I am thoroughly convinced that LinkedIn is a great place to meet new people. My business adviser Dan Martin got me in touch with a number of people, including one gentleman in particular, Jeff Levy. After talking with Mr. Levy a bit, he told me about the book he co-authored with David Nilssen, titled Making the Jump Into Small Business Ownership.
It took me only about a week to get through the book, and it now has a special place on my bookshelf, right next to Strunk and White’s Elements of Style. I consider it about as indispensable.
Wait, what? It’s the middle of May! Why bring up new Year’s Resolutions?
We’re almost halfway through the year, and by the grace of God, I’ve been keeping mine! And let me tell you, I couldn’t have picked a harder year to do it.
What was my resolution? Just this: Don’t discuss or debate politics with anyone. I’ve had a number of people ask me, “why on earth would you want to do that?” My response, “Why not?” So far, this has been an eye-opening and liberating experience. But before I go into it, let me share my secret to having kept it this far.