• 254. Doing

    August 16, 2017

    I guess I will just have to fall back on the time-tested entrepreneurial art-form of Doing Something and seeing where it goes. It is better than analysis-paralysis.
  • 232. Realizing Options

    July 25, 2017

    I already know his type (much like my former employer when I was in the health sector): He is a man who deep down cares mostly if not exclusively about himself. You can give all sorts of reasons - my kid, my ability to make money with other clients, my health, etc. He will try to make it seem like he cares and then he will make demands again, or shrug off any reasonable arguments from my side that he should not abuse my time. He has already done so on a number of occasions since February. So now I know what I am dealing with. Including my own feelings, I guess. But that makes for a stronger ability to make choices in my favor.
  • 226. What Should Be In It

    July 19, 2017

    respect or not for initiative and courage - I just don't resonate well with people who are only in it for the money. So in a way I'm glad this prospective client called and made it clear he had wasted my time. 
  • 225. Things to Remember Right Now

    July 18, 2017

    This is one of my list posts - with actionable advice on a given topic.
  • 224. Being My Own Case

    July 17, 2017

    A good, positive strong mindset is what you need more than anything to make the best of your small business, including but not limited to, the web-part. And I will make myself the first case for this new book.
  • 222. The Inside That I Carve

    July 15, 2017

    Aside from acts of God and other knocks that life can give, such as health problems, I should still strive to create a system which earns me - by delivering something valuable to many people - and which I control. Otherwise I will still be swept away by everything that happens around me. That goal is the single most important from now on.
  • 218. Half the Way

    July 11, 2017

    Not only was the lack of income getting to me, but also the sense that I wasn't providing value - not using my skills and experience for any good for anyone.  But I was. I wrote something and put it out. And some people will read it and benefit from it. So that at least I can always do. And that is half the way getting there.
  • 214. To Deliver or Not To Deliver

    July 7, 2017

    In a way it is refreshing - working the world of private business. Not like university where you could get away with writing something clever but which ultimately didn't help someone. Or a relationship where you can appeal to someone's sympathy. Here it is just that: Deliver results and get something. Don't deliver - don't get anything. It is hard, but should it really be any different?
  • 198. Mental Martial Arts

    June 21, 2017

    I like to see every hour I have to spend working for this client as a training program making me a black belt and beyond. In mental martial arts.
  • 189. Life Has Sped Up With A Baby in the House

    June 12, 2017

    Baby Jay might - just might - end up helping me getting more goals achieved, because I become more efficient. I tend not to be efficient when time is not precious.