How to Escape Being Downsized

In days gone by, a student completed his education and found himself a job. The company he joined would then take care of his financial needs in return for his services. This would continue until his retirement when he would receive ample provision for his twilight...

How Did That Happen?

Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?   Why don’t I do things I love to do anymore?   Why do I feel so alone?   Why am I afraid of so many things?   Why can’t I pursue my dreams?   Why don’t I leave my job and do...

Family Journals

Keeping a journal cannot only be beneficial to you as an individual, but it can also be a benefit to your family. Do you remember the family vacation to Disneyland when you were 12? What about your parent’s 20-year anniversary? Or your birthday party when you...

Envisioning the Future:
Creating a Working World

The next world war will be fought with sticks and stones. – Albert Einstein   Someday, hopefully soon, the shooting will stop and it will be time to create yet another lasting peace. I hope we can bring military action to a halt before the words of Albert...

Developing Your Purpose

"To say 'I love you,' one must first know how to say the word 'I.'" –Ayn Rand, "The Fountainhead"   You know that to love anyone else, you must first love yourself. But are you really aware of what that means on a practical...

Creating Wealth

A wealthy young prince was bored with his way of life and was looking for adventure. Day and night he wondered what life outside the palace was like. One day, as he ventured out the west gate, he came upon a man who promised him great adventure. The prince thought...

Choose Collaboration, Not Competition

The fundamental, universally accepted assumptions upon which traditional marketing approaches are built could use some serious thought and updating. What, for example, if we asked whether businesses actually have to compete for customers. Does that seem silly? The...

Barbecue and a Sermon?

In 1971, a roadside food-stand opened near Williamsburg, Virginia called Pierce's Pitt Bar-B-Cue. This so-called restaurant was nothing more than a shack with an order window. Only one meal was served: barbecue on a bun, with coleslaw or without, plus French fries...

9 Proven Tips to Making it During Tough Times

1. Take a Stand:   If you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything. If you do not have a course, every wind will blow against you. Take a stand, pick a course, and commit to it.   2. Persist:   When things don’t workout exactly as...