Tuesday, March 22, 2016

How to Become Who You Want to Be in 5 Seconds

Go Confidently

“I am a writer,” I tell people when they ask what I do.”

I get the usual response: “Really?” They are intrigued.

To this day it still feels a little awkward saying, “I am a writer.” It also feels a bit surreal. I mean, I'm actually doing what I love to do, but now I make money doing it. It was 12 years ago that I was thinking, “Wouldn't it be nice to get paid to write?” In my mind only famous book authors and journalists for high profile newspapers got paid to write. Little did I know that this thing called blogging would take off and soon after I started my own blog I would be hired to blog for a startup.

What have you always wanted to do?

What have you been dreaming of doing and getting paid for it?

Why not declare it right now?

Friday, February 19, 2016

Feeling Stuck In Your Business: What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do

To-Do List

Creating content is one of the biggest challenges for any entrepreneur. As someone who has spent many years churning out article after article, I never thought I’d run out of things to write about.

But I did.

As I started making plans to revamp this blog and made the intention of writing more, I actually started to feel a little stressed about it. What would I write about? There is so much content out there about every conceivable topic, so what more is there to say?

As I started to brainstorm ideas about what topics I wanted to write about in the next couple months, I drew a blank. I just stared at the screen. Nothing.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Top Cities in the World For Artistic Inspiration

Hotel Ca' Sagredo - Grand Canal - Venice Italy Venezia - photo by gnuckx and HDR processing by Mike G. K.

Artistic inspiration can strike at any moment. However, some cities are renowned for inspiring artists, writers, poets and creatives of all kinds to begin creating their work. Places such as Venice, Paris, San Francisco and Egypt have inspired people for many years, and are definitely places to add to your travel bucket list.

Below are 5 of the most inspirational cities in the world for all manner of artistic endeavors. Even if you don't consider yourself an artist, just traveling to these places will broaden your horizons and get the creative energy spinning.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From James Bond

Daniel Craig as James Bond

For over 50 years James Bond movies have entertained us, and whenever a new one comes out, I never sigh and say, Another one? I mark my calendar for the debut and make sure I’m at the theater early to get a good seat.

The latest installment, Spectre, did not disappoint, which got me thinking about the qualities that has made 007 so successful over the years. James Bond isn’t an entrepreneur, but if he ever decided to change careers and become a business owner, he’d definitely make a good one. Here are a few lessons James Bond can teach us...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

How To Be More Adventurous: A Tale of Two Dogs

Sammy likes to stays on the path she knows best.
Sammy and Windsor have very different personalities, and these dogs had a lesson to teach me about being more adventurous as I took them for a walk the other day.

Sammy is a very energetic German-Shepard mix. I’ve taken her on many walks these past couple years when my friend has gone out of town. I’ll often take her down this walking trail by the house, and I take her through different parts of the neighborhood so she can become more familiar with the area.

Windsor is a new addition to my friend’s family. She’s a retired border patrol dog and 4 years older than Sammy. Windsor has been a working dog for most of her life and is now enjoying life as my friend’s pet.