Oh, To Be Semi-Retired!

Recently I was having lunch with an old friend and former co-worker who referred to herself as “semi-retired.” What a marvelous ring that moniker had and I realized that one of the motivating reasons for starting my own home-based business had been that I wanted to work toward semi-retirement. For some reason, however, I’ve gotten off track and actually find myself working more at my business and work stuff now than ever! I suppose in my mind, semi-retired means less hours and less stress and so far in my home business this has not been the case. While I have … Continue reading

Glen Campbell Sings Green Day

That’s right, you read the blog titled correctly, country superstar Glen Campbell is taking on contemporary music and that includes Green Day. It’s not that he is the first country star to try this. Willie Nelson has recorded Fleetwood Mac and Grateful Dead songs in the past. Even legend Johnny Cash began dabbling in different genres of music before his death when he recorded the Nine Inch Nails’ song “Hurt.” And, although not country, who can forget Pat Boone’s cover of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” Tom Jones doing Prince’s “Kiss,” or Paul Anka singing Billy Idol’s “Eyes Without a Face.” In … Continue reading

Why do I Get Suspicious when Things go Smoothly?

I like to think that I am an optimist at heart. When it comes to my home business and work efforts, however, I have to be honest—I tend to expect things to be rough and hard. When things are going smoothly and seem to be falling into place, I get quite skeptical. I just have this sneaky feeling that something major is about to go wrong… Many of you know by now that organization is my crutch (particularly when it comes to my business)—I depend on getting things organized and all my ducks in a row in order to make … Continue reading