Which is More Important – Job or Lemonade Stand?

A few days ago, I went to pick up my kids from school (one of the benefits of not having a "job").  After we got home, they had the brilliant idea of setting up a lemonade stand in front of our house by the road to make some extra money.  (I guess they get their entrepreneurship from me.) To me, this did not sound like the best idea since we live near the … [Read more...]

It’s Almost Time for Christmas

Even though it has only been 1 month since Christmas, in the blink of an eye it will be Christmas time all over again.  Time seems to move so quickly.  I tease my wife all the time and tell her, "It's only 11 months until Christmas".  She sweetly snickers, rolls her eyes, and occasionally mumbles, "Oh, brother...."  Doesn't it feel like we just had … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night

Merry Christmas Everyone!  It has been a wonderful year!  I hope everyone has also had a blessed and prosperous year.  It is truly a blessing to have a business of your own that you can watch grow throughout the year.  If you don't have one yet, it's never too late to start.  You can start planning for 2009 so that next Christmas you can be in control … [Read more...]

Wake Up! The Economic Crisis can be a Good Thing

Millions of Americans are nervous about what the future holds in this seemingly inevitable economic crash.  There is frantic debate on how to ease the pain of the impending crunch.  From bailout to "hand up", everyone comes up with different ideas on how to approach it and no one seems to know what will really happen no matter what we do. Politics has … [Read more...]

Speaking of Labor Day…..

Labor day originated in 1882 as the Central Labor Union of New York City looked to create a "day off for the working citizens".  Most "working" people with typical jobs look forward to this day off of work.  Frequently you will hear people with a job excited about a day off. While taking time off from "work" to spend time with your family is a very good … [Read more...]

Being Rich in a Rough Economy

When the economy gets a little rough and gas prices go sky high (among many other climbing expenses), people tend to increase their negativity.  They pay more attention to the negative things around them.  They get bombarded by media and practically everyone around them.  Many change their spending habits, cut unnecessary expenses, and do everything they … [Read more...]

Yahoo Launches ymail and rocketmail Domains for Email Accounts

Yahoo launched the ymail.com and rocketmail.com domains for email accounts.  Yahoo is one of the largest email account providers in the world with both free account and pay accounts.  The free accounts have an ajax based web portal for reading and writing emails.  For years, Yahoo has used the yahoo.com domain for email addresses.  It is very simple to … [Read more...]

Happy Father’s Day

I hope everyone had a great Father's day. I sure did. I always enjoy spending time with my family. My family is the primary reason I build my internet businesses. It gives me the freedom to control my own success. A job will not allow you to control your own success (or freedom). A job will keep you enslaved to your employer. Your employer will … [Read more...]

Business is All About People and Attitude

I love to observe people. I really enjoy watching how people react to different situations and what type of attitude they have. One of my favorite times to do this is around Christmas time when the malls are flooded with people rushing around to get the hottest toy for their kids of the perfect gift for their spouse. It brings out the best and worst in … [Read more...]

Are You Working for the Weekend?

Many people I know seem to live by the motto of "working for the weekend". They go to their JOB Monday through Friday and put in their time. They practically proclaim that they have no fun and don't really "live" until the weekend comes and they don't have to work. People with job mentality tend to think a JOB is the way to success. They either jump … [Read more...]