Gibson Law Group - June 2018


complications. This is one reason shell corporations make great front companies. Shell companies aren’t illegal by any means, but they can be used in illegal ways. Many criminal organizations use them to hide money from investigators or to make illegal profits seem legal. Operating a front company is hard because there is no shortcut to success. Truly successful companies achieve their missions through vision and values, not fronts. Integrity makes people resonate with a brand, and that’s one thing you can’t fake.


Everyone deserves a summer vacation. The problem is that in our interconnected world, you could travel to Tahiti and still feel like you’re tethered to your desk. That’s because it’s not hard to inundate yourself with every little bit of work-related minutia even when you’re supposedly on vacation. While constant connectivity is a boon for many aspects of our lives, it can put a damper on your break in a hurry. It’s hard to enjoy your time away if you’re constantly being reminded of what’s going on at home or the office. If you can’t help but check your updates constantly, you should consider a media detox while on vacation. A detox doesn’t require you to unsubscribe from social media services or unplug your TV forever. Instead, think of it as a vacation from the overstimulation so many of us experience. Ask yourself which aspects of your media diet are causing more stress than they’re worth, and take a break from them for a little while. If you’re not mindful of your media consumption and participation, it tends to pile up. When you detox, it’s a lot easier to identify which parts of your media diet are essential and which are only a burden. Who knows? You may return from your vacation and realize that you enjoy cutting back on some of those device-centric activities. Of course, the benefits are even greater when you’re on vacation. Because most of us consume media in small chunks throughout the day, it’s easy to overlook how much that time adds up. All those hours you spend on Facebook could be used to, you know, enjoy your time away doing fun activities or relaxing. Unless you have an unlimited supply of vacation time (and who does?), you should be selective in the way you spend it. Remember, media isn’t the cause of all your problems. Used mindfully, it can actually increase happiness and satisfaction. The problem is that we are so mired in the media muck that we can’t get a perspective on how much is too much. Your summer vacation is the perfect time to take a break.




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