Do I Have to Choose One Thing?

Tweet Over the past few months the voice in my head has said, “Choose one thing to focus on – self-discovery, self-expression or self-employment!” But, trying to choose is like Barbara Sher’s says, “trying to feed just one of my children.” I just can’t do it. For me, self-discovery, self-expression or self-employment are linked in…

Customer Service Tips from McDonald’s

Tweet Until recently I hadn’t been to McDonald’s in close to twenty years. I worked there as a teen, but as an adult I didn’t eat fast food and when I became a vegetarian almost fifteen years ago I had even less reason to visit. Recently though I’ve made several visits to our local McDonald’s…

Paying for Facebook Posts: Is it Real or is it a Hoax?

Tweet Several friends have emailed me recently asking if I knew anything about Facebook charging a fee for posts. I hadn’t heard about it, but then I started noticing a number of different conversations going around and around about the topic. The questions spurred me to do a little research. According to CNET.com, a popular…

Commitment isn’t a One-Time Event

Tweet In April, having returned to blogging after a 3-month hiatus, I had a hard time finding my groove and my blog posts were hit and miss. So, in May I made a commitment to post three times a week, preferably on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule. Along with that commitment came a plan. I decided in…

Don’t Let Obstacles and Roadblocks Stop You

Tweet Taking small steps, facing obstacles and roadblocks and starting over again has shown me that living instead of merely existing means that I will no longer be on cruise control, drifting down a calm river. Living means experiencing it all; it means traveling the white water and ‘shooting the rapids’. Emotional highs and lows…

Subscribe Using RSS

Tweet Hi, this is Sandy Dempsey with The Dreaming Café and today I am going to quickly show you how to subscribe to The Dreaming Café via the RSS feed. (Watch the video above for easy to follow, step by step instructions or go to YouTube to Watch.) The RSS feed, which stands for “rich…

Nine Ways to Increase Your Chances for Success

Tweet “The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people are successful people do what they have to whether they feel like it or not.” ~ unknown I used to think that successful people – athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, etc. – were successful because they were born with some special drive that allowed them to love every…

Summer Reading List

Tweet While surfing Twitter today I noticed several bloggers sharing their summer reading list, so I thought I’d share mine. If you’ve read any of the books on my list and would like to share your thoughts or if you’d like to make a recommendation please leave a comment below. Business & Success The $100…

What Cooking and Business Have in Common

Tweet When you first begin to learn to cook you learned from other people. You may have learned to cook from someone in your family, or you may have learned how to cook by following the recipes and instructions from a cookbook. Some people learned by watching television cooking shows, reading blogs and watching videos…

Where I Love to Work

Tweet Where do you love to do your work? Outdoors? Indoors? On the beach? In a tree? On a plane? In the kitchen? On a stage? In front of a camera? Or behind one? For me, it’s indoors. I thrive in a climate controlled environment. I also love do do my work while sitting at…