Keith Bloemendaal

34 Added | 5 Magazines | 2 Likes | 11 Following | 37 Followers | @KeithBloeme2lnm | Home builder and beach bum in Carolina Beach. @kbloemendaal on Twitter. Loves home building, food, beer, and the water.

Construction Jobs Show 3rd Qtr Growth

<i>Allow me to start this post with a reference</i><p><i>from my blog post 8-6-16 Construction Jobs – Is July a Turning Point?</i><p><i>For the 6 month period including</i> …

Construction Jobs – Behind The Headlines

10/13/16<p>Headline comparisons we read are often what happened this month versus last month or year-to-date versus last year. For comparisons to …

Burnout: How to deal with creative and mental exhaustion

If you prefer to listen, here’s the podcast version of this post on iTunes and Soundcloud:<p>It’s no shocker that working all night and all day with a …

5 Things You Can Do to Avoid 'Fake Work'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A lot of people spend their days in the office passing the time and not really achieving much. Often, that's not their fault. The culture of working "9-to-5" runs deep in the world of business. So, it's easy to do a lot of <i>fake work</i> that …

Time Management

12 Reasons Entrepreneurs With Type-A Personalities Are Unstoppable

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Personalities fit into one of two groups -- Type A and Type B -- it’s one or the other. Type A's typically are extremely motivated individuals with lofty goals and the internal fire to go after anything they desire. Type B’s are typically …

Entrepreneurship
Time Management

Are You a REAL Entrepreneur?

Just calling yourself an entrepreneur doesn't mean you actually are one. See if these four traits describe you to find out if the label really fits.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> Real Leaders Don't Follow<i>, author Steve Tobak explains how real entrepreneurs can</i> …

Entrepreneurship

What Entrepreneurs Don't Tell You About Entrepreneurship

The media portrays entrepreneurship as a glamorous, jet-setting, Ferrari-driving lifestyle. It's all about Richard Branson kiteboarding with a naked supermodel or Mark Cuban celebrating the Dallas Mavericks winning the NBA Finals. Entrepreneurship is about young people in their 20s getting billion …

Entrepreneurship

The 7 Most Common Bootstrapping Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make During Their First Year | Inc.com

What’s the number one reason why startups fail? They run out of money. When you’re bootstrapping your business, cash is king. You need to make sure your runway extends as long as possible before the revenue starts rolling in.<p>Even if you’re an entrepreneur who wants to eventually seek external …

Small Business

15 Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches That Are Nothing Short Of Epic

A regular old turkey sandwich is nothing to write home about, but come Thanksgiving ― equipped with a fridge that is overflowing with fresh-roasted turkey, tangy cranberry sauce and gravy ― they can be epic. There’s something about those classic Thanksgiving side dishes that really gets people’s …

Cooking
Mobile Technology

French Onion Soup Used To Take Forever To Make, But Not Anymore…

French onion soup is our favorite dish come wintertime, but we hate all the steps involved and having to constantly stir and check on the onions, so …

5 Lessons in Life and Business From Billionaire Mentors

Lesson No. 4: How many zeros you have in your bank account doesn't determine your self-worth.<p><i>Lisa Song Sutton, J.D., is a serial entrepreneur holding ownership interests in several companies in the real estate, retail, and food & beverage sectors. In addition to her professional careers, Ms. Sutton</i> …

Entrepreneurship
Project Management

5 Personal Habits That Will Hurt Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's easy to focus on the business itself when you're considering growth strategies. Our personal lives are connected to our business more then we give it credit. It is easy to act as if everything is separate, but the truth is that each …

Entrepreneurship
Public Relations

Articles about 7 minimalist all white interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>According to Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists, minimalism can be summed up in a single sentence:...<p>Summer is coming, and even if you're not a fan of …

Green Design

Best Fried Chicken in the U.S.

While fried chicken traces its origins to the South, innovative chefs across the country understand the innate appeal of the homey, crunchy, juicy …

Cooking

The Art of Efficiency: How to Do One Thing at a Time

This story appears in the July 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>We live in an age when we work more hours and feel more stress trying to get more done. Technology, meant to simplify our lives, saps our attention and steals our time. Has the need for a more efficient operation ever been greater?<p>…

Health Care Industry

Why You Need to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting stuck in a routine is easy to do. After all, we’re creatures of habit. We eat the same breakfast every morning, order the same coffee at Starbucks and get to work at the same time.<p>But for entrepreneurs, playing it safe could be …

Self-help

26 Modern And Smart Kitchen Island Seating Options

The island is an important element in most kitchens. However, in modern and contemporary kitchens, it occupies a special place, being the element …

Kitchens

Articles about 7 modern backsplashes defy norm on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, …

Fabrication

12 Cider Cocktails to Will Warm Up Those Cold Nights

Who needs a Pumpkin Spice Latte when you can mix up these?<p>Who needs a Pumpkin Spice Latte when you can mix up these?

Cocktails

7 Long-Term Productivity Habits Of The Most Successful People

Most employees are happiest doing rote work, but highly successful people aren’t most employees.<p>One thing uniting the most high-power leaders with the lowest-level workers is time: Day in and day out, we all have the same amount of it. Where the variation comes in is how we use it. Some of the most …

Success

Music for Productivity: Match Your Tracks With Your Tasks

November 18, 2015<p>Look around any office today and you will squint to find more than a handful of people without their ears plugged into headphones. …

Medical Journals

Mission Possible: A Green Beret Shares His Best Productivity Tips | Inc.com

<i>What was the best advice you ever received on being productive? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Michael Martel, Green Beret, writer, and productivity expert, on Quora:</b><p>Don't worry about being productive...<p><b>Focus on your goals.</b><p>Everyone wants to do more in their …

Time Management
Time Management

Here are some of the best breakfasts to keep you going all day

By the time you wake up you likely haven't eaten for 10 or 12 hours, which is where breakfast got its name — it means "breaking the fast," Lisa De Fazio, a healthy-lifestyle expert and registered dietitian, tells Business Insider.<p>Your first meal of the day is what kick-starts your metabolism and …

Breakfast

4 Ways to Become an Expert

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Expertise is one of those things that is both rare and a highly valued commodity -- a fact belied by the frequency in which it appears on resumes -- but made clear by the way it is sought out by everyone, from potential employers, to …

Entrepreneurship