more animals It isn’t necessarily as easy as the kitty in the photo would have you believe, but it is possible to make a living doing work you love. It takes ingenuity and planning to make your dream career happen, though. Start by asking yourself what you really want to do. The answer may not […]
Cathy Stucker, The Idea Lady
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Think you cannot get anything done in just 15 minutes? In fact, some of my most productive work is done in 15-minute blasts. Although I use 15 minutes as a standard, you may do some of your projects in 10, 20 or 30 minutes, depending on the time you have available or your maximum attention […]
If you are like most people, you made a long list of resolutions for the new year. Your list may include everything from losing weight or quitting smoking to finding a new job, taking your business in new directions, learning a language, not procrastinating, having more patience with your kids, finishing your degree, spending less […]
Huh? Wait…what? Putting things off instead of doing them now is horrible advice, right? Then why are you saying that you can’t start that new project, launch a product or do any marketing until after the holidays or until you know how things are going to go with the economy next year? There are lots […]
Note from Cathy: This is a good time of the year to make assessments of your business and your life. Too often, though, those assessments focus only on what is wrong or what is missing and we miss the big picture. I love the approach taken in this article by Robert Middleton. It is published […]
What is your theme for the coming year? Having a theme keeps you focused, and setting a new theme for the new year—well, it is as good a time as any.
This is not a cheery subject, but it is an important one. A few things recently got me thinking about what happens to a business, including intellectual property, domain names and other business assets, when the owner dies. After the musician Prince passed away, I was surprised to learn two things. One, he was directly […]
What do you do when you’re struggling with a problem that requires a creative solution? If you’re like most people, you sit at your desk and think about the problem. You stare at your blank computer screen, chew on pencils, crumple up pieces of paper and take occasional breaks to pace or get another cup […]
We all have times when we are faced with decisions and we are not sure what path to take. You might be weighing whether to look for a new job or start a business. Should you take that promotion? Have another baby? Move to a new city? Go back to school? Perhaps you haven’t even […]
Graphics featuring quotations are always popular on social media. Feel free to grab this graphic and post it to your Facebook or other accounts. Instructions are at the end of the post. I grew up reading Erma Bombeck’s columns. They were funny, sweet, touching and always very real. This quotation from her really resonated with […]