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2012 is going to be a great year!

Are you starting this year just like you start every year?  You have made your New Year's Resolutions and probably have already broken them.  Maybe this is the year you do things differently. Don't beat yourself up about it.  Life is very hectic these days and running a business just adds to the stress.  Sit down with a cup of hot tea, a glass of red wine or a close friend. Take a deep breat ...


Facebook – Can You Teach An Old Dog New Tricks?

My mother-in-law asked us the other day about Facebook.   We decided to take on the challenge of setting up an account and teaching her how to use it.  We didn't realize how much of a challenge this would be. For most people, Facebook is very easy to comprehend.  You "friend" someone you know and then communicate with them.   If you have a business, you probably have an additional page wher ...


Just Do It

Just Do It.  I don't know where Nike came up with that slogan, but it works. Procrastination is a major problem for a lot of people.  Who knows why.  Maybe it is fear of getting the job done.  Maybe the job is so big you don't know where to start so you just put it off until another day.   Maybe you really don't want to do it in the first place. Whatever the reason, the answer is to Just D ...


How to Find Your Work/Life Balance

According to Wikipedia, balance (metaphysics) is a desirable point between two or more opposite forces.  For most people work and life are those opposite forces.  So how do you find the balance? No one can tell you where your balance should be as everyone has different priorities.  You must find your own balance. You don’t just wake up one morning with inner peace and harmony in your life.  ...


The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Beers

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the two Beers. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.   When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was fu ...


Be Yourself

There are all types of people in this world.  No one is the same.   So why would you, as a business person, try to be like someone else?  Why not just be yourself?  Your clients come to you for a specific reason.  They like you.  They trust you.  They like what you have done with your product or service.  You are unique.  Sell that!!  This is not a cookie cutter world so don’t make yo ...


Is the glass half empty or half full?

Is the glass half full or half empty?  Everyone has discussed this topic at one point in their life or another.  No one can ever agree on an answer.  My personal opinion is the glass is half full - or more. Recently my husband had the misfortune of doing our income taxes, only to find out we owe Uncle Sam a lot of money.  We must really cut back our spending in order to save enough to pay our ...