1 More Day

By Mitch Custenborder | February 25, 2021

George Kinder is thought of as an “advisor to advisors” in financial services.  He’s made a name teaching advisors how to discover what’s really important to people.  He uses three main questions to ‘cut to the…

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Optimism

By Mitch Custenborder | February 12, 2021

Optimism is sometimes misunderstood. The optimist is often lumped into being overly hopeful or naïve.  In comparison, I’ve even noticed that criticism, or certain forms of pessimism, are fashionable – almost like it’s and indication of…

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6 Ways To Build Wealth Without Money

By Mitch Custenborder | February 5, 2021

Happy Marriage I don’t mean everyday is Valentine’s Day.  And, I don’t mean that you need to even share the same vision financially – although it helps.  My observation is that the deal-breaker for wealth accumulation/preservation…

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Domination, Longevity, Tiger Woods

By Mitch Custenborder | January 22, 2021

There’s a human temptation to one-up people.  To be better than.  To win or be right.  Travel down the spectrum and we might meet domination, or always right, always winning.  There is no shortage of current…

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Faith, Belief, 2021 Predictions

By Mitch Custenborder | January 15, 2021

Spoiler: this is not a traditional market prediction. There’s a distinct difference between believing in something and having faith in something.  This is an age-old topic, but I think it’s particularly relevant now. Belief is where…

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Don’t Worry About Making A Difference

By Mitch Custenborder | January 7, 2021

Making a difference – or having an impact – seems to be very popular language in younger generations. I’ve become convinced this is not just a “younger” person thing, though. The desire to make a difference…

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Runway

By Mitch Custenborder | January 6, 2021

A long runway is needed for the scenarios that will give us the most joy. Frequently, runway is referenced in business when a new project is being undertaken.  Are there enough resources (time, money, and people)…

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Neutrality vs Relief

By Mitch Custenborder | December 18, 2020

Frequently, we think our problem is solved, but all we’ve really done is trade problems.  This is relief.  We shift our concern from one place to another. If we have frequent headaches, Advil may relieve the…

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Selling In This Millennium

By Mitch Custenborder | December 11, 2020

Selling has changed the last 20 years. This is not limited to professional “sales” titles.  We all make attempts to move employees, bosses, customers, family members, and patients in a certain direction.  The act of articulating…

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Risky Business

By Mitch Custenborder | November 27, 2020

Nearly everything is a question of risk.  And, if this is the case, it surely pays to know how we make our own calculations.  What drives our decision-making process?  How can we gain ground on the…

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