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Dennis M. Postema

Dennis M. Postema, RFC, is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, coach, speaker and registered financial consultant. He is the founder of MotivationandSuccess.com, StoriesofPerseverance.org, FinancingYourLife.com and TheRetirementInstitute.org.

#ThePositiveEdge

Do you ever think to yourself “Why is life so hard, I wish I were happier, I can never catch a break, or someone else is always lucky?” Well I don’t know if you know it or not, but all this negative energy starts with your own thoughts not with …

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5 Things to Know Before You Start a Business

  Most Businesses Fail: You are going to have to persevere and be resilient, and even then the odds aren’t great.  50% of businesses fail in the first year and 95% fail within five years.  If you have the guts to be an entrepreneur you are naturally born to persevere, …

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My Take on Will Smith’s Rules to Success

Will Smith is an actor, producer, rapper and song writer. Newsweek calls him the most powerful actor in Hollywood and Forbes calls him the most bankable start worldwide. His net worth is estimated at over 250 million dollars. Rule #1 Where you are is not where you’re going to be: …

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Warren Buffett’s 5 Rules of Success

  “Known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffett is an investment guru and one of the richest and most respected businessmen in the world” (http://www.biography.com/people/warren-buffett-9230729). Don’t Care What Others Think: It never bothered Warren Buffet if people disagreed with what he thought as long as he knew the facts. …

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Motivate Millennials in the Workplace

  Explain the Vision:   Millennials want to understand the big picture so they can really dive into their work and get excited and passionate about it.  Unlike other generations they are not afraid to ask why if they don’t understand the vision.  Even though we may feel like it, this …

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Trend Spotting for Wealth Opportunities

  Just by watching the news, anyone can figure out society is changing rapidly, in both positive and negative ways. Ignoring these changes is dangerous since the path to riches changes as society evolves. Society has transformed repeatedly in the last several years. One interesting chain of events that this …

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Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

  There are a lot of things that can seem like they’re keeping you from succeeding in life, such as a lack of education, a lack of talent and skill and growing up with insufficient means. Maybe those things do get in your way, but I’m here to tell you …

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Does Your Attitude Stink?

  Today was one of those days when I knew I wasn’t going to accomplish much. My attitude stunk (and I knew it) and it was standing in my way. If I was going to salvage the day, I needed an attitude adjustment and I needed it fast!   Have …

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Enemies of Perseverance, Part 2

  Last time, we talked about laziness, which is the first enemy of perseverance. Today, let’s take a look at another enemy you need to get ready to vanquish: discouragement. Discouragement Discouragement is the cessation of all the motivation you once had to reach a goal or achieve a certain …

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