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Wow! This year has flown by! We all have great stuff to be thankful for and some sad stuff to remember and reflect upon. First the sad stuff to file away for remembrance and love: I bet a lot of us lost loved ones this past year. I lost my older sister. She died of … Read more

I have three sons. They are great but exasperating at times. What’s new? I was working the night shift and my three sons were just out of high school basically flipping burgers and bumming around. One night, as I was getting ready for work, my three sons stagger in flopping over each other. We were … Read more

Our lives are partly determining for ourselves “what is true and what is false”. Recognizing the difference can make a great deal of difference in our happiness and satisfaction with our lives. But our environment and our culture can and does truly affect us. Let me expound- No matter what type of media we utilize, … Read more

Dr. Fred (DocFred) Simkovsky is a Certified Master Life and Career Coach, and Emily Award winning Host of Visions of Success Talk Radio. With Over 45+ years of business experience in multi-disciplinary consulting, both internally and externally, in 6 countries; USA, Canada, Germany, Japan, India, and China and in the last 18 years alone, coaching and … Read more

We all talk about managing our time and then we proceed to really manage our time poorly. We get interruptions, urgent phone calls, and the usual crises going on all day and get very little of what needs to be done accomplished. Let’s look at how to manage your time efficiently. Managing your time allows … Read more

As a life and career coach I am always amazed when my clients always start our first interview and coaching session with what are you going to do for me and how much work am I going to need to do? They think I am going to hand everything to them on a silver platter … Read more

Horatio Alger themes for success in your life and career: Luck and Pluck Struggling Upward Helping Yourself Making your way Strive and Succeed Facing the world All it takes is Hard Work Will Insure Success? How you may feel: You have had the benefit of better education and better jobs than your parents. Your success … Read more

What is Listening? It consists of: Hearing Seeing Comprehending Interpretation Results of Poor Listening Wasted time Inaccurate work/outcomes Lost sales Inadequately informed, misinformed, confused, or angry staff and customers Unmet deadlines Unsolved problems and issues Wrong decisions Lawsuits Poor morale for all involved Results of Effective Listening Greater Productivity Work Excellence Smoother relationships Collaboration Sharing … Read more

A number of my blog followers have asked how to you get started and what tips are there to start a blog of their own. I am no expert but I’ll pass on my experience. I went to WordPress.com. It is a free blog for basic blogging. I get no commissions for recommending it and … Read more

Recently I meet a successful businesswoman named Susan in one of the networking events. She asked me, “What are you passionate about?” I told her I am passionate about helping innocent women and children of war. She looked at me in a strange way and she said why? I replied because, It is a MIRACLE that I … Read more