July 2014

Monthly Archives

  • Why I'm Taking a Walk Every Day

     My mind seems “full” lately — you may have experienced this. While I’ve committed hours and hours each day to absorb words, facts and figures, my devotion to “down time” has been — well, paltry. I’ve neglected that part of work life that we all need; to pause, reflect and process information. (Because of this, […]

  • Top 10 Tips For Success

    Like many people, I learn better through experience than theory. Also, if presented with huge reams of text, I tend to lose interest quite quickly.Lots of us are more visual learners, so I wanted to expand my 10 tips with some imagery to illustrate the points. Hope you enjoy them! 1. Follow your dreams and […]

  • Do You Live in a Happy City?

    How happy is your city? Study says Richmond is America’s most contented area – with New York its unhappiest.     • Researchers say job opportunities and housing often attract people to ‘unhappy’ cities • Claim that career prospects and financial rewards bring people to ‘unhappy’ areas • Charlottesville found to be happiest region – with Scranton the unhappiest New […]

  • Always Learning

    At The Main Street Group, we encourage everyone to keep learning, and we constantly train our people!  Noted author and motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar, had a brilliant quote: “The only thing worse than training employees and losing them, is to not train them and keep them.” -Zig Ziglar

  • Save Yourself!

    A recent article in Employee Benefit Magazine stated:  46% of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement.  40% of baby boomers now plan to work until they die.  36% of Americans say they don’t contribute anything at all to their savings.  87% of adults say they are not confident about […]

  • Congratulations, Steve!

    The Financial Services Institute (FSI), in Washington, DC, was founded in 2004 by a group of independent financial advisors who wanted to be part of an organization that would serve as an advocate for advisor rights in the legislative arena, issues with broker/dealers and the Self Regulatory Organizations. From its upstart beginning, FSI has grown […]

  • Attitude

    “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”   -Oprah Winfrey

  • Wisdom from Mother Teresa

    On the subject of whether to help selfish people who have hurt you before, Mother Teresa said: “You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.”