Browsing All posts tagged under »ignoring limitations«

Time for fun – try the Magical Quest-o-Meter today!

May 17, 2010


I think my innately Serious Person side is creeping back, perhaps the result of completing a few job applications. CAN YOU HELP ME!  I need someone to help me have fun. So, I have added a new feature to the blog: The Magical Quest-o-Meter Tadaa! [Cue musical flourish] What, you may ask, is the Magical […]

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

May 12, 2010


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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 […]

What’s holding you back? Think again

March 23, 2010


My friend Donna sent me an article about a group of runners who will be running the Monument Avenue 10K race this coming weekend (along with me and 37,000 of our closest friends :))  These runners face the same challenges that every runner faces: finding time and discipline to train, nursing injury, trying to exceed […]

Don’t be perfect – be a leader

January 26, 2010


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=arnold+palmer+swing&iid=6698315″ src=”5/1/c/3/Senior_PGA_Championship_c992.jpg?adImageId=9516147&imageId=6698315″ width=”427″ height=”594″ /] Arnold Palmer has one weird looking golf swing. Having a weird looking golf swing did not stop him from playing professional golf, from appearing on national television in front of millions of viewers.  It did not stop him from connecting with thousands of fans (it might have […]

Another inspiring story – you must read this!

December 22, 2009


Over at Copyblogger, Jonathan Morrow has written an incredible post about his own experience as a baby with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Totally inadequate summary: Jonathan was diagnosed as a baby with SMA and was supposed to die by the time he was 2 His mom refused to accept the doctor’s prognosis and kicked medical butt […]

Setting outrageous goals, Part 1 – What in the past year made you squeal, laugh, roar, kick, hop and dance with delight?

December 18, 2009


Wheeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! Time to set some outrageous goals.  Some scary, crazy, ridiculous goals.  And then to publish them. But first, let’s make sure we’re on the same page. Why do we need personal goals? Well, all of us chickens are sitting here in this blog-chicken house because we want to live lives that matter.  And one […]

What are the possibilities with $5 and 2 hours? What are YOUR possibilities?

December 4, 2009


Marelisa at Abundance Blog has a fantastic post about a Stanford professor, who challenged her business school students to raise as much money as possible with $5 in ‘seed money’ and 2 hours of time.  All groups were to prepare a one page Power Point slide and a 3 minute talk to share their findings […]