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Hectic Summer Days

07.16.2014
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Wow, this summer has been so hectic. I guess the last few summers have been a little slower because our kid was just a baby/toddler and we didn’t overload ourselves with activities. Now that Jr. is 3 year old, we are doing a lot more fun stuff, but it’s exhausting! Last year, he took afternoon naps so at least we’d have that little break in the middle of the day. Now, he gets up at 7 am and can’t fall asleep until about 9 pm. He’d say, “But it’s not dark yet” and refuse to go to bed… Hectic month […]

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3 Day Weekends Aren’t The Same When You’re Retired

05.26.2014
3 Day Weekends Aren’t The Same When You’re Retired

It’s Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer. I hope everyone is able to spend some quality time with friends and family today. Please remember Memorial Day is meant to honor men and women who died in service for the United States. I never had to serve in the military and I’m thankful for all the men and women who take on that burden. When I was working fulltime, I used to look forward to Memorial Day for many reasons. The last time we had a 3 day weekend was way back in February on President’s Day. Memorial Day […]

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Can Entrepreneurs Take Time Off?

04.28.2014
Can Entrepreneurs Take Time Off?

One of the downsides to being an entrepreneur is finding the time to get away on a vacation and recharge. When you’re working for yourself, it can be hard to set boundaries. Most entrepreneurs I know are working pretty much all the time. Working from home can be a detriment in this case because you don’t even have to take your work home, it’s already there. My parents owned a small Thai restaurant and they worked 7 days/week for years. They rarely took a day off and I don’t remember them taking a weeklong vacation at all. Before they had a […]

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Is Your Success Due To Hard Work Or Luck?

04.18.2014
Is Your Success Due To Hard Work Or Luck?

Let’s continue with the TED talk today. For a while now, I have been meaning to sit down and listen to this talk from social psychologist Paul Piff – Does money make you mean? Their research team conducted various experiments to see how wealthy people behave. I’m interested in the topic because I’m very curious about the role of luck in life. Let’s see what they did in the Monopoly experiment. Winning in Monopoly I’m sure everyone played Monopoly at least a few times when they were young. It’s one of the most well known board games in the world […]

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