Wednesday, November 20, 2019

8 Tips for Parents Teaching Their Kids How Money Works

All parents want nothing but the best for their kids, and that includes growing up to be successful in life. But when it comes to money, many parents struggle terribly to teach their kids about it. The good news: even parents who haven’t been financially successful themselves can teach their kids everything they need to know about money including how misunderstood it is by the masses.

Steve Siebold is author of the new book “How Money Works: Stop Being a Sucker,” and is a self-made millionaire who has interviewed more than 1,300 of the world’s wealthiest people over the last 35 years.
8 Tips for Parents Teaching Their Kids How Money Works

His 8 tips to help parents teach their kids how money works:

- Teach your kids to dream big: The self-made rich are the biggest dreamers in the world, and parents encourage their kids to dream beyond what they think is possible. The truth is that not all their ideas are winners, but that doesn’t discourage them from thinking about it. Encourage you kids to dream about whatever it is that motivates, excites and drives them.

- Teach your kids to build a healthy relationship with money: Unfortunately, most people see money through the eyes of fear and scarcity. The wealthy teach their kids to look at money as a positive force in their lives, and see it through the eyes of freedom, possibility, abundance and opportunity.

- Teach your kids that wealth is nonlinear: School and most of what you learn is going to teach you to think in linear terms or in a straight line. 123. ABC. Unfortunately, the serious problems in society are rarely solved at this basic level of thought. Encourage your kids to look at things in as many different ways as possible, and in ways that other people never even consider. Teach them that linear thinking is the obvious. Nonlinear thinking is the nonobvious. Linear thinking will make your kids a living. Nonlinear thinking will make them rich.

- Teach your kids to maintain a sense of urgency: Teach your kids that with each passing year, time seems to accelerate, so they must operate with a sense of urgency. The masses procrastinate, stall and put-off fulfilling their commitments to the very last minute, which is often too late. Teach your kids it starts now by completing their class assignments, homework, chores, sports or music practice, and anything else they commit to in advance or at least on time.

- Teach your kids to embrace conflict: Most people avoid conflict at all costs. They hate it. Teach your kids that constructive conflict can be a valuable learning mechanism. When smart people disagree on ideas, philosophies and strategies, new levels of understanding can be reached. Teach your kids to keep their emotions out of conflict and look at it through the eyes of logic and learning. If they do this, they’ll be able to use conflict to learn, grow, be more successful and make more money. Remember, conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.

- Teach your kids to fail forward: Teach your kids that success is usually built on a series of attempts and failures. Most of the world views failure as a death sentence. Instead of learning from the failure and moving forward, most people shrink back into their comfort zones and play it safe for the rest of their lives. Teach your kids that failure isn’t fun, but it is the required foundation of making it big. Making mistakes and the education they will give you is to be expected and embraced.

- Teach your kids to take responsibility: Teach your kids they are responsible for their success, fulfillment and happiness. Most people like to blame everyone and everything but themselves for their struggles. It’s never their faults because they refuse to grow up and accept the fact that they are makers of their own destinies. Teach your kids not to wait for the hero on the white horse to come riding in to save them. They are the heroes and they are 100% responsible for saving themselves.

- Teach your kids to cocoon themselves: Teach your kids to be selective over who gains access to their inner circle. The masses see this as an elitist action successful people take to isolate themselves from others because they think they’re better. That’s simply not true. Cocooning is about protecting your consciousness from the fear and scarcity mindsets that plagues the masses. Dr. Albert Einstein said, “Consciousness is contagious,” and he couldn’t be righter. Your kids will be the average of the five people they spend the most time with.

Friday, October 25, 2019

5 Signs Your Marriage Is Over

With over 25 years of experience, Adam Edelstein has seen the signs. As the elder son of the legendary divorce attorney, Saul Edelstein, Adam has built his law practice with a passion for justice promoting fairness, a hallmark of his success.

Please see below for Adam’s insights on how you can tell your marriage is nearing its end.
5 Signs Your Marriage Is Over

5 Signs Your Marriage Is Over
By Adam Edelstein

You Don’t Communicate

In one study, 53 percent of couples reported that a lack of communication was a core reason for their divorce. In any relationship, communication is crucial to build on a foundation of honesty and trust. When you and your partner won’t address relationship issues or share in each other’s joy, you’ve lost that connection.

If this critical connection is damaged beyond repair, your marriage could be on a slippery slope toward divorce.

You’re Constantly Arguing

Do you consider your partner one of your best friends? Any relationship is much stronger if there is a friendship behind it. If you’re more at ease when your partner is out of the house or far away, you should consider other options.

If you’re constantly arguing, looking for ways to belittle each other, or even completely avoiding each other, your relationship is certainly on the rocks.

You’re Constantly Thinking About Separation

On average, 20 percent of married women and 13 percent of married men, report having thought about leaving their spouse.

The moment you start thinking about leaving your spouse, you’re living in a single mindset. These thoughts are a major sign that it’s time to get serious, or consider a divorce.

There is Infidelity

It may be hard to rebuild trust in your marriage if your partner has cheated on you in the past. Once you have broken your partner’s trust, it is nearly impossible to restore and the psychological damage that infidelity can have on a person can last for years, if not a lifetime.

Your Relationship Lacks Intimacy

Has your relationship lost its intimacy? Do you find your mind wandering, rather than giving your partner the attention they deserve?

Physical affection is a strong predictor of satisfaction, affection and likeability in a relationship. The oxytocin produced during intimacy promotes bonding, reduces stress and can even boost trust in a marriage.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Adventures of Dally and Spanky Movie DVD

My 10 year old granddaughter loves horses. I think most little girls do! We get together often for movie & play dates and this movie looks like a great family-friendly film for your next family movie night. I don't know about all of you, but I'm really tired of all of the animated flicks and films that involve Princesses. Time for something new and different. Here's information about it.
Adventures of Dally and Spanky Movie DVD

The amazing real-life dog and pony friendship that took the internet by storm becomes a feature-length film when ADVENTURES OF DALLY & SPANKY rides onto DVD and Digital September 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Brenna D’Amico (TV’s “Descendants”), whose father is played by country music superstar Trace Adkins, and Reylynn Caster (TV’s “American Housewife”) star as half-sisters who prove that anything is possible when their two animal companions form an unlikely bond that sends their family on an amazing, inspirational journey.

ADVENTURES OF DALLY & SPANKY also stars Elaine Hendrix (The Parent Trap) and Denise Richards (Starship Troopers).

Directed by Camille Stochitch, ADVENTURES OF DALLY & SPANKY was written and produced by Tyler W. Konney with Barbara Greaves, Bobby Hillis and Stochitch as executive producers.

ADVENTURES OF DALLY & SPANKY has a run time of approximately 84 minutes and is rated PG for brief language.

SYNOPSIS: Inspired by the true animal friendship of a Jack Russell Terrier and a rescued miniature horse, the story of Dally & Spanky’s bond has captivated audiences. This sensational duo has generated millions of video views and is now the inspiration for this brand-new feature film!

Addy and Ella are teenaged half-sisters with little in common. When 17-year-old Addy loses her father, she retreats from her family and struggles to deal with his loss. Ella, with her dog Dally, reaches out to create a bond with Addy and Spanky, the miniature horse she’s just inherited from her father. Not only do the animals get along, but they quickly become a dynamic duo thanks to Addy and Ella’s training. Their act quickly goes viral and wins their high school talent show, bringing the girls closer! Unfortunately, the family realizes that the cost to keep Spanky is too high and they’ll have to send him away. But Addy gets an idea and submits their routine to a popular TV talent show. Now, it’s all or nothing…and ANYTHING can happen!