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The Art of Wealth is a Must for Financial Success

One plus two does not always equal three. In finance, you can do everything right and still lose big. It is not enough to work hard, save and invest. You have to work hard on the right opportunity, be in the right place at the right time. This is The Art of Wealth.

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Do you Have a Poverty Mentality?

The way you think about money can have a huge influence on your ability to create wealth. Poverty mentality is a mindset that people develop over time based on a strong belief that they will never have enough money. This mindset is driven by fear and can cause poor financial decision-making.

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Stop looking at your numbers

I tell biz owners “Numbers is the language of business”, but also that numbers rarely tell the truth. Not because we did bad math, but because we look at pictures when we should be watching movies. Want to know how you’re doing? Grab the popcorn.

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Your Mother Was Wrong

Your parents, 3rd grade teacher, college professor and Giant Corporation, Inc. all have you chasing the wrong dream. It’s no wonder most people aren’t excited about where they’re going. My mother thought I was nuts when, after six years, I left the army 29 years ago.

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How & Why to Find a Locally-Owned Bank

The velocity of the dollar. Macro capitalism has given micro-capitalism a bad name. The purpose of capitalism is to create the velocity of the dollar locally – everyone prospers. Big biz takes that dollar away to “headquarters”. Here’s one way to keep your dollar in your town.

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Don’t take advice from T-Rex

The overwhelming majority of small business advice is from people showing us how Giant Corporation, Inc. managed to free themselves from the drudgery of being small to finally become “great”. It’s time these patronizing forces understood that small business and big business are two entirely different animals.

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Business as Community

We’re all supposed to think the rugged individualist is the great American way to do business. I’m a reformed rugged individualist and can tell you that if you want to build a successful business, going it alone is a bad idea. When you go to college you have all kinds of community available to you. When you get an apartment you meet some friends, have a BBQ and build community.

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It’s In The Stars!

As business consultants, we are often asked why one business succeeds and another, almost identical, business flounders. Once, feeling rather facetious, I answered: “It’s in the stars!” It was a stupid, throwaway line, of course, not intended as a serious thought. But, like many a jest, it has a kernel of truth… No, we are not talking about astrology. Sure, we can cast you a horoscope that tells you the most promising time to open your business, and lay everything out in terms of the planets, houses, and all the rest.

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