Monthly Archives: May 2019

How intentional are you?

For the past several years I have tried to be much more intentional about doing the things I need to do to be successful. Too many people tend to float through life hoping that something they do will turn out … Continue reading

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The debt trap

Yesterday’s post sparked a lot of interest among my readers so I thought I would follow it with some information about the debt crisis facing many Americans. Here are some statistics being reported about debt in 2019. Consumer debt recently … Continue reading

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Dealing with personal debt

Years ago I used to list all my debts for the month and write out to the side which week I would pay each one. The list of creditors was quite long, and some months the money didn’t go far … Continue reading

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Competitors or colleagues or both

I haven’t posted much the past few days as I was getting ready for an auction I had on May 21. In addition to my own auctions, I’ve been working for other auctioneers as well. Last week I worked for two … Continue reading

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Profit is not a dirty word

There is a misconception among some people that anyone who starts a business that makes them wealthy is doing something wrong. We hear people continually saying that we must “tax the rich” as if they aren’t already being taxed. The … Continue reading

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Educating your customers

The old adage “The customer is always right” isn’t true. Sometimes they don’t have a clue what they are talking about. Sometimes they know just enough to be dangerous, and sometimes they don’t know enough to ask questions. Any of … Continue reading

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How to better serve your customers

In 1947 the Christmas classic Miracle on 34th Street was released. It has been a seasonal favorite ever since. In the movie the real Santa Claus is hired to play Santa at Macy’s Department Store. The movie has several plots going on … Continue reading

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