Where You Shop Matters: Implications of the Amazon and Whole Foods Merger

Let’s face it. What you put on and in your body matters. Consequently where you shop also matters. This week Amazon.com announced its proposed merger with Whole Foods. The proposal sent shock waves through the food industry, as a whole, and the organic food industry in particular. So what does this mean for the consumers? …

Affordable Health Care and Implications from the Senate Proposal

The current Senate proposal on creating Affordable Health care has been made public. The proposal fails to address the question of affordability for the average American wage earner, particularly those earning $100,000. Affordable Health: What is the cost $100,000 seems like a large income and most households would gladly receive it. But consider this, the …

Home Security: 7 Quick Tips on how to Keep Your Home Sweet (and Secure)

We all long for summer and the opportunity to be outside and go away on a needed vacation. Yet, a recent report from the Bureau of Justice statistics reveals that home burglaries increase during the summer months. Home burglaries are crimes of opportunity. That is, a thief notices an open window or lawn equipment is …

Six Great Content Marketing Tips

As a teacher of leadership and entrepreneurship, I am interested in learning the secrets of success. We all face challenges in our business or marketing endeavors, particularly in the area of content marketing. Yet occasionally you find a story in which the definition of “overcoming” is, well,  redefined. The story of Abdullahi Muhammed  is especially inspiring. Mr. Muhammed …

Highly Effective Habits of Successful People

  The Essential Habits of Highly Effective People 1. Give others credit Abundant leaders care little about who gets credit. They live with the mantra of TEAM, that is, Together Everyone Achieves More. True leaders posses the effective habits that great ideas can come from any source, and that there is no limit on sources …

Financial Security in Retirement

Financial Security in Retirement Defined What is financial security in retirement?  This articles defines retirement security as: “The accumulation of sufficient capital by a target retirement age to be able to buy a guaranteed, lifetime, inflation-protected retirement income payment that, in combination with Social Security and any employer-provided benefits, allows the person to maintain their desired …

ChemTrails: Where are They Leading You?

Chemtrails or Contrails Earlier today I saw a jet streaking through the sky. It is a very cold day in Southeast Michigan and chemtrails flowed from the exhaust of the engines. I enjoy that type of imagery yet I paused to reflect on the scene. Sadly, my first thought was of chemtrails, not contrails. A …

Retire Retirement: What is your Flexible Opportunity?

Retirement? What do you think of when you hear the word? The notion of retirement is changing rapidly yet many people have not adapted to the new reality. What you need to know as your first career winds down. retirement variables LIVING LONGER. Men who will turn 65 in 2030 can expect to live six …

Reject Rejection to Embrace Your Future

“Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events. Fear in human beings may occur in response to a specific stimulus occurring …