‘Renting’ the American Dream

Nest eggs, emergency savings and college funds should not be put off, or suffer a major hit, in the pursuit of other goals.


The summer season is coming to a close. All those vacations, family visits and local adventures may have spurred your clients’ interests in earning some extra income through the purchase or rehabilitation of a rental property. Whether they’re targeting long-term tenants, extended-stay business travelers or weekend warriors a la Airbnb, there are many opportunities to […]

‘Routine’ Success

What regularly scheduled activities keep you focused and on the path to achieving your goals, both large and small, throughout the year?


We’re well into the summer months, a time when many people opt for shorter workdays and longer vacations. A recharge every now and then is fine – it’s even encouraged, as we can disconnect, soak up whatever it is that we enjoy and emerge re-energized, re-committed and ready to work! The only downside to this […]

Making the Most of Vitamin V

In the summertime, this type of joy is often derived from vacations, or a healthy dose of Vitamin V. These brief breaks from reality allow us to disconnect, recharge, and return to our daily lives and obligations renewed, refreshed and reinvigorated.


All living creatures need a certain amount of vitamins and nutrients to maintain a strong, healthy existence. Humans are no different, save for the fact that we need a few extra “boosts” to keep ourselves functioning at our best. Eating a healthy diet is one way to achieve this goal, but it’s only part of […]

Achieve Peace, Mindfulness Without Meditation

Add some Zen to your personal space, both at home and in the office. If zen for you involves traditional items like a small Buddha statue, desktop Zen garden or Bonzai tree, great.


Silence does not automatically equal success Peace comes in many forms Removing the negative can be just as valuable as adding the positive The benefits of meditation are lauded and proven. No one is arguing that whether it’s a few quiet moments in the morning, a peaceful, solo run at lunch or a full-out, 20-minute […]

Want to Be More Productive? Get Things Done!

Once your list of tasks has been set, get to it! Keep a standing weekly self-review on Friday to determine what you did well, where you can improve, and how you can work to continually define and wrangle those undefined tasks that can create extra work and derail productivity.


It may seem like the most obvious – perhaps even patronizing – productivity tip myself or anyone else has ever given you but, are you ready for it? If you want to be more productive, you should try harder to get things done, or GTD. This isn’t your average Jersey Shore acronym, however. Instead, it […]