Success with Resolutions

Only 20% of new businesses fail in the first year. 80% of New Year resolutions fail in the first month. What do entrepreneurs have that resolution-makers don’t? How is it that businesses crash on through, while diets and exercise routines simply crash? What is the difference? Why are resolutions more likely to fail? Is it …

Along With A Meal

Feel like a cat trapped inside while a flock of birds has landed in the yard? There’s a whole lot of chasing, and catching, and victory out there. It’s visible, but out of reach. The birds strut around pecking at seeds, unaware that they are so tasty, so tempting. Ha! Birds. They’re not even as brilliant …

How to be happy: make cookies.

Don’t buy them at the store. That doesn’t make you work for your happiness. And everyone knows that happiness you work for is far more valuable than free happiness. Also, I’d like to extend this challenge: when you make the cookies, mash up the butter with a fork. It takes a bit out of you. …

The Walking Dead

It’s not easy when you find yourself laughing at yourself. Of course it’s not any less funny than if you’re laughing at someone else. I had just finished documenting my favorite new anti-social behavior—being completely out of the time zone—and then I had a week with too much exercise, and too much work. I went …