THOSE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
By Eliana Barriga
Publisher and Managing Editor for The Retail Observer
It’s August already, and the mercury is topping 115o here in Las Vegas. With the sweltering heat, we are indeed experiencing the hottest and most sultry days of the year, known as the “dog days of summer.” Named from the constellation Sirius, the Dog Star, in close proximity to the sun and responsible for lazy days “dogging” around and feeling “dog-tired” from the hot weather.
Europeans understand the rhythm of life, taking the entire month of August off, closing the factories and take the family to the ocean and lake for a much needed vacation. It’s a time to recharge the internal battery and restore tired spirits with rest and relaxation — sure to inspire even the worst workaholic among us.
A fun summer read from Andy Andrews can help get you through those dog days and inspire you as well. Andy is hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America.” The Final Summit, the official follow-up to the New York Times bestselling book The Traveler’s Gift, is a timely mystery adventure providing guidance and insight, custom-tailored for the problems of today’s modern world.
As business owners, we must push through our own fears to survive and thrive in difficult times. Andy’s writing offers us insight into what it takes to do just that. It focuses on leadership, personal excellence and the importance of courage for those who lead others, since they must push through their own fears in order to inspire those in their circle of influence.
So, why don’t you get a little rejuvenated by getting ”doggone lazy” and enjoy the last rays of the hot summer sunshine.
Here's to downtime,