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Breathe life into your new business

18 home-based business energizers for writers and professional service providers: Take the time to figure out what the one single main purpose of your business is and outline your business model. As the professor of my Developing Innovative Ideas for Entrepreneurs class said, ‘Figure out who you want to help…

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A managing editor can help you publish content

A managing editor can help if your publishing process up until now has been filled with anxiety. This is true whether you suffer from not knowing what to write about, time crunches, or bloopers discovered only after you finally go public. A managing editor will shepherd your publishing project and edit…

Daffodils inspire

On purpose: The big ‘why,’ answered

We all have the same purpose, I was surprised to read in Doctor-writer-life scientist Deepak Chopra’s “The Book of Secrets.” Chopra writes that our shared purpose is to help the world “expand and grow.” He suggests it may be counterproductive to have rigid goals and to struggle too hard to…

Look outside your umbrella

What’s just outside of your umbrella?

When the interviewer asked if I’d ever dealt with union officials, it seemed best to admit: “That will be a learning area for me.” Was it ever! I privately thought of one key person as a well-known figure in the French revolution and dreaded antagonizing him; yet interacting with him…

Trapeze school scene

Some might call it freedom

As our car inched along by the Hudson River on Manhattan’s far western edge, a trapeze school came into view, way up high, silhouetted against the sunset. Gridlocked, we watched student after student climb the ladder, grab the swing and … go! Every student took flight, guaranteed. With this kind…

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How do you stand out in a crowd?

An acquaintance recently described to me his method of looking for a new job; I was impressed. Then he described a major fundraiser, a medical situation, and an entrepreneurial project; he revealed his frustration that his income does not match his energy output. Do you see the problem? Meanwhile, a…

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What’s your headline?

Headlines help the reader decide whether to read or move on. You have a headline all your own if you are on LinkedIn. It’s just below your name, and may appear to be your current or former job title. That’s because the site populates your headline from your job experience…

The view on a snow day from my new buisness location

What do ‘snow days’ mean to you?

Do you ever long for a change? Wish to be your own boss or, if you already are, to instead take a job with a regular paycheck? Do “snow days” for you mean frenetically working from home while several children climb over your head? Just last week while sitting in…

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A scene from Maine

I like the red boat, don’t you? Where might it take you, when you pluck up the courage to climb aboard? Where has it come from? Return to the Home Page to explore further.  

Tomatoes from a friend

Looking for Big Boy — and Friends

1: The kind of dust you can feel but not see. Streaked with gold. Medusa-like stems; cracks, dots, and dashes: tomatoes from a friend. I press my nose against their warm skin; even the scent is delicious. 2: A clerk at Burlington Coat Factory becomes enchanted with my son, then…