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#ShareaResource: chirpbooks.com
discounted audiobooks

Monday through Friday, I get a daily email from Chirp (chirpbooks.com) with the subject line: "Today's audiobook deals" and in the email are links to limited time discounted audiobooks. If ...
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no one can do everything

no one can do everything
but everyone can do something.

You may have seen the following letter written by "This is Us" actor, Lonnie Chavis. These images are from his original facebook post: I haven't watched "This is Us" ...
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tension and paradox.

tension and paradox.
recognizing valid points on both sides of a complex issue.

When I agree with someone about a point they make, it does NOT follow that I agree with EVERYthing they say or believe. When I DISagree with someone about a ...
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Don't forfeit your opportunities to influence others.

Don’t forfeit your opportunities to influence others.
part 2: doxing and terminating are easy.

Saw a comment by an HR professional in which they condemned someone for posting a link to a story and then strongly disagreed with people commenting on the post, calling ...
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Don't forfeit your opportunities to influence others.

Don’t forfeit your opportunities to influence others.
part 1: Dismissing alternative viewpoints doesn't strengthen your argument or your credibility.

Over and over, I see facebook posts by seemingly kind people instructing friends who [they perceive] believe differently than they do to "unfriend" them. This week, I saw a post ...
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Aunt Jemima's real name was Nancy Green.

Aunt Jemima’s real name was Nancy Green.
and she BUILT that brand.

I don't understand how Nancy Green's origin as a slave and her physical appearance eclipses her achievements and their historical significance as a black woman from 1893 until her death ...
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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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