Friday, August 31, 2012

Quick Links - Good Reads

Weekly Round Up – Things We Thought Were Interesting

Time is precious and a hot commodity. So, some of our blogs will be very short and sweet – quick links to things we found interesting that we thought you might, too. We got this nifty idea from one of our favorite bloggers. So feel free to read, browse and share. Good stuff!

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PR/Professional News
50 Online Tools to Better Your Blog
A Stronger Online Presence Through PR Efforts
How 4 Small Businesses Are Winning on Pinterest

Just Interesting
Six Ways Love Helps You in Life & Business
Exercise & Smartness

Caught Looking Good – Inspiring
Single Mom Loses 140 Pounds – Makes it look simple
Tom’s of Maine – Use product, save packaging, recyle & reuse

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Weekly Round Up


Our Weekly Round Up – Things We Found Interesting
Time is precious and a hot commodity. So, some of our blogs will be very short and sweet – quick links to things we found interesting that we thought you might, too. We got this nifty idea from one of our favorite bloggers. So feel free to read, browse and share. Good stuff!

PR/Professional News
Blogging by the Numbers – Who’s doing it and who’s succeeding?
The Right Way to Share – Imitation is the best form of flattery. But there’s a right way to borrow content – and a wrong way.

Just Interesting
8 Easy Steps to Resolving Conflict – We all need it, sometime.
Happiness – Quick Pick Me Ups – It’s easier than you think J
Ten Signs – with Typos - You’ll get a chuckle.
The Top 10 Regrets in Life - More serious and something to think about.

 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Do You Pursue Your Passion?

Do you Pursue Your Passion?

That’s a question we ask often and it's the name of our blog. Why? Because we found those very words best exemplified those we work with and those we most identify with in life. Some are dreaming big and living large. Others simply make it a consistent and conscientious practice to do what they love and love what they do. And they're always among the happiest we know. 
 
Too often, we know, people put off striving for their dreams and then look back in regret. Others decide to live their dreams, right here and right now. We found three interesting blogs recently that put their own unique spin on how they pursue their passion. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
 
 One was from the business perspective, the other from a more personal perspective. And a third really merged the two completely. I thought all three were right on, informative and entertaining and so I’m sharing them with you.
The first from Talent Zoo was career oriented and outlined how to find the right fit and land your dream job. It talks about the value of assessing and reassessing – and realizing that where we start in our careers isn’t where we’ll end. We always have options and we can always redirect.
 
The second was one I stumbled upon on Twitter. Young Tyler Tervooren found himself uninspired in his career. A layoff, though unfortunate, gave him time to reflect and now at 26, he pursues “challenges” that make him happier and more fulfilled both in work and in life. He chronicles them in his blog Advanced Riskology, which challenges us not to become complacent.
The third was a Forbes business profile that spotlighted a social worker whose career has progressed, shifted and evolved over the years to today become the perfect fit for him. The author of three books, he shares more about a struggling company that successfully turned obstacles into opportunity and offers tips for those searching to find/create their own unique niche.   
We even found an infographic from Addicted2Success that highlights the Top 10 regrets in life by those at death’s door. Not surprisingly, No. 1 on the list was not persuing one’s dreams and aspirations.
Talent Zoo talked about assessing our options; Tyler talked about taking risks. And the third incorporates the element of humor and perspective coming from Ronald Culberson, author of Do It Well. Make It Fun. The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between.
 
Honestly, I think it’s that delicate dance of the above that allow us to live our dreams, pursue our passion and to have fun in life and yes, at work.
 
Interesting perspectives and some valuable lessons.
 
As always, feeling blessed to love what I do and do what I love. How about you?
  




 


 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Weekly Round Up - Things We Found Interesting

Okay, it's summer and we took a little hiatus. But we're back with some of the top reads of the week. Check them out.

PR & Professional Resources
Top 10 NEW Social Media Tools - hint, not just new tools but new ways to visualize, aggregate, and use social media better
Facebook Rules - how to do it well and get a response
Facebook Fodder - 25 things to share, made easy and visual
Social Media = Social Relationships. Growing organically - it takes time and goes both ways
Social Media, TV, or both? - A look at where we spend our time

Interesting Stuff
Four Quick Ways to Get Healthy - Go organic, eliminate toxins, do some housekeeping, and MOVE!
How Getting Up Earlier = Greater Happiness - And it's easier than you think

Caught Looking Good
How to Make a Dull Resume Shine - a before and after view with hints on how to stand above the crowd in a competitive arena
Artistic One World Posters - Reader favorites, beautiful works of art, available for download, free

Friday, August 3, 2012

Weekly Round Up - Short & Sweet

Weekly Round Up – Things We Thought Were Interesting
Time is precious and a hot commodity. So, some of our blogs will be very short and sweet – quick links to things we found interesting that we thought you might, too. We got this nifty idea from one of our favorite bloggers. So feel free to read, browse and share. Good stuff!


PR/Professional News
16 Creative Ways to Use Twitter for Business
How to Recover from an Email Mistake
Are You Stuck on the Blogging Hamster Wheel?
18 Great Life Quotes

Caught Looking Good - Inspiring
30 Award-Winning Ads that Make You Think