Speed bumps, Detours and Traffic jams

Transforming your side hustle into a viable business is tough.  I know;  I’m trying to do it.  I’m hitting Speed bumps, detours and traffic jams. Moving Through the World is complicated enough without adding the challenge of a new business. That new business you’re trying to reach critical mass with is going to face speed bumps, detours and traffic jams. This isn’t going to be easy.  Just because during Covid that side hustle looked like a viable option doesn’t mean that it really is.  In fact, it’s going to take a huge amount of time and effort to make it … Continue reading Speed bumps, Detours and Traffic jams

Something from nothing; can your Covid side hustle grow into a real business?

This week I decided that my Covid side hustle had the potential to be a real business. Creating something from nothing, is so much fun! Its not really something from nothing. For me it was taking an interest and deciding to make it a business. During the pandemic I explored my various and varied interests more fully. One of those interests has become a Covid side hustle and is now set to go mainstream. Somewhere in one of my posts in the past couple of years I mention that I reflected on the wisdom of a good friend and admitted … Continue reading Something from nothing; can your Covid side hustle grow into a real business?

The loneliest places during Covid-19

The loneliest places during the pandemic are traveling carnivals waiting for permission to open, theatres, concert halls, and amusement parks. The theatres, concert halls are usually prepping for ‘festival season’ at this point in the calendar, actors, and musicians readying for the house to open. Will the stage manager be calling for ‘places, please‘ anytime soon? In many places around the world the theatres are still dark, and will remain so for some time. The prohibition against large gatherings have resulted in the cancellation of many festivals across the country, not just theatre festivals, but music festivals as well. Amusement … Continue reading The loneliest places during Covid-19

Does ‘work-from-home’ betray the 19th Century Luddites?

Would the 19th century Luddites, predecessors of modern labor activists, support the implementation or move to suppress this suddenly popular ‘work-from-home’ movement? Are we betraying the Luddite vision of a healthy and happy work environment? Technologies, and the new imperative are creating a fertile petri dish for development and discovery of new ‘work from home’ protocols. Petri dish;HA! This is an improvised cauldron brewing up a tempting mulligan stew that has the potential to forever alter the social fabric of business and commerce. Not everyone at home is working. Is the Covid-19 virus becoming an excuse for something the Luddites … Continue reading Does ‘work-from-home’ betray the 19th Century Luddites?

What have you done during Lock-Down?

What have you done during Lock-Down? A colleague positioning himself to re-enter the job force navigated the ATS gating to the point of first interview where he was asked; What have you done during lock-down? Surprised by the question he gave a playful answer. Sadly, the tone and brevity didn’t carry him through to a second interview. What would your answer be? What should it be? Total disclosure: I have done the following; · Taught courses on-line for a contract training firm Began re-writing curriculum, and looked at developing new stuff that I could present to serve my own self … Continue reading What have you done during Lock-Down?

Waiting for the Silver Bullet–dreaming about the future

Waiting for the Silver Bullet–dreaming about the future This situation isn’t going to last forever.  Some bright spark is going to sort through all the data we humans and our new AI servants are collecting to find the silver bullet that will bring this virus to its knees. The challenge is that whatever the silver bullet is it won’t be the magic bullet we need to push the reset button on the economy and society in general. Take a deep breath. This is going to take a while. Waiting for the silver bullet The concept of social and physical distancing … Continue reading Waiting for the Silver Bullet–dreaming about the future