01-JANUARY 30-2021

5 Habits of Interesting People

What makes someone interesting?

Or – as they say in marketing lingo – a person of interest to others?

It’s a combination of factors, really… and here are five of them for your consideration:

    1. They are not vanilla.  They’re quirky, pugnacious, determined, and they don’t give a rat’s ass what the rest of the world thinks.  (They also don’t mind using terms like “rat’s ass” in an email.)  Bottom line: Wolves don’t lose sleep over what sheep think of them. Think Donald Trump or Bill Clinton.  How vanilla are YOU?
    2. They are articulate.  Love ’em or hate ’em, these folks can articulate a point of view.  Opinionated, loud, proud, and never dull.  The sound bite “frequently wrong, never in doubt” was made for them.  Think Lou Dobbs or Rachel Maddow.  How quotable are YOU?
    3. They stand FOR certain things.  And they stand AGAINST other things.  They energize their followers, antagonize their foes, and polarize the rest of us in the middle.  Sound bite: If you don’t risk turning SOME people off, you’ll never turn anybody on.  Think Howard Stern or Wanda Sykes.  What stand are YOU taking?
    4. They build movements larger than themselves.  No matter how big, loud, rich, and famous they are – they’re building something bigger than themselves and strive to make an impact beyond themselves.  Think Oprah or Bill Gates.  What’s YOUR movement?
    5. They don’t seek media – they ARE the media.  They are tastemakers, movers, shakers, interviewers, and relationship-builders.  They don’t wait for the media to come knocking – they are more likely to post videos, write articles, and interview others to feed their tribe a steady diet of top-notch content.  What media did you create today? 

I showed this list to my friend, Jeffrey Gitomer, the King of Sales, and he added a few more:

    • they are attractive – not necessarily pretty
    • their words make you think
    • their ideas inspire you to take new and better action
    • they make you want to connect with them so that you don’t “miss” anything
    • they make you happy to be in their presence (virtually or in person)
    • you will travel to see them
    • they inspire YOU to become more interesting

– David Newman

January 30, 2020

Harvey Mackay just released a new book titled, “You Haven’t Hit Your Peak Yet!”  Take the advice of one of America’s most respected and well-connected business leadership gurus…

If you haven’t reached your peak, you’re not alone.  But still, you’re doing something right.  Sound strange?  Well, any businessperson worth their salt knows it takes determination to reach the finish line.  The business world is constantly changing so it’s essential to learn, adapt, and grow.  In all-new pieces of wisdom, common sense, and advice, Harvey Mackay shares his decades of business leadership acumen to show you how to stay relevant, fluid, and on the path for success.

  • Find out how adversity can be your best friend
  • Stop riding a dead horse
  • Discover how recognition does wonders
  • Use humility in your successes to make good business partners

Told with the sort of straight-shooting humor that only Harvey Mackay can deliver, You Haven’t Hit Your Peak Yet is your personal road map for the route that can take you to the top.

Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden said, “It is quite possible that the most abused, overused, or misused word in our language is the simple word thanks.  However, when sincerely used I know of no word that can more adequately express one’s feeling of appreciation than THANKS!”

“Time is free, but it’s priceless.  You can’t own it, but you can use it.  You can’t keep it, but you can spend it.  Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” —Harvey Mackay

January 30, 2019

I’ve got the best wife in the world!  BUT, I’m not here to talk about her!

I’m here to talk about money.  Your Money!  You see I just receive this financial newsletter subscription update today.  It explains how, and I quote, “Academic study after academic study documents that buying CEFs at their IPO is a sure-lose proposition, because the CEF market price always falls to the NAV and often even drops to a discount below NAV.  Yet brokers sell them anyway.  A true fiduciary would never do that.”  [If you didn’t fully understand all that, its okay, ’cause here’s my point!]   

Fully disclaimer first … I am not legally giving advice of any sorts … as I have no license and/or financial training!  [Blah Blah Blah]  …now my personal rant!  

Independent Investors of the World, Unite!

It’s time for every investor in America to ditch their broker and take control of their own financial destinies.  Stop paying outrageous fees for conflicted advice and underperformance.  Warren Buffett has repeatedly said that small, retail investors can make 50% annually if they know what they’re doing.  Believe it when l say that there are honest, un-conflicted sources of information that one can use to help pick stocks that outperform the indices.

Don’t succumb to inertia.  Do not fall asleep.  Step up.  You can manage your own portfolio.  Knowledge is power, and intelligent options trading is the best road to financial independence.  🙁  😉

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