Category Archives: Success

Are You Better Off Than You Were Four Years Ago?

Are you better off than you were four years ago? Ronald Reagan closed his 1980 debate with Jimmy Carter with that very question. At the time, Reagan’s rhetorical question was a knockout punch that secured his victory in the presidential … Continue Reading

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Get Your Tickets. The Profiles In Success Celebration is Near

Bernhardt Wealth Management is pleased to announce the second annual Celebration of Profiles in Success. This event, which is slated to draw more than 200 Greater Washington business executives and their guests, serves to connect  and inspire the subjects of  Gordon … Continue Reading

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Can Money Buy Happiness?

“Can money buy happiness” is an age-old question. Plenty of recent research has explored the relationship between what we earn and how we feel. In general, the results border on the painfully obvious: Yes, people with higher incomes, broadly speaking, tend to … Continue Reading

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Did You Make a New Year’s Resolution?

Roughly 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, according to a University of Scranton survey published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, yet just 8% of us stick to the program for 365 days. During the first two weeks of … Continue Reading

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Learning from Successful People

It’s a new year and we’ve likely all made resolutions to improve ourselves. If you’re striving to do better in the workplace, you’ll find the observations and advice offered in 8 Things Remarkably Successful People Do interesting and useful. The … Continue Reading

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In Celebration of Hard Work

When I came across the article People Who Worked Incredibly Hard to Succeed which celebrates the quintessential American trait of hard work, I was reminded of a quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald: “I never blame failure. There are too many … Continue Reading

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How Many of Covey’s 7 Habits Do You Practice?

Dr. Stephen R. Covey passed away last month at the age of 79 from complications of an April bicycling accident tin Provo, Utah. As you undoubtedly know, Covey was the author of the epically successful The 7 Habits of Highly … Continue Reading

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Olympic Thinking – Try It On for Size

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London have certainly been inspirational – even prompting a London man to attempt to swim across the Atlantic Ocean! I recently read a piece “Olympic Like Thinking, Olympic Size Producing” where Bill Bachrach, one of … Continue Reading

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In Praise of Innovation

With the recent passing of Apple’s Steve Jobs and from the interviews of a hundred entrepreneurs I have conducted, I have been thinking a lot about entrepreneurs and the amazing contributions they make to our society. As Jobs once said, … Continue Reading

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Ten Secrets of Success

A client recently reminded me of a list I distributed a few years ago. I do not recall where I found this list or when I sent it.  However, she liked it so much that she has it posted at … Continue Reading

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