Just a fun holiday post today. The other day I made a ‘traditional’ gingerbread house with my family. Why couldn’t you make a ‘Paleo’ gingerbread house; one that celebrates healthy vegetables? Why couldn’t you make an allergen-friendly series of gingerbread house kits? You could. The first step is to make one. The second step is to see ifContinue reading “What Could You Put On a Gingerbread House?”
Monthly Archives: December 2015
On Trust & Discovery
It’s highly unlikely that they are going to find you. Even though your audience (and you do have an audience) may be starved for what you have to offer, you’re going to have to go out and find them. That’s the scary part. You have to put yourself out there first, before anyone else willContinue reading “On Trust & Discovery”
Something To Look Forward To
J. & A. are the two male orderlies on staff every day. A. is a large, two-hundred and fifty pound white man who’s happiest when football is on the little television in the ‘lounge’. J. is a much more interesting person. He’s a fit, middle-aged black man with soft eyes and a constantly beaming smile.Continue reading “Something To Look Forward To”
Can I Afford Not To Buy This?
It’s not ‘the golden question’ to solve all purchasing decisions, but it helps. You might be able to [accomplish the job, prepare the dinner, find something nice to wear to the party] using resources already on hand. Which is great, I’m all for being resourceful first. But, be sure to think ‘negative’ or, consider the ‘opportunityContinue reading “Can I Afford Not To Buy This?”
Once you make the choice to do something, can you do it without any grumbling at all? Even if it’s ‘just in your head’, we can probably see it on your face. No, it’s better (I think) to simply not do the thing at all, if you can’t try to enjoy it 101%.
When You Begin Your Change …
… some people aren’t going to like it. They’re going to ask you: Why aren’t you doing X anymore? What do you like about Y? Are you too cool to hang out with me? Now, I’m going to ask you: Will you have the courage to push forward, through that? Don’t let anyone hold youContinue reading “When You Begin Your Change …”
On Owning & Titles
I’m starting a new job on January 1st. My job description is going from ‘undefined small business owner position but not really an owner’ to ‘sales & customer service representative’. Some people might interpret that as a step down, but not me. I’m going to own this new job title. I’ve never really had aContinue reading “On Owning & Titles”
Talking About Nothing
Some people are content to talk about nothing. Perhaps it’s scary for them to say what they are really feeling. But that’s not you. You’ll tell me if you’re not happy with your job, spouse, or life, right? I want to know. I don’t have all of the answers. But I do know what worksContinue reading “Talking About Nothing”
I have never been a fan of the idea that because our planet completed one solar rotation, I should start a diet. I mean, if that’s what works for you, start! But let’s be honest; resolve comes from feeling deep down that something has to change.
On Seeing Each Other
I saw two young people the other day who might have fallen in love. I have no way of knowing what would have happened if they talked. It might not have become a great love story. Perhaps they would have just been friends. Or nothing. But I saw two people who were definitely never goingContinue reading “On Seeing Each Other”