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Category Archives: Life & Career Success

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

I love this quote from Ferrazzi’s book, Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time: “As my dad used to say, no one becomes an astronaut by accident.” A key secret to success in any endeavor is the intent to achieve it (Ferrazzi, 23). Once you have a clearly established goal in life, you can… Continue Reading

Keeping the kids safe

Last year, a nearby community experienced the horror of a child kidnapping. Jessica Ridgeway was kidnapped and killed within a weeks’ time frame. She was 10-years-old and walking to school when it happened. She was covering the same few blocks to a friends house that she had covered numerous times before. A suspect is in… Continue Reading

Travel Safely

Whether you are flying, driving, riding the rails old school like, or going by magic carpet, anytime you travel you are taking some risk. The rewards are generally worth the risk in most cases, but there are a few basics you can do to protect yourself from being the victim of a crime. If you… Continue Reading

Surviving Terrorism

Whenever an incident like the bombings in Boston occur, there is first the search to find the offender, then will come the “how could this have been prevented“ question. The answer to the second question may not be one of institutional culpability, but more of personal responsibility. We’ve all been taught to drive defensively –… Continue Reading

Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they are out to get you

This week we explore author Ira Lipman’s excellent book, How to Be Safe: Protect Yourself, Your Home, Your Family, and Your Business from Crime. I believe that part of the secret to living a successful life is knowing how to protect yourself and your family from threats and Lipman does a good 360-degree job of showing… Continue Reading

What do Galaxy Quest and the Hudson River have in common?

When US Airways 1549 was forced to ditch in the Hudson River, there were quite a few people who were very happy that the Captain had some grey on the sidewalls and that he’d also been a glider pilot. There’s something to be said for experience. According to author Brian Tracy, in his book Flight Plan: How… Continue Reading