Write the present to right the future. Resolutions; This is usually something done at the begging of a new year.  Resolving to do better; make a change.  A promise to do something different in the new year. Started over 4,000 years ago by the Babylonians who celebrated the new year in mid-March which was the […]

Pine…oh That Smell!

What is it about the scent of pine or the great outdoors that makes us feel good?  The aroma is so refreshing.  It’s clean, crisp, and evokes an uplifting sense.  There’s something about the scent that comes from trees bearing needles instead of leaves that’s special.  So special that many manufactures add such scents to […]

Straight Line

What is a straight line? The distance between two points is defined as a straight line simply because connecting the two points creates a straight line.  That’s how we got the popular statement that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.   We wish life’s path was that easy!   While most of […]

Comfy & Cozy.

The idea of Fall brings about many thoughts of the comfy and the cozy, such as using warm scarfs and mittens again when venturing outside, drinking a warm mug of apple cider, or consuming anything pumpkin spice.  Although some think that the pumpkin spice flavored in everything has gone a bit too far, I personally […]

Where Is the Staff?

From 2009 to 2019, hiring levels steadily increased. The labor market was strong and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, the lowest rate since 1969.  By the end of 2019, the economy had grown for 126 months or 26 quarters, making it the longest expansion on record.  All things looked promising and most of us […]

Our Old Friend Murphy’s Law

Have you seen Murphy around your organization?  You know what I’m talking about.  The pessimism or dare we say realism, seems to rear its ugly head when things aren’t going as we anticipated.  Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. There’s never time to do it right, but there’s always time to do it […]

That Deja-Vu Moment!

We’ve been here before.  Wouldn’t it be nice the next time around we’re able to say, “No problem, we planned, and we got this!”  So often, we can take a look back in time we see some events and circumstances that seem to be very familiar to what we’re experiencing today.  In fact, it could […]

The Fruits of our Labor

Traditionally observed on the first Monday in September, we celebrate Labor Day.  This day is meant to acknowledge all the contributions and achievements of the American worker.  First recognized in the late 19th century it officially became a federal holiday in 1894.  The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated in New York City on Tuesday, […]

Does Your Business Feel Like You Riding on a Ferris Wheel?

A Ferris wheel can represent fun, excitement, and enjoyment, especially in our youth.  It was invented in Chicago in 1893 by a bridge builder named George Washington Gale Ferris Jr.  His invention remains popular today.  It can conjure up a peaceful experience when viewing the world from a higher perspective.  It’s a day at the […]

The Pandemic of 2020-2021 Has Changed Our Lives Forever

Those of us who reside in the USA will always remember 911. Likewise, the pandemic that began in January 2020 will also be remembered but this one will be remembered worldwide. As business owners, we were forced to re-brand ourselves. We had to first make sure that we could operate our businesses without going into […]