Running a business in the age of COVID

It all happened in the span of about a week in early March. Every contract cancelled. My business went from doing the best it ever has – something which took many years for me to build – to being wiped out in a few days. I couldn’t blame my clients. They were scared. Very scared. […]

The Funny Thing about Money

At the end of a seminar I attended recently, the moderator said to me, “People have no clue about money. Most will end up broke.” My accountant always tells me that the majority of people are working for the banks and for the government, even though they don’t know it. In other words, their money […]

Going Nowhere Fast? Ideas Will Save You

It was late. I stared at my computer screen wondering what to do. My business was doing poorly, it seemed as though nobody wanted to talk to me, and my mind was in a fog. This sad state of affairs was not many years ago. It was this past week. Often, when we get down, […]

What Have You Got to Lose?

I have a good friend who has been unemployed for 2 years. He’s smart and can be very charming, when he wants to be. His expectations have always been high, so he has said no to a few opportunities which he felt were beneath him. Recently – he was in a perpetual state of despair, […]

Where is Common Courtesy?

I’ve been in business a long time and over the years, I’ve seen the level of common courtesy go progressively down. It’s at the point now where basic courtesy doesn’t really exist anymore. Many people use the excuse that they are busy, as if, somehow, that makes it alright. It doesn’t. Not returning emails or […]

Create Your Own Job in 2017

Millions of people continue to apply for something that is increasingly rare — a full time job. The U.S. government estimates that 35 per cent of all workers are currently independent contractors or freelancers. This number is expected to hit an astounding 50 per cent within the next ten years. But, there is no security in being […]

How You Think Will Determine Your Wealth

Do you buy lottery tickets? I have a lot of friends who do. And they believe that’s the only way they’ll ever have any money. The “lottery” mentality is what keeps people from being wealthy. People who attract wealth think differently from others. Adopt the following ways of thinking and your life will likely change […]

Lessons in Innovation from History’s Beauty Magnate

She never told her age. It was only when she died in 1966 that the world discovered Elizabeth Arden had lived for 88 years. A woman before her time, this amazing Canadian-born entrepreneur almost single handily launched the modern day cosmetics industry. In the early 1900’s, lipstick was associated with prostitutes. But Arden changed all […]

Fired and Over 40?

A few friends of mine I worked with many years ago recently got let go, and it happened on this day of the week. Friday. Now, with most of their careers behind them, they face an uncertain future. This post is for anyone over 40 finding themselves without a job and contemplating self-employment. “You” incorporated […]