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Who Thought up Annuity Investment Anyway?

Sep 14, 2010

Annuities have been around a long time, in fact, since Roman times. Romans made a one-time payment to the “annua” and then received a yearly payment back for the rest of their lives. In the 17th century annuities were being used by governments to pay for their hundreds of years wars with their neighboring countries.…

The Anxiety of Signing Up For An Ironman

Sep 13, 2010

I don’t know the reason why or what causes this anxiety, but I couldn’t sleep last night.  Tossing and turning, thinking about business, kids–yes those are the easy ones–bet eventually always coming back to the high noon deadline of signing up for Ironman Wisconsin. This anxiety is coming from false fear I know.  I have read enough and…

High School Memory Meets Chinese Proverb

Sep 8, 2010

In Elgin, IL today on my morning run through the old neighborhood I was reminded of a Chinese Proverb:  “The Best Time To Plant a Tree Is 40 Years Ago, The Second Best Time is TODAY”. 25 years ago the landscaping company was throwing out this Locust tree. This tree looked like the Charlie Brown…

Yo Man,This is Hollywood, What’s Your Dream? Everybody Got a Dream!

Sep 2, 2010

AS Julia Roberts so greatly exemplify’s in the movie, you gotta have a dream!  What is your Dream? Want to turn it into a reality?  A Goal is a Dream with a few parameters attached to it: A goal is the end towards which effort is directed. There are some parameters a goal must have:…

7 Quick Tips to Paying Off Your Car Before it is A Rust Bucket

Aug 30, 2010

Paying off your car doesn’t have to take a lifetime.  With auto loan companies allowing you to borrow money on your car for 8 years, it may seem like a lifetime.  Beat them at their own game, take back control, and own your car before you are driving down the street like a Hillbilly!  I…

Triathlon Season Ends Where It Once Started

Aug 28, 2010

The Cedars of Lebanon triathlon was the second triathlon I ever did.  It was the first “longer” race, and is definitely a great place to race.  Team Magic is the sponsor and their races are well-organized!  I went back and forth whether I was going to even do the race this year, (feeling a little burnt…

3 Quick Hitting Impactful Tips to Reaching Your Goal

Aug 26, 2010

A thought hit me as I was riding my bike the other morning.  I am riding along, it is a somewhat cool morning for Franklin, TN in August, probably around 72 at 6:30 a.m.  During my rides the ideas flow, energy is good and positive, and often clarity and simplicity will follow.  Now, mind you…

Why Does That Mare Always Poop By The Fence?

Aug 24, 2010

This morning I am standing by the kitchen sink enjoying a nice glass of water and looking out the window.  Out the window of the side of our house you can see this nice walkway bridge covering the creek, worn path to the barn, and the horses eating their breakfast.  It is a very normal…

Banff, Canada…A Beautiful Experience

Aug 10, 2010

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Banff, Canada.  What beautiful country and what a blessing it was to visit. Every year some of the carriers provide incentive trips to exotic locations, this years trip was Banff.  The trips are typically all decked out, and this one was no exception.  The hotel accommodations were the…

Triathlon Volunteering Good For More Than The Soul

Jul 25, 2010

As in most volunteer activities the person who is giving really reaps the reward.  The same holds true for Triathlon volunteering, and held true for me today! The Music City Triathlon event was today.  I debated back and forth to volunteer or not.  Not because I don’t like to volunteer, but because I wasn’t sure…

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