Happy Labor Day (U.S.) and Labour Day (Canada)

by | Sep 3, 2018

Well, it’s Labor Day here in the U.S., one of our national holidays when banks, government offices, schools and financial markets are closed. Labor Day also marks:

  • The unofficial end of the summer season, and
  • The beginning of the national political campaign.

Schools are back in session but off for the day, and we all tend to gather at friend’s and family’s houses for an end-of-summer barbecue. There are parades, parties and lots of sports events.

If you’re new here, I’d like to offer you a few links that you’ll find interesting:

  • Helping Senior Citizens Self-Publish, “Once you’ve lived 50 or more years, you have a different perspective on life. The crazy energy and passion of youth are great memories, and the long development of skills and expertise we’ve gathered in parenting and making a living are gradually coming to an end. Many of the normal developments of life create a positive environment for those who want to set to work putting a book into the world.”
  • How to Jumpstart Book Reviews for Self-Published Books by guest author David Wogahn, “The challenge for self-publishers, especially new authors who have small or nonexistent networks, is to convince readers to add one more title to their to-be-read pile. Unfortunately, most self-publishers do not (yet) have a reputation that confers credibility upon their books. That’s where book reviews can help; they contribute credibility and raise awareness in four distinct ways:”
  • What’s Going On With CreateSpace and KDP Print? [Updated] by Contributing Writer Amy Collins, “Are you curious about all of the changes going on at CreateSpace and seeing new offerings being announced at Kindle Direct Publishing? Here’s the lowdown on the recent changes.”

Have fun, and I’ll see you back here on Thursday.

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1 Comment

  1. Ernie Zelinski

    What the heck, it being Labor Day, here are some of my favorite quotations about work:

    “Men of lofty genius are most active when they are doing the least work.”
    — Leonardo da Vinci

    “A lot of us are working harder than we want, at things we don’t like to do. Why? It figures! In order to afford the sort of existence we don’t care to live.”
    — Bradford Angier

    “The morality of work is the morality of slaves, and the modern world has no need of slavery.”
    — Bertrand Russell

    “The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.”
    — Fred Wilson

    “Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good idea. There’s only one problem with it. It’s stupid! It’s the stupidest way you can possibly generate
    income! This is truly income for dummies.”
    — Steve Pavlina, Author of “Personal Development for Smart People”

    “The work ethic is a terrible mistake — a cute term gone haywire.”
    — from “The Lazy Person’s Guide to Success”

    “Find a calling you love and you will never work a day in
    your life.”
    — Confucius

    “It’s better to do a sub-par job on the right project than an excellent job on the wrong project.”
    — Robert J. Ringer

    “People who observe no limits in attempting to get work done aren’t nearly as smart as they think. Hard work can be done by any fool. But to be highly productive and still have plenty of time to rest and play — this is where true genius resides.”
    — from “Career Success Without a Real Job”

    “The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.”
    — Henry David Thoreau

    “Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain, the lazy one never.”
    — Benjamin Franklin

    “Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.”
    — Robert Louis Stevenson

    “It’s more satisfying to dig a ditch with friends than to design a skyscraper with a team of sociopaths.’
    — Jessica Hagy

    “I’d rather live precariously in my own office than comfortably in somebody else’s.”
    — Peter Mayle

    “Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”
    — Douglas Pagels

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