No Insurance and the Great American Dream

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In my friend feed on Facebook, I found a statement about how anyone not having a job in a corporate that provided insurance or not trying to get a job in one was “just plain lazy.” It was in reference to the healthcare insurance conversation being had so often right now.

This is my response:

“I was somewhat offended by those comments since they fail to consider the millions of us who are self employed. Authors, speakers, artists, entrepreneurs, complementary health professionals, consultants, and an endless array of others work for themselves, wearing every hat in the book from employee to CEO to accountant to marketer. Most of them work their butts off. And yet, the money required to run a business, plus family expenses, etc., often leave those people without the extra necessary to purchase insurance which is often quite high for the self employed. Before automatically assuming that if someone isn’t working for a Corporation or other organization that offers insurance that they are on food stamps and unemployment, please consider that VAST numbers of uninsured people are actually out there pursuing the great American dream. They found the courage to strike out on their own and make something of themselves, hopefully leaving a legacy for their children.

Self employed people are often significantly more hard working, committed, and dedicated than the average employee. Studies prove that employees often are only productive a small percentage of their time at work each day. As a manager in fortune 500 and 100 companies, I saw that first hand.

So who is really lazy – the self employed person who is busting their ass and still struggling financially or the corporate employee who is coasting along at work not giving it their all? I completely agree that those  “milking the system” and getting a free ride without working is a serious problem. But assuming anyone not insured or looking for a job falls into that category, I feel is unjustified.”

O.K. off my soap box.

Have a truly fabulous day,

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Color Makes a Difference!

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Thanks to Joel Comm for sharing this article about color: http://www.worldvillage.com/the-psychology-of-color/.

WAY back in the day, when I was working for ergonomics and human factor’s experts at Virginia Tech, they were doing a graduate study on color funded by the military. They were trying to find the “perfect” color to paint the inside of submarines so the crew would remain in “chill” mode vs. aggressive, etc. while submerged for long periods of time. Turned out to be a particular shade of mint green.

It was my first introduction to the importance of color and I’ve continued to study and apply the principles ever since.

Its one of the first factors we look at when considering a new website, blog, or product packaging design. The difference between high end cosmetics and low end isn’t in the ingredients – which are primarily the same everywhere – its in the packaging and presentation. A picture is not a picture without the frame. A website’s message doesn’t get seen if the canvas its on doesn’t work.

I find it so fascinating that over the years I was inspired to learn interior design, image consulting, and color application – which all apply when helping a client choose a great look and feel for their site/blog. Visit any of my sites and there is definitely a “feeling” to it. When it doesn’t feel quite right, I change it.

Color is only 1 of the many categories we look at with the Dancing Dolphin Way Self-Help Dowsing Companion Tool: Your Ultimate Guide to Wellbeing, which you get as a free bonus when you purchase my Dowsing for Divine Direction eCourse

 

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Tips to Easily Spell Correctly Since In Business Spelling Often Matters

How to make sure you are spelling correctly on your website, in blog posts, on social media and all the other places where strangers sometimes judge you, your business, and your products and programs by how well you spell.

Some Tips to Spell Correctly Since in Business Spelling Often Matters

  • When you use Firefox, it underlines misspelled words. If you right click on an underlined word, a whole list of potentials shows up and you just click the one that’s right.
  • If you don’t know how to spell a word, just open a new tab in your browser and type in the word and do a search. The top responses are typically dictionaries, so you can quickly, even in the search results, read what it means and know if you have the right word. If its not spelled right, at the top of the search results it will say “Did you mean …” and give you another spelling.
  • Most smart phones have an app you can download – often for free – for spelling.

None of these options takes very long to implement and the results can make a big impact in your marketing message.

 

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