You Can’t Force It

In his book, Willpower Doesn't Work, Benjamin Hardy argues that creating environment, not the will to succeed, is the way to create new and positive habits. Let's say that you want to write every day, which is, not coincidentally, a goal of mine. In the past I tried to force myself to write. I left [...]

By |2018-07-19T08:01:08+00:00July 19th, 2018|Art, Blog, Change, Creativity, Future, Habit, Personal Development, Planning, Success, The Human Condition|Comments Off on You Can’t Force It

How Unique?

Answer Yes or No to the following: Is the work you do every day repetitive? Do you know the answer before you start? Can someone be trained to do what you do in a month or less? Is what you do something that any healthy adult can do? Does your work involve forms of any [...]

No Sooner Than You Make A Commitment…

...that the Universe tries to thwart your efforts. It is not only your personal Lizard Brain that can work against you, the entirety of the Universe seems to want to put you in your place for daring to create something. Want to write every day, smart guy? Ha! Crashed your computer! The Universe knows that [...]

By |2017-07-06T08:36:40+00:00July 6th, 2017|Art, Blog, Creativity, Planning, Risk, Small Business, Social Media, The Human Condition|Comments Off on No Sooner Than You Make A Commitment…

Some Recommendations

As you know, The Ol' Prophet is keen on technology and productivity. Here are some recommendations that may help you get more connected and efficient: ToDoist This little gem of a Task Manager is worth its weight in gold. ToDoist works on all platforms: Apple iOS (there are iPhone and iPad apps), Android, Google Chrome, [...]

Control

Snow day! A cry of joy for children everywhere. Not so with the self employed. I sit at my home "office" (a thrice recycled desk and chair) stewing about my lot. I can't be stuck home again. I have too much to do. With all this time on my hands, I started thinking. What can [...]

By |2015-03-05T10:41:40+00:00March 5th, 2015|Business, Planning, Productivity, Service, Success|Comments Off on Control

Don’t Panic

There are times in every business when the ol' backlog gets a little, um, thin. Many business people at this juncture do one of two things: (a) panic or (b) slow down. Both responses are perfectly natural. Panic is simply our fight or flight response at work. Our ancestors would panic when they saw a [...]

Wisdom

There was a boatload of wisdom in Wilson Hall Monday night, words from three true leaders in New Jersey Real Estate at the Monmouth University Kislak School of Real Estate's Stephen B. Siegel Lecture Series. The featured speakers included: Ara K. Hovnanian, CEO and Chairman of Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., a national homebuilder; Ronald S. Ladell, [...]

By |2014-04-29T10:34:38+00:00April 29th, 2014|Demographics, Economics, Multi-Family, Planning, Real Estate, REITs, Residential, Success, Value|Comments Off on Wisdom

No Pollyanna

For the record, I am no Pollyanna. Every day I post news items on LinkedIn and Twitter that I think are important. I am objective in my choice of articles. Cross my heart. But I can't ignore the cold, hard  facts: Sign of Spring on Pay: Real Wage Growth Spring Thaw Has Companies Hiring Again [...]

By |2014-04-08T12:26:14+00:00April 8th, 2014|Business, Economics, Future, Humor, News, Planning, Profitability, Real Estate, REITs, Success, Tech, Value|Comments Off on No Pollyanna

From Panama to Princeton

You have probably heard that the Panama Canal is being expanded. What you may not know is what that means to New Jersey. The Panama Canal now handles Panamax ships, meaning ships equal to the maximum capacity of the existing Panama Canal. After the expansion, the Canal will be able to handle Post Panamax ships [...]

By |2014-03-25T15:12:57+00:00March 25th, 2014|Business, Distribution, Humor, Industrial, News, Planning, Real Estate, Success, Transporation, Value, Waterfront|Comments Off on From Panama to Princeton
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