Write Your Name on Your Money

I love to write my name on any money that comes my way.  That way I always know that there is plenty of money out there with my name on it.  I recommend you do it – it’s a good feeling!  I recently did this…

New puppydog tales

We got a new puppy from our local animal rescue shelter . . . . . .she is very, very small and her name is Athena.  Or Sophie.  Or Sophena.  We can’t quite decide. Luckily she is not very cute and nobody is in love…

Cantaloupes from our garden? No salmonella for us!

There’s something wonderful about knowing that the food you eat is healthy, clean and free of nasty bugs like salmonella. We love cantaloupe in our house – as well as tomatoes, watermelon, green beans, zucchini – the list goes on. Our 8-yr-old twins are quite…

Got the ‘Summer Business Blues’? Try this . . .

Have the ‘summer blues’ hit your business yet? We don’t know about you, but there are some things we LOVE about summer, like this: And some things we are not so thrilled with – like what we term the ‘Summer Business Blues’. This is where…

Twin chorus girls!

So Wayne and I are in in this show – La Cage Aux Folles – playing at the HART Theatre in Haywood County, NC. And because my mother taught me to sew at a young age I am the one the “Cagelles” (chorus girls –…

Independence for twin babies

Independence Day is a very special holiday for our family. On July 4th 2005, after an agonizingly long wait, we got an excited call from our adoption agency telling us that our application to adopt twin orphans had been approved by China. We got our…

Being Right vs. Being Smart

The dynamics of working with partners, friends and family. Since the economic recession started a few years ago America has seen a huge incidence of people starting their own businesses, simply because there have been so few jobs available.  People who had never had an…

How to have a MILLIONIZED lifestyle

Okay, so I came up with this term “millionized lifestyle” before we had the success we have now because I was in the mode of pretending we had money.  Yes, just like a little kid, I pretended that we had all the money we needed…

Business Plans vs. Action Plans

Business Plans vs. Action Plans – which works best for your business? by Wayne Porter Hi.  I’m Wayne Porter, and our mission is to help small business owners and creative entrepreneurs like you to really thrive instead of survive and help you monetize your vision…

Saw an American Goldfinch this morning

Was driving back from Lake Junaluska this morning where I’d been walking with my son, Talbryn. On the way back we saw one of these adorable little fellows – an American goldfinch. He looked like he’d been colored with a bright yellow marker. So beautiful!

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