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The 7 Cs Of Success: Brian Tracy

Yesterday, I shared a great presentation by motivational speaker and author Brian Tracy. Today, I’m back with another. Below you’ll find his “7 Cs of Success.”

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Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires: Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy is one of the most compelling motivational speakers and authors. His self-help books about ways to succeed in business and life are excellent, and I highly recommend them. Below is a presentation where he shares the secrets of self-made millionaires.

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The Suze Orman Show

For 12 seasons, starting in 2002, The Suze Orman Show was one of the most wildly popular personal finance shows on CNBC, and of all time. I was one of the millions of people who tuned in regularly to hear Suze Orman’s recommendations. Now, you can too, by watching the following collection containing the best of The Suze Orman Show.

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RoboCop’s 30th Anniversary

On July 17 RoboCop celebrated its 30th anniversary. While some think of RoboCop as just another 80s action film, they are wrong. It’s more than that. RoboCop is a commentary on society, a forerunner of cultural and technological changes; and it’s a superbly-written, well-acted movie about what it means to be human. It also features one of the greatest orchestral theme songs in cinematic history, as well as a fabulous score. Rather than trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator, the film’s screenwriters, director and producer chose to make a piece of art that’s still as relevant and poignant today as it was in 1987.

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I Paid Off My Student Loans

ImageI don’t like debt; it hangs over me like a cloud. The only debt I’ve had since graduating college four years ago was my student loans. Compared to some graduates that owed $60,000 or more, the amount I had to pay back was small potatoes. But last night I decided I didn’t want to have this cloud hanging over me any longer, so I paid the remaining balance. While I’m not looking forward to seeing the full amount withdrawn from my bank account in a few days, I’m glad I did it. That’s one less thing to worry about. And now that I don’t have a monthly payment anymore, I can replenish my savings account at a much faster rate.

  • How does debt make you feel?
  • Have you ever paid off something big (e.g., a car, house or student loans)?
  • If so, what did you wind up doing with the extra money?

Feel free to share your answers below.

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