Tim McIntyre

TIM MCINTYRE retired in 2004 from his position as president of Applied Systems after facilitating a successful sale of the company. At only forty-six years old, he made the unusual decision to fully retire to pursue other interests and simply enjoy free time. As a hard-driving Type A personality, this turned out to be a significant challenge for the Notre Dame and University of Chicago-educated MBA, CPA, and Certified Cash Manager.

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“You Need to Eat Breakfast” is Yet One More Nutrition Myth

Filed in Diet & Exercise by on January 12, 2017 2 Comments
“You Need to Eat Breakfast” is Yet One More Nutrition Myth

  Note to readers: In the New Year I will be posting articles less frequently as I have a lot going on this year. I really appreciate all of you, my faithful readers, and I wish for you and your families a healthy and prosperous 2017!   It’s almost comical how often so-called “healthy eating […]

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The Primal Emotion You Must Overcome to Lose Weight Quickly

Filed in Diet & Exercise by on January 5, 2017 0 Comments
The Primal Emotion You Must Overcome to Lose Weight Quickly

People think they can’t lose weight because they eat when they are bored, depressed, lonely, anxious, or any other slew of emotions. But an even more fundamental reason they can’t lose weight is due to the primal instinct of fear. Think about prehistoric man/woman and their constant struggle for food to sustain life. Things were […]

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Anderson’s Favorite Thing

Filed in Living by on December 29, 2016 0 Comments
Anderson’s Favorite Thing

  imprinting, def.: rapid learning that occurs during a brief receptive period, usually soon after birth or hatching, which establishes a lasting behavioral response to a specific individual or object In the first couple of weeks after we adopted Anderson, I noticed that when I would lie on the couch or a bed he loved […]

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The Fallacy of Perfectionism

Filed in Stress & Anxiety by on December 15, 2016 2 Comments
The Fallacy of Perfectionism

Like many Type A’s, I have struggled throughout my life with the burden of perfectionism. It is a difficult taskmaster, I can tell you that. I think it will be instructive to relay my evolving attitudes toward perfectionism over the four decades of my adult life. I have tried many different ways to adopt a […]

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If You Insist on Trading Stocks, Then Do It This Way

Filed in Money by on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
If You Insist on Trading Stocks, Then Do It This Way

In spite of my admonitions and those of most other finance experts, many people still insist on actively trading stocks in an attempt to beat the market. If you are one of these people, then I recommend you at least consider using the following principles in your active trading strategy so you have a higher […]

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What is the Central Focus of Your Existence?

Filed in Living by on December 1, 2016 1 Comment
What is the Central Focus of Your Existence?

I think everyone chooses, through their actions, what the primary focus of their life is. What do you most desire and seek, as you pass through your short time here on earth? Here is a continuum I’ve created to help you determine what it is you most value: Self-focused Power Authority, influence, praise, validation, status, […]

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People Are So Disappointing, Aren’t They?

Filed in Living by on November 24, 2016 0 Comments
People Are So Disappointing, Aren’t They?

A friend of mine made this comment to me a few years ago, and I not only thought it was odd, but also sad. It seems to me that if you are expecting disappointing behavior from people, certainly someone in the course of your day will exhibit it, and then that will be how you […]

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Quiz: Is Your Girlfriend or Wife Crazy?

Filed in Living by on November 17, 2016 0 Comments
Quiz: Is Your Girlfriend or Wife Crazy?

Guys talk a lot about girls, and aside from sex, the topic often runs to whether or not she’s crazy. Many of you have probably viewed a youtube video called “The Hot Crazy Matrix – A Man’s Guide to Women.” In it a nerdy engineer-type guy discusses differing combinations of “hot” and “crazy” in women, […]

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I Think Anderson is a Mixed Breed

Filed in Living by on November 10, 2016 0 Comments
I Think Anderson is a Mixed Breed

Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with so much happiness? Jonathan Foer Our breeder insists that Anderson is a purebred Bichon Frise, but I’m beginning to have doubts. In my last post about him acting like a teenager, I showed how big his paws are, and likened them to a polar […]

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My Hero

Filed in Living by on November 3, 2016 0 Comments
My Hero

hero, def.: an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles or difficulty I’ve been fortunate to have met a lot of impressive people in my life. When I was in college and grad school, many of my professors were brilliant people. In business, I occasionally met what […]

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