July 1, 2018 |
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Writing covered calls has been a staple in professional portfolio manager's toolbox (including mine) for at least twenty years.  It is frequently used and written about because its part of a sound investment strategy that never goes out of style. It's also part of a tool-set that is often misunderstood, misused, and peddled like maps to the Lost Dutchman Goldmine. We're…

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Avoiding Sales Friction

By John Stevens | June 20, 2018 |
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When you call a company's customer service number or, worse, their sales line, how do you like it if you have to go through multiple automated menus and then wait on hold for ten minutes or longer? Does it encourage you to do more business with them? How do you feel about recommending such a…

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