Are you informed? And if you believe so, who delivered your news? How well do you know them and how they make their living? (Hint: someone paid them.) These are just a few question to ask before you read one more article in a newspaper, blog or watch one more pundit on TV, Youtube or… Read more about A news refresher
I actually did say that (Jab It) to a friend recently who is building his online presence and engaging his growing tribe. Those who have read Gary Vaynerchuk’s Crush It will be very familiar with his iconic words used to remind his audience to throw their best effort in building a business, brand and influence. In other… Read more about Jab It! A Review of JJJRH
This year I celebrate my third involvement for the Blogging Shakespeare ’s Happy Birthday Shakespeare Celebration. As usual, part of that is filming myself reading one line of one of the Bard’s works (see video below). This year it was from Hamlet and that incredible monologue beginning with one of the most famous lines of… Read more about Reading Shakespeare And Being Nobler In The Mind
Just think of your day, week, or year as a piece of classic ruled notebook paper. All the space in the middle is where we fill up with as much content as we can. But the margins are the areas that are mainly left blank. In school this is where we received back comments from… Read more about Margin To Connect
This weekend I kept seeing friends post from Chris Guillebeau’s World Domination Summit here in Portland. While I felt a bit regretful for not going I had to remind myself that I really did not have the time or space right now. I am busy executing my own world changing plans as well as making… Read more about Busy with my own world domination
The first thing I read this morning was “The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.” (Proverbs 10:8 NIV). Then I went to Facebook and read a quote posted by my friend David Schroeder, “Action speaks louder than words, but not nearly as often.”-Mark Twain. So, I decided to take… Read more about Chattering?
I have written a couple times about the usefulness of tools like Paper.li, Flipboard and Alltop. They help me stay engaged and informed. (You can read about this process here. I update the blog post as the way I get my news changes.) When Flipboad came out for the iPad, I added my favorite public lists to it and used it for a while. I used Alltop to get my news. I don’t anymore. Now I only use my Facebook friends updates and four lists on Twitter. As you can see, this is a process. And like any process, there will be bumps and misfires along the way to finding something that works well.
I believe we need two things to be successful today. We……
We all lead a tribe. We have communities who look to us to guide them, such as: your family, small church group, employees, co-workers, customers, bridge club, and neighborhood watch. The list goes on and on. Some are small and some big. What we don’t often talk about is the role they play.
You have decided what nascent group to lead, gathered them together, and created something for them to go crazy about. Now the work really begins. Give them ways to share, connect, engage, hang out, play, take part in and create …….