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@Sandi Amorim I wouldn't doubt it. Those llamas can be sneaky little things. :D
6 months ago on From Nothing to Something
@Jamie Alexander @illanaBurk I'll let Ilana speak for herself but the first sentence in your 3rd paragraph is inaccurate. That's not at all what the problem was - and Ilana was far from the first to be taken aback by it. She was, however, the first to speak out about it. Your next paragraph after that also tends to suggest to me that you didn't really comprehend the issue here. Correct me if I'm wrong, Ilana, but I didn't take *any* part of your post as a screed against the contractor relationship, but rather against *calling* it a contractor relationship while essentially demanding the much more loaded employee relationship.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Why you have a responsibility to not be an asshole when you’re in the business of selling your expertise
@illanaBurk @violetzombie Even crazier: why did it take fourteen paragraphs of a defensive rant to object?
6 months, 2 weeks ago on How I got more comments on one post than I ever have before, and why it matters [because it totally does]
@Derek Halpern @illanaBurk Y'know, I wrote a post last weekend as part of the Word Carnival about a few observed behaviors that I thought we could do with a lot less of in the so-called 'A-list.' Number two was overreacting to perceived slights. I have to agree with @MartaSpendowska - why was this defensive overreaction necessary? Why couldn't you just say "Y'know what, you're right, I messed up, I did what my lawyer said after he set me straight. Thanks for the heads up, though I disagree that ...."?
@Ellen Berg @EllieDiJulio I love that image.
9 months, 1 week ago on Dream Big, Do Different, Produce Ruthlessly
@JenPriceDavis1 Ooh, you're so right, Jen - when we finally show some faith in ourselves and our dreams, often the universe conspires with us to make it happen easier/faster/more gloriously than we could ever have imagined.
@SocialGamePlan Aww, thanks! That means a lot to me. :)
@JeffBelonger Sometimes we do get forced into things - sometimes we stumble ass-backward into just where we need to be. Sometimes we make it work. Sometimes it makes US work. Thanks for the kind comments. :)
@guayagourmet Go get 'em!
@EllieDiJulio I am seriously geeking out that someone else got the GWAR reference. Even more so that it was you. *swoon*
@SocialGamePlan @AngelaJordan1 I couldn't agree more. It's just common courtesy. And if you find out you can't, then bow out gracefully. I belong to one such group - the same one you do, SGP, and I've never had a problem sharing anything that's been listed there. A few people did with one piece that was a bit "salty" in its language, they handled it, no hard feelings - but that's the outlier case. Still, though, we see some people dropping links and expecting shares, but not giving them in return. That's just bad form.
9 months, 1 week ago on Remember Your Angst Is Not Pretty or Attractive #DigitalSplash
@Sandi Amorim Thank you, Sandi! And just so's everyone knows: From now on, I wish to be addressed as the Holy Llama Mama. Brilliant.
@CarolLynnRivera Thanks Carol Lynn! So true - happy talk is NOT enough! You gotta DO.
@DeannaLohnes1 THANK you for owning that! I was hoping to hear from someone for whom this was true. It's very difficult to do, I can tell you from experience, but once you give yourself that permission to dream a new huge dream, it is so incredibly freeing.
@Strategy4Social Thanks Kellie!
@JennyBBones @tsilvestre AWW! Thank you so much - coming from the two of you, that means more than you'll ever know. (I'll pay you ladies later. :D)
@Carol Hess You and @Ellen Berg are absolutely right on with your respective points. The emotional component of your reasons-why MUST be strong and compelling for you, personally. Otherwise, it's just an exercise in busy work. And Ellen, yes - that's the most powerful part of this - once we decide - once we CUT OFF all those other not-doing-it options - then we have no more excuses.
@Peter Crowell Excellent point, mi compadre. There's a definite spiritual component to the process of producing your dreams ... and as @Carol Hess noted below, the emotional aspect is probably the doorway to understanding that component. Thanks for the kind words!
@AmyBowers Thank you, Amy! I'm so down with that ... it's my big problem, too. I am so freaking COMFY here on my couch and in my yoga pants and fuzzy slippers! It's HARD to change. (Simple. But hard.) I'm so happy this moved you - here's to dreams ACHIEVED!