Friday, April 10, 2009


People wonder how I can write on my blog a couple of times a week. I have been blessed with a life that takes me to different corners of the world. However, most of the ideas are spurred by an interaction that takes place in my daily life. Many of you know I have been very active on and

There is no question using these social media networks have increased my ability to open up to more of the world around me. Both of these social media networks have a built-in understanding that you will share your new discoveries and resources.

Often a point will be made on these networks and it triggers an interesting discussion. Even more importantly, the tweets and entries often reveal a new expert in a particular area—thus, a new resource for exploring a topic more extensively.

It has gotten to the point that I have to write my blog ideas down to make sure a great idea is not forgotten. In fact, I carry a little notebook and periodically go to that if I am stuck about a subject.

This week I attended the Chamber meeting in Battle Ground, Washington…got a couple of ideas. Had a great conversation with the District Administrator CA State Department of Rehabilitation Northern Division, hung up, and immediately wrote down important points of our conversation. A conversation with my marketing friend, Shelly Fleming, resulted in still more ideas.

My belief in order to write an effective blog you have to become aware of your life—kind of like putting it under a magnifying glass. Listen and keep your eyes open and then take your “findings” and enlarge them so you can share them with the world.


If you are not feeling good about your relationship with one of your vendors, sit down and talk to them. More often than not, they are feeling uneasiness as well. Just did this and the vendor was relieved for he truly wanted to move in a different direction—he didn’t know how to tell me.

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