Here are some things from the past week I’ve come across and felt were worth sharing. As always, please leave a comment on the blog or on social media if you’d like to add to the discussion. And if you like what’s in here, please use one or more of those buttons at the bottom of the post to share with friends.
What I’ve learned:
- I completed “Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty,” by Harvey Mackay. I like how ends the book with a special tribute to his dad, who was a press correspondent in Minneapolis. There’s so much great info in this book that it’s a must read for anyone interested in networking.
- I decided to continue with Harvey Mackay by reading “Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive.” This was the first book I read by Harvey – I read it my senior year in high school. It also has the famous Mackay 66 Customer Profile – 66 questions to ensure you know everything about your customers.
What I’ve written:
- I updated the permalinks on this site – something I had been putting off for a few months. What that means is the URLs no longer have the day, month, and year in them – which makes them shorter and easier to organize. I wrote a post about the experience on my main site, if you’re interested in learning all the details.
- Last week, the topic of gratitude popped in several articles and podcasts that I came across. So I felt like I had to write a post about it. I decided to share three simple ways to work gratitude into your daily routine. I’ve found that being more grateful has resulted in a better life for me. It’s just one of the many things we can change to move us in the right direction.
- I’m excited about publishing the paperback edition of my novel in September. I’ve learned so much going through this process and have multiple “lessons learned” that I’ll be applying to my sequel. So keep an eye on my writer’s blog if you’re an aspiring writer.
Cool / Interesting / Retro Stuff:
- I love cars and came across this article from Yahoo! Finance about the coolest car from your birth year. Mine was the Lamborghini Countach – the car that adorned my bedroom wall throughout my entire teenage years. Here’s a photo similar to the one from my wall.
Quote(s) of the week:
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
Joke of the week:
I made a playlist for hiking. It has music from Peanuts, The Cranberries, and Eminem.
I call it my trail mix.
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James Feudo owns the Boston Web Design Agency JVF Solutions and loves blogging about personal development and communication in his spare time.