Posts Tagged ‘optimist’

The Genius of Never Giving Up

I was contacted recently by an old acquaintance. Brad is a reader of this blog and started to take exception to my style of writing. He felt any idiot could write a blog and I can assure you any idiot is writing this one. He felt it beneath a CPA to write what I do…

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A Recap of 2017 and a Few Resolutions

2017 was one heck of a year. Business was good, investments were good, personal life was awesome. The good news never seemed to stop. Many people like to make New Year’s resolutions. Not me. I forgo the whole ritual. Instead, I plan all year round. When an idea strikes I write it down. It’s a…

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The Pay It Forward Revolution

I can clearly remember the first time I heard about the Pay it Forward philosophy. The year was 2002; the location Schenectady, New York; the event Albacon. Back in those days Mrs. Accountant and I were groupies of the science fiction convention circuit. The insanity only lasted a few years, but it was a fun…

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Walking the Less Traveled Road

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to extend my Thanksgiving holiday by attending a few days of continuing education training. Northeast Wisconsin isn’t a bad place to get an education as long as you can get to Green Bay or the Fox Cities. But when you live in the middle of nowhere it takes…

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A Lifetime of Thanks

It’s easy to forget to feel grateful for all the awesomeness in our lives. We get lulled into a false sense of superiority in our abilities when the blessings flow unfettered. Only when the boom is lowered do we begin to look around and notice how lucky we have been. It’s the Thanksgiving holiday here…

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The Happiest Place on Earth

The Gallup World Poll publishes a report on their findings involving the happiest people on Earth every year. This year National Geographic magazine has an article in their November issue discussing the results, written by Dan Buettner, author of Blue Zones of Happiness. Certain nations top the list every year. Costa Rica, Denmark and Singapore…

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A Life of Failure

I’m such a loser. My whole life has been one failure after another and I’m sick of it. How many times have you felt this way? More than once, I bet. Life, no matter how fortunate, throws periodic curves. This is not a character flaw; it’s life. Hard times define you more than success. Success…

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This Is All an Illusion

This is all a lie; none of it is real. Everything I told you is an untruth, an illusion to get you to do what I want. And even that is an illusion. For nearly two years now people have followed and watched and read this blog. Nobody, until I pointed it out this moment,…

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