Category Archives: #money

How to Tame Your Emotions and Make Better Choices

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How to Tame Your Emotions and Make Better Choices: Aligning rational and emotional information processing James Langabeer, 2022, As Featured in Psychology Today Have you noticed that you rarely think at your best when you get really upset? As I watched the Will Smith “slapping” incident at the Oscars earlier this year, I was reminded[…more]

Cultivating Optimism And Leadership In Your Small Business

(Originally Featured in Forbes.com, July 14 2022) Most of us have general predispositions, or tendencies, to either see the world as bright and sunny, or dark and gloomy. Especially given these times—amidst persistent Covid, the war in Ukraine, spiraling inflation, and a declining stock market—it is difficult to stay hopeful and positive. There is nothing[…more]

What is happening to company loyalty?

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Loyalty is defined as a “…a strong sense of allegiance”. I remember in my father’s day, people worked their entire life for one employer! But, nowadays…Have you noticed a change (decrease) in your sense of allegiance to your job? With companies wooing recruits with high salaries and perks, it isn’t any surprise that we’re seeing[…more]

How to Make Better Decisions (in Forbes)

This Article originally appeared in Forbes on November 15, 2021. Businesses and consumers alike routinely make selections between alternatives, or choices. These choices could propel an organization to buy a new building or start a new service line. As consumers, we choose how much to spend and where to live. Decisions are all around us[…more]

Habits, Hunches, and Heuristics: Making the Most of the 3 H’s to Improve Your Decisions

Our unique DNA of decision-making is formed by a combination of what I call the 3 H’s (Habits, Hunches, and Heuristics). Develop a mindful process for choosing will improve your results.

Christmas is Coming! 5 decision tips to avoid supply shortages

You can’t turn on the news anymore without talk about how the “supply chain” is going to kill Christmas! What? How can this be? and wait. What even is a supply chain? On one hand I am happy that the field of logistics has risen to such prominence. I started my career in this area,[…more]

3 Simple Steps to Make a Difference Today

Warren Buffett once famously said that “someone is sitting in the shade today because someone else planted a tree a long time ago.” Breaking that down, there are two critical messages that we can all take away from this. The first is that we need to think long-term and big-picture. We need to be “tree-planters”[…more]

How to Pick a Financial Advisor

You are at the stage where you want to build some wealth, and you know that you should be doing more with your money, but you haven’t yet started. Maybe you are not yet taking full advantage of your company’s benefits, you pay too much in taxes at the end of the year, or you[…more]

Watch Your Emotions to Improve Your Financial Health

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Look to bring congruity between your heart and your mind to improve decision-making. And, watch your emotions!