Just for Fun Blog Posts
Business-related posts that will bring a smile to your face, and might even help you put a few extra dollars into your account.
Molly Gordon finds a certain inspiration in the old Zen saying: Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. The takeaway is simple and profound: self-realization (or even the existence of a goal) does not preclude you from ordinary action. Chop Wood, Carry Water: Profit as Mediation (via Shaboom, Inc.)
TV host and former chef Anthony Bourdain offers some good advice (for leaders and non-leaders, alike): eat where the locals eat. Listen to his podcast at HBR.org.
Guy Kawasaki’s abridged companion presentation to his Art of Enchantment. Required watching for anyone trying to change hearts, minds, or actions.
Jay Goltz runs down eight myths about being an entrepreneur (including our personal favorite: “I want to set my own hours!”). If nothing else, the list is a good gut-check. Are you in it for the right reasons? Are you on the right track? Are your obstacles real, or just problems with perception? At the… Read the full article.
Rachel Blaufeld (http://backngroovemom.com) offers a candid perspective on what it takes to be a successful mompreneur. Focusing on four key areas (and a little bit of fear), Rachel hits the highs and lows of what she calls the “marathon” of mompreneurship. Challenging myself as a mompreneur is grueling, but absolutely amazing! There is no grey… Read the full article.