Communism vs Free Enterprise – Some Perspective

In response to my Thanksgiving post this year Alex over at the Advice Network left a thought provoking comment. Here’s the comment: It’s interesting that the European (illegal?) immigrants could not survive with a communal (communist?) economic system, considering the aboriginal neighbors who saved their lives by showing them what crops to plant DID have… Read More »

A Little Thanksgiving History

Today is a national holiday here in the US. It’s a day with many different traditions today, from big meals with family, turkey, pumpkin pie, to parades and Detroit Lions football. Interestingly the Thanksgiving tradition goes back much further than the 1924 inception of the Macy’s parade in New York. In fact, it predates our… Read More »

Anonymity Credit Card Style

Identity theft is a big issue. If you talk to anyone who has been a victim of that particular crime you can get a feel for how incredibly disruptive it can be to your life. What if a credit card company came along and changed things up to help protect consumers? What are some of… Read More »

Clarify Your Win and Be More Effective

Effectiveness is often a good measure of success. When we are effective we are producing the results we striving to achieve. Trouble comes when the results we see are different from what we expected. What then? How do we become more effective? One sure way to be more effective is to Clarify Your Win. We… Read More »

The Joys of Vacation

va·ca·tion [vey-key-shuhn, vuh-] –noun a period of suspension of work, study, or other activity, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday. a part of the year, regularly set aside, when normal activities of law courts, legislatures, etc., are suspended. freedom or release from duty, business, or activity. an act or instance of… Read More »

Customer Service Credit Card Style

Scenario You make a purchase with your credit card for $171.76. Even before the bill comes due you cut a check to the credit card company for that amount because you believe in paying off the balance in full every month. Due to your convoluted but very effective personal accounting system you mail in a… Read More »

Some Rules You Should Never Break

Yesterday I mentioned some rules that you can get away with breaking in your efforts to keep focused on the money making activities in your business. But there are some rules you should never break. These unbreakable rules apply not only to your business but also to your entire life as well. Really there aren’t… Read More »

Surprising Light Bulb Moments

When was the last time you had a light bulb moment? You know the kind. You’re just trucking along thinking things are just ducky. You’ve got things figured out and you know exactly where you are headed. Then. Wham! A moment suddenly comes when a whole bunch of things you never knew before, or probably… Read More »

Reserving the Right to be Wrong

Had to be Right There was a time in my life when I just had to be right about everything. It was important and I’d argue tooth and nail to get my point across. When someone chose to disagree with me I’d try to back them into a corner or shut them down. Not that… Read More »

Connections are There for You to Make

Connecting with other people is easier than you may think. If you keep a sharp eye out for potential bridges, that is. The clues are there for you all the time, right in plain sight. Train yourself to see them and you’ll find all sorts of people that you have a some small thing in… Read More »