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ASN - Closed Victory Day

Published 08/05/2022


Double Whammy

Published 08/01/2022

Image from Forbes     Inflation AND Recession?   It really seems like we can't catch a break. First we survive a two-year plus pandemic, worker shortages, and supply chain issues, and now we have to worry about the double-whammy of inflation and possible recession. What's a business owner to do?   Well according to a reason article in Inc., there are a few strategies we can apply to cushion the blow.   According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Q4 2021 Small Business Index survey, 71% of owners report that rising prices have significantly impacted their business in the past year. Needless to say, inflation is affecting all of us...

Break the Rules!

Published 07/25/2022

“The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.”  Dee Hock, founder of Visa Credit Care       Phase Transitions and Creativity   Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others.   The key to most creativity is the usefulness of the end result. The “usefulness” of a work of art can be difficult, if...

Can Uncertainty Be Good For Your Business?

Published 07/18/2022

“The future is uncertain... but this uncertainty is at the very heart of human creativity” Ilya Prigogine     How Uncertainty Can be a Good Thing (Adapted from an article by Elissa Schwartz, founder of Apercu Advisors)   Let’s imagine you’re standing in front of two doors.   You have two options.   Open Door 1 and get an ELECTRIC SHOCK.   Or choose the mystery behind Door 2.   Door 2 could be better or worse than Door 1, but you won't find out until you open it.   What do you choose?   Which door would you open?   Most folks would open Door 1.1   That's because most of us would rather have certain pain than gambling with the unknown. And that's true...

Work / Life Balance

Published 07/11/2022

“Overworking is the black plague of the 21st century.” Richie Norton (Best selling author and entrepreneur)   Achieving Work-Life Balance (Adapted from an article by @PamelaBump)   Have you ever heard the phrase, "If you love your job, you'll never have to work again."?   Well, that myth is both false and incredibly misleading. In fact, research shows that the more passionate you are about a job, the more work you'll actually do.   The truth is, a successful career takes time, initiative, and hours of hard work. And, while some companies enable employees to successfully execute on their roles within 40 hours each week, they occasionally will need to...