Mind you, I’m not saying I dislike all fetishes. (Ahem.) But in American culture, people compete to see who has less of a life.
Who works the most hours? If you don’t claim to work 12 hours a day, you’re not even a contender. Who sleeps the least? If you regularly get five hours or less, people probably look up to you. Who gets up the earliest? If you’re not at the gym by five am, you must be some kind of lazy loser.
Who spends evenings and weekends at the office instead of going home to friends and family…
Are you ready for 2022? It’s coming! We’re not quite there yet, but the last few months of 2021 are approaching. The holidays tend to be a little crazy, and I suspect they absolutely will be this year.
Which means that now, before the holidays are upon us, is a good time for planning. Take advantage of the (relatively) peaceful time now while you can.
“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin
Every season is planning season when it comes to finances, but it’s even more important before the end of the year.
Labor Day is coming up, and like many holidays, it’s lost some of its original meaning. In addition to capping off the summer, it welcomes in the last frantic months before the end of the calendar year. Especially us business owners!
Entrepreneurs, don’t worry. You can celebrate labor without becoming a — gasp! — socialist. Of course the feverish rhetoric emitted from the political right has deliberately confused the meaning of the word.
FYI, the actual definition of socialism is a system where the means of production, distribution, and exchange are regulated by the community. …
Like I said last week… I learned some things. But on the bright side, I read some excellent books too.
I think this one’s pretty obvious. Don’t let Dr. Google fool you, he’s not a licensed medical practitioner. And yes, I know the health care system in the US bites the big one, and going to the actual doctor can be expensive. Still, you won’t be slaying it if illness is slaying you.
Similarly, if what you’re doing in your business isn’t working and you’ve given it some time to bear fruit, give it a rethink. If you can’t figure…
I like to look back on the previous year when my birthday approaches. Last year, starting in August 2020, was certainly… uh… interesting, for many of us. All experiences are a great opportunity to learn, and, well, I learned a lot.
I tried to bootstrap my way into some aspects of running my own business. There are free gifts and groups everywhere you look on social media.
Many business owners are entering the last few weeks of summer vacation time before the end of the year kicks into high gear. It’s also a good time to plan, and not just for work. One of the things that you’ve probably left off your list is time to recharge, so put it back on for August 15, National Relaxation Day.
Think it’s sitting on the sofa binge-watching a streaming show, or watching some sports? If you’re an entrepreneur you probably think TV is mostly a waste of time, and frankly, it is. …
Want to get your information out to as many people as you can? Speaking in public is a great way to do it! Professional Speaker’s Day is on August 7th, and knowing how to communicate your message can help your business too.
I enjoy being a speaker. Maybe because I love to talk? Yet a lot of people are scared of speaking in public. Being an introvert is no excuse (I am one myself), but even extroverts can get stage fright.
As with productivity, speaking is largely a matter … of mind over matter. Once your brain recognizes that a…
If you missed Part 1, click here to read about the basics of crypto.
The first cryptocurrency was intentionally designed to have only a certain amount of tokens available, in order to prevent inflation by printing more money, or in this case, mining more Bitcoin. The idea behind crypto was developed in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Many believed that all the money printed to help stabilize the economy would ultimately result in inflation.
Except it didn’t. For over a decade, there was hardly any inflation in the US and other regions with strong central banks and well-developed financial…
Woman business owner? Ever feel like some days you’d like to fly around the world, alone in your own airplane?
July 24 is National Amelia Earhart Day, named for the famed pilot who was the first woman and only the second person to fly alone across the Atlantic. Maybe you identify with her because you’re also daring and adventurous. Female entrepreneurs have to be at least a little brave to launch their own business.
Or maybe you’re wishing you too could disappear without a trace and leave all your obligations and responsibilities behind. …
If you’ve been following cryptocurrency news, or even if you haven’t, you may have noticed people are talking about it again. The usual suspects (doomsayers who hate giving $$ to the “little people” in times of turbulence) in addition to those who have apparently forgotten that prices do have a tendency to increase over time are hyping the return of inflation.
Is inflation coming back? Eventually, probably. Right now and very hard? I doubt it, but it is possible. The question for many investors is whether crypto makes a good inflation hedge. Could this be a new era for Bitcoin?