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The 4-Hour Chef

Does the world really need another cookbook? How many different ways are there to boil an egg or crumple a souffle? The answer, upon reading a few snippets of “The 4-Hour Chef,” is an immediate, “Yes! The world really does need another cookbook. This one.” More than just a cookbook, it is also a self-help guide. It’s easy and fun to …

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Trust Me, I’m Lying

Forget everything you thought you knew about how the news media investigates stories, because in his new book “Trust Me, I’m Lying,” Ryan Holiday reveals startling information about bloggers and the media. In his book, Holiday shares with readers insider tips about how media manipulators blur the lines between fact and fiction to get readers’ attention. You may ask yourself, …

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The Cold Calling Equation

The “Cold Calling Equation” is a how-to manual for sales people wanting to learn proper cold calling techniques. The book breaks with traditional techniques like the funnel method and looks closely at the process by addressing the different stages of a cold call from start to finish. The book then gives a detailed analysis of common problems at each stage, …

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The Entrepreneur’s Secret to Creating Wealth

Business financing expert, Chris Hurn, released his first book ever, The Entrepreneur’s Secret To Creating Wealth: How the Smartest Business Owner’s Build Their Fortunes, to help small business owners finally realize financial freedom.  Hurn believes that it is “the entrepreneurial spirit makes America great.”  This is why he has decided to share his wealth-building strategies with other business owners across …

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Creating Time

How often do you hear people say, “I need more time.”? I typically hear this from people when they are talking about how they simply do not have the time to do the things that they really enjoy; this is quickly followed by a question asking how I manage to have a full-time job, travel, go on adventures and always …

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59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot

HAPPINESS – Contrary to popular opinion, positive thinking often fails. The real path to happiness is discovered by using a pencil, a diary, consciously expressing gratitude and small acts of kindness. One of the great quotations that the reader will remember in the weeks, months and years to come is that, “about 50 percent of your overall sense of happiness …

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Certified in Wilderness First Aid

In May 2009, I acquired the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification from SOLO.  I was anxious attending this course as I’ve never been interested in learning this skill set, however after hiking miles into the backcountry with my son and many others I dealt with the anxiety and took the course.  It’s been a few years and my certification had …

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Taking Notes with Moleskine

Note-taking, it’s something that I have done for as long as I can remember.  I would take notes in class, lectures, training programs, on the phone, at work in meetings, etc.  It would help me keep information as well as have a record of what was covered. My system of note-taking remained the same from the day I started in …

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At Squad School

Rather odd that as I arrived in New York that there was an earthquake in New Hampshire and then later that night one in Texas.  I had family and friends contacting me from both states about the earthquake joking about the end of the world.  And where was I?  I was about to embark on a 5-day boot camp that …

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Learning New Skills

I’ve done a fair amount of food prepping in my life; growing up as a child, then as an adult storing food, and then helping others. I recently came across this article over on Authorized Boots and found it to give not only a good primer on the subject, but some great tips as well. Check the article out and …