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A few weeks ago, in a moment of particularly high stress, I posed this question on Facebook: ”What do *you* do when it all feels like too much?“

The collection of answers I received felt comforting and inspiring. And the sheer number of responses helped me feel less alone.

A few weeks ago, in a moment of particularly high stress, I posed this question on Facebook: ”What do *you* do when it all feels like too much?“

The collection of answers I received felt comforting and inspiring. And the sheer number of responses helped me feel less alone.

The Smell of Democracy in the Air Every July 4th our split level development would be shrouded by the smoke of burning charcoal, the sizzling smell of democracy was in the air. Besides a parade, nothing was more quintessentially American …

Does it frustrate you when a politician or business leader or friend explains away their bad judgment call (or illegal activity)? Do you lose faith in them when they try to deny something that they clearly did? Isn’t their “brand” tarnished for life? Of course it is! And its not just a bad approach for people, its a bad business too. Fessing up to mistakes is a much better and profitable way to go.

Recently, I took the Personalysis assessment to learn about how I think, act and most of all react to people, projects and problems. I took the assessment after a conversation with who is part of a major corporation here in Boston that had the Personalysis team come in and help their teams complete the assessments and implement better ways of doing business with each other and clients.

Thinking about entering into a new market? Here are 5 steps that will help ease you through the process. Picture a funnel that represents the parts that are in the system.

1. Get to know your Market-Market Research can give a business a snapshot of what products or services might be profitable, who the key players are in the market, what the possible risks are for your business and what your competitors might already be doing in this market space. The primary goal is to gather data that will show the effectiveness of current practices while determining the viability of entering the market. Doing your due diligence can save you time and money.