Did You Know You Can make Money from Empty Printer Ink Cartridges?

You can. It’s not a lot of money though. You shouldn’t even be saving those cartridges for the money. Do it for the planet. Those of you that know me know that I’m no tree-hugging hippie. I’m not like AOC who wants to ban cows for their methane-producing burps. However, I think it’s just plain …

Look Ahead! A Stress Reduction Hack for Quarantine Time

Many of my readers may not know, but even though most of my professional life was spent in prehospital emergency medicine, my doctoral degree is actually in counseling. That’s one of the reasons I’m able to help my coaching clients so much by utilizing the skills I’ve learned from counseling. Since the isolation and quarantines …

Things to Do If Your Conference Gets Cancelled- Booklet Edition

It doesn’t matter if you’re a speaker, meeting planner, vendor, or anything else associated with a conference, things happen and the events can get cancelled. But they will come back! Use the coronavirus as an example and a training ground. At some point conferences will come back. Once the scare is over or a cure …

How do you prep for bad times?

Partly because of my work with Homeland Security and partly because I’ve always been the ‘be ready for anything’ kind of guy, I’ve always enjoyed all things preparedness, self-reliance, and emergency-related. Don’t worry, I’m not a nutcase like some of those folks you might’ve seen on Doomsday Preppers. Even so, if I was, I wouldn’t …

What do you do when conferences halt? (Best Practices for Conferences no. 165)

  If the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that things function better when there’s a back up plan. Before the back up plan is needed. I’m not judging here either. I have back up plans out the wazoo. I design back up plans. Even so, the speed and breadth of the COVID-19 mess …