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What the Heck Do I Do With My Word? 5 Easy Steps to Boost Your Word’s Magic

May 23, 2010


So, here you are, having chosen your magic word(s) and feeling pleased with your selection.  Now what?  Time to summon some magic!  Here are 5 easy steps to boost your word’s magic – try them all or pick and choose the ones that work for you: Make it big so you’ll see it – every […]

If We’re All in Sales – Who is YOUR Customer?

May 12, 2010


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=shake+hands&iid=87241″ src=”0083/0205d1b2-8854-4b97-890f-3551be442758.jpg?adImageId=12823258&imageId=87241″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] – Who is your customer? One of the most important things I learned from taking the Dale Carnegie course was this: We are ALL in sales. The point of this mantra was that EVERY interaction provides an opportunity.  An opportunity to make a connection.  An opportunity to […]

Google Owns Its Space. Do You?

May 11, 2010


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=google&iid=7744174″ src=”7/b/7/5/New_Goojje_web_8569.JPG?adImageId=12819282&imageId=7744174″ width=”380″ height=”201″ /] What do the following words have in common? Xerox Kleenex Bandaid Google Did you guess?  They’re all brand names.   AND – the companies involved became so good in their industries – their space – that their brand names became synonymous with their products. For a long […]

Sunday contemplation: the Meaning of Mother

May 9, 2010


– Photo by TeeJe via Flickr I love dictionaries, and, while I use them in the usual way, to check the definition of words I’m unfamiliar with, sometimes I pull them out to check the meaning of familiar words. Sometimes, when you examine the familiar with an open and curious mind, you find the unexpected. […]

Are You the Designer or Engineer of Your Life? Or Are You a Cog in the Machine?

May 4, 2010


Chris Guillebeau at the wonderful blog The Art of Non-Conformity posed this question: How will your choices change the world today? His words moved me: Everyone else is counting on you. We need you. I can’t wait to see how your choices will change the world. All of us make mistakes, sometimes big ones, so you […]

Energy = Chaos Unless It’s Managed

March 14, 2010


I’m developing a theory about children and animals and energy. My theory is that children and animals are bundles of untamed – and continuously generating – energy, and that energy portends chaos and consternation for the would be parent or pet whisperer.  (Anyone who has witnessed a toddler meltdown or an incorrigible dog knows what […]

What would you risk your life, reputation or freedom for?

February 1, 2010

15 / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 What would you stand up for? Chris Guillebeau at the Art of Nonconformity wrote a  post about Malcolm X that got me thinking. Consider the times in history when great change occurred.  I’m inspired by the changes promoted by people like: Mahatma Gandhi Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and other […]

How what I want can divert me from my calling

January 28, 2010


I have been compiling a list in my head.  A list of the Stuff I want to buy once I start making the Big Money.  Stuff like: DSLR with which to take fabulous pictures iPhone – the height of coolness and fun hip wardrobe fancy closet organizers But yesterday, I saw the light.  None of […]