All posts by Laura Posey

Why Superman Never Swims

Have you noticed that you never see Superman fighting crime in the water? Okay, there isn’t as much crime in the ocean as in Metropolis, but even when there are villains lurking in the seas, Superman

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3 Quick Tips For Accomplishing Your Resolutions This Year

It’s that time of year when many people are falling off the New Year’s resolutions wagon. Some folks say setting resolutions is a waste of time, but I disagree. I love the term resolution because

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Six Business Lessons From An 11-year Old Boy

UPDATE: I originally wrote this post last year when we were scheduled for a monster (for Virginia) snow storm. This past week weather predictions were for about 8″ of snow for Saturday. Imagine my

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How Can A 520-Year Old Math Trick Increase Your Income This Year?

If you have done any investing in the past, you might have heard of the Rule of 72. The rule predicts how long it takes for you to double your investment, given a particular interest rate. The rule dates

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Why Tom Is Going Out Of Business

It happens the same way every time we talk. My friend, Tom, calls me up every so often to ask my advice about his business. Tom has been doing consulting for a little over two years now and his sales just

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The Blind Spot In Your Business

When Ron walked into my office, I could tell he was nervous. When we set the appointment to create his strategic plan together, I could tell that he was excited about his business’s potential but

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What Driving In A Foreign Country Can Teach You About Business

Thursday morning I hopped into a friend’s car at 5:30am Central European Time for the one-hour drive from Bocholt to Duesseldorf in order to attend a BNI meeting. Since I haven’t driven alone in a

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The Purpose of Money

Do you ever stop to wonder why you work so hard? When I ask clients why they work, they all say, “For the money, of course.” Let’s face it – if you stopped getting paid, you’d

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The Only Business Skill You Need To Succeed

I’ll be the first one to admit that running a business can be overwhelming, time-consuming and stress-inducing. But it doesn’t have to be. If you master one simple skill and construct your entire business

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In Defense Of Vacations and General Wandering Around

Did you know that almost all innovations, bright ideas, new discoveries and breakthroughs occur outside the office or laboratory? It’s true. The guy who figured out how to replicate DNA and thereby

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