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Permission Marketing vs. Push Marketing

Permission Marketing vs. Push Marketing
build a more effective email list.

Some unsolicited advice to anyone trying to reach potential clients or customers: INVITE ME to Join Your Mailing List, DON’T ADD ME Without Permission. It just alienates us and fills ...
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Our words and actions, whether online or IRL, reveal something of our true beliefs and character.

Our words and actions, whether online or IRL, reveal something of our true beliefs and character.

As often as I see it, I will never be desensitized to adult bullying. It surprises me every time. Especially when it comes from someone who knows the pain of ...
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To the marginalized and silent 99%: You have something of value to contribute.

To the marginalized and silent 99%: You have something of value to contribute.

I recently snatched up a $1 offer for access to a huge amount of content within an online writers group for 30 days and I've been DEVOURING it. The first ...
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Fauci, the Surgeon General and the "lady" doctor who didn't smile.

Fauci, the Surgeon General and the “lady” doctor who didn’t smile.

I saw something in a facebook comment yesterday that immediately and instinctively evoked what I'll conservatively refer to as a negative reaction. It was about members of the coronavirus Task ...
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Stop Talking About What's Wrong. TAKE ACTION to Help Make it Right.

Stop Talking About What’s Wrong. TAKE ACTION to Help Make it Right.

Working toward positive change is a much more productive use of time and energy than complaining and/or trying to thwart a negative. One of the best and long-lasting ways to ...
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Fine is a Four Letter Word.

Fine is a Four Letter Word.

Don't listen to condescending voices of marginalization and mediocrity. Voices that say you don’t have to work as hard as you do, because less is “just fine.” Those voices don’t ...
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maybe they're not GIVING you a hard time. maybe they're HAVING a hard time.

maybe they’re not GIVING you a hard time. maybe they’re HAVING a hard time.

The next time someone gives you a hard time, consider the possibility that it has NOTHING to do with you. Consider the possibility that they are dealing with something you ...
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Sometimes, even when it’s not your fault, it’s still your problem.

Sometimes, even when it’s not your fault, it’s still your problem.

Some will step up, take ownership and work toward a solution. Some will complain and search for someone to blame. And when they're done complaining about it and/or trying to ...
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Notice What Others Overlook and You’ll See Opportunities they Don’t.

If You Want to Recognize Opportunity, Pay Attention.

Notice What Others Overlook and You’ll See Opportunities They Don’t. Seems simple. but you know as well as I do that people are oblivious most of the time. We walk ...
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Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. #DoYourBestEvenWhenYouDontNeedTo #GoodSteward #AudienceofOne

Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn’t Work Hard

When you are talented in some area and doing a job that you are overqualified for, it may seem like you don't need to work as hard to be half ...
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Sometimes, with people, you find what you look for. #SeePeople because we're all #JustaDifferentKindofBroken

You Find What You Look For. What are you missing?

What if you questioned your assumptions? ...
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Repentance leads to positive change but guilt is self-destructive, counter-productive and a waste of time.

Repentance vs. Guilt
reACT or reSPOND?

Repentance leads to positive change, but guilt is self-destructive, counter-productive and and a waste of time. Guilt: feelings of deserving blame especially for imagined offenses or from a sense of ...
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When Words and Actions Conflict, Actions Carry the Stronger Message

When Words and Actions Conflict, Actions Carry the Stronger Message
are you duplicitous?

Do you have a friend who you KNOW differs from you with regard to faith, politics, relationships, social issues, etc? Is there a difference in how you relate to them ...
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the unintentional message behind accepting the status quo.

the unintentional message behind accepting the status quo.

Check it out. Such a cute video. Encouraging. A great example of optimism. But another thought nags at me. Scroll below the video if you care to explore that thought ...
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problem solving and benchmarking.

problem solving and benchmarking.
facing a problem? search for what's been done before.

I'm not that special. I feel like I've written about this before, but when I'm facing a problem, I tend to believe that someone, somewhere, sometime has faced either my ...
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