Shoestring Travel Budget Even if You Plan Late

Budget is the most important word when planning a much awaited vacation.  Planning is an integral component of how much you can save.  But what if you suddenly have a window of opportunity to travel on a short notice? Or want to spontaneously surprise your mate with a three day escape from your busy calendar?  My partner recently pulled off that one romantic caper.  I thought it cost him more than I thought he did, but he told me he was able to save a…

Grow your Business with Storytelling

The human species imagines in metaphors and learns through stories. We are our own stories, and so when we hear other people with the same experiences, we relate and communicate. It can move us in no other way can. Storytelling in businesses is by far the most underrated skill, but by far the most effective one too.

Fun and Easy Christmas Projects

I’ve been to one of the top malls lately and they’ve set up and dedicated a floor ready for Christmas.  I’ve kept tabs of the ideas that they’ve put out year after year, the red on reds, the silver and blues, the gold in the snow. This year I’m quite disappointed with what they came out.  It seems that out of desperation to come up with something unique, they drowned their Christmas tree with every plastic flower and leafy ornaments they have.  It looked like…