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Some (dark) Small Business Humor

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Sometimes a helping of “de-motivating humor” can really cheer up your day.

Yesterday, I received a catalog (a real one!) from Despair, Inc. Despair’s premise is that motivation only comes from within and all those motivation speakers and posters do diddly-squat to motivate employees and small business owners. So they’ve come up with their own line of posters and notecards which are hilarious!

They have ones like:

“CHANGE: When the winds of change blow hard enough, the most trivial things can turn into deadly projectiles.”


“ACHIEVEMENT: You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of expendable labor.”

Some of these are so funny, I was laughing out loud in the waiting room of the car repair center, reading the catalog. It helps, sometimes, to see the darkly humorous side of the motivation industry! As a small business coach, I can definitely appreciate a laugh at my own expense.

Their website is Go have a giggle on me. 🙂

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