Should you become an entrepreneur if you are older? If you are an entrepreneur, should you hire older workers despite worrying they won’t be a good fit? This piece, Don’t Let Your ‘Senior Citizen’ Status Kill Your Entrepreneurial Spirit, makes the case that the answer to both questions is yes. Well worth reading if you have been asking yourself these questions.
And why is Colonel Sanders shown here? The article will explain.
(Image linked to is on Wikimedia)
For testing purposes, I occasionally need to generate a simple page to test. This “quick custom boilerplate HTML5 markup generator” does the job for me. Recommended.
According to Snopes (snopes.com), it is not. As in, there is not a specific day that is the most depressing day of the year.
That said, if you read carefully, you can see why people accept this notion. January can be a difficult month for many reasons. You might feel that the entire month is filled with Blue Mondays. Take it easy on yourself, especially if you have challenging resolutions you are trying to complete.
Good luck. Stay healthy.
(Image, via The Sun, shows the so called formula for calculating Blue Monday)
Unsubscribing to mailing lists you no longer read or want is a good resolution to make and keep. Here’s why it’s a good idea:
- It doesn’t take long.
- It’s not something you have to do every day.
- It let’s you put off getting deep into work on your first day/week back from vacation. (Assuming this is you.)
- It will save you much more time than you think over the next month, season, year. If you spend 5 minutes a day deleting such email, over the year, that’s over 2 days of meaningless activity.
- It will help you get your inbox under control. It won’t get you to Inbox Zero, but it helps.
By the way, if you’ve been wanting to do a New Year’s resolution but haven’t come up with any, this one is easy.
Christmas for me is many things, including an annual exercise in planning. I keep a Word document that I update every year. It contains the typical list of things to do, by when. It tracks cards sent and received, presents given to whom, key dates, even what I need to buy for Christmas Day meal. One other thing I keep is a list of lessons learned. Here’s mine.
- Christmas planning should start the day after Remembrance Day.
- Get gifts at the end of November, if possible. It takes time to get
them, wrap them, send them off.
- Indigo has lots of gift ideas, not just books. Music, movies, nic nacs.
Plus, if you shop there early, you can provide gift ideas for others
- Winners is also good. Future shop (now Best Buy) is better than Toys R Us for electronics for the kids.
- Get time consuming activities done asap. You have less time in December than you think.
- Check Canada Post web site for mailing dates. It helps to keep you on track.
- Get tree on Saturday. While it is settling, put up the lights. On Sunday bring it in and decorate it. It takes time to set it up and decorate and it is difficult to get done during the week.
- Get a poinsettia around the same time you get the tree (or much
earlier). You can get some small plants at the green grocer for $2.99:
has the same effect as a big one.
- I used to say: get your tree at Sheridan: It is close, you don’t need a
car, and the prices are better. But last year a 6′ tree was $60 and a 7′
tree was $99! And we need a 7′ tree. I called after the fact and the
Loblaws trees this year were $40 for 6-8 feet. IKEA trees are $20 and you get a coupon for $20 for a purchase of $75 or more. After that, you can get your tree from Dominion at Bayview/Eg. It
was better there than Loblaws. Then IKEA last.
- Use cut off branches from the bottom of the tree to make something to hang on the door. Just add some red ribbon.
- Plan Christmas spirit events throughout December. Start planning them in November. Besides putting up the tree and Santa, there could be: get a gift for poorer children, Swiss Chalet Festive Special Run
- Put up decorations outside earlier than you think. Lots of people have them up in the first week of December before it gets too cold
- Indigo is good for more than books: calendars, DVDs, music CDs, nicnacs
- The week before Christmas is busy. Not just with the Xmas activities, but with cleaning, etc. Don’t assume you have time to do much more
- Playing shinny / going skating daily is a great idea over the Holidays.
(Originally posted on Posterous, December 5 2011, 7:51 AM)
So says this article: Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com
The article provides the details and a strong case for it. Meditation: not just good for relaxing. Make it your goal in 2017.
And by next, I mean this: How do you spot the next terrorist? – The Globe and Mail. Chances are the solutions they are proposing are wrong and harmful. Read that and know why.