Great Minds Think Alike
My brother, Tim Askew, is a guest author for ElderAuthority. He writes a weekly blog for his own company, Corporate Rain, and is a guest writer for Inc. Magazine and other publications. As of August Tim will be a weekly columnist for Inc.Magazine Online. His new book, Corporate Rain: Idle Thoughts of an Accidental Entrepreneur, is due for publication in September.
Tim’s post this week, Old Is The New Young: Changing the Entrepreneurial… More
Great Minds Think Alike
We spent last weekend in Austin, TX, at the annual International DogWatch Dealer Meeting. It was the 25th anniversary of the company but our first meeting. DogWatch has 237 dealers. Meeting them for the first time was the highlight of the meeting for me. As new dealers, there was much for us to learn in conference sessions, hall talk, shared meals, and workshops.
Even though I attended the conference with my DogWatch hat on, the workshop by Don the Idea Guy brought… More
Laughing is good for your health. Professional comics are even noted for their longevity. Here is your daily joke to laugh away the winter blahs.
A farmer stopped by the local mechanics shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn’t do it while he waited, so he said he didn’t live far and would just walk home.
On the way home he stopped at the hardware store and bought a bucket and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose.… More
The turning point for the Big Downsizing came when we priced the cost of renting a storage unit for everything that does not fit. We realized that we would do better to sell what we have. It makes more sense to buy new or off Craigslist if and when we have need for something that we could have stored.
Small Business Storage
We own a small business. Everything related to that business must fit into our file cabinets, online files, or our work van.
The garage can hold tools, packaging… More
The Great Upsizing
I was 31 years old when I got my first credit card. Then, I spent two months shopping for my first pair of jeans. I cannot remember if the winners were Calvins or Jordache. I had always been a ‘second-hand rose’, and paying retail for clothing was a completely new experience. I took it seriously.
Over time I learned to acquire stuff, just like the rest of my fellow Baby Boomers. Cross country moves in 2005 and 2012 helped me learn how… More
Browsing In Bookstores
In October, 2014, The Wall Street Journal published “Closing Our Browsers: Without brick-and-mortar bookstores, what is happening to browsing?” by Terry Teachout. I saved the article because it resonated with me.
Mr. Teachout makes the point that …”nowadays I buy a book or record only because I am specifically looking for it… Browsing, it appears, will soon be as dead as dial phones. That constitutes a huge cultural… More
My New Year’s wish and resolution for 2015 are simple. I wish HEALTH for myself, my friends, my family, ElderAuthority readers, and beloved critters large and small. My New Year’s resolution is to lose 10 pounds.
That’s it. Surely that is not too much to ask for.
In 2015 the Great Downsizing and Simplification will continue. It is a wonderful place to be in life.
Happy and Healthy New Year’s to you and yours.