Monthly Archives: September 2013

Retire or Re-tire

For the past several years, I have thought that it was the baby-boomers, now that they are approaching retirement age, who had a problem with the word and concept, “retirement.”  Recently while cleaning out bookshelves, I found a vintage book, … Continue reading

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Passion, Purpose, and a Happy Life

Does your work – full-time or part-time need to help you fulfill your purpose in life.  If you can combine your skills, talents, and passion to fulfill needs, you probably have work that is ideal for you, but is this … Continue reading

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Marketing to Your Niche (A Wednesday Spoof)

In my last blog Anthony Ceseri recommended that for effective marketing  you market to one person at a time.   Of course that one person will be a member of a much larger niche groupm so you create an avatar of … Continue reading

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Effective Marketing for the Creatively Self-Employed

From article by Anthony Ceseri, posted by MaryEllen Tribby May 2, 2013 and  by ThrivingBusiness.com  July 2013. Getting in front of people isn’t enough. You have to know HOW to get in front of them, so their initial reaction will be … Continue reading

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Why Should You Advertise on YouTube?

If you are running an online business or a business that has an online presence, YouTube is one place where you should be advertising. Your YouTube video should provide high content information but be non promotional.  The link to your … Continue reading

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Develop Confidence

We were not born with confidence, but this trait can be taught, nurtured and built over the years. With self confidence comes better self esteem. Self confidence and self esteem are essential for any person seeking a new job or … Continue reading

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Why Do We Work? Why Do We Start Businesses?

Why do we work?   There are many reasons and some psychologists have used Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to explain why we work.   The basic needs, the physiological needs and safety needs, are at the bottom or the pyramid.  We … Continue reading

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