Ink Hands

Has This Happened To You?

The other Saturday morning, I was changing the toner cartridge in my home inkjet printer, and I carelessly got a smear of ink on my finger. I looked at my pointer with the long, black smudge, and was secretly pleased. I thought back over the years to the times I noticed inky stains on my hands. And why wouldn’t I be pleased? I’m a printer after all! Both of my parents were in the printing industry, as were an uncle, a cousin, and my paternal grandfather. Ink-stained hands are a badge of honor in my profession. It’s great to feel…

LIVE AND LEARN…HIRE AN INTERN!

Hiring an intern for your business or organization is a brilliant idea! ADVANTAGES OF INTERNS Interns can be smart, motivated, quick learners (they’re already in school, right?), take instructions well, have limited expectations, and are eager, industrious, hard workers! They are grateful for the work experience, can be inexpensive, and want to impress. An added benefit…interns don’t have years of jaded employment in the workforce with cranky supervisors telling them “You can’t do it that way!” As an employer, you end up with an out-of-the-box thinker who may come up with some pretty unique and productive ideas. On the downside,…

WHAT TO DO? OH, RIGHT, MY “TO DO” LIST!

How do I love To Do Lists? Let me count the ways, or at least jot down a quick a list of them! Is there a better feeling in the world than crossing off a list item? I’m hard-pressed to think of many, especially if one is determined and focused. Certain tasks must be done every day, so why not write them down and cross them out as you do them? That way, you are already on your way toward increased productivity, as you get that adrenaline rush of having accomplished goals. This breeds the desire to do more, to…