Blinking in the sun?
Surprised by so much brightness?
Added by Steve Hand on January 31, 2009 at 12:07pm —
Note: all cases of the word “you” refer to whomever is reading!
A couple days ago I posted this blog
about writing an interesting blog article even if you thought your writing, well, sucked. One response turned my thoughts on his question into a whole new post. Here it is!
Here was the comment:
Question... would you say its better to not do it all then to do it poorly?
Should those who aren't going to put out… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on January 30, 2009 at 12:00pm —
They'rrrrrrre at the post! And
they're off... Along the backstretch
Gluepot out in front...
Added by Steve Hand on January 30, 2009 at 7:36am —
Who ever would have guested that the lowly Arizona Cardinals would make the big time. The last time they were even relevant was in the movie Jerry McGuire. We all remember Cuba Gooding, Jr and the "Show me the money" line. How about Kurt Warner? This guy is a true example of grit and faith. To go from bagging groceries to Super Bowl MVP to backup and then a return to the prominence. Let's not forget the Steelers, Big Ben almost losing his life in that motorcycle wreck. Bill Cower, AKA the Jaw,… Read More
Added by Jim McNeely on January 30, 2009 at 7:26am —
In the Thursday News and Observer on the back page of the sports section is a full page tribute to Kay Yow sponsored by Nike. In my opinion, it was one of the most touching tributes that I have ever read. I dare you to read it without, at the very least, a huge lump in your throat. I never met Kay Yow. I am not much of a woman's basketball fan. I'm not necessarily an NC State fan. I am now, however, a huge Kay Yow fan and a Nike fan. In this day of self centered sports figures Kay Yow… Read More
Added by Bob Butler on January 29, 2009 at 12:51pm —
1-29-09 Apex, NC... I usually never have two blogs in one day... This Stimulus Package, hopefully will work...unfortunately it is full of well, a number of things!
The deficit soars. This package is almost an eye-opening trillion dollars. And it turns the government into KING KONG. We taxpayers are all Faye Wrays... This is unreal scary...The thing costs more than the Iraq War for gosh sakes! (WSJ)
I say give every family in America $45,000; every single person $25,000 and… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on January 29, 2009 at 11:30am —
It's a dilemma that faces the vast majority of bloggers, after of course, finding ideas, and then writer's block:
"My writing is terrible. I can't do what they do. I just want to help my customers understand this stuff."
I myself always wondered why essay questions on tests always cost the most points. Not everyone is eloquent on paper--but can explain their position beautifully if you just talk to them.
So how do we… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on January 29, 2009 at 10:00am —
I'm a morning person. There - I said it. But in a world of non-morning people, sometimes my declaration gets me the dark, cold stare. For example, my daughter Lindze. She believes morning people should be shoved in the closet until midday, when "normal" people are awake. Ah, yeah . . .
If you know anything about calendar blocking (or what I call "chunking"), you know that your best time of day should be blocked off and those high level, do or die tasks should be chunked together.… Read More
Added by Olalah ~ Marketing Strategy Pro on January 29, 2009 at 9:25am —
1-29-09 Apex NC... As we all well know, retail anything is a challenge today. I still firmly believe that you grow your business out of this economic situation NOT cut, spend, and slash the company to do so. Many salespeople in every sector sat on their hands, dooming and glooming in December; and sales reflected that. The only way to climb back up is through you!
Interestingly, if you search the web, you find success stories. Companies who are adding people and opening new stores.… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on January 29, 2009 at 7:21am —
Slowly rousing from
her perch the cat stretches and
settles back down. Purrrrrrr.
Added by Steve Hand on January 29, 2009 at 12:01am —
There are some places in the 919 area that I can visit twice in a year and that is enough. But are there any hidden gems where you feel you could eat every day and not get bored with their menu?
Added by Tim Moore on January 28, 2009 at 11:32pm —
Several months ago a client of mine referred me to an amazing site that changed his life. He talked so enthusiastically about it that I couldn’t wait to receive my first installment. Six days out of the week you receive a motivational quote and on Friday you receive the inspirational story of the week. Friday is jackpot day. My client told me how they would huddle around his computer and read the Friday stories because they are so compelling. Last Friday the Friday story was about a… Read More
Added by Jim McNeely on January 28, 2009 at 7:14pm —
Data overflow. My BlackBerry is too plump. Time for a reboot.
Added by Steve Hand on January 28, 2009 at 6:30pm —
I am increasingly annoyed about the medical system’s depersonalized approach to patient care. Recently, some medical challenges in my family have thrown us into a series of phone calls, test results and waiting.
My husband called his doctor to discuss an issue he was having. A bubbly, very young, female receptionist proceeded to ask my husband (George) a series of questions – personal questions. Her questions got progressively more personal and George was clearly uncomfortable. He… Read More
Added by Olalah ~ Marketing Strategy Pro on January 28, 2009 at 12:51pm —
A colleague of mine has five employees -- all part timers. One of them was her instructor when she went back to pursue another degree. One of them, a competitor, who decided it was time to close the business, but enjoyed the industry so much she wanted to stay in the profession.
A few months ago, a friend of mine lost his job. Because he was bootstrapping his business and it had started to pick up, he decided that going back to work full time would get in the way of his business… Read More
Added by Olalah ~ Marketing Strategy Pro on January 28, 2009 at 12:38pm —
Those that work from home hopefully take security precautions already. But it's easy to make the mistake of thinking that because you office in a commercial property, you are somehow more safe from burglars or thieves.
Special thanks to inSide919's Jim McNeely
of Vector Security here in the Triangle for his expertise! More info on Jim follows at the end of the article.
By Michelle Courtney, Editor… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on January 28, 2009 at 11:30am —
Squinting, he wondered,
"Did she fill the inside straight
or is this a bluff?"
Added by Steve Hand on January 27, 2009 at 6:08pm —
1-27-09 Apex, NC... I love recessions. Here is why.
1. Recessions keep you humble
. You really get to assess your personal and professional portfolio HONESTLY in tough times. Egos must hit the curb.
2. Recessions make you listen
. When things are brewing as they are right now, you need to make the most out of every contact and situation. You do that by active listening.
3. Recessions keep you focused
. When you have to put food on the table,… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on January 27, 2009 at 4:17pm —
I felt a deep sadness on Saturday, January 24, 2009 when I heard of the death of famed NC State women’s basketball coach Kay Yow. Coach Yow had an impact on so many lives, because she gave of herself so freely. Her legacy was not just on the basketball court or her fight against cancer but her legacy was in how she lived her life to uplift the lives of all she touched. She appreciated life and looked at the people that came into her life as a gift. I have heard stories how she never refused an… Read More
Added by Jim McNeely on January 27, 2009 at 1:23pm —
It seems everywhere you look, everyone wants you to start a blog. Back in the day (and by day I mean like, 2005), your company was nothing without a website. Now, it seems it's nothing without a blog attached to it.
Blogging, short for web logging, began simply as online journaling. The concept seemed new and nifty because, I imagine, it had a great niche name. But those who thought about it long enough (say, a minute) knew that Doogie Howser, M.D. had been blogging for ages.… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on January 27, 2009 at 11:30am —