After stumbling your way around the planet for several decades you eventually come to realize one very important aspect of life: Experience is just as valuable as formal education. Nothing beats being in the trenches. And although good leaders instinctively strive for improvement, great leaders know the real value of a hard-fought, rocky journey. Every […]
“I call it coupon karma,” says Stacey of Stacey’s Grocery Services. “I give my customers the same deals I like.” Most of her clients are tourists who want their vacation homes food-ready when they arrive, although she shops for many local families, as well. In either case, Stacey and her team buy local and organic whenever possible, but still save wherever they can, all while offering special touches like putting avocados in a paper bag with an apple so they ripen overnight, or separating bananas so they last longer.
In my never-ending quest to avoid getting a real job, I have embarked upon yet another business venture that is fueled by my agile wit and pointed sense of humor. (Both of which have been discernible deterrents when it comes to relationships, especially those involving bosses that don’t appreciate a subordinate who graciously points out […]
When you meet a person with a weird, or even inappropriate name, what do you do? For example, how do you NOT bust up laughing when someone introduces you to a guy named Dick Winker? At a business branding conference, no less? In this instance, as I shook Mr. Winker’s hand I politely gave him […]
I’m working on self-publishing another book. This isn’t as impressive as it might sound because I ALWAYS have at least one book in the works. But the trick isn’t necessarily writing a manuscript that you hope will one day be published into a book. The trick is to get a book published. A manuscript is […]
Home loan services is an oxymoronic joke, in which the laughable punch line is “service.” It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, so let me fill you in on what’s been taking up all my time. I refinanced my house this week. And when I say “this week” I mean I started this process back […]
Finally! Here I am back from the dead! It’s been about 10 days since I last blogged, and for me that’s an eternity. So where have I been? Mainly just batting back the curveballs of everyday life—all of which I can’t wait to share with you very soon. But for now the key reason I’ve […]