The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – August 16, 2013

Five Blogs of Note for the Week Ending August 16, 2013

5 blogs that matter

Continuing in my new tradition, here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week.

I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my thinking and get me to think outside my old paradigm.

It’s not important that you agree with any of these writers. It’s only important that you think.

I hope you will find some new sources of inspiration with these posts.

Here’s the next group of 5 in the series:



Michael Hyatt

You Get What You Expect

Michael HyattIn life we often get what we expect. If we expect something good, it has a way of showing up. If we expect something bad, it too has a way of showing up.

It reminds me of a story I heard about a wise clerk who worked at a convenience store in a small town out west.

One day, a stranger walked in, picked up some bread and milk, and made his way to the cash register.

Read the post…


Dan Newman

Corporate Culture: A Business Game Changer

Daniel NewmanFor ages the pundits, educators, and practitioners alike have sought relentlessly to figure out what it is that leads some businesses to successful outcomes while others stagnate, sway, or even realize certain death.

Often times from afar two businesses can look, feel, and act very similar. They may be in a similar industry, create similar products/services, and even be located in the same geographic region. However with all of these similarities, it isn’t uncommon to see one company thrive while the other can barely survive.

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Kim Garst

Twitter “Business Killers” To Avoid

Kim GarstAnyone who has followed me for anytime at all on social media has heard me say this more than once –  I love Twitter!

Sure it is noisy. Yes, it is has quite a few spammers and bots and “push” marketers. I will concede that point, but just about everything good that has happened to my business has had its origin in Twitter. It is surreal quite frankly. You want one example?

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Jesse Lyn Stoner

9 Tips to Increase the Likelihood You’ll Be Heard

Jesse Lyn StonerDid you ever have an important point to make and it wasn’t heard or understood? What did you do? If you eventually gave up in frustration, you’re not unusual.

When you have something important to say, a little preparation ahead of time can increase the likelihood you’ll be heard.

1. Use  “I statements.” Take personal ownership for the ideas and feelings you express.  When you use terms like “some people” or “our group,” it is difficult to tell what you really think and feel or whether you are just repeating the thoughts and feelings of others.

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Natasha Golinsky

The Secret Formula for Having a Spectacular Day

Natasha GolinskyIf you’ve been in business for any length of time, you’ve definitely been exposed to the success strategy of getting up early to get a jump-start on your day. Noted by many leadership experts as becoming part of the 5:00 AM club, rising with the birds has been touted as the ideal time to get organized so to set yourself up for a highly productive, proactive day.

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Hugh Ballou

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