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Great lesson Danny. I highly recommend that people read the book The Fred Factor. It is about a postman who made a huge impact on peoples' lives while delivering mail. He did his job the best that he could, and despite it being just an ordinary job, he used it to do great things for people. The lesson of the story is that we should all do the best work that we can no matter what job we are doing, and we should try to make the lives better of the people we come in contact with in our daily lives.
2 years, 5 months ago on The Most Important Job in the World?
That's a nice set up. Ever since I read that article about sitting at work killing you, I have been thinking of ways to sit less. This is a great idea.
2 years, 5 months ago on Treadmill Desk and Multi-tasking
Wow, I don't think I have ever seen that before. That team will be talking about that play for years.
2 years, 5 months ago on Weekend Video: Great HS Football Trick Play
marianne.worley A job with the Padres sounds fun. A friend of mine was in the marketing department for the Washington Nationals. He loved it.
2 years, 6 months ago on How can Leo Babauta be wrong? Stop following your passion
Thanks for writing this John. The online echo chamber pounds the passion message over and over again. I believe they over emphasize it. Or, they don't define passion broadly enough.
The are some people who are simply passionate about running a business. Or, they become passionate about a business once they see success. While I do think that being passionate about the subject you build your business around is a huge plus, it is not always necessary.
You made another great point about moving from a hobby to a business. For some people, this transition kills their passion. I think it is important for people to realize that it is alright to simply have a hobby and not turn it into a business. We all need leisure activities.
Great post Frank. I'll add a suggestion--spend a lot of time on your About Page. Next to my Home Page, my About Page is my second most visited page. New visitors want to know what you are all about. It is your job to tell your message in a concise way so that they want to come back.
2 years, 6 months ago on Six Things You Can Do Today To Improve Your Blog
KenMueller This looks like a lot of lip service.
2 years, 6 months ago on White House Creates Crowdsourcing Site
I feel that this sweeps under the rug the real issue surrounding transparency. President Obama promised to not conduct policy making sessions behind closed doors. He promised a new level of transparency that allowed U.S. citizens to see what is being considered and discussed by our Federal officials. Unfortunately, no real transparency has occurred. In fact, I think we have taken a step backwards over the last few years.
ArthurAnswers I am liking JetPack too.
2 years, 6 months ago on The Best Blogging Platform and Plugins
I will add a plugin - WordPress SEO by Joost. It rocks!
Yo! (That's how we say Hi in Philadelphia). It's funny that you started this challenge yesterday. Yesterday was my first day back to the gym. I need to start a new habit of exercising 3-4 days a week. So, there it is. That's my 30 day challenge. Thanks John.
2 years, 6 months ago on How to choose a new habit?
Great write-up. I especially agree with your reason #4.
2 years, 6 months ago on Frank's #FollowFriday: Marcus Sheridan
Any story about a former Eagle gets my attention! With so many web profiles out there, it can be very difficult keeping all the information up to date.
2 years, 6 months ago on Small Business Tip Tuesday: Don’t Be a Donovan McNabb
I couldn't agree with you more Sarah. Having a swipe file is huge. I have a swipe file for launches, email marketing, and how to articles. But, I really need to create one for headlines. That is an excellent idea.
2 years, 6 months ago on What is a Swipe file and should a blogger have one?
Great tips Margie. It is so important to understand how to create more shareable content.
2 years, 6 months ago on 12 Most Probable Reasons I’m Not Curating Your Posts
Great article John. I couldn't agree with you more.
People need to stop waiting for the perfect idea, and instead just get started. The best way to find a great business idea is by doing. As you start a business, new opportunities will present themselves.
2 years, 6 months ago on Waiting for the right time and why you don't need ideas
Interesting Frank. I have thought about trying Headway out on some of my other blogs. Maybe I will have to pull the trigger.
2 years, 6 months ago on 7 Reasons I Switched Back To Headway Themes
Great article Gini. I think that women need to be confident, but I think they have to act like men. The best women bosses that I have had have been confident, but relied on their natural strengths, not fake assertiveness.
One woman comes to mind in particular. She was an absolute people person. She made me feel important and needed. She certainly was assertive, but she was a great leader.
2 years, 6 months ago on Achieving Workplace Equality
ginidietrichmarianne.worley We definitely need a clean sweep. I don't understand why we don't demand term limits. It's time to end the career politician.
2 years, 6 months ago on Leadership Lessons In Washington
I completely agree debmorello . When President Obama first took office, a vast majority of Americans truly hoped that he would bring a new tone to Washington (that was his promise). But, beginning with the healthcare bill, he allowed Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to control the bill. He did not lead the debate. We saw the same thing last week with the debt ceiling debate. Every time there is a big issue he shrinks from leadership role.