• Ten Pieces of Inspiration #115

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Gloria Steinem on looking for the right person “Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.” – Gloria Steinem …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #114

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. This past week, our family has been talking about places in the world that we’d like to visit. As I often do, I pulled out a bunch of photographs of …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #113

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Gandhi on action “Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandhi There is no clearer representation of what you truly value than what you actually do with your time and energy. …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #110

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Henry Stimson on trust “The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.” – Henry Stimson It can be very difficult to extend trust to someone …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #109

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. This past week, I finally hit my limit on winter and I’m ready for spring and summer to return. In order to make myself feel better about it, I filled …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #108

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Paulo Coelho on ideas for living “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” – …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #107

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Michael J. Fox on doing it right the first time “If you don’t take the time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #106

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Thomas Jefferson on religion, politics, and friendship “I have never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend.” …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #105

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Lefse One of the things I associate strongly with the holiday season is the making of potato lefse. For those unfamiliar, lefse is a Norwegian food in which potatoes …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #104

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Jason Pollock on genuine kindness What kind of person are you when no one you know is looking? That’s the person you really are. “The most genuine acts of …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #103

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Quentin Crisp on career direction It’s really tempting to switch careers, but sometimes it’s worth asking whether or not our skill set wouldn’t best be served staying put or …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #102

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Haruki Murakami on money and time This was one of the most difficult lessons I’ve ever had to learn. “Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #101

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Abraham Lincoln on enemies and friends When you have someone that you’re in conflict with, you’re far better off finding common ground with that person and getting past the …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #100

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. Since this is the 100th “pieces of inspiration” article, I decided to do something a bit different. As many of you know, I’m a voracious reader. I read several books …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #99

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Kahlil Gibran on learning You don’t have to like someone to learn from them. “I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #98

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Stephen Covey on the tools for change We have what we need to bring about change in our lives. “Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #97

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Lao Tzu on past, present, and future The only worthwhile way to think of the past and the future is to think of them in terms of how they …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #96

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Simon Bailey on a miserable life People do this far too often. They go to a job that makes them miserable, then come home and use what little energy …

  • Ten Pieces of Inspiration #95

    Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. This week, I helped my children collect pictures of rain for a school art project related to the ongoing drought here in Iowa. Several of the pictures were so beautiful, …