Wed.Aug 08, 2018

3 Things I learned When I Seriously Planned to Retire

Dumb Little Man

Retirement, unlike death, does not happen to all of us. Yet, I have been fascinated with retirement since I was about thirty years of age. Looking back, I think it was because my parents talked about it and planned for it openly with us. They both worked hard and purposefully to be able to retire when my dad turned fifty-five. And they did it even though not all they planned happened and many things unplanned showed up in life.

Do You Give Readers the "Why" They Need?

Business Writing

The other night I was traveling from Boston to my home, Seattle. When I arrived at my connection city, Denver, at 7:15 p.m. I received this text message: Your Flight on August 6 from DEN now departs at 11:55. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette Teaching Business Writing

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How Our Most Celebrated Geniuses Defeated Creative Block

Dumb Little Man

Do you understand your own mind? Do you know how to spark creativity at will? Probably not. Nobody does. In the 21st century, we have maps of the brain. There are libraries of books on psychology, behavior, and self-improvement but the very wealth of literature demonstrates very little to no knowledge of what really goes on in that gray matter.

2018 138

Don't Go to a Job Interview Without Doing These Things First

On The Job

When you get a job interview, the worst mistake you can make is just trying to “wing it,” no matter your level of experience or the skills you possess. Interviewing requires preparation and practice, and those that put in the effort are much more likely to get the job they desire.

2018 130

?What’s Your Mindset? How To Feel Confident In The Gym

Dumb Little Man

A friend of mine who recently shed 50 lbs shared his new diet. This lifestyle change not only helped him lose weight, but it also eliminated his need to take his high blood pressure medication. As far as his physical exercise, he made small adjustments to his activity level that included daily walks with his little Jack Russell Terrier. I told him that if he wanted to go to the gym with me, I would be happy to show him my routine. I could even introduce him to some of the guys there.

2018 136

5 Reasons to Take Business Letterhead Printing Seriously

Small Business CEO

A few folks are still skeptical about the role of custom printed materials such as letterhead and stationery for their business. In their mind business letterhead, printing is not much more than window dressing — something nice to have, but not an essentially critical part of your business.

2018 59

Customer Satisfaction: A Brand Maker

Small Business CEO

Customer satisfaction is not a fuel pump standing somewhere on your way which helps your organisation to re-energize but it’s the vast road. It is the way over which your organisation moves and becomes a world-class service giver.

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