Hey can’t we just work together?

I love the idea of “repurposing” content, used materials and products. Think about the pulverized tires that now provide a soft playground area, the plastic bottles that are now picnic tables, the discarded glass that is now an attractive countertop, or the trash paper that is converted into beautiful necklaces and bracelets. As I see more and more vacant buildings around town I keep thinking about how that space could be repurposed into creative working places for all the new entrepreneurs and free agents. Several years ago Calvin Lehew looked at what others had seen as an old eye-sore for … Read More

How do I dream bigger?

Last week I received this question from a podcast listener: “How do I dream bigger? I am 29 and have outgrown my prior big dreams by God’s good grace. Once one has achieved what they previously thought impossible, how do you stretch your dreams to be even bigger and better? The ultimate goal is to achieve His will and I am being stretched to recognize exactly what that is as big goals are achieved quickly.” Personally, I can’t imagine reaching all my goals.  If you’ve achieved what you previously thought was impossible, it’s time to set some bigger goals. In … Read More

Self-Employed? 3 Reasons to Get a Better Health Insurance Policy

[note color=”#FDD017″]This guest post comes courtesy of Susan Wells. Susan is a freelance blogger who enjoys writing about automotive and health news, technology, lifestyle and personal finance. She often researches and writes about automobile, property and health insurance, providing consumers with access to a trustworthy insurance quote guide and unbiased advice on purchasing. Susan welcomes comments.  If you’d like to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.[/note] Being self-employed is one of the greatest achievements in the professional world. You get to be your own boss. You don’t have to commute in and out of an office every … Read More

Are you “inspired”?

The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.      Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand.  They didn’t waste time waiting for inspiration.      Ernest Newman     English Music Critic (1868-1959) Uninspired with your current work environment?  Join the 8 Hours with Dan: Eagle’s Club Intensive and move into work that truly is purposeful, meaningful, and profitable!

Is Your Job Making You Sick?

[note color=”#FDD017″]Dr Carol Peters-Tanksley is a licensed medical doctor board-certified in OB-Gyn and Reproductive Endocrinology. She is also an ordained Christian minister, with a D.Min. degree as well. Some friends call her “Doctor-Doctor.” Most of her time is devoted to the Dr Carol Show (www.drcarolshow.com), a daily and weekly radio talk-show devoted to healthy living for body, mind, and soul. Join her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DrCarolShow) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/DrCarolShow). Dan Miller will be joining Dr Carol for her Weekend Edition on Saturday July 14, 1:30 pm Central. You can listen live at www.drcarolshow.com.   If you’d like to guest post on this … Read More

Platform – Interview with Michael Hyatt

Get ready for a short but powerful audio interview with Michael Hyatt – on his brand new book – Platform Get Noticed in a Noisy World.  A Step-By-Step Guide For Anyone With Something To Say Or Sell.  (The interview link is at the bottom of this note.) In today’s marketplace we talk a lot about creating your own platform – your own brand.  You hear me encourage you to see yourself as self-employed, no matter what your work situation may be.  The explosion of Facebook, Twitter, blogging, podcasting and a variety of other social network tools allow anyone to connect and … Read More

Write yourself a check

[note color=”#FDD017″]If you’d like to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.[/note] The story is told that one night when Jim Carrey was a struggling young comic trying to make his way in Los Angeles, he drove his old beat-up Toyota to the top of a hill.  This was in 1990.  While sitting there broke, looking down over the city and dreaming of his future, he wrote himself a check for $10 million, put in the notation line “for acting services rendered” and dated it for Thanksgiving 1995.  He stuck that check in his wallet – and the … Read More

Your solutions to wasp challenge

Last week I posted a challenge for creative solutions.  There was this picture of me holding a Wasp spray can with a nest on the side of it.  And here was the challenge: *Okay – the other day I was confronted with wasps and mud daubers at the front entrance of the Sanctuary.  After getting an immediate and painful sting I ran over to my barn to grab a can of spray and found a nest secured to the side of the can of spray.  I’m looking for some creative suggestions here.  If you’re one of the 5 most creative … Read More