Are people allowed to congratulate themselves? Well, whether they are or not I’m going to give myself a brief congratulations. Today is the 20th anniversary of my business. I filed for business license on June 22, 2001, and I’ve only ever look back once, or maybe twice. Being self employed is scary, and it’s certainly […]

When I was still a daily employee in my director’s role, I joined the local chapter of a national organization for my profession, which was patient account directors across the country. Locally, there were 8 meetings a year in Syracuse and one big 2-day conference in Alexandria Bay at the time. I wish I could […]

Earlier today I received an email from one of my online friends thanking me for a post I wrote on my other blog titled 8 of the Top Black Individual Blogs. She didn’t write me because she was included, which unfortunately she wasn’t because of the criteria I’d set for inclusion. She wrote because she […]

This morning I went to a seminar called 7 Habits of 7 Highly Successful People, based on the Stephen Covey book 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People. Each of the speakers are, of course, very successful people in their own right. One of them is nationally known; the other is probably one of the most […]

(originally published March 3rd, 2005) I’m an independent businessman, and because of that, networking is essential to my business. However, if I were to tell the truth, and I always do, I’d have to say that I’m not the best partier in the world. I love meeting people, and I used to love going out […]