Category Archives: Business

How do YOU do it? Book Giveaway

I’m wondering how YOU do certain things in the business world. How have YOU achieved success in certain areas and how have YOU overcome certain challenges?

To enter the contest for a free copy of Taking the Mystery Out of Business: 9 Fundamentals for Professional Successvisit here.


Free Business Tips

I do a lot of writing. (Understatement of the year.)

In addition to my fiction and insurance work, I’ve written a fair amount of career development workshops and newspaper columns. Of course, most of the material I write and present is the culmination of over 30 years working in the insurance industry and nearly as much time being a business owner.

If you’re interested in some free advice on any of the following topics, you may want to visit the Free Business Tips page of one of my websites. If any of this information proves helpful … or not, I’d welcome your comments.

  • Stress,
  • The value of time.
  • Public speaking,
  • Interviewing tips,
  • Trade show tips,
  • Communication and learning styles,
  • Writing for business,
  • Self-discipline,
  • Promises, and
  • Networking.
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Posted by on June 22, 2011 in Business, Writing


Don’t You Hate It When…


Don’t you hate it when a customer seeks out your advice and then, when you tell him the way it is, he attempts to persuade you that all your years of knowledge and experience don’t mean anything and can’t you just do it the way he wants you to?

No? You don’t hate it when that happens? Well, I do.

Especially when what I told him is the right way to do it, the legal way to do it, and the ethical way to do it. If we did it his way, he’d take his paperwork to the Registry of Motor Vehicles and be rejected. BIG time waster for me, him, and the registry employee who has to deal with his irritating self. No wonder people at the registry have such a bad reputation–they have to deal with people like him all day.

It’s the same thing with the stupid questions women ask their husbands and boyfriends. “Honey, does my butt look big in this outfit?” This question creates a no-win situation for everyone: men and women alike. No wonder so many men have a reputation for lying to their wives and girlfriends. We teach them to lie when we ask stupid questions like this. Seriously, ladies, are you still wearing the size 6 you wore when you were 20? No? Then guess what? Your butt IS big–how else could it possibly look?

Can you tell what kind of day I had today? Please, cheer me up and share one of your Don’t you hate it when… stories. Misery loves company.

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Posted by on June 14, 2011 in Business

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