The Accountability Blog

Month: December 2008

Change Your Paradigms … Be Accountable To Build Your Business

“Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible.” – Richard Jefferies -Nineteenth century English naturalist and novelist. An individual’s paradigms are the set of rules by which they think the game of life is played.  Your paradigms dictate the way you see the world around you.  You can have major improvements in your life by shifting your reference points.  Since your paradigms are

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Defense Driven Accountable Business Growth

What drives your company, the offense or the defense? I went to a football game recently.  My team won 33-22.  You may think that the offense ran away with the game, running up a whopping 33-points and really sticking it to the competition. The truth is that the offence was non-existent.  The offence only managed to gain 121 total yards.  As a matter of fact that is the fewest yards ever by a team in

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Maximize Your Referrals

My wife and I met with our financial advisor, Karl, earlier this week.  We spent an hour reviewing the performance of our portfolio, re-clarifying our personal investment goals, and discussing our estate-planning situation. Karl is thorough.  We have the utmost confidence in his work and the firm he is associated with.  In addition to the “business” part of the meeting, Renee, Karl, and I discussed our children and their interests.  The time went by quickly.

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The Art Of Great Listening

If I listen, I have the advantage; if I speak, others have it. – From the Arabic The average person spends over 70% of his/her life in an awakened state. During this time, you are constantly communicating either with yourself or with others. Good communication skills are critical to success. People judge you by your ability to effectively convey your thoughts. There are four main modes of communication: reading, speaking, writing, and listening. Reading, speaking

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Seven Steps To Being Accountable for Your Wealth and Happiness

I just received a magazine in the mail that is dedicated to exclusive homes that are for sale around the United States.  The houses range in investment from $750,000 to over $36 million.  Of course the $36 million dollar home has a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe and is complete with a three-hole golf course! Personally, I am in the middle of an extensive remodeling project on my home.  I know how fast you can

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