Archives: Personal Development


Advice from a Marketing Genius

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (60)

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Following are the words of one of the greatest marketing minds of all time: “Know how to sell your wares. It is not enough that they have intrinsic merit, for everyone does not bite the substance nor look within. Most go where there is a crowd, and go because they see that others go. Also, […]

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Dealing with Slander

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Robert Ringer Comments (16)

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Watching Rand Paul get hazed by the media (both on the left and the right) last week reminded me again just how hot the kitchen can be if you’re playing for big stakes. Rand comes from good stock, so he’ll get the hang of it quickly and learn how to excel at forced smiles while […]

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Making Ripples

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (46)

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A while back, I received an interesting e-mail from a subscriber that read: “I am unsubscribing.  I really enjoyed reading your letters, until you decided to bring your politics into it.  I’m sorry, but I’m with the 70 percent of the country that disagrees with you.  You are a very smart man and a gifted […]

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Welcome to My Play of Life

Posted on January 21, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (30)

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Have you ever entertained the thought that you are the only person on earth and that everyone else — family, friends, business associates, and total strangers — are but actors in your play of life?  Perhaps I’m just weird, but this thought first struck me when I was about six or seven years old. Taking […]

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Letting Go of Your Pacifier

Posted on January 16, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (20)

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Advice:  Don’t live a life of exclamation points!  By that I mean a life where you are constantly pressing against everyone and everything around you.  People shy away from high pressure, which is why exclamation-point people tend to be crowd busters. As with so many things in life, I suspect that most people who are […]

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The Indians Are Coming!

Posted on January 14, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (39)

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What’s this world coming to?  The Mexicans are attacking us from the south, and now the Indians are attacking us from … well, from halfway around the world — in their own country!  Allow me to explain. The Mexicans have to come here if we want them to pick our grapes and mow our lawns […]

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The NFL and the Decline of Rome

Posted on January 10, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (114)

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When the news broke that three of the National Football League wildcard playoff games last weekend did not sell out, it got me thinking about, of all things, the connection between the NFL and the decline of the Roman Empire.  The NFL is to the United States what the gladiatorial contests were to Rome, sans […]

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Black Bart, Sam Walton, and a Grain of Salt

Posted on January 9, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (12)

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Do you ever yearn to discover the secrets of the big guys so you could explode your business?  I’ve certainly fallen into that trap on and off over the years.  And whenever I’ve managed to gain access to the “secrets” of those who appear to be above the fray, I’ll tell you what I’ve usually […]

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Comeback of a Reptilian Rocky

Posted on January 2, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (17)

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It’s cathartic to tell on yourself every now and then, and today I’m in a state of catharsis.  As the most self-disciplined reptile living in this corner of the Milky Way Galaxy, you would think that I’ve never missed a day of exercise.  If so, you’d be wrong.  Alas, much as it pains me to […]

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The Curse of the Lottery

Posted on December 20, 2013 by Robert Ringer Comments (28)

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Here we go again, another centimillionaire via the Mega Millions lottery — $173.8 million after taxes.  The winner was fifty-six-year-old Ira Curry, who bought her ticket at an Atlanta newsstand.  A second winner, who bought his/her ticket at a gift shop in San Jose, California, had not yet come forward as of the time this […]

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