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@KDillabough I love it Kaarina, what a great approach. Today's hike (which I will write about tonight) was a perfect example of this. :)
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Adventure Day 23 – Zion National Park
@KDillabough Funny! I called it the "darn dam" with children present. :) I agree though, think about all the things you'd be missing? Especially around your lovely yard!
Edit: Now I see my spelling error, hahaha. Wow. :)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Adventure Day 17 – a Different Place, a Different Pace
@KDillabough so true, great advice! I think you'll like my day 17 post (mostly written!). Thanks again for following along, it reminds me to keep writing!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Adventure Day 3 – La Jolla, Friends, Food and Fixing Stuff
@CGreenTX Good to know Chris, I'll have to give it another try maybe I have a lemon....
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Adventure Day 4 – Unpacking and Office Setup, US Ties Portugal
@KDillabough definitely! :)
@rosemaryoneill you're welcome, if you and your family get itching to come check out the west we'll give you a real tour. :)
@KDillabough Thanks for the suggestion, I shared it in the next couple of blog posts. :)
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Adventure Day 6 – Extended San Diego Stay and a Toast
@boydjane Thanks for following along! :)
@Lisa Gerber Sounds awesome Lisa, thanks for the suggestion! We're definitely looking for great tips like that. I'll put that on our radar. Back to work today, don't work too hard. Looks like you had an awesome weekend!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Adventure Day 8 – Final Day in San Diego and Bonding with the Cat
@dchandler7 Thanks Del, and I absolutely will keep it going. Catching up this morning! Send my regards to everyone at DSVR!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Adventure day 10 – Carefree Highway and Montezuma’s Castle
@Lisa Gerber That sounds like an awesome loop Lisa! Thanks for the great suggestion!
1 month, 1 week ago on Saying Goodbye to Danville, for Now
@Lisa Gerber Don shared that bit of wisdom with me, he also said to not look at your home as an investment. I appreciated all aspects of his advice. :)
1 month, 1 week ago on The Adventure Begins
@KDillabough Thanks for the reminder, I need to break out my camera tomorrow. Using my cell phone just doesn't do this trip justice. :)
@flapic Thanks! Our plan is to settle back in the same area, the Danville, CA area. We didn't have time to deal with getting a new place before we left due to the timing. I hope all is well with you!
@KDillabough Thanks Kaarina!
@hannush Thanks for the great suggestions! We have a fair amount scheduled in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah. Should be awesome. You might want to go when it's cooler, if you can. :)
@ginidietrich yep, that's true, and I bet that alone is the biggest killer of businesses. That seems to happen regardless of how good or bad the economy is. Sometimes it's just necessary.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Run a Virtual Company with these Seven Tips
@flapic thank you! That would be fun.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on New Blogtalkradio Theme is In!
Oh I am not buying that, when I hear personality I think of Laura Petrolino! :)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Craft a Winning Personality Document
@Howie Goldfarb @hackmanj I dunno Howie @ginidietrich strikes me like more of a Lamborghini type. Ya know?
You had motivation and vision Gini, I am sure that was an incredibly tough call. When I look back at a number of businesses that I watched hang on to their old ways, I see the one's that didn't make it. It's pretty amazing how far we've come in this regard, the technology really has caught up. Of course it's great to have people who are willing to push the envelope and pave the way! :)
I always said I thought you had a plan for something like that! ;)
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem
I'll have to remember to ask Chris about poop next time I see him. Joking aside I did find Chris to be very personable when I met him at SOBCON.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Chris Brogan
@Lisa Gerber Thanks :)
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Missed the Great Conversations? – Blogtalkradio Podcast is Returning!
I love stuff like this, anything that allows targeted interaction is really interesting. Not sure how it will affect the conversation overall. Time will tell I suppose. :)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature
@belllindsay I'm REALLY LOUD... HAHA. Actually I do have a loud speaking voice, I am the youngest of 6, be heard or die. The rest you will have to wait. Where's my blankie?
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes
Some days it's really hard to "rise above" the negativity. Someone shared a meme with me not too long ago that said "focus on what you love, not what you hate" and it stuck. I really do try to avoid the negative mess that inevitably pops up into our stream. I am so glad you were inspired to share your "10" and we have a bit in common as probably does anyone else who reads yours. Thanks for sharing and being you. :)
I think Visa's effort will fail, but the good news is it will create opportunities for many of you down the road. :)
8 months, 2 weeks ago on PR Agencies: What the Visa Shakeup Could Mean for the Industry
Welcome to my radar Darryl!
8 months, 2 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Darryl Robinson-Keys
I love the crowd reaction in #3. :)
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Sad Clown and Wicked Dance Moves
#Petropower in the house, congratulations Laura!
9 months, 1 week ago on #FollowFriday: Our New Client Services Director
@Sean McGinnis oh, I am so in.
9 months, 1 week ago on Link Building: A Strategy for Content Marketing
I (begrudgingly) signed up for this webinar. ;)
I came by to look at your author bio and imagine that, I came across this. :)
I know it's your job to measure things, everything. I wonder though, in hindsight, how much those incremental (failures) steps did to contribute to the customers you've acquired or detracted from it. Have you looked at the paper trail to see if there were people who just always bought whatever was offered? Did they become clients of AD?
I also wonder what role perception plays on these buying decisions. I know it's easy to ask people where they came from, but it seems like a longer conversation and your measurement skills probably can tell a pretty amazing story. I'd be very curious to know.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on The ROI of Blogging: Brand Awareness and Reputation Generate Revenue
@adrielhampton thanks for stopping by Adriel! Let me know when you are in the bay, we'll grab lunch or something.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Seasons are Changing on the Island of Sodor
Thanks Ken, this is another really useful tool, particularly in light of the recent changes to Google Search.
10 months ago on 6 Ways to use Google Trends for Your Business
This is a hot mess and I am completely fascinated after getting your take Gini. This represents a great opportunity for other firms in this field. Let the fun begin!
1 year ago on Seven Reasons the Publicis Omnicom Merger is a Big Deal
Congratulations Sean, I know this is important to you. I am excited for the possibilities. Your'e going to do great!
1 year, 2 months ago on I’ve Accepted a New Job with Sears
1 year, 3 months ago on Lessons from a Vacation in Paris
Glad you are back to the center of the universe with a fresh perspective even if it is from France. ;) Kidding aside, I am so happy for you and Mr. D taking the time to do this. I know it feels impossible at times...
In honor of you I am going to close my Social/Personal browser and leave only the work browser open. Baby steps.
@HowieG @jasonkonopinski who let that leak? That is my signature move. Damn.
1 year, 4 months ago on WordPress Wizardry for Muggles
@HowieG when @belllindsay asks you to do a Webinar, you don't say "hey, I am a radio show host!" you say, yes ma'am.
Glad to be of assistance to you, regardless Mr. House Muzak.
@jeanniecw @RebeccaTodd with good reason Jeannie. The problem would not exist if people had been better parents.
1 year, 5 months ago on Women’s Equality: It Starts with Us or it Stays an Illusion
I think I need a copy writer, hah - where = when, I think. Speaking of where, where is @jasonkonopinski when you Ding-Dang need him?
I am glad you are continuing to write about this issue. I will say what I have always said with a twist. Nontraditional gender involvement in all things will improve the quality of everything. I would happily debate this with anyone who disagrees with that assertion. I truly long for the day where we are oblivious of gender, ethnicity, religion, socio economics, etc... I resent the way we are conditioned to analyze and categorize one another. We are fearful and judgmental creatures by nature and while there is a logical reason for it to a degree the real manifestation is complete overkill. The bottom line is we have a lot to overcome and anyone working to improve that has my support.
I really appreciate the businesses I work with that are owned by women, like most things strong representation and participation by women benefits everyone. #goladies
1 year, 5 months ago on Women-Owned Businesses on the Rise: How We’ll Change the World
@Tinu oh, I really like the headphone idea. I need some of those. I usually put music on the headphones but it still gets a little loud around here some times.
1 year, 6 months ago on Getting Things Done: Why Working at Home is Better
@ginidietrich Never! My first job (summer after high school) was at a Kawasaki shop, I didn't work in the back office (I was in sales). 2nd (and last) job was Sherwin Williams, I was in the field. I visited a branch now and then but I worked out of my house. Then I started my IT company, even when I had employees they came to my house and in later years my garage. :)
I totally don't get the working in an office thing. ;)
I wouldn't know, I've never worked at an office. :) My work space is highly optimized as a result of my decision to NOT have an away from home office. I definitely get more done here than anywhere else, it's hard to beat my computer setup, abundant white board space and everything I need at my fingertips. The distractions are still here, though, namely of the son variety. When he gets home from school my days tend to slow down a lot. It's not so bad though because I get to watch him grow up closer than most would, for that I am grateful. It's only gotten easier too, 90% of what I do can be done from anywhere with a phone and an internet connection.