Federal Law Prohibits Insuring Marijuana Farms Burning in California Wildfires

Federal Law Prohibits Insuring Marijuana Farms Burning in California Wildfires

This is a sad example of what happens when State Law runs smack into the brick wall of Federal bureaucracy. California law says they’re legal, but existing Federal law prohibits insuring marijuana farms burning in California wildfires throughout the state. It’s a particularly challenging situation for the nearly 15,000 marijuana farms in California. Their crop, marijuana, is listed as a Schedule I controlled substance by the DEA (US Drug Enforcement Agency). So, technically, it doesn’t matter that states like California have legalized it because the Federal Government won’t recognize the state law. So anything that is regulated by the Feds, from insurance to banking to mail, becomes a problem for these businesses.

How to find your work life soundtrack for more happiness

How to find your work life soundtrack for more happiness

For as long as I can remember I have listened to music when I did anything like work, study, read or even just doing chores around the house. Music adds a soundtrack to life. It just seems to make everything… Well, more fun. The perfect song can make anybody feel like a hero with their own theme music. What about work? Does music hurt your productivity while you work? Or enhance it? Personally, I believe the right music makes me many times more productive.

How to Catch Errors in the Content Writing Process

How to Catch Errors in the Content Writing Process

I have come to the realization that I notice errors in writing more often than most people. Maybe it’s because I am so critical of my own work, but I find it difficult not to hold it against writers who make amateur mistakes in their final work. Lately, it seems like the errors are becoming more prevalent. To be honest, if you consider yourself a “professional” in the business of writing, then errors just make you look bad. So, I thought I would share some of my ideas on how to catch errors in the content writing process.

Forbes is Stretching the Term Self-Made with Their Latest Women Billionaires List

Forbes is Stretching the Term Self-Made with Their Latest Women Billionaires List

I would never, in a million years, attempt to minimize the hard work that it takes to become a billionaire. I get it. Most people in business work hard and self-made billionaires are obviously no exception to that rule. Unfortunately, I believe Forbes is stretching the term Self-Made with their latest Women Billionaires List. It’s almost as if they wanted to pad the list to make it appear larger. Clearly this is just my opinion. But doesn’t it take away from the Sara Blakely’s of the world when you add Marian Illitch to the same list?

You Need to Control Your Narrative to Succeed

You Need to Control Your Narrative to Succeed

Regardless of how you look at it you can’t run a business without insurance. This is what I call a ‘business narrative’. It’s the message that you promote to the world that makes you different from the competition. You need to control your narrative to succeed in business. So how did I control the insurance narrative? By promoting the simple concept that there are too many variables if you don’t have downside protection. Protection is important. ‘Normal’ businesses protect their customers. That’s how I have always used it.