The Dog Days of Summer - Here we are, smack dab in the Dog Days of Summer.
For those of you unfamiliar with this terminology, the dog days run from early July until about mid-August. This year, the star system Sirius' rising runs from Jul 3rd until Aug 11th. These dog days were typically linked with hot, sultry weather.
This is also typically a slower time of year in the office. Many people take vacation days in July and early August, trying to sneak in that bender on a trip to Mykonos or get some downtime on a weekender in Napa.
This is a good time of year for families, as school is typically still out of session for summer break and demands on parents at work are less stringent.
Think about stonks. There is at least an inkling of a feeling that equities markets are less volatile in the summer. Fridays during the dog days tend to have some of the lowest trading volumes compared to any other time of the year.
While some of us are in coast mode, others are still out there hustling. If you're an entrepreneur, you don't get a chance to take time off often. The summer is hard because people you're trying to contact to conduct business are unavailable… because they're out enjoying the summer on their vacations.
If you're a student, this time of year is when your summer away from the classroom is wrapping up. It's a great time to relax before really hitting the books.
If you're an intern, your time at your internship is wrapping up; it's time to prep to return to everyday life and hope that you impressed enough people to garner a return offer.
Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of summer, is right around the corner. As we get closer, it's a good time to ask ourselves: are we ready to pick up the pace?