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Employee vs Contractor

When you start a business, an operational necessity is your staff who can be made up of Employees and Contractors. We’ll be going through the differences in this article. This is not legal advice, but an experienced lawyer in this space helped provide the information here. Tests to determine if someone is an employee or…

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How to control stress

Stress is an amazing thing. It is your body’s automatic response to protect you. It works in life and death situations to bring you to safety. Stress does lead to some physical suffering, but it’s to save your life. Unfortunately, daily and harmless events can now trigger this beautiful mechanism. In the absence of lion’s…

Dalwhinnie 15 Years Old

Title picture courtesy of Ralf Roletschek – Own work, CC BY 3.0. The Dalwhinnie 15 Years Old single malt scotch will always have a special place in my heart. During the early years of my marriage (when our budget was tight) my wife bought this gem for my 30th birthday even though it was over…

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The Blancpain Villeret Collection

I was introduced to Blancpain watches through a test of courage. Knowing I could not afford a Rolex, I decided to walk inside a Rolex retail store to see what I would one day be able to buy. There, the salesman treated me as he did everyone else, with elegance and professionalism. I told him…

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The Best Time to Work Out

According to The Art of Manliness, the best time to work out depends on your goals. If it’s to lose weight, it’s the morning. If it’s to gain muscle, it’s the afternoon to evening. However, the top time to work out is the one you can maintain consistently. Find out the reasons here. I personally…

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Cash Reserves

You need cash reserves for your business. Why? If business is slow, you need money to pay your operational costs. Without cash reserves, if your income dries up, you might default on your obligations. In Shoe Dog, Phil Knight (CEO of Nike) mentioned the trouble of near zero cash flow. Namely, banks constantly threatened to…

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Overcoming Fear

Fear is our body’s response to a dangerous situation. Today, our body may feel fear for situations that are rarely dangerous, such as public speaking and elevators. To overcome it, one solution is exposure therapy. This is where the therapist “exposes” you to what makes you scared in small doses. When you overcome it, they…

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Redbreast Dream Cask 2020

It took over 30 years to make this year’s dream cask single pot still whiskey. As Chris White mentions, Master Blender Billy Leighton married four pot stills from selected barrels to create an “UTTERLY BRILLIANT” spirit. Read his whole review here. Sign up to our newsletter to get 10% off your first purchase. Plus, be…

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Minimalist Watches

A minimalist watch completes the look of a sharp man. It’s classy, clean and is adaptable for casual and formal situations. Here’s a list of 49 watches you can use to complete your look. Also, seven of them are from a favorite brand of mine, Rossling & Co.