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’m almost done reading “Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive.” It was written in 1990, but a lot of the advice still rings true today. I just finished reading the section where Harvey shares some stories about determination. One story was about how his dad spent 18 years working to free a man who was falsely charged with murder. Many people aren’t successful because they give up after the first roadblock or rejection.
What I’ve written:
- I’ll be doing some of these updates on a bi-weekly basis throughout the holidays. The main reason behind this is that I’m not always able to post more than once per week. So in this two-week period, I’ve written two posts.
- The first post is a review of Andy Frisella’s Live Hard program. This is the year-long version of the 75 Hard program, which I highly recommend. Live Hard adds elements like cold showers, visualization exercises, and a random act of kindness. Check out the article for more details.
- With some many business functions going virtual, I shared my best tips on how to ace the virtual interview. This is a must read before your next virtual job interview. I’ll share one tip right away – you still need to dress up.
- 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:
- A friend shared a picture of Tomy’s Might Men & Monster Maker from the 1970’s. I remember seeing the commercial when I was a kid but never owned one. But now, I think it would be kind of cool to play around with it. Maybe I’ll add it to my Christmas list. Anyway, the commercial and an actual demo of the toy are below. It’s actually quite innovative for its time. So if you run across one at a yard sale, give it a try and let me know what you think.
Quote(s) of the week:
“Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.”
– Steve Harvey
Joke of the week:
I couldn’t follow the storyline of Stephen King’s “It”
Too many Maine characters.
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