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Who are “They”?

A loved one picked me up from the airport one December. As we drove through the neighborhood, we enjoyed the colorful lights and decorations in various yards. Snowmen, Santa Claus, reindeer, menorahs, and nativity scenes co-existed on the grounds where Native Americans once hunted and gathered food. LED lights replaced the candles of pioneer days….

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Don’t Be Mad at Me

Don’t be mad at me. I prayed for you today. Then, I meditated and set an intention or took a stand that you would have a life more amazing than you imagine possible. Don’t be mad at me. I wished you a Merry Christmas or happy day in 12 languages or 11 that weren’t your…

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Are You Stuck with All of the Terms in that “Standard Agreement”?

If you’ve been following Bonne D. Graham on SAP Radio’s Coffee Break with Game Changers, you know I’ve been part of a roundtable discussion with my esteemed colleagues, Nina Kaufman and Renee L. Duff. I naturally raised the issue of worker misclassification in at least two of the three shows we’ve recorded so far. It’s very…

201604.05
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Alive in the Fear

  I’m not sure what fear is. An emotion? A belief? A self-imposed obstacle? A fantasy To make me think Nothing could be better than here? Than the long hours of work And nearly empty bank account? Than the empty womb, Empty home, And empty days? Perhaps fear is simply something we place on the…

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Six Things You Must Know Before You Hire Your First Workers

Notice that I said “workers”, not employees. I know you have been reading the articles online and in entrepreneur magazines that imply (if not directly tell) you should always hire independent contractors, interns, and volunteers before you hire employees to build your business. I read them, too. I hear the start-up founders talk about the ways they “saved money” by…