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May 2010

I’m a Mac

May 23, 2010

Today I bought my first Mac since BabyLegs, we had to use PC’s with our systems. I feel more excitement that I did with the official close of selling my business. There is something that Apple does so well when it comes to the visceral reaction of their products. This excitement is something that I […]

Guy Kawasaki-Don’t let the Bozos grind you down

May 23, 2010

That is how Guy left it after telling us all how we shoud make meaning by making the world a better place as his number one suggestion. Make meaning Make a Mantra-2-3 words that everybody can buy in to Jump to the next curve-stay ahead of the crowd Roll the dice-take chances Don’t worry be […]

Positive Psychology Acheiving Your Vision

May 23, 2010

“Our experience of the world is heavily influenced by where we place our attention” Stavros & Torres Tal Ben-Shahar posed a powerful question to a group of Entrepreneuers in California last week, “How can you cultivate the seeds of greatness in ourselves, our clients, our employees, and our children?” The people around you are key […]

Will it Fly

May 23, 2010

“How do I know that my idea will fly?” asked Sam. Here you go Sam! Test it out on all of your friends and family members and see if they will pay for what you have to offer. If they will, then broaden your reach, ask them to tell others to test what you have. […]

Social Fresh Portland March 29, 2019

May 23, 2010

On Monday I attended my local social media event with a few online rockstars including Peter Shankman of HARO. He’s a funny guy who had 4 solid rules for Social media: 1. Be Transparent-social media acts like a laxitive, eventually it will come out 2.Be Relevant-ask your customers and “friends” how they like to receive their […]

Outsource Your Friends

May 23, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine commented that she had received praise from her peers over her daily online “updates”. She had been complimented on how often she not only updated her social networking pages, but on the overall relevancy and humor of those same status updates. This friend then went on […]

Easter is My Superbowl

May 23, 2010

Easter is my favorite holiday. In fact, it’s not just my favorite holiday…it’s my Superbowl. Thanksgiving is a predictable one day affair and Christmas is a mostly shared engagement with tasks and meals appointed to family and friends. And then there’s Easter. Things officially kick off on the Saturday morning just one day prior in […]

Vision

May 23, 2010

Vision: The formation of a mental image of something that is not percieved as real, is not present to the senses;direction necessary to chart your course. “Vision—it reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your […]

Make A Manifesto

May 23, 2010

Manifesto, aka How You Get Where You Want to Go: A declaration of principles, intentions, and ambitions. Written commitments that demonstrate exactly how the mission/purpose/ values will be executed. “Instead of this absurd division into sexes, they ought to class people as static and dynamic.” — Evelyn Waugh Exercise: Mini-Manifesto 1. Take your core values […]

Break the Spell

May 23, 2010

She said, “It’s time to break that spell…that spell of “What If”. Yesterday I met with a woman venturing out into her first business. It’s something she’s been dreaming of doing and she is finally taking those first steps towards making it a reality. She was a little nervous as she reflected about the prospect […]

Think Outside the Box or Just Change the Box?

May 23, 2010

Think outside the box or just change the box? Doug Burgoyne is the founder of FROGBOX, a “low environment impact alternative to traditional cardboard moving boxes.” http://www.facebook.com/l/b0c11;www.frogbox.com In an effort to minimize the environmental impact and stress of moving, FROGBOX offers a refreshing alternative in the form of reusable containers, dropped off at your home. […]

Facebook Uses

May 23, 2010

Why do you use Facebook? Initially, I used it to keep in touch with customers of BabyLegs and business associates. These days I also use it, as most do, to re-connect with old friends and keep track of new ones. I just read an article recently published on www.mashable.com highlighting a study by Chadwich Marin […]

Values in Parenting

May 23, 2010

Some of the best parenting advice I ever received was from a friend who told me “You don’t have to pick every battle, but you have to win the ones you pick.” A couple of days ago, the battle was over my daughter Sara taking a nap before attending a friend’s birthday party. Having recently […]

Taking A Loss for Your Values

May 23, 2010

This story was recently shared with us by my friend: “As a philosophy major, turned last minute English major, my husband John graduated college with little to no clue as to what to do with his life. He took a job working for a high end retail chain where the pay was decent and the […]

Clear Values

May 23, 2010

Values: A collection of guiding, usually positive principles; what one deems to be correct and desirable in life, especially regarding personal conduct. “Once your values are clear, decisions are easy.” – Walt Disney Not long ago, the creators of The Nurse Next Door took their team of employees out to dinner and asked them “Why […]

Values

May 23, 2010

We had our first official meeting to kick off the work that is leading up to the hard launch of www.BigRuby.net . Gathered around the peninsula in the kitchen, we enjoyed homemade banana nut chocolate waffles. I’d invited three highly intelligent, highly capable individuals over to form a plan, and that we did. The big […]

Mom 2.0

May 23, 2010

Mom’s are the most influential demographic there is online and I’m proud to be one! Just over a week ago I attended the www.mom2summit.com in Houston, Texas. The summit was intended to foster conversation between bloggers and companies as well as provide learning for all attendees. I found myself chatting with Laura Mayes, one of […]