Life & Planning

You Deserve a Say

The final days of America’s favorite radio DJ were a nightmare. According to reports and various court proceedings, Casey Kasem, who suffered from Lewy body dementia (a disease similar to Parkinson’s), lived out his final days being controlled by a wife who did not seem to have his best interests at heart.   Everything surrounding…

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Speak Up (or Forever Hold Your Peace)

Many of you were born with next to nothing and worked your way up to where you are. And now, for many of you, your kids were born with everything. So, where does that leave them?   It leaves them trying to prove their worth.   Your children’s stories are different from yours—it’s just a…

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Could You Pass the Test?

Back when Jay Leno hosted The Tonight Show, one of his most famous skits was called, “Jaywalking,” where he would go out into the streets and ask random passers-by questions about current events in America and our history.   The answers often were nothing less than astonishing. He’d ask things like, “What special group advises…

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What the Universe is Telling You

Picture that strange, memorable event that happened to you, after which you were left scratching your head and thinking, “What a coincidence.”   It could be something that looked like it happened completely by chance. On one specific day, on one specific occasion, the heavens dictated, the stars aligned, the winds whispered, the right people…

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You Still Have Time to Inspire

As a man was passing by some elephants being trained, he was confused by the fact that only a small rope wrapped around their back legs held these huge creatures. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds; but for some reason, they did…

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Time to Clean Out Your Closet

We’ve all done it at some point—there was some outfit or pair of pants that clearly had no business staying in your closet any longer. And yet, there it hung. From time to time, you may have even tried it on again, hoping this time it would fit. But there’s no denying it—we grow out…

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Make Time Stand Still

What if you could make time stand still?  Would you do it?   Cryogenic freezing is the technology that keeps you frozen and then come back to life at a later time. Would you consider doing it?   Maybe you’d consider it in the hopes a cure would be found for your disease or to…

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You Have Money… Now Can You Keep It?

What do Wayne Newton, Mark Twain, and MC Hammer all have in common? They all declared bankruptcy after amassing a great fortune through their trades and talents. Their cautionary tales seem to prove one commonly held belief to be true: Making money is not the hardest part—the hardest part is holding on to it.  

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You Don’t Have to Feel the Sting of Regret

As the war was coming to an end in the epic Steven Spielberg classic, Schindler’s List, Oskar Schindler, beautifully played by Liam Neeson, lamented to Itzhak Stern on his regret at not being able to add even more names to his list of those he had been able to save. “I could have got more.…

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Do You Have a “Hall of Fame” Focus?

Ted Williams may have been the most focused hitter to ever play major league baseball. His .344 career batting average and 521 home runs prove that the precise strategy he used to predict what pitch might come next and the precision he brought to the plate clearly worked for him. He was also the last…

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