Tag Archives: Life

4 Categories of Challenges.

Tonight I had my managerial finance class. This class has been a genuine struggle for me, but I am making it through and I have learned a lot. My professor is a wise man with lots of “real world” experience in both life and in business. Dr. Smith wanted to give us a few words of wisdom before we parted from his class and into the real world. One thing he said tonight has really gotten me analyzing my life and I wanted to share this with you. I encourage you to make your own analyzation. I think a lot can come from it and changes can be made according to where you need change.

He started by saying that every challenge you face in life falls into one of four categories:

(1) Physical, (2) Emotional, (3) Intellectual and (4) Spiritual.

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The Last 5%.

My college, Henderson State University, frequently invites guest speakers to speak in our school of business to share information about what they do and the things that they have learned outside of college. I recently had the opportunity to listen to Richard Johnson, owner/CEO of Johnson Investment Group LLC, speak and he said something that really stuck with me: Mr. Johnson stated that, “In whatever you do, do the last 5%.” He went on to say that this simple concept is a large part of what has made him successful in his career.

So, I started to think about what it is that I do. Then I started to examine what the last 5% of those things include. Here is what I came up with: Continue reading

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