Mad Love Monday #34

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week (or so), and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. This gal really makes me excited about being a force for good in the world, particularly through my work. Like her, I see money as energy, and believe that the more of it that gets in the hands of those who have a Higher Good in mind the better our world will be. The aforementioned and myself are both fans of Charlie Gilkey, who offers this list of “20 Inconvenient Business Truths.” The ones that really rung my bell are #s 4, 5 and 15. Let me know what your faves are in the comments. Man, this Marissa Bracke is one smart cookie (in the sense that I’d like to eat her up and acquire all her powers. Lucky for her, she offers one-on-one guidance that probably does close to the same thing). After reading this, I almost can’t wait for Monday to Get Wired In. Looking for a way to reflect on the past year and envision the next? Gwen Bell and friends are helping out with the Reverb 10 project. I’m planning to participate; let me know if you decide to as well! “These are the goals of Reverb 10 1. to provide end-of-year support to budding and experienced creatives. 2. to help you find your voice by simply listening to it, and allow you to encourage others to do the same 3. to consider and honor your reverberations as you transition into a new...

Mad Love Monday #33

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week (or so), and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. In this typically brilliant piece, Charlie Gilkey challenges us to find our Boomerangs, or that skill/talent/passion that won’t leave us alone no matter how many times we throw it away. He suggests that identifying and embracing one’s boomerang can lead to great fulfillment and success. Yup, this is me: the great dreamer/planner who remains largely invisible to potential clients. Thanks to Joe Gilder, I now have a way to make progress while still being allowed to plan: it’s called The Action Plan! The Mad Scientist, Willie Hewes, hits a double by using a Halloween-related metaphor, a skeleton, to look at another way to manage time. * * * Have a madly marvelous...

Mad Love Monday #32

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week, and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. It was extremely comforting to find out that a biggified blogger started out the same way I have, just blogging about what’s on my mind and getting used to the blogging culture. It really takes the pressure off and I encourage others to read about why this is a great way to start blogging. Jo Van Every has me thinking about “What if the default was No?” when asked to do something and other ways to use opposites to strategize. In this guest post by Darcy Prince at Inspired Home Office, working on projects is compared to going on dates in a fun new way to approach the process. It reminded me that I told my website awhile ago that we would have regular dates once a week but I’ve been blowing it off ever since. Oops. . .looks like flowers and chocolates are in order. * * * Have a madly marvelous...

Mad Love Monday #31

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week, and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. The Comfort Queen wants to save the world. Apparently it’s catching, because I recently birthed a dream that seems just as impossible. But even if we try and only get halfway there, our efforts will have impact. Here’s a way to look at following your passion, phrased beautifully by Tama Kieves: . . .if you knew where your heart could take you, it wouldn’t even be “practical” to choose practicality. I hadn’t even thought about what I want to happen with my digital presence after I die. I’ve thought about what I want the service to be like and who gets what of my meager possessions, but this post from Gwen Bell made me go hmmm. . . . * * * Have a madly marvelous...

Mad Love Monday #30

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week, and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. Breast cancer, funny? No, not exactly, but these celebs tactfully use humor to bring awareness to the importance of breast self-exams. I have to list this post comparing Bruce Lee’s wisdom to blog posts, if only because that’s who my cat is named after. Silly! I want to be silly! Or, as Chief Blisscoverer Briana says, discover the silliness that’s been there all along. * * * Have a madly marvelous...

Mad Love Monday #29

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week, and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. As usual, Johnny B. Truant gets point for humor, honesty, and stating the obvious in a not-too-annoying way (and Naomi lets him). In this case, he talks about how the “gurus” put their pants on one leg at a time, and the only difference between them and us is action. I very much relate to the topic presented by Jamie Ridler at Third Hand Works: struggling with editing and shaping all of the business advice out there to fit your entrepreneurial style, and not feeling like you should give up when the advice doesn’t fit. I think I need to paste this somewhere I’ll see everyday. Alright, Seth, message received. No more excuses: You can learn finance and accounting and media buying from a book. But the best way to truly learn how to do marketing is to market. * * * Have a madly marvelous...