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Meditation for Beginners

In this post, Level 1 Life contributing author Christine Wilcox, M.S., shares meditation tips for beginners. Christine is a 200-hour Certified Yoga Instructor and Holistic Health Coach in Syracuse, NY. To learn more or connect with Christine, visit her bio. Developing a meditation practice is like anything else – it takes practice! Regular meditation will help you … Continue reading Meditation for Beginners

The Tough Truth About Time Management

Our perceived reality: life is crazy, and if only I could better manage my time, I could reach all of my goals and feel good about my decisions. The tough truth: time management is not a "thing." Feeling loss-of-control over time is a symptom of a few other things that need managing. Falling behind on … Continue reading The Tough Truth About Time Management

Dream Costs: 5 Steps for Figuring Future Expenses

This is the third post in a series on American PI:E™ – the recipe for early retirement, true autonomy, and reclaiming your American dream. Last time we looked at the left side of the financial autonomy equation: PI:E. We talked about different ways to generate passive income and why that's important to achieving real financial independence. … Continue reading Dream Costs: 5 Steps for Figuring Future Expenses

Shoveling Snow: What the Blizzard of 2017 Taught Us About Discipline

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. - Hebrews 12:11 The path to success is rarely paved with gold or laid out with a red carpet. More often, it looks like our driveway this … Continue reading Shoveling Snow: What the Blizzard of 2017 Taught Us About Discipline

The Ideal Candidate: Three Common Virtues for Uncommon Success

If you've ever sat through an interview, you've probably heard or asked this question: "How would you describe the ideal candidate for this position?" I'd venture to guess that no interviewer has ever answered this question like this: "I'm looking for a real jerk - somebody unmotivated and unwilling to learn. I'd appreciate it if … Continue reading The Ideal Candidate: Three Common Virtues for Uncommon Success

Better than Beasts: Our relationship with money

"A man who has riches without understanding is like the beasts that perish." - Psalm 49:20 Fact: At one point a cat picked stocks better than most investment managers. This alone may be reason enough to take a good look at how we approach money as a culture. If you want a good example of … Continue reading Better than Beasts: Our relationship with money

The Secret of Change

Socrates said “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” All of our energy. Not some, not 50%, not just on weekdays...every day. All of our energy - all of the time. For an alcoholic, pursuing sobriety is not a one-and-done decision. It … Continue reading The Secret of Change

SERVE: 5 steps to world-class service

Ritualize and practice these five concepts to nurture sustainable, world-class service in your organization and your life. If you interact with people on any level (i.e. students, clients, customers, other team members, bosses, or family) - identify your strengths (value proposition) and use this method to build high-quality, loyal relationships. Keep it Simple World-class servers keep … Continue reading SERVE: 5 steps to world-class service

Credit Carbs

This article was originally published on http://www.moneysavvy.com - 2/28/2017 Credit has become the carb of the financial world. We know it’s not good for us in excess, yet we stuff our faces at the slightest hint of temptation. Using credit outside of our ability to pay a monthly balance in-full leaves us bloated, guilt-ridden, and … Continue reading Credit Carbs

Debt Distortion: Why Dave Ramsey and Robert Kiyosaki Are Both Right

Imagine a world where everything you perceive to be true about finance, family, fitness, food, etc... is not what millions of other humans perceive to be true. Not only that - people attempt to bring you down for your beliefs, or talk quietly amongst themselves about how stupid you are for doing the things you … Continue reading Debt Distortion: Why Dave Ramsey and Robert Kiyosaki Are Both Right

5 Modeling Behaviors: How Sinners Can Raise Saints

Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:7 Sponges We've heard it before: our children are sponges. They are building habits over time based on what they observe us do more than … Continue reading 5 Modeling Behaviors: How Sinners Can Raise Saints