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Gail Blanke: Forget Plan B

You guys know Melanie Weinberger, who won the 2012 Austin Start-up Weekend with her FitSteady business idea, and more recently founded Wellshift, an online hub for corporate wellness activities.   Melanie is a serial entrepreneur, relentless optimistic, don’t-take-no-for-an-answer kind of person. Her ideas and spirit are uplifting and contagious. So I listen to everything she says. […]

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The Poem Store

Back to the Sunday morning yoga instructor who told us about The Happiness Movie.   Today she related how she stumbled on a new stand at her local farmer’s market. It consisted of a folding table with a typewriter on it, and a sign that read “Poem Store. Choose your topic and your price.” Wow, […]

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What Makes You Happy?

Guys, I’m an unapologetic capitalist.   No kidding, my sister once roasted me by recounting with vindictive relish the many ways I extracted money from family and neighbors when we were growing up. From orthopedic surgery on stuffed animals to bogus newspaper subscriptions, I was full of scheistatic ideas. (When’s the last time you met […]

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Buoyancy and Inspiration

I must seem cranky and anxious lately because my husband slipped this article into my Inbox: 15 Ways to Become a Happier Small-Business Owner. OK hon, I get it!   But there’s some good stuff here, along the lines of How to keep your natural buoyancy and inspiration when the future is unclear.   And […]

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