Sell, Sell, Sell – Keys to Effective Sales

Contrary to popular opinion, good sales ability isn’t a skill you’re born with. Instead, you can learn to sell just like you can learn anything else. And if you want to move forward, it is essential that you learn to sell effectively. Success in business starts with selling. Without sales, there is no money coming …

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Half Marathon Training Begins Today

The pressure is on and I’m not sure if I’m excited or petrified. Ms. Financial Slacker registered me to run in a half marathon this coming January. I started running again a few weeks ago and it’s been tough going. The last time I ran a half marathon, I was 5 years younger and 50 …

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Make the Most of Your First 100 Days

Starting today, I am kicking off my first 100 days of fall blogging. I’ve just finished the summer of swim parenting. We’ve driven over 3000 miles crisscrossing the southwest to attend three out-of-town meets in the past three months. Couple that with three more in-town meets, thirteen practices per week, and other non-swimming activities and it’s …

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David Eagleman – Simplifying the Complex

David Eagleman

I’ve known David Eagleman for more than 30 years. David is a neuroscientist who teaches at Stanford. He is a best-selling author, TED speaker, host of the PBS series The Brain, and has many other outstanding contributions to his name. Known for his work on sensory substitution, time perception, brain plasticity, synesthesia, and neurolaw, David is …

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Why Interest Rates Will Remain Low

The United States is caught in a circle of borrowing and spending funded by low interest rates. But that can only go on for so long. We have reached the floor for interest rates and without the political will to reduce spending back in line with tax revenues, we will not be able to grow …

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5 Quick Ways to Improve Productivity

In prior posts, I discussed my recent struggles balancing the different activities in my life. We all have multiple priorities and staying on top of everything can be a challenge. When I find myself slipping in this area, I revisit how I am prioritizing and whether I’m employing effective productivity techniques. Like the air inside …

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Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics is tonight. I still get excited thinking back on historic Olympic moments and look forward to another great games this year. For me, the Olympics represents an opportunity to put aside geo-political differences. It’s the chance for countries to unify behind a common goal and engage in …

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Feedback Welcome and Appreciated

My recent post, Consistency – Monthly Update – July 2016, received a fair amount of feedback, both from comments on the site as well as private emails. As an aside, I have a group of followers that are regularly on the site, but aren’t comfortable posting comments. Instead, they prefer to email me directly. Which by the …

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Consistency – Monthly Update July 2016

Consistency - Monthly Update July 2016

Yesterday, I talked about momentum and how it can work for you or against you. Consistency is the parent of momentum and both are particularly relevant as I write today’s post – the Financial Slacker Monthly Update July 2016 edition. The site reached a few milestones this month. The month of July represents the 8th …

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Momentum Can Be A Powerful Force

If harnessed and channeled, momentum can be a powerful force. Remember the opening scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom? Harrison Ford steals an artifact and puts into motion a series of events including releasing a giant boulder that rolled down the mountain threatening to crush the lead character at any time. When …

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