Cultivating creativity, wisdom, and virtue in an ordinary life: Education, Entrepreneurship, and Soul Care.

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What is Affiliate Income?

Affiliate income is another term for referral fee, commission, or revenue sharing. It can be a supplementary or substantial stream of income, and once a link is installed, it can provide passive income for as long as it remains current....

Gatto’s 7 Lessons of Compulsory Schooling

Here are seven horrifying lessons John Taylor Gatto wrote about teaching during his 26 years as a schoolteacher. Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling is adapted from a speech given at a ceremony in which Gatto was named the New York State Teacher of the Year for 1991.

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Especially on Mindset Monday.

Beware of the “Chicken Little” Mindset

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Today is Mindset Monday. I’ll be talking about attitudes that can make it easier or harder to succeed as an entrepreneur. I recently came across a sentence that...

Can you spin straw into gold? An illustration for Rumplestilskin from The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang.

Spin Straw into Gold in a Microbusiness

Remember the story of Rumplestilskin and the ambitious miller who told a king that his daughter could spin straw into gold? Many people dream of finding or creating more income, but they sometimes overlook what they already have, such as...

Five reasons entrepreneurship should be part of every education.

5 Reasons Entrepreneurship Should Be Part of Every Education

I believe that entrepreneurship should be part of every education. Creating a small business does more than just provide a bit of extra money– it provides memorable learning opportunities.

Blog Carnival: Summer Isn’t Over Yet

The Blog Carnival offers inspiration and encouragement as summer winds down and school begins. Enjoy!

Getting Things Done (GTD) helps put the puzzle pieces back in place.

Back on the GTD Wagon

I hadn’t planned to read David Allen’s splendid Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity this summer, but when I found myself going in panicky circles after a recent business trip, trying to unpack, uncover my desk, plan means,...

Do what you love-- it's the path to success.

Why It’s Important to Work with What You Love

As you try to decide what to do for your first microbusiness, you may be tempted to research trends in order to find the most profitable niche. Research has it’s place, of course, but it’s not the only tool for...

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