If you’re reading this story, chances are you spend a lot of your time in front of a computer–up to 8 or more hours a day if you’re like many office workers. That’s a problem, because all that screen time is likely wreaking irreparable havoc on your overworked eyeballs, according to eye-health experts.
Long ago, when I first shared my dream of becoming a professional musician with one of my friends, she knitted her brows and said, “Huh?”The dire warnings she fired off didn’t surprise me. Hey, most of us have had a lifetime filled with this kind of “practical advice.” And I was used to giving up in the face of it. During this fumbling stumbling time, I met a man who became an unlikely best friend and mentor. He was a brilliant jazz musician as well as a self-employed computer programmer. One night, I told him my dream. Without even blinking, he said, “Honey (he always called me Honey), you’d be fabulous. That’s perfect!” And he meant it. At that moment, I felt like flying. I had never experienced such direct and truthful support without a single “practical” warning attached. This friend set me free by offering one simple thing:
In any period of financial turbulence, opportunities emerge. That’s when companies with vision, foresight and agility can change their fortunes dramatically for the better. That’s where business aviation comes in. From industry giants to independent firms, companies and individuals are realizing that the true cost of a business aircraft is in not having one at all.
Companies around the globe with their own business aircraft are traveling when and where they want to with speed, safety and security. These business aircraft enable busy executives to visit multiple cities in a day; to compress long, wasted hours of commercial air travel into short, intensely productive periods of time; and to bring key prospects to a facility. With the ability to land at 5,000 local airports across the country, business aircraft provide unfettered direct access to virtually any community. You certainly won’t get there easily via airlines, which serve barely 10% of these non-hub locations.
They’re converging this week from around the globe, from Russia, from South Africa, and more than a dozen other countries.
For Kevin Langley, a veteran Louisiana entrepreneur, the 30 young people who have built businesses while students represent the the next wave of entrepreneurship. The student business people are descending on the New York Stock Exchange starting Thursday afternoon for an intense competition, the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA), run by the Entrepreneurs Organization, the group Langley leads as global chairman.
Can you believe that today is the last day of 2010? Amazing how fast everything went by! As you prepare for a new year, don’t forget to create a few resolutions that can help you go from good to great in business and life. Check out these suggestions for entrepreneurs.
Making resolutions means resolving to do something, committing to do something. In Emotional Intelligence (EQ) terms, this is called Intentionality. It means saying what you mean, and meaning what you say. What are your intentions for your life this coming year? What do you intend to do to make this happen?