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@dbvickery That's great! Thanks so much...
1 year ago on 12 Most Caliente Salsa Moves to Spice Up the Dance of Life
@WineEveryday Wow - that's a tough question - depends on so many things including your own technical level and the specific style of dance you're interested in... I would recommend YouTube as a start - and then once you've determined the specifics go from there - keep dancing!!!
@Dhara Mistry Thanks for sharing, Dhara! I don't dance as much as I used to when performing and teaching on a regular basis - but it's amazing how much incorporating this passion back into my life has enhanced it!
Thanks, Amy! I love that one too... and #1 - Thanks for your comments!
1 year, 2 months ago on 12 Most Unexpected Life Lessons from Marilyn Monroe
@BruceSallan1 Thanks so much, Bruce! It's hard not to be a Marilyn fan isn't it? Such an interesting woman with a diverse life... and yes, the relationships - oh my! And, an original for sure... probably the most valuable lesson we can learn from her!
@Peg Fitzpatrick I agree! I'm so fascinated by her life and her inner beauty reflected in her outward beauty and her wisdom... Love the pic too - such a pretty photo!
@dbvickery Thanks so much. I guess my big ones are #7 and #12. I'm new to embracing failure. Even understanding those times of "failing" mean growing better and stronger still didn't help me embrace it. I've recently learned valuable lessons about fear and failure and now embracing it is a big part of my everyday life. Being present is also a huge focus for me every day - too easy for me to get focused on the destination and forget about enjoying the journey. Thanks for your comments!
1 year, 2 months ago on 12 Most Practical Habits to Easily Elevate Your Life
@Milaspage Thanks a ton for the kind words. Everyone loves that Woody Allen quote - it's so true and encourages us to try without fear of failure... Thanks again for your comments!
@DixieLil Thanks for commenting. It's amazing how much inspiration you can find in a quote, isn't it... That Woody Allen quote is one of my favs!
I too am on this train. I feel guilty in a way for so readily turning my back on this tedious effort by PRSA, but I just can't understand how so much time, preparation, and apparent diligence brought us these 3 definitions that are no better [really] than the first definition given by Bernays back in the early 1900s. I expected what they promised which was "modern" and "new" not an old, rehashed, jargon-filled definition. This will not further the cause to help the "publics" understand what we do. These definitions do nothing to embrace the digital communications and social world now involved in every aspect of any industry.
I'm not sold on the "proactive" / "reactive" ideas in this article, but since I'm on a soapbox about PRSA's definition I'll stay there for now... The most disappointing to me is that PRSA isn't simply leading by example to SHOW the non-professionals how they should think about PR. There's so much work to be done. So many bad practices, terrible social media offenses from PR professionals. It would have been more productive to scrap this attempt to redefine and simply work to educate within and outside of the profession.
Okay - enough from me... Thanks for this article. Great perspective.
1 year, 3 months ago on Why Can't We Define Public Relations?
I totally agree with you about being torn between my love [or lack of] for this holiday and my inner sappy... I love this post - and I LOVE your list even more. It only takes a second to appreciate someone and also appreciate how lucky we are for knowing them.
1 year, 3 months ago on The Blogger Hugs Back
Thanks, Shawn! Inspiring. My knuckles have been unbelievably white - and sometimes still are. Thanks for this beautiful reminder to find and focus on our purpose.
1 year, 3 months ago on 12 Most Emboldened Questions to Live Life on Purpose
Hi Jay- Great read! I was with you all the way up until "Happiness is a process of elimination" and then I had to read that part twice. I finished the article and then had to go back and read it a third time. I disagree with this completely.
I suppose if you have decided to give up any dreams or hope to find your purpose or passion in life this is a good solution for what is left. I tried that way though and it didn't work for me.
I have to admit,5 months ago I probably would have agreed with you completely. But I experienced what I'll refer to here in a public forum as a "major life event" and have since gone through an amazing journey of self-discovery and purposeful living. I imagine this all sounds like a bunch of mumbo-jumbo... I would have thought the same thing too - 6 months ago...
I don't want to discount the value of the rest of your thoughts... just wanted to share my experience and feelings about that one little piece.
1 year, 3 months ago on 6 Takeaways From 23 Years as a Consultant
Thanks for sharing - a great read! Being specific and realistic are very important to goal-setting - I keep long-term (monthly/yearly) separately from my pinpointed list of short-term specific goals to assist me in obtaining the long-term goals. Keeping values AND goals somewhere I can visibly be reminded on a daily basis is a huge help in reaching them.
1 year, 4 months ago on 5 Steps to Accomplishing Your Goals
I agree with a lot of this, but I don't think Google+ will disappoint. As Facebook and other platforms continue to misstep I think Google will grow during 2012 and figure out what it takes to move their platform forward. i also disagree that social media will become another just another channel. There are too many organizations who still have not embraced social media for it to become just another channel. I think - I hope - "community managers" and more importantly those strategist, directors and VPs (C-levels) ultimately responsible for social are smarter than that and will figure out the value of cross-channel campaigns and integration to keep social media moving forward through 2012 into 2013 where perhaps you're right and they will link those relationships with a profit... if they don't stumble upon it sooner. A nice read in any case...
1 year, 4 months ago on 5 Totally SWAG Social Media Predictions for 2012