Selling with words

“Writers write” ~ Thom Hartmann

I just finished reading this short piece on The Middle Finger Project. At times I’d like to think of myself as somewhat of a wordsmith but this girl nailed it. I don’t think I’m going to look at a mirror quite the same way again.

Every 10 minutes, someone dies

Fate? I’m not sure. I don’t really believe in fate.

I met with a potential client Monday looking for insight with a social media campaign to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Two days prior at 1:12 a.m. I received an email from a friend about someone close who had just passed away from Leukemia. His battle lasted less than a year. He was told his cancer had gone into remission. In November that was prognosis changed.

I believe things happen for a reason. I also believe I may not understand those reasons. (This is the bit that drives me a little batty.)

I guess you could say I’m on board with this campaign. If I pay attention to signs, and sometimes I do, I have to help. It was meant to be. Yeah, I know I don’t believe in fate.

“Every four minutes another person is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.”

Can baldness be a business advantage?

An interesting article from the Wall Street Journal.

Men with shaved heads are perceived to be more masculine, dominant and, in some cases, to have greater leadership potential than those with longer locks or with thinning hair, according to a recent study out of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Whenever I read “according to a recent study out of…” I always look to see who paid for the study. More times than not, the actual underwriters are not revealed. This is the case in the Journal with this article too.

It’s Monday already?

Feeling overwhelmed? Here are 6 steps to more peace-of-mind.

Overloaded? Maxed out? Our culture encourages us to live as if we have no limits. So we fill up our schedules and empty our bank accounts. We do as much as we can, spend as much as we can, and acquire as much as we can – all in an effort to get as much as we can out of life.


Complainers Are Bad for Your Brain

I kinda, sorta passed a copy of this article to everyone my office.

 “There’s a big difference between bringing your attention to something that’s awry and a complaint,” Blake says. “Typically, people who are complaining don’t want a solution; they just want you to join in the indignity of the whole thing.”

Are you breaking your brain??