Gotta Start Somewhere

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Today I didn’t set out to write anything profound or earth shattering. As I jump back into the online writing fray, for me to set any lofty goals would quite likely only result in my getting nothing finished in the long run anyway. And, that wouldn’t help anyone, myself included.  Can you relate? For me, […]

Freelancing By the Numbers – Infographic (Guest Post)

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In these days of high unemployment, words like “entrepreneur” and “freelancer” are on many people’s lips. The freelance life can sound like a dream come true: no boss, set your own hours and your own rates, work when you want and don’t bother when you’re not in the mood. Unfortunately, with that life comes some […]

Escaping Entrepreneurial Limbo-Land

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Doing nothing is a choice in the same way that doing anything is a choice. Since we almost always have the option to do the exact opposite, therein lies our choice. So what does inaction look like?  Isn’t it relatively easy to spot?  Sometimes, yes.  But, other times, not so much. For example, accepting the status quo has […]

Privacy Rights: Where Do You Draw the Line Between Public-vs-Private?

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Perhaps the current NSA Spying allegations are not really as big a deal as they are being made out to be.  Or, perhaps they are. Either way, do we really need to wait for a worst-care-scenario or 100%-undeniable-facts to be presented to us before we re-evaluate what our current privacy expectations are? Whether “the leaker” is a hero […]

The Attitude For Change

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Most simply stated: “Many people are not happy in their jobs.” The above statement is not new News. There are probably several sets of statistics around that I could look up and quote here to validate that claim. However, for employers and employees, having facts and figures on hand that support current job satisfaction levels […]

Freedom and Security in Life & the Arts

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Currently, one item near the top of my Bucket List, i.e., the list of things that I want to do before I die, is to take an RV trip coast-to-coast across the United States. If I were to take that dream even further, I’d even be documenting that trip for some kind of video or […]

How to Write When You’re Not The Expert

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Software application developers release new programs in Beta all the time.  Technically speaking, Alpha and Beta Testing is a formal part of their development process, known as User Acceptance Testing (UAT). At the UAT part of the development process, developers know that not every desired feature of the final end product has been built in […]

What “Shark Tank” Taught Me About Ideas and Passion

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If you are like me, and you don’t have a business of your own (yet), the thought of someday running your own business never completely leaves your mind.  Even if you are good at regularly pushing aside those distracting thoughts, you still find that they have a way of unexpectedly resurfacing from time to time. […]

Health & Wealth: Why Care About Income Inequality?

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Recently, two snippets of conversations that I came across in online social communities caught my attention in an unexpected way.  The two tidbits were: (1) a short phrase referring to obesity as one of the “diseases of affluence”; and (2) a separate unrelated comment mentioning that a video about income inequality in the U.S. didn’t […]

10 Tips For Building Lasting Online Relationships

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Particularly when it comes to advice on “how to be successful”, but also in many other matters, I generally believe that there isn’t a singular right or wrong way to do anything (of course, that’s assuming ethics are being held in high regard here). While success does leave clues, it is also often said that […]