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Success Tips from Warren Buffet

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Warren Buffett is the third richest man in the world, with a net worth of $47 billion.

Here, I shares his keys to success (one of them being that money, fame or attention is not the only way to be successful).

Buffet knows all about success– he was this century’s most successful investor and also named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine. Here are more words of wisdom for you:

1) Have a competitive advantage

In this economy, it’s important to stand out from the rest.  If you can protect your business from competition by having an advantage (like low-cost production or a skill set no one else can offer) you’ll stay in the game much longer and be more successful as a business owner overall.


2) Schedule for your personality

Buffett really doesn’t like to keep a regimented, strict scheduled day full of meetings.  He likes to have time to do things at his own pace.  He likes to make calls.  He likes to call the shots and decide when he’s working and for how long.  When you get to a point that you are able to make you own schedule, do what fits best with your personality and how you will work most effectively.


3) Always be competing

The number one thing that makes a business fail is complacency.  It’s when companies start to get lazy and sloppy and stop caring about getting ahead of the competition.  If you treat your business and your work like every day you’ve got to be on top, whether you’re just starting out or you’re doing really well, you’ll continue to be successful.


4) Model success

When you want to be admired, simply act like the people you admire and you’ll find that nothing is impossible for you.  If you want to be successful, behave as if you are and people will believe it.  You should follow the footsteps of those you admire but you should also seek to be a mentor for others behind you.


5)Give unconditional love

Buffett thinks one of the most powerful things you can offer to others, in particular your children, is unconditional love.  It strengthens, lifts, and ennobles us.  We remember what the feeling of love is like from parent to child and we find that we are blessed when we give it willingly.


Please note: This is a reblog of this article published on inspiringnuggets.com last year. Happy reading.

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Simple Tips to Loving People No Matter How Difficult



We all have those people in our lives. The ones who are just really difficult to love. They might have an annoying habit that grates our nerves. Or maybe they have a negative attitude all the time, or are never respectful of our time or space. Whatever reason you have for considering that person difficult, here are a few tips on how to love them anyway.

Remember your own faults

None of us like to admit that we are probably difficult to love in some way. Maybe we have our own annoying habits that grate on other people’s nerves. We all have our unloveable moments, so when you are in that situation with your difficult person, take a breath and remember that you have your own moments of difficulty.

Try to understand their back story

Everyone has a back story, no one became who they are today overnight. If your difficult person isn’t all that close to you, try to find out where they come from. Did they have a difficult childhood? Did they just go through a painful divorce? Do they suffer from a mental health condition? Knowing more about what you are dealing with can help you navigate the best way to love that person, through the difficulty.

Speak up

Sometimes people do things that annoy us, and they never know about it, because we are too polite to say anything. If someone is doing something that is disrespectful or annoying, say something. It doesn’t have to be a fight, you can lovingly say “Listen, I love spending time with you, and I need you to know that when you do ______________ (insert annoying thing here) it really makes me feel disrespected”.

Make a choice

This sounds so simple, but often we don’t make the choice to love someone. We let them earn love, by being beneficial to us in some way, however love shouldn’t have to be earned. It is a gift best freely given. So in those moments of difficulty, take a moment and decide to love them anyway. Think about it, you want to be loved through your difficulty, so choose to love your difficult person through all the mess.

10 Practical Success Tips From Oprah Winfery


I don’t think there’s a person in the world who hasn’t heard of Oprah Winfrey and her incredible success as a daytime talk show host, actress, and philanthropist.  She overcame difficult circumstances early in life in order to chase her dreams and she’s a person of integrity who never ever gave up.  She’s now worth billions. As the saying goes “successful people leave clues”,  below are some of her proven tips.

1. Understand the right next move

If you want to move forward in life, but are being faced with problems and difficulties, the best thing to do is calmly choose the right next move.  Then move forward and pick the right next move again and again.

2. Seize your opportunities

Oprah claims she doesn’t believe in luck.  She says that luck is “preparation meeting the moment of opportunity.”(2)  When you are prepared for your moment, magical things happen.  You will have experiences in your life that will prepare you for your magical moments.

3. Realize we all make mistakes

Oprah reasons there’s no reason to hold yourself hostage to who you used to be.  You can change.  You can adapt.  You can overcome your past.  You don’t have to be that person anymore. The sooner you accept that you can change and become better, you will grow in grace as you realize that everyone makes mistakes in life– and that’s ok.

4. Work on yourself

The best way to keep going is to keep your own cup full– which means you are actively building yourself up.  Oprah encourages you to find your power, your gifts, and your talents and then to work to improve those things about yourself.

5. Run the race as hard as you can

Oprah’s advice for getting ahead is to stop worrying about what your competition is doing. Don’t look back while you’re running to see how close they are.  Don’t even worry about them!  You run your own race and run it as hard as you can(3) and everything will work out.

6. Believe

Oprah recalls a time as a child when her grandmother was hanging clothes on a line and telling her to pay attention because someday she would have to hang clothes on a line too. Oprah says she was only 4 or 5 years old at the time, but in that moment, she knew that would not be her life.  She just knew that she would do more and be more and wouldn’t be hanging clothes on a line to dry.  She believed in herself from that day forward.

7. We are all seeking the same thing

As humans, we are all trying to find our highest, truest self.  Oprah’s success came in large part because she was able to recognize early on that no person was better or worse than she was, but that we are all seeking the same thing (4) and that we are all equal.

8. Find your purpose

“If you don’t know your purpose, then that needs to be your number one goal.”  Life without purpose is a life that wanders to and fro without any goals or objectives and without really accomplishing anything.  Figure out what your purpose is– why you were sent here– and then do it!

9. Stay grounded

Oprah’s show, and all the other things she’s gone on to do because of it, came because she was always able to stay grounded.  Her greatest desire was to connect with other people, to show them compassion and kindness and her viewers could relate to that.  Be the kind of person that other people look up to you (5) and you will do a great deal of good in this life.

10. “Relax, it’s going to be ok.”

Oprah wrote a letter to her younger self and in it, she recalls when she landed her first big job as a reporter.  In a photo, she looks calm and smiling, but on the inside she was feeling very nervous.  Oprah tells her younger self to just, “Relax girl, it’s all going to be ok.”  It’s easy to worry and stress, but remember that you will look back with fondness on those moments.  They are the moments that make you who you are.


2.  http://www.fastcompany.com/3051589/secrets-of-the-most-productive-people/the-key-to-oprah-winfreys-success-radical-focus

3. http://thebestyoumagazine.co/cover-story-oprah-winfrey-the-name-of-success/

4. http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2012/09/18/the-education-of-oprah-winfrey-how-she-saved-her-south-african-school/#2715e4857a0b3e88acdf399d


How To Finish 2017 Financially Strong



Every day, tourists and New York residents alike flock to the financial district in downtown Manhattan to view the “Charging Bull” – an iconic symbol of American capitalism. My daily work commute runs through this part of town and I am always intrigued by the number of people who stop by, regardless of time of day or weather condition, patiently standing in line, waiting for their turn to take pictures , resolutely intent on taking a piece of the bull with them.

There is often a healthy dose of optimism that greets a new year. We are bullish about the prospects for the year. Perhaps this is the year that a perfect combination of factors will lead us to financial paradise – the economy is growing at a fast clip, inflation is kept in check, there is political stability, our business idea takes off, we invest in that penny stock that generates super-sized returns and we get that promotion we’ve long been angling for!

If you have resolved to make 2017 a bull year – to own the year the same way those picture-takers in the financial district proudly take the bull home with them- you need to take action.  2017 is mid-way, decide to take charge of factors within your control rather than merely hoping external factors are favorable. For me, a bull year is one in which

  • I live within my means, that is, my income exceeds my expenses
  • I live well – I meet all my financial obligations and enjoy a good quality of life
  • I take prudent action that fosters my family’s future financial well-being
  • I enjoy greater financial margin, a growing net worth, compared to prior years
  • I give freely to support people and causes that are near and dear to my heart

American author and poet, Henry David Thoreau said “if you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” In other words, it’s great to be bullish about 2017 from a financial standpoint but don’t just fold your arms and hope for the stars to magically align in your favor. Make this a bull year by changing your aptitude with respect to money.

Are you merely working for money or do you know how to make money work for you? There are time-tested principles that govern money management and wealth accumulation. The more you understand and apply these principles, the better your financial standing. This year, take steps to become more money savvy – read books, attend seminars, listen to podcasts, consult with a financial advisor. In the words of Robert Kiyosaki, “it’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for”. Sound fiscal aptitude makes your money grow and stick around much longer.

Money calls for responsible stewardship no matter how little or how much of it you currently possess. Do you have a money game plan for 2017? Without a plan, you are leaving your financial outcome to chance. Take time at this time of the year to lay out what needs to happen for you to consider this a successful year financially. I have shared with you my personal definition of a bull year. What’s yours? Once you have laid out your plans, pursue them with vigor and enthusiasm. Do not merely hope this is a bullish year, seize the initiative and make 2017 a bull year!

This article is re-blogged from inspiringnuggets.com