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Which Charities Should You Support This Year?

Which Charities Should You Support This Year?

The National Center for Charitable Statistics counts more than 1.5 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States, so finding the right fit for your giving might seem challenging.

Here are five insights from experts in charitable giving and philanthropy that will help guide you towards making a meaningful donation.

Read the 5 expert tips outlined in this Time article. 

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5 Reasons You May Need a Career Change

5 Reasons You May Need a Career Change

When it comes to their careers, some people choose to take opportunities as they come. Others have a five- to 10-year plan, and meticulously try to stick to it.

Of course, there are plenty of benefits for having clear long-term goals. But life doesn’t always follow a linear path, and the road that you thinkwill lead to your destination might not be the best way to get there.

Read more of Fast Company’s article here. 

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Entrepreneurs Should Be Truly Thankful For…..

Entrepreneurs Should Be Truly Thankful For…..

You can run your business until you die, or you can run one business for a few years, and then switch gears entirely. You can even run multiple businesses at the same time. Again, there are no rules other than the ones you set for yourself, so be open to where this journey will take you.

Here are five things you can be grateful for – read more here.

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The Time Has Come for the Sales Flywheel

The Time Has Come for the Sales Flywheel

I’ve been using the sales funnel for 28 years, my whole career. This year, I retired the funnel — threw it a party, gave it a gold watch, and congratulated it on its move to a condo in Florida.

It was the right thing to do.

For one thing, in an era when trust in traditional sources has eroded — in government, media, and in companies and the marketing they employ — word-of-mouth from trusted peers wields greater clout than ever.

Read more in this Harvard Business Review article.

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Meet the World’s Most Productive People

Meet the World’s Most Productive People

You’ve never been busier, and the demands on your time have never been greater. Here’s how some of 2018’s most driven people get the most out of every day, plus insider tips from experts in the field.

Meet 13 of the world’s of the worlds most productive people. Read more here.

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Success is About Having the Mental Fortitude

Success is About Having the Mental Fortitude

Faking happiness is not success. Faking fulfillment is not success. Faking mental strength is not success. When we go through life imitating joy and peace because this is something others need or want to see from us, we are not a success no matter our material, financial or family surroundings.

Do You Have The Mental Fortitude To Be Truly Successful? Read more here.

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How to Transform your Managers into Coaches with DISC

How to Transform your Managers into Coaches with DISC

With all of the requirements of managers today, there is one more increasingly important skill managers are being asked to possess – the ability to act as a coach. Evidence shows today’s great leaders are also coaches. Consequently, managers are often being asked to play a coaching role to develop internal talent, identify leadership qualities, develop team work competencies, and close the soft and hard skills gaps. In fact, according to recent research by Google, the single most important managerial competency that separates highly effective managers from average ones is coaching.

Continue reading article here.

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The Cost Seg/1031 Exchange Combo is Even More Important Under Tax Reform

The Cost Seg/1031 Exchange Combo is Even More Important Under Tax Reform

Under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, the benefits of combining cost segregation and Section 1031 exchanges have become an even more important tax strategy for real estate investors. With the recently passed TCJA, the rules for Section 1031 exchanges have been modified and depreciation rules have been expanded. The interplay of these new rules creates new opportunities that one might overlook — namely, the ability to utilize a cost segregation study to identify short life assets that will be fully depreciated and ultimately retired. The no-value assets are then not considered to be a part of the Section 1031 […]