There’s two sayings on the internet (because…y’know…there’s none of that online)…
‘It’s Not What You Know. It’s Who You Know’
‘All working from home did was get me smelly pajamas’
Ok. Second one not so much. But boy is it ever true.Continue reading
Never been a big camper.
I have done it…but it’s been quite a long time. Actually, my idea of camping is stocking up on some cheese and cabernet at a Ritz Carlton, then making a fort with the pillows and monogrammed robes.
(I usually have a partner when I do this…)
Hey…don’t knock it ’till you’ve tried it!
Now, apparently, it’s recommended you take Bearspray if you’re going to camp in the deep woods.Continue reading
‘When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result his men were well motivated.’ – Character Captain Ramius (played by Sean Connery) in the movie ‘Hunt for Red October’
Question: If you knew an endeavor you were undertaking would absolutely succeed, how likely would you be to quit?Continue reading
‘2016 is over…at last!’
‘It’s nearly 2017! Can we finally retire the current year….’?
‘Is 2016 the worst year in history?’
These three headlines took me less than a minute to find on Google and post them here.
Let me not waste any time by giving you MY take on this (especially #3):Continue reading
So, we had a pretty big U.S. Presidential election recently by all accounts…
…and a guy with hair that looks like a hairpiece that’s not a hairpiece (so we’re told) is about to become the next Grand Poobah.
And you know what?? I don’t really care.
I’m not here today to talk politics. But I know that you know that I’m gonna rant about something…right??Continue reading
So Ronald Reagan and I were having lunch one day back in 1982…
Ronny leans in to me to make sure no else was hearing (we were in his house so I think he was already losing it) and says to me:
“Ken…weeelll, I have a humdinger of an idea for a website on the internet.”
I gave him a puzzled look, certain he HAD lost it, and replied, “Ron, what the hell is the ‘internet’?”Continue reading
“I’ve enrolled in another quarter of school…I bet there’s gonna be a ton of young chicks I can hit on.”
My friend was 42, and had been going to college since…well…high school.
That’s a lot of ‘higher learning’. Or in his case, younger socializing.
And trust me, there was no ‘Buddha’ anywhere in his name…
Hey, I got no problem with banter with the opposite sex, but my friend was deluded in to thinking financial success equated to how much school he could attend. Or maybe he was just lazy and afraid…
Either way, what was his ‘education’ really doing for him? (well…yeah…dates with broads 20 years younger than him but that TAKES money from you and doesn’t generate it!)
Which leads me to my disdain for structured education in our society.Continue reading
Something I tend to hear a lot these days is ‘haters’ hating on wealthy or successful people…
“Oh, he’s a trust fund kid.”
“He got lucky to get all those millions.”
Usually comments of this nature come from people who suffer from ‘class envy’. And what most never see is great struggle, sacrifice and resolve that they endure.Continue reading
New Year’s Resolutions.
“Starting January 1st I’m going on a diet and losing 20 pounds!”
“After the New Year I’m going to start my new business and make 70K in my first year!”
‘I’m not going to change anything.”
Now…which one to you sounds the most ’empowering’?Continue reading
Doubting yourself in any area of your life is never a fun place to be in.
But doubting yourself in your business can be especially bad, mainly due to the pressure it can put on you.
Now make it even worse: People who support themselves (and their family) with their business. That’s your lifeblood…and no doubt can derail you very quickly if it’s not addressed.Continue reading