If I had to make a list of my top favorite things about being alive, one of them would be the ability to learn new things every day. I’m naturally curious, and when I find something I’m interested in, I want to learn as much as I can about it. I think this is the reason why social media is fascinating to many people. Twitter is an endless stream of interesting tidbits of information to learn about. If you’re like me though, you prefer to learn in some ways instead of others.
There are a lot of misconceptions about entrepreneurship. One of the biggest ones I can think of is with regard to time. Many people think that since an entrepreneur might work from home, he or she has lots of extra time. That is a huge misconception. The successful entrepreneurs I know have been forced to become time management superheroes in order to fit everything into their schedules.
By now, we all know that sitting too much during our lives can affect our health in a negative way. It’s been drilled into our heads over and over. If you are a workaholic or a committed blogger, it becomes a huge challenge to avoid sitting too much. After all, you need your computer to finish your projects and blog posts. Typing on your computer usually requires sitting in a chair for multiple hours at a time, and therein lies the problem.
I’ve been getting into Star Wars starship papercraft lately. Since the first of the year, I’ve folded 5 paper starships. I built each one with only one piece of paper and a few pieces of tape. My latest creation was a Millennium Falcon. You can see it in this tweet. Papercraft master Bernard Szukiel takes his Star Wars paper folding a bit more seriously than me. His version of a papercraft Millennium Falcon, which you can see below, is nothing short of mind-blowing.
Here in the United States, handshakes are a big deal in a business environment. Whether people admit it or not, they will judge you by your handshake. I do it (not on purpose of course). It just happens. If I shake someone’s hand, and it’s limp or clammy, it affects my perception of that person’s professional abilities. For that reason, it’s important to develop a good handshake.