Lifestyle

Catch Your Own Damned Mice – Part 5

I have a friend who is chasing a mouse and not sure he can catch it.  He has a degree in hospitality, training as a chef, has designed a new concept for a restaurant and created something like a dozen spreadsheets to decide how to run it. I think he’s done...

Catch Your Own Damned Mouse – Part 4

I don’t know all the statistics, but I’m guessing that the majority of people who work nine-to-five (or shift work of any kind) are not happy with their jobs.  I can say from personal experience that I have never been completely thrilled about being an employee....

Catch Your Own Damned Mouse – Part 3

I have a friend who is chasing a mouse and not sure he can catch it.  He has a degree in hospitality, training as a chef, has designed a new concept for a restaurant and created something like a dozen spreadsheets to decide how to run it. I think he’s done...

Catch Your Own Damned Mouse – Part Two

I don’t know all the statistics, but I’m guessing that the majority of people who work nine-to-five (or shift work of any kind) are not happy with their jobs.  I can say from personal experience that I have never been completely thrilled about being an employee....

Catch Your Own, Damned Mouse!

Creating a work-life balance is a challenge.  First of all, its because I have no clue what that means.  Every project has demands and, sometimes, those demands get in the way of living a quality lifestyle.  Over the course of my professional life I’ve...

Validating Who You Are

Creating a business can validate who you are.  You can share your talents, skills, pesonal experiences and accumulated knowledge with those who want to share your journey and are willing to pay you along the way. Most of us have some kind of talent.  It can...

Creating A Lifestyle Business

On Sunday, June 16th exhaustion caught up with me.  I had been living in a small community in Mason county, Washington and driving to work on Bainbridge Island five days a week.  All in, it was an eighty-mile round trip.  It took its toll after nearly...

Sometimes The Answer Is No

The headline for this column comes from watching a cat who had been over moused.  He just wasn’t motivated to do any more chasing and became lethargic and uncooperative.  At one point he even started catering lunches for the mice, which caused him to be...

Changing Hamster Wheels

I suppose that headline needs some explanation. We recently thought about moving away from our home in the Pacific Northwest.  The plan worked until, suddenly, the financing fell through.  Back to square one. One of the goals for the move was to change the...