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Family

A Simple Way To Make Your Children Wealthy

By Justin Ford | 04/26/2002

“There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia today, flesh and blood tomorrow.” – Victor Hugo (Les Miserables, 1862) Did you know that your children can easily acquire substantial wealth by the time they have to pay the bills for their own families? How much? Starting with less…

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What’s Wrong With Nepotism?

By Early To Rise | 04/18/2002

The toughest and most important part of building a business is finding great employees. When you take the regular paths — help-wanted ads and interviews — you end up hiring a lot of disappointing people. I recently spent weeks trying to find someone to fill a part-time position. After a…

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Good Manners: Nothing Is More Important

By Early To Rise | 04/10/2002

“We are all born charming, fresh, and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.” – Judith Martin (“Miss Manners”) I was complaining — not too long ago — about the bad manners of a friend of one of my sons. I was trying to…

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Advice Needed … Advice Given

By Mark Morgan Ford | 04/9/2002

“Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance.” – Milton R. Sapirstein (Paradoxes of Everyday Life, 1955) Dear Early to Rise, In the supermarket line today, my 10-year-old-son Aidan picks up two Snickers bars. I say, “I’m not…

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Promise #5 For The New Year: To Develop The Personal “You”

By Mark Morgan Ford | 01/4/2002

The social “you” is always under scrutiny. Your employer and clients evaluate your work. Your spouse and children match your behavior to their expectations. Under such circumstances, the achievement-oriented person naturally improves because he feels the censure of his critics and strives for the approval of those he cares to…

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Here’s Another Contrary Thought — About Parenting

By Mark Morgan Ford | 12/20/2001

“The energy which makes a child hard to manage is the energy which afterward makes him a manager of life.” – Henry Ward Beecher (Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887) If, as I asserted in yesterday’s message, it’s a mistake to think that government should give handouts to businesses, maybe it’s…

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Hey…I’m Just Saying…

By Mark Morgan Ford | 06/6/2001

There was a skit on Seinfeld — I don’t know if I actually saw it or just heard about it — but it was about what you could say to someone so long as you appended your statement with, “Hey, I’m just saying.” “Don’t you think those pants make your…

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Scheduling Stress Breaks

By Mark Morgan Ford | 03/20/2001

If you work as hard as I do, you will be forever on the verge of a nervous breakdown unless you do something about it. One of the best things you can do is schedule at least two (and preferably three or four) stress breaks every working day. A stress…

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Don’t Betray Your Partner/Boss

By Early To Rise | 03/5/2001

What do you do when someone who works for you walks into your office and says, “I have something I want to tell you, but you must promise you won’t tell your partner/boss?” If you agree to listen, you have made a serious mistake. You have betrayed the fundamental relationship…

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How To Make Your Children and Employees Expect More But Produce Less

By Mark Morgan Ford | 02/26/2001

In response to Message #188 (“You Want to Be a Success? Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Education”), ES wrote, “Your ETR is EXACTLY what I’’ve been saying for years. Unfortunately, I was one of the people who helped create this unfortunate mess — I was a teacher in the early…

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Paul Harvey Writes…

By Mark Morgan Ford | 12/22/2000

““The only gift is a portion of thyself.”” – Ralph Waldo Emerson“We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I’d like better. I’d really like for them to know about hand-me-down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat-loaf…

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Why I Don’t Gamble – And Why You Shouldn’t Either

By Mark Morgan Ford | 09/11/2000

Why I don’t gamble when I visit Las Vegas, and instead enjoy money and success by placing smart investments that gain me wealth every day.

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