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Start local, then go global

So I’ve just launched my blog and podcast here at socialchangenation.com – and I had huge ambitions of immediately venturing out and interviewing all kinds of social entrepreneurs from all over the world.  Fortunately, I’m plugged into these networks, so I was quickly able to fire off a set of emails to some pretty high charging social entrepreneurs.  The response was universal, and pretty much went like this: “love what you’re doing, but need to see a following and more of a website before…

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Added by Josh Schukman on April 7, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Inflation Series - Inflation Is A Hidden Tax.

Inflation: Artificial expansion of the money supply.



Because of the way inflation is used to redistribute wealth towards those who have politically-favored connections (to the counterfeiting operation) this hidden tax is extremely regressive. It penalizes the poor (those who have none of the political connections enjoyed by the well-connected) to a much greater extent than the rich because the rich are more connecteddirectly…

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Added by Bruce Koerber on April 6, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Let's try this again

Well after a few years of being absent I’m back. When I first became a member of this community I was dealing with severe depression and realized that it was drastically impacting my ability to make any type of decision. I’m also full blown ADHD and dyslexic. Full blown as my therapist put it….I’m thinking that means I have the concentration skills of a Spider monkey on crack! My depression has become much more manageable and I had to learn how to tell the difference between when…

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Added by Buck McCann on April 6, 2014 at 4:53pm — 1 Comment

What makes a memory? Hint, it's not about the money-

    In a recent book I read the author suggested thinking about all your Christmas gifts since childhood. How many could you remember? Probably a handful at best. Now think of experiences you enjoyed, any better luck recalling a few of those?

    For me I reflect back on many nature walks my 2 sons took while growing up. The three of us accompanied by our dog always, and sometimes my wife, their mom. We'd always take snacks, and be gone for hours. There was an abandoned railroad…

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Added by Chris Conley on April 6, 2014 at 1:07pm — 6 Comments

Water For Shepherds Episode #19: Matthew Wester

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Matthew Wester is the Director of Congregational Care and Development at Algona First United Methodist Church in Algona IA. His job is to encourage people in their spiritual growth. He attended Arizona State University and received his Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary Southwest.



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Added by Barak Strickland on April 6, 2014 at 6:04am — No Comments

Science of Mommy Sabbatical

I was up way too late last night. Working on the budget; woohoo.

Then the sweet, melodic, squawling voice of my oh-so-precious toddler woke me early this morning. Apparently his sister wasn’t making Aragorn the Lego-man say the right…

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Added by Teri Miller on April 5, 2014 at 9:13pm — 4 Comments

What Are Your Kids Learning From You?

I am living a blessed life.  A result, in part, of learning from my Father.
My Dad taught me a lot of important lessons by example.  He was a hard worker.  He was sent off to military school as a tween, then did a tour in the Marines, followed by cooking and managing in restaurants from the Ozark mountains to Washington D.C.  He often took second jobs in construction to make ends meet, and to pay finance payments on campers and boats, as well as fishing and hunting gear with…
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Added by Patrick Michael Green on April 5, 2014 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

Want Results as a Leader? Respond, Don't React!

In my professional life, this week, I had to deal with conflict.  Has anyone other leader had to deal with conflict in the workplace in their career?  If you answered no, please let me know where you work, and tell me if there are any openings!
Today on my "3Rs of Success" blog I will address the 3Rs of Conflict Resolution.
Dealing with conflict on the team is one of the biggest drains on my energy and enthusiasm as a leader.  Yet, if addressed in a positive manner,…
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Added by Patrick Michael Green on April 5, 2014 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Balancing Being with Doing

Balancing Being with Doing

Balance Being with Doing

Image courtesy Carlos Porto at…
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Added by Caroline Gavin on April 4, 2014 at 10:22am — 6 Comments

Health and Weight Loss: WHAT You Eat is More Important than How Much!

True biological addiction to sugar, flour, and processed foods—drives our overeating behavior.”



I’ve talked in past newsletters about how addictive wheat…

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Added by Ann Musico on April 4, 2014 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

How to Deal With an Angry Customer

014 – How to Deal With an Angry Customer

Posted: 03 Apr 2014 08:42 PM PDT

How to Deal With an Angry…

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Added by Rafael Perez on April 4, 2014 at 7:54am — No Comments


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You don’t work in the non-profit field – you’re in the ‘for purpose’ field.

I made a mistake, and Adam Braun of Pencils of Promise called me on it…

If you haven’t heard of Adam, you have to.  His boo k(pencilsofpromise.com): is the single greatest book I’ve ever read.  It is the first book that literally moved me to tears with its inspirational story.  In short, Adam was a hard charging finance guy who threw it all in to start a ‘non-profit’ to found schools around the world.  The book comes complete with 30 mantras for changing the world.  The mantras…

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Added by Josh Schukman on April 4, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

3 Tips To Leverage Differences and Build a Stronger Marriage

We have nothing in common. This is one of the common phrases couples have used to part their separate ways.…

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Added by Marie Mertilus on April 4, 2014 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

#036: The Power of Goals and Strategic Planning [Podcast]

Goals and planning Every one of us are wired to dream and to have vision. Without VISION (some idea where you are going), we literally begin to die or perish. There is this idea that ‘if you don’t aim at some target, you are sure to hit it. In other words, if there is not a visually and emotionally compelling focus or GOAL for which I am directing my energy, my heart, my mind,…

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Added by Brian A. Holmes on April 4, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Are You Married?

August will mark my sixth wedding anniversary. My wife is a phenomenal blessing to me and I thank God for her. Let me add that I'm a slow learner but eventually I get it. The "get it" I'm talking about here is listening to my wife. And I'm sure that the get it that I think I got is not really done yet but I'll take the small steps of success any time.

I recently had an idea and my wife said "that fits your personality." I was stunned. I've been on a a business path alone for the past…

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Added by Ed Barnett on April 3, 2014 at 9:28pm — 4 Comments

While The Cat's Away...

I'm off on vacation (at least a short one!), I thought I'd ask and see if anyone had anything they'd like for me to write about? Any health, performance, exercise, or practice-related topics you are curious about, I'd like to hear them! Please leave them in the comments below and I'll respond!

As always, take one small step toward your goals everyday!

Added by Daniel Ledford on April 3, 2014 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Inflation Series - Inflation Redistributes Wealth.

Inflation: Artificial expansion of the money supply.
When the money supply is artificially increased it has to be initiated by some entity; some legally-sanctioned or some illegal counterfeiting agency. If we assume it is an illegal counterfeiter then the first possessors of this new money have new wealth in terms of the goods and services received in exchange for pieces of paper not worth what they claim. The goods and services extracted decrease the wealth of the providers of…
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Added by Bruce Koerber on April 3, 2014 at 3:38pm — No Comments


Group Leader
How to Overcome Rejection

Part of the experience in a job search, building a business, sales, and applying to college is rejection. As much as we all wish that we would get a “Yes” with every request, it just doesn’t happen.

When you really wanted a job, a joint venture business deal, acceptance into a certain college, and you were declined, it can be tough to dust off your feet and keep…

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Added by Stephanie OBrien on April 3, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments


Group Leader
Ten Commandments For Making Money- Learn From the Jewish People About Money & Business

Why have the Jewish people always been considered to be more successful in business than other segments of society?  Is the Jewish phenomenon a myth, or is there something special about them that allows them to be more successful at business and making money in…

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Added by Dr. Jason Cabler on April 3, 2014 at 10:02am — 3 Comments

Message in a Bottle...Any Like-Minded Introverts Out There?

I have a good feeling about this 48 Days crowd. But...I think it will annoy me a bit, at least at first.  You see, I am an EXTREME introvert. Before I go on, let me define my terms:

"Introvert" does not mean shy, or unsociable.  It simply means that my nervous system takes in lots of data. I process life internally. After spending time with friends, or at a conference, (I LOVE conferences,) my body vibrates and my…

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Added by Cj Val Divia on April 3, 2014 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

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