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Stay Positive

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. – Herm Albright — This might seem like common sense– especially on a website such as IEvo, but hear me out.  This is going to have a lot to do with me, because while there is a great deal to extol on the topic of positive thinking, I think there is little that would convey... read more

Why I Avoid Debt Like The Plague

The only man who sticks closer to you in adversity than a friend is a creditor. –Author Unknown — If you’re only going to read one article on this site, it needs to be this one. Paradoxically to me, debt has usually been viewed by my peers as a convenient tool they can use to attain things they want before they have the means to do so.  If they were a little low on cash, they would just... read more

Aim to Lose

That’s what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we’ve changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning. – Richard Bach — Everyone always wants to win.  I’m not sure if it’s just a natural human thing to want to win, or if it’s... read more

Surround Yourself With Success

You must look into other people as well as at them. – Lord Chesterfield — When I first heard of surrounding myself with success, it was not only a foreign concept in that I had never heard of it before, but it was foreign on the most base level of my understanding of social relationships and how they affect the individual. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself.  First, I’ll let... read more

Self-Discipline: The Easy Way

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. – Roy L. Smith — Self-discipline is like this holy grail among people who want to be successful.  People who are writing on personal development talk about discipline as if it is the key that will unlock your problems and transform them into solutions.  Those reading personal development resources tend to take this information... read more

Smart and Still Failing? Maybe…

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good. –Bertolt Brecht — This is part 3 of this series.  You can find part 1 here and part 2 here.  It was also based off of this article which I found at And so we finally reach the final five items on the list.  Without any further ado, here they are: 15. Distractibility and Lack of Attention Absolutely a... read more

Smart and Still Failing? It Might Be…

The only time you don’t fail is the last time you try anything – and it works. –William Strong — This article is the second part to similar article I wrote which can be found here. It is also an expansion of this list which I found over at Now, where were we?  I believe we had hit number five on the list, which brings us to six. 6. Lack of Product Orientation It may seem a... read more
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