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Category Archives: Personal Development

Dawn’s World Weekly News 4 22 11

A summary of things that caught my interest this week:

They’re all good, but this article by John Jantsch @ducttape is really good – How to be Really, Really Good at Everything You Do

This is both good and entertaining by @MargieClayman Breaking News: You Both Could Be Right

How to Add Your LinkedIn Profile to Your Facebook Business Page by @gwenm4  – This is on my to do list.

While mentioning English Majors (that’s me) and Writers (that’s me) specifically, this has a much broader application and I know you can connect the dots.  5 Crippling Beliefs that Keep Writers Penniless and Mired in Mediocrity.

Small business owners, you know we all dodged, well maybe not a bullet, but certainly an avalanche of paper work last week.  Jeannie Huckstep CPA @HuckstepAssoc writes about it in Repeal of Expanded 1099 Requirements.

And yes, I was one of the over 5 million amused by The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger.  The Honey Badger is badass and “doesn’t give a shit.”  Warning: language, not safe for work.

Finally, I have a new tech toy – it let’s me do polls, surveys and most importantly pop culture quizzes.  It takes a second or two to load…be patient, then have fun.

 

 

 

The Psychology of Optimal Experience: Flow

Everyone I talk to knows exactly what Flow is – the experience of being so deeply involved in something (tennis, writing a brief, creating a software interface) that everything else melts away and you are in this wonderful state of high performance and creativity. The reason I’ve been talking about Flow with friends and clientsContinue Reading

Dysfunctional Busy-ness

A couple of weeks ago, I asked some of my regular correspondents the following questions: At some point in your career did you ever find yourself so busy for so long that it began to have damaging effects?  You would hit the ground running early in the morning only to become peppered with more thingsContinue Reading

Leadership Lesson #3 – How Is Your Team Doing and Should You Be Investing in Them?

The last few years have required such intense focus on maintaining enough business to make payroll (and once you do, it’s on to the next pay period) that looking beyond that may seem like too much to ask.  The cash flow battle can be exhausting.  However, it is worth a few moments to consider whatContinue Reading

The Answers We Need or the Answers We Want to Hear?

Part of the genius of The Sopranos is masterful scenes like this.  Dr. Krakower is unflinching and unambiguous as to what Carmella needs to do.  And we, the audience, are in on the fact that Dr. Krakower is absolutely right. In a future episode, Carmella gets the answer that she wants to hear, sadly, inContinue Reading

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) and Some Mind Grinding on Collaboration

Yesterday I was watching Jeopardy! and one of the categories was The Beatles – yep, I was hooked. And you can blame this post on “Answer: the first Beatles hit that featured the sitar” “What is Norwegian Wood?” A quick search on Grooveshark will show that Norwegian Wood has been covered by a diverse collectionContinue Reading

Dawn’s World Weekly News 1 14 2011

A summary of things that caught my interest this week: How do you become emotionally ready to accept that success you’ve seen others accept with ease? How do you stop yourself from thinking it won’t last? For someone whose narrative has become I can’t, I won’t, and I don’t, when does the expectation of aContinue Reading

Dawn’s World Weekly News 11 19 2010

A summary of things that caught my interest this week: @MAS90guru was an enormous help to me when I began social media and blogging.  Yes, you have him to thank or blame! 😉  He shared this story earlier in the week VARS Who Don’t Adopt Social Media Could Lose Influencer Role. Is Facebook advertising effective? Continue Reading

Dawn’s World Weekly News 10 15 2010

A summary of things that caught my interest this week: Loved this post by @evenanerd on Procrastination. Several lines had me giggling. Music, graphic design, president’s physical fitness winners, photography – I am fascinated by those of you who can do what I cannot. I get lost in the photos and the emotions and thoughtsContinue Reading

When You See the Thought Bubble Over Their Head

My colorist is stuck with me for 90 minutes.  In order to maintain my blond ambition status, I need to see her every four weeks.  On my most recent visit, she asked me if I had seen a recently released movie.  I explained that I have DirecTV and several dozen movie channels so I rarelyContinue Reading