A Creative Way to Make Money

As teens and college students head back to school this Fall, some are looking for a creative way to make money. This is an idea from my e-book, “Top 10 Low Cost Business Ideas”. While not everyone will be able to do this exact thing, you may think of something like it and do that…

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Motivational Success Story – A Teenager and a Dump Truck

Here is a great motivational success story. I met a colleague this week from Miami, Florida. He was actually conducting an audit at my place of business. At the end of the day we struck up a conversation. He told me the short version of his family’s story, and how they came to the US…

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Snag a Job – Ideas for Teens and Adults

The idea I am sharing today may change your view of the job search process and will hopefully help you to snag a job. Better yet, snag a job that is a good fit for you! The term “snag a job” gives the idea that there is little hope, and that you need to just…

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Money For College – Five Ideas to Use This Year!

If you are a college student or a parent of a college student, you need this information. Most students have a few bucks saved up but are secretly worried about having enough money for college. If you are concerned, it’s a good thing. That means you are at least thinking about the future. Hopefully you…

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Getting Promoted – Three Ways Your Attitude Can Help!

What is your attitude like at work? It can make a huge difference in getting promoted. This seems like it would be obvious, but I think we all could share some examples of poor attitudes at work. Recently my wife was at a local big box home center and the young man at the register…

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Three Reasons to Live your Purpose

I just finished spraying my apple tree for the first time this year, and it looks like this year is going to be a good one for apples! When I finished spraying I realized that I needed to write this post, because I have had something on my mind for several days now. You see,…

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Three Ideas From Someone Determined to Succeed

I have a friend named Abigail, who is a great example of someone who is determined to succeed. She regularly inspires me with her creativity. Most recently she started her own blog. While that is cool on its own, what makes it better is that she is going into 9th grade! Though she just started,…

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Prepared for Opportunity

Just over a week ago, I listened to a great podcast about an entrepreneur who described what it meant for her to be prepared for opportunity.  The entrepreneur’s name is Julie Busha, and she is the owner of a company that produces Slawsa, a new product from an old family recipe. In the podcast, Julie…

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What Do You Love To Do?

Have you ever seen someone react negatively to something that you enjoy doing? I have. It is a normal part of life, but sometimes those negative reactions cause people to quit doing the thing that they love.  So I have to ask, what do you love to do? If you chose to create a business…

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Is a College Degree Worth It?

I sat by a 25 year old woman on a flight from Washington DC recently. We had a very interesting conversation, part of which was around the question, “is a college degree worth it?” She told me about her friend in New York City that started a restaurant in 2009. The restaurant has a niche…

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