Retiring Options: Do You Want a Gap Year?

I want to share with you a blog post by John Duckworth, a partner at the financial planning firm, Trust Company of Illinois (TCI). I presented a seminar for them in June entitled How to Have an Extraordinary Retirement without Compromise. One of the things I mentioned in the seminar was the option of taking […]

Quiz: How Healthy Is Your Self-Esteem?

Over the years, there has been a lot written about the importance of self-esteem. There are advocates for increasing self-esteem as well as people who believe self-esteem can be a deterrent to success.  To me, self-esteem is more than self-confidence. It is the belief in yourself that says you have the right to be successful […]

Do You Know What Is Expected of You at Work?

Gallup researchers found that knowing what is expected of you at work was the most important predictor of job performance. Knowing what is expected of you increases: Productivity Profitability Creativity Happy customers. Knowing what is expected also decreases accidents in the workplace. People tend to act in ways that are consistent with others’ expectations of […]