Poor Writing Is Costing You Money

Poor Writing Skills Are Costing You Money

Poor writing skills are costing you money. At best, poor writing causes a bit of confusion, resulting in minutes or hours of work while trying to understand a message. At its worst, however, poor writing costs you opportunities worth thousands of dollars or more. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working as a writer or working in a factory; proper communication skills are important. If your message is unclear, people will not spend much time trying to make sense of it. This results in people paying less attention to your ideas, increased work and inconvenience for everyone involved, losing job opportunities, […]

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The Energy Bus

[Book Review] The Energy Bus

Summary The Energy Bus focuses on 10 key principles to make your life more fulfilling. The book starts with a character, George, discovering that he has a flat tire immediately before he has to get to work. This is one of many things going wrong with his life at the moment. His job is in jeopardy and his marriage is on the rocks. The flat causes George to put his car in the shop, and, as a result, he needs to take the bus to work for the next 10 days. The energy bus is a unique story with George, his […]

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Achieving Goals

[Update] May 2016 Goals

Time for a check-in! Every month, I detail some of my goals and the progress I’ve made on them. Here, I focus on the most immediate goals – the ones I want to accomplish within the year. While some long-term goals may show up in one form or another, I focus on the individual milestones each goal in these posts. I’ve divided my goals into six major groups here, even though I usually use more, specific groups when I write down my goals. For each one, I’ve written my overall progress and progress since the last month. I encourage you to write down your goals […]

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Grammarly Review

[Review] Grammarly

Summary Grammarly is an easy-to-use proofreading tool. Once installed, the program goes to work checking your grammar. Grammarly is one of this site’s affiliates, and they gave me full access to the premium service for a month in order to check out everything they have to offer. In that time, I’ve found the program to be extremely useful for a variety of reasons. The most compelling reasons to get Grammarly is because it’s free, it works almost everywhere, and it’s good at what it does. How to you use it? One of the best things about Grammarly is that it […]

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The Millionaire Next Door Book Review

[Book Review] The Millionaire Next Door

Summary The Millionaire Next Door is a book that studies the spending and saving habits of the wealthy. It will give you insight into how people who build wealth live their lives. The “millionaires” that you see on TV with flashy cars and clothes are not the norm when it comes to the wealthy. The average millionaire looks like anyone else on your street. As the book title implies, you may even be living near to a millionaire and not know it. What can I learn from this book? You’ll learn how to build wealth by observing the common habits that […]

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Achieving Goals

[Update] April 2016 Goals

Time for a check-in! Every month, I detail some of my goals and the progress I’ve made on them. Here, I focus on the most immediate goals – the ones I want to accomplish within the year. While some long-term goals may show up in one form or another, I focus on the individual milestones each goal in these posts. I’ve divided my goals into six major groups here, even though I usually use more, specific groups when I write down my goals. For each one, I’ve written my overall progress and progress since the last month. I encourage you to write down your goals […]

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

[Book Review] Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Summary The title says it all. This book is about capital in the 21st century. In this book, Thomas Picketty dives deep into how capital has been used in the past century. You could say that this book picks up where Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations left off. It dives into the dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital. It talks about inequality, how it’s structured, and how capital is regulated in the 21st-century. It analyzes the economic and social patterns of the past and how it applies to this modern era. It’s one of the best books on […]

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