I'm Back From My Blogging Break

Hello Friends!

I’ve been working on a few offline projects that needed my attention. I also haven’t really stepped away from the blog for an extended time since I began in 2008. I needed to recharge. Mind, you I still create status updates and talk to plenty of folks at the blog’s Facebook Page and Twitter feed. In fact, you’re missing out if you don’t pop in over there from time to time.

But it was time to at least leave a little something here at the main site. I’ll probably share a few of those conversations we’ve had in the other social media spaces as I try to use content exclusive to each medium. Hope you’re having a great 2014 so far. Leave a comment and let me know what’s on your mind and what you’re up to these days. You were missed.

 

 

Before You Know It 2015 Will Be Here. Make 2014 Count!

 

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Hello Everyone. I’m still taking a mini-break (although you can go to the blog’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for real-time updates). I will share why I half-forced myself to step away for a breather after 6 years of non-stop posts when I resume the new schedule. It is a good thing to reflect and recharge and – relax when you are juggling multiple responsibilities all at once.

I will quickly add that I want everyone to think about where they want to be in approximately one year. While there’s no guarantee of being there and leaving room to change one’s mind is always wise, we can map out a rough draft of monthly steps we can take to at least hit the ball in the arena. Just start by thinking about what you want. You don’t have to have the answers when correctly identifying what makes you tick eludes many people to begin with. Let’s do this!

Twelve Steps To Progress

  • Month 1 – Month 12

  • Quarterly Updates and Pivot

  • Month Six Redefine and Zone In

  • Final Quarter Home Stretch and Prep

Womanly Words Of Wisdom: Anais Nin

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.

~Anais Nin

 

***We’re going on a little blogging break and will return in 2014.  Thanks for all of your support. Happy New Year!!!

What's On Your Bookshelf?

Be it physical or digital does your book stack measure up against people who are innovators and career trailblazers? Not to compare taste, but in consideration of how those of us trying to push the envelope on our success can still learn and be influenced in ways that benefit us. I bookmarked the You Are What You Read post from Tim Ferriss’ Four Hour Workweek site and started thinking about some of my favorite books growing up, like A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. Then moving into womanhood, The House Of The Spirits really resonated with me in ways I didn’t understand at the time. Or as an adult how being inspired in still so important, like The Alchemist. And there’s a lot of industry-related books and thoughts on emerging technologies, historical novels, and I’ve learned from reading Dr. Seuss more than I ever understood as a child.

What about you?

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Sprint Has The Best Set Of Commercials This Year With Darth Vader & Alex DeLarge

That would be actors James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell (and two of their most famous roles from Star Wars and A Clockwork Orange respectively). They basically play two old men reenacting phone calls, Facebook status updates and messages in the At Sprint, Everything’s Important campaign that is totally adorbs! I’m not a Sprint customer, but these ads are very clever. I keep seeing folks sharing at one ad I haven’t seen on my social media timelines, so I believe they’ve shot at least five and counting.

I’m sure they were offered a lot of money to do these commercials as the punch line is that it’s older male actors of a certain stature using tween social media-speak which seems incongruent to their image. Sprint was very clever in poking fun at our behavior. Who hasn’t gone out with another person to have an entire conversation with them over the phone while in the same physical location? Or sent Twitter and Facebook messages while in the next room inlieu of talking? Do they even know what they’re saying??? Hahaha!!

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Inspirational Quotes Series: Nelson Mandela

Dating Your Black Girlfriend 101

Ok, I had to share this hilarious clip from Akilah.

Fall Is Here! Enjoy Some Hearty Veggie & Gluten Free Meals

Thai Green Curry Chicken with Broccoli and Cauliflower


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David Bowie & Iman: Is This Love Or What?

Let’s all come together for a collective “aww shucks” because after two decades of wedded bliss, Mr. and Mrs. Jones seem to still be going strong. The examples of their shared values and similar goals are key for a relationship to thrive.

David Bowie and Iman | Mr. and Mrs. Jones

They met on October 1990 on a blind date set up by a mutual friend, Teddy Antolin, who was also their hairdresser.

Bowie fell in love with her at first sight: 

“I was naming the children the night we met … it was absolutely immediate.” However, Iman was reluctant to a date a rock star. In an interview she shared, “I did not want to get involved with a rock star. No way. It is not a sane thing to do, but David changed my mind. He wooed me.” 

“I remember once we went out to dinner and the laces on my trainers came undone, and David was down on his knees in the middle of the street, tying them for me. I thought to myself, ‘This one’s a keeper.’”

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Womanly Words Of Wisdom: Tina Turner

Q.  When you look back on your life, what is the legacy of Tina Turner?

A.  Endurance. I endured hardship all the way. My legacy is that I stayed on course from the beginning to the end because I believed in something inside of me that told me it can get better or that you can make it better. And I wanted better. So my legacy is a person that strived for wanting it better and got it.