It’s said that various adventurers and conquerors throughout history have used the “ship burning” method to motivate their troops to do their best in the adventure/fight that lie ahead of them because, basically, “there ain’t no goin’ back!” Well, rhetorically speaking, I’m about to do the same thing to myself here in this post…that is, I’m going to burn the metaphorical ship that is my career! Read More »
“Love and work, work and love…that’s all there is.”
– Sigmund Freud
As I sit here at my desk writing out this blog post it is September 3rd, 2016 and that’s a special day for me. Why? No, not because it’s “International Bacon Day!” Although, I would forgive you for thinking that because bacon is the second best food in the world! (Donuts being the first best food in the world, obviously.) Read More »
The “Urban Dictionary” defines “solopreneur” as…
- An entrepreneur who works alone, “solo,” running their business single-handedly. They might have contractors for hire, yet have full responsibility for the running of their business. The typical solopreneur is easily tempted to become a work-a-holic, not feeling their work is ever done! They do the administrative tasks, marketing, customer service and service delivery typically by themselves.
The media loves to tell us stories about the “high cost of failure” – think, Lehman Brothers bankruptcy at about $619 billion dollars (2008), BP’s Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill at about $65 billion dollars (2010 to present), Yahoo’s total compensation paid to Marissa Mayer for failing to turn the company around at about $137 million dollars (2012 to present), etc. Indeed, the media can keep such stories alive for many months (and sometimes for years) which has the collective effect of lowering our individual appetites to incur risk. Read More »
It’s been almost 30 years since Carrie Fisher first published her very successful novel “Postcards from the Edge” (1987) and I will say up front that I’ve never read the book and that it’s been MANY years since I watched the movie (also written by Carrie Fisher) but this title has resonated with me ever since I heard about it. Read More »