Summertime is here and we're taking a break from the blog. There may be the occasional post throughout the summer, so check back once in a while if you like. Otherwise, there will be no weekly email reminder, no weekly blog post until September. Its important to re-charge the batteries and I hope to come back in the Fall and deliver more value.
In the meantime I wish you a beautiful and relaxing summer! I leave you with one of my favourites quotes/concepts.
It has been said that...
The 3 things most likely to have a positive influence in your life are:
- the people you meet
- the places you go
- the books you read
I've certainly found that to be true in my life. I hope this summer will feature some positive influences in your life. Here are a few recommendations for work/life issues that might be interesting...
photo credit: Steffens-Colmer Studio; Vancouver Archives
Painting is a good way to make an honest living, especially so if you have your own business. You learn all sorts of real world skills that help you create value for your clients and your family. When it's hot, you work indoors or in the shade. When it's cold, you work inside. There is plenty of work available and there is no danger of the trade becoming obsolete anytime soon. The barrier to entry is quote low, as you don't need a lot of tools and equipment, nor do you need much schooling and ticketing. And the sky is the limit if you want to grow your business.
The main problem with painting is that it can consume your two greatest assets. Assets that are far more valuable than mere dollars. If you let it, painting will soak up most of your time and the best of your health. It may come for your family too. Once these critical assets to your well being are gone, they are irreplaceable. The moment you stop applying liquified colour with a fuzzy-tipped stick, that's the moment you stop making a nickel...