Do You Know Your ‘Why’? Goal Setting

From Darren Hardy’s book about goal setting, Living Your Best Year Ever ( – not an affiliate link, just highly recommend you check out this site): In the Andes Mountains, there were two warring tribes that not-so-peacefully co-existed—one that lived in the lowlands and the other, high in the mountains. one day, the mountain people invaded the… Read more »

4 Insights from an Entrepreneur Fighting for His Life

With a tip of the hat to Eric T. Wagner, Contributor of Forbes Magazine for this incredibly inspirational piece.  Imagine you only have an 8% chance of being alive in 3 years. Think about it: an 8% chance — 3 short years from now. What would you do? Would you crumple under the weight of… Read more »

A Cowboy Named Bud

A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Montana when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes, RayBan® sunglasses and YSL® tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, “If I… Read more »

Sen. Elizabeth Warren – I Love This Woman

OK, full disclosure here. I also love Scott Brown. I had the opportunity to spend some time with Sen. Brown and thought he was a great man and made a great senator. So, I did not vote for Elizabeth Warren. But, man, did she hit it out of the park on this one. After my experience… Read more »

One Right Choice 1,000 Times

A very dear friend of mine, who is an amazing inspiration to me, just posted an article on her journal that I would like to share with all of you. In the way of background, my friend is currently going through cancer treatments, has the greatest heart and the most amazing perspective on life. This… Read more »

Welcome to the new Charles Dobens Website!!!


Welcome to the launch of my three new websites: This year I decided that it was finally time for me to bring in a professional, someone who could give my site a look designed just for me and my businesses. We created this new site with the new investor in mind because… Read more »

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