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 […]