Crazy taxes

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “the only sure things in life are death and taxes.” Well, you probably didn’t know how far governments throughout history have gone to make certain they took their fair share while you’re above ground.  Here’s just a short list of the many items that the tax man has seen [...]

By |2019-11-08T15:47:51+00:00November 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments


According to, the phrase “Git-R-Done” originated in the early 1990s as a call to action for good ol’ boys who fell behind on mission critical tasks like rebuilding a transmission or clearing brush from the back 40. Most of us, however, associate “Git-R-Done” as the catchphrase for Stand-Up Comedian Larry the Cable Guy… [...]

By |2019-11-08T15:46:42+00:00November 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Secrets to Successful Kids

We all care about our kids – and always wonder whether we’re doing the very best we can to set them up for success. There’s certainly no shortage of advice when it comes to parenting.  From Dr. Spock’s “The Common Sense Book of Baby and Childcare” to “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” you can [...]

By |2019-11-08T15:44:24+00:00November 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Keep on keeping on

Don’t you just hate rejection? I do. It's only natural – we all want people to like and accept us. But rejection happens and you have to keep on keeping on. The story I keep in mind is that of Col. Harlan Sanders. At the age of 65, Sanders had an old car, a [...]

By |2019-10-30T20:47:56+00:00November 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Just 5 things

Okay, here’s something you might find useful… It’s from a book entitled "18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done" By Peter Bregman. It’s got some interesting ideas – for example, in one chapter he calls out the value of creating your "annual focus" - not a set of goals, [...]

By |2019-10-30T20:47:10+00:00November 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Obscure Slang

You know… some days you just need a break and the interweb beckons… And here’s what you might find – a healthy, daily dose of obscure slang terms from the website MentalFloss: TOAD-STRANGLER - Comes from the Gulf states – it describes a sudden, and heavy, rain capable of choking an amphibian. WHOOPERUPS - [...]

By |2019-10-30T20:46:17+00:00November 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Before taking off

Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside the cockpit of that jet airliner right before take-off? What exactly are those pilots doing? I did a bit of research and one of the things I learned about pilots was just how much they ALL rely on checklists. Before the flight, during the flight, after [...]

By |2019-10-30T20:44:49+00:00November 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments


One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, delivered during the darkest days of World War II: “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never” This advice especially applies to small business owners – entrepreneurs who face daily challenges in getting everything done, attracting customers, [...]

By |2019-10-30T20:43:38+00:00November 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Not so tiny anymore

What do you think about the “tiny home” craze? With house prices rising across many US markets, many Americans have chosen to forego the traditional 2000-3000+ square foot home and instead opt for much smaller living spaces. How small? There’s really no “official” answer.  Tiny homes typically range from as low as 60 square feet [...]

By |2019-10-30T20:42:12+00:00November 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How much for that “rainy day?”

I’m sure you’ve heard a thousand times or more that you need to put money away “for a rainy day.” But have you ever wondered, “exactly how much?” Of course, for each of us the potential cost of that “rainy day” differs – as well as the budgetary impacts such a day would have. [...]

By |2019-10-30T20:40:17+00:00November 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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