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    What kind of music keeps you focused during a workout?

    For me it isn't the music itself that is motivating. I have to know why I go to the gym or exercise or practice. And I don't mean the superficial reasons but the REAL reasons. Exercising to be healthy sounds nice but what are you going to do with your health? What aspect of life will you pursue...
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    Success In Real Estate - Fast vs Slow

    I use a property manager. Just figure in 8-10% of the gross rent for property management and work from there. It really is worth it if you don't like the stress of dealing with tenants. When you have a good tenant you sometimes wonder why you need a property manager because it seems so easy...
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    Tony Robbins' Unshakeable

    Has anybody read Tony Robbins' book Unshakeable? I've read most every other book he's written but haven't read that one yet. I heard that Kim Kardashian-West read it and then had Robbins over to the house to speak with her husband Kanye West because he had lost confidence in his abilities. Kanye...
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    What Film Impacted your Development Most?

    While not necessarily an intellectual film, The Matrix has had a significant impact on how I look at things. Obviously, the Red Pill, Blue Pill choice has become a powerful meme for questioning reality. The fact that Neo had the courage to make the choice to possibly upend his own comfortable...
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    Success In Real Estate - Fast vs Slow

    I hear and see a lot of advertisements and "courses" on getting rich in real estate via flipping properties. It's portrayed as a quick and easy way to get rich. It's really not. I've been involved in real estate for most of my life and many of the flippers I know make good money in the up market...
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    Football salaries worth the long term mental toll?

    It's probably not a static question. When players are younger and making millions, living the affluent lifestyle and celebrity that comes with it, it might seem worth the risk. Then, later, when they can't remember their wife's or child's name, it suddenly seems as though it wasn't worth it. It...
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    Perfection Stopping Progress

    With fitness and nutrition information I think you need to be sure it's all correct. If it is then let it loose upon the world. I know that in the fiction writing realm a lot of authors use the term Minimum Viable Product or MVP. Once they have an MVP, they publish. It's usually not perfect...
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    Being Selfish

    I don't remember who it was that said it but I've kept the saying in the back of mind for years. "You never have true control over your life until you learn to say no." It sounds simple but it's not. It is really hard to forge your own path and say no to things you don't want to do. I've never...
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    Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is one of the best books on success you'll ever read

    I tried to read the book but it seemed like a long advertisement for his expensive seminars. I enjoyed Millionaire Next Door and the early Kiyosaki books much better. Unfortunately they are all selling much more than the books so they tend to tease you with the books by giving not quite enough...
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    Sleight of Mouth Techniques

    I stumbled upon the Sleight of Mouth techniques a few years back. They are an extension of NLP and Tony Robbins type methods and are also modeled after Ericksonian Hypnosis. There are 14 techniques that you can use to verbally influence or persuade someone with. I use a couple of them naturally...
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    What weight loss program works for you?

    Over the years the Flu diet has been the most consistent one for me. I get the flu - I lose about 10 pounds - like clockwork. Unfortunately I only get the flu about every 4 or 5 years so I have to use other methods as well. I try to slowly modify my portions to a smaller and smaller size over...
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    Why do you learn languages?

    My girlfriend and her family speak Tagalog so I have tried learning it. For me it's a very difficult language to speak. We travel to Mexico a lot so I've learned some Spanish as well which is much easier. U.S. citizens are lucky/unlucky in that people in many other countries speak English so we...
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    What is the best advice you have for transitioning from student to young adult life?

    I'm just over 50 years old now and semi-retired around 40. It was mainly due to a couple things. First, I'm anti-social to some extent so I don't really like "going out" which save a lot of money over time. I also rebelled a little against fad consumer items or luxury goods. I never had a goal...
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    Dealing with political differences

    This is probably going to sound bad but so be it. After 40 years of following politics very closely, including helping to run local campaigns, and rallying around causes that I felt were important I've decided that none of the causes are really all that important. I realized that all of these...
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    What did you study in school vs. what you do for a living?

    Have you looked at writing and publishing with Amazon? Indie wirting and publishing is a big thing right now and some indie authors are making serious money doing what they love. If you're good at telling a story and write well then it might be something you'd like. There are some good Facebook...
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    Best free language learning apps

    I've used a number of different methods to try and learn languages, mainly Spanish and Tagalog, but none have seemed quite right. The old memorization way doesn't work well for me and, as Lashley101 mentioned above, always thinking in a translation mindset might be a hindrance also. I'm going to...
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    I need help finding my thing. Any tips?

    First of all, you're young so you have lots of time. Relax and enjoy the ride. Second, it seems as though all of your interests can be intertwined if you look at it the right way. Being an entrepreneur is really just a mindset. You look for opportunities and when you find them you pursue them...
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    Rich Dad Poor Dad was a game changer

    I agree completely. When I was in high school in the early 1980's I took an elective class called "Business". There ended up only being about 10 of us in the class and it turned out to be probably the most influential class I have ever taken. The teacher taught us all about checks, credit cards...
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    NLP and Anchoring For Performance Enhancement

    Has anyone tried working with the concept of "Anchoring" for enhancing their performance? I used it a lot when I played basketball many years ago. It worked fantastically. I believe that the idea was originally derived from Pavlov and his dog experiments where he would ring a bell and give the...
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    Definition of Success

    I think that in order to pursue "success" you have to have a firm grasp on just what success means to you. The standard definition entails the accumulation of wealth and consumer items. When I was younger I accepted this definition unquestioningly but, over the years, have since discarded it. In...

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