Today’s technological innovations have empowered small businesses to do things that would have been utterly unimaginable even 15 years ago. To remain competitive in a constantly shifting landscape, we’ve become more dependent on software and hardware to house even the most basic structures of the companies we run.
The list of celebrity deaths from drug use and overdose is long, as this memorial wall illustrates. From Elvis Presley to Prince, Marilyn Monroe to Michael Jackson, there is a price to fame. Whether it be the pressure of too much attention, the lack of privacy, loneliness at the top, or feeling undeserving of it all, being a celebrity has its pitfalls and downsides, oftentimes leading to self-medication in the form of addictive substances as a means to cope.
Fear can be a good thing if it keeps us from stepping too close to the edge of a cliff or motivates us to dodge out of the way of a speeding car. But in business, you shouldn’t let fear dictate the core of your decision-making process. Here are four ways to manage your fear, move through it and make the best possible calls for the future of your company.
Historically, people with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) seeking the help of a treatment center were frequently criticized when exploring their uniqueness. 12-step groups were once the only acceptable support program, and often centers would require a client to attend 12-step meetings, even if the client voiced a desire to chose an alternative fellowship.
What is your new year’s resolution? Setting your resolution up as a goal can help you keep true to yourself and make your resolution “reachable”.
The fall season always brings to mind gratitude. We all seem to reflect on gratitude this time of year, perhaps because Thanksgiving prompts us to. We all have said thank you for…or I am grateful for…but how many actually live with an attitude of gratitude?
It is written somewhere that you CAN NOT serve two masters. Well, nowhere is that less true than in the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) industry. In fact, if you are not willing to serve at least two masters, you may not have a center to serve anyone.
Hurricanes come with many dangers, including high speed winds and heavy rain with the potential to cause massive flooding, power outages and destruction. No matter where you are located or what disaster you are preparing for, you should always be ready for the worst-case scenario.
With approximately 10 people overdosing an hour in this country, it’s hard for anyone not to be optimistic about the prospect of a heroin vaccine.
As we approach the Ribbon Cutting for our recent move of our office to our new location I was reflecting on the journey of the last 18 months. Yes 18 months! Are you planning to move your office? – It’s a great idea to start at least a year in advance. Scouting for property is the easy part, my business partner will assure you of that. However, the buildout, planning, architects, contractors, and IT are significant decisions that cannot be made hastily if you want to move without interrupting your service.