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Relaxation, Anyone?

Thursday, 03 May 2018 Posted in Staying Sane, Business Strategy

Relaxation, Anyone?

The workload really isn’t that big. It just seems that way at the moment. Your clients really aren’t that demanding. It just feels that way right now. The stack of projects at your desk isn’t that huge. It just seems like Mount Everest this morning.

Maybe what you need isn’t necessarily a way to squeeze a few more productive minutes out of your day. Maybe what you need is a vacation.

Curing the Desk Chair Blues

Thursday, 29 March 2018 Posted in Staying Sane

Curing the Desk Chair Blues

If you’re like many entrepreneurs, your desk is probably like a second home to you. Mine sure is!

It’s where you get the bulk of your work done. Whether you’re planning the next quarter’s marketing strategy, researching client information, virtually directing your team or upgrading to the latest software suite, it’s the heart and soul of your operation.

Is it Time to Take a Holiday Break?

Thursday, 21 December 2017 Posted in Staying Sane

Is it Time to Take a Holiday Break?

If you listen to half the commercials on TV this time of year, you’ll be convinced that everyone wants to come home for the holidays. Maybe so, but it just might also be the perfect time for a much-needed getaway. Who knows? You might find Christmas lights look just as good on a Royal palm as they do on a Douglas fir. If you do get a chance to travel, here are four places to consider:

Surviving Holiday Parties

Thursday, 14 December 2017 Posted in Staying Sane

Surviving Holiday Parties

The fawning admirers.

The paparazzi.

The endless string of parties.

It’s just another day in the life of an aspiring celebrity. The problem is you’re not an aspiring celebrity, but that endless string of parties is all too real. Some of them you’re looking forward to. Others… well, you’ll need to at least make an appearance if nothing else.

Mute the world.

Written by Dom Cassone Tuesday, 15 August 2017 Posted in Staying Sane, Business Strategy

Mute the world.

If you work within the current craze of open office space, or even in a home office or on the beach, you know what it’s like to try to focus when there’s activity and distraction surrounding you.

Kerry and I have separate adjacent offices but they’re not hermetically sealed so sound travels and it’s easy to get distracted. When you’re trying to do creative work or focus for productivity, it can be downright annoying when the noise around you breaks your concentration and you have to start again.

7 Great Beaches in the U.S.

Thursday, 13 July 2017 Posted in Staying Sane

7 Great Beaches in the U.S.

Aah, the beach. It conjures images of the sun, a gentle sea breeze in your hair and the whoosh of the waves as they wash in over sparkling sand. You’ll want to relax under the palm trees like they do in the Corona commercials or hang ten like in those Beach Boys’ songs.

If the beach is your destination this year, here are 7 great ones scattered across the U.S. Some of them you’ve no doubt heard of, others are a little off the beaten track.

The art of balance

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 Posted in Staying Sane

The art of balance

Balancing our priorities between personal life and professional life can be a huge headache. But still, we continue to ride the seesaw.

Here’s the issue in a nutshell:

Memorial Day on a Budget

Thursday, 25 May 2017 Posted in Staying Sane

Memorial Day on a Budget

The three-day extravaganza known as Memorial Day Weekend marks the official beginning of summer. If you have the time off, there are endless possibilities for enjoying it, and many of them cost far less than you think.

Fun on a budget? Yes, it’s possible. If you’re still wondering what to do, here are some ideas to help you to kick off the summer season:

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