Before you go belly up

Thanks to the aftermath of the COVID-19 measures, I suppose this was inevitable… You can’t shut down the economy as long as most of the country did and think all the businesses could weather the storm and survive. Sooner or later many owners will face the cold hard reality of needing to close their brick-and-mortar …

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When worry slows you down

“Worry” is the topic of the day today. Not because I’m actually worried about something. Actually, I’ve been thinking about times worry slowed me down, stopped me in my tracks, or prompted me to make poor decisions. Looking back over it all, there are so many things I let worry destroy or delay. Some were …

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Distractions

Earlier today I sat down to watch college football. At one point I had to remind myself to stop trying to watch while also doing something else. I’d deliberately worked hard through the week so I could have the free time today to just sit and watch my team play. And yet, here I was …

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Settling the Debate

I don’t watch presidential debates anymore. But back when I did, I noticed something: Nobody ever wins. One side says their candidate won. The other side says their candidate won. When they poll “independent” or “undecided” voters it tends to be a divided room. ‚ÄčThe debates don’t seem to ever settle anything. When it comes …

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Buzz off, customer!

Recently I looked on in horror as an online business told its list (their most important marketing asset) to shut up and buy their stuff already. Brick-and-mortar businesses couldn’t tell their customers “don’t talk to me!” and expect to make sales… But it happens in E-commerce all the time. Granted, they didn’t literally say “shut …

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