Connecting to People You Love Every Day

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The following is a post that I keep reading over and over from Seth Godin. I wanted to post this list on my blog so I could continue to refer to it often. Do you have something to add? If so, just leave it in the comment section.

The simple power of one a day (by Seth Godin)

There are at least 200 working days a year. If you commit to doing a simple marketing item just once each day, at the end of the year you’ve built a mountain. Here are some things you might try (don’t do them all, just one of these once a day would change things for you):

  • Send a handwritten and personal thank you note to a customer
  • Write a blog post about how someone is using your product or service
  • Research and post a short article about how something in your industry works
  • Introduce one colleague to another in a significant way that benefits both of them
  • Read the first three chapters of a business or other how-to book
  • Record a video that teaches your customers how to do something
  • Teach at least one of your employees a new skill
  • Go for a ten minute walk and come back with at least five written ideas on how to improve what you offer the world
  • Change something on your website and record how it changes interactions
  • Help a non-profit in a signficant way (make a fundraising call, do outreach)
  • Write or substiantially edit a Wikipedia article
  • Find out something you didn’t know about one of your employees or customers or co-workers

FOCUS

Focus on Leadership

Facebook, Twitter, Web, Letters, Email, Cell Phone, Text Messages, Interruptions.

All of these are in ADDITION to what leadership really is – to inspire people to change and grow toward what God wants them to be. And to introduce the hope of Jesus to those who are not followers.

What if:

YOU FOCUSED for THREE ONE-HOUR SEGMENTS each day? Turn off everything and get the important things cleaned up and out of the way. Then ENJOY the other stuff systematically.

Helpful? Leave a comment!

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Posterous vs. Tumblr

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I REALLY like Posterous. But today I took a lot of time debating whether to make a new site ( http://LeaderShare.com ) at Tumblr or Posterous. In the end, I had to go with Tumblr. The reason? It has a simple “submit” button, and a simple “ask a question” button. That actually made the difference for me.

You see, I want people — other leaders — to contribute short lists of 5 or less items that will help us try or retry leadership stuff. It can be a simple list, or a list with descriptions. Posterous lets you “contribute” but you have to register and jump through hoops. And because of this, it is not ready for what I want at a site for sharing information. 

What do you use?

Oh, and if you have something to contribute? Just go to LeaderShare.com and drop something in, ok?

Posterous vs. Tumblr

I REALLY like Posterous. But today I took a lot of time debating whether to make a new site ( http://LeaderShare.com ) at Tumblr or Posterous. In the end, I had to go with Tumblr. The reason? It has a simple “submit” button, and a simple “ask a question” button. That actually made the difference for me.

You see, I want people — other leaders — to contribute short lists of 5 or less items that will help us try or retry leadership stuff. It can be a simple list, or a list with descriptions. Posterous lets you “contribute” but you have to register and jump through hoops. And because of this, it is not ready for what I want at a site for sharing information. 

What do you use?

Oh, and if you have something to contribute? Just go to LeaderShare.com and drop something in, ok?

Recommended Book: In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

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Decided to push this post back to the top.
Have you ordered it yet? It’s AWESOME!

This book will inspire and challenge you! You should make it a summer read! … RevTim

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Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn’t chase. You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path. “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day”is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it”(2 Samuel 23: 20 -21). Unleash the lion chaser within.

What if the life you really want, and the future God wants for you is hiding right now in your biggest problem, your worst failure and your greatest fear?

Story Behind the Book
“Our best days often start out as our worst days. And our greatest opportunities are often disguised as our biggest problems. You can land in a pit with a lion on a snowy day, and it will seem like the end of the road. But God is in the recycling business. He recycles past experiences and uses them to prepare us for future opportunities. That is the story of my life. And that is the story of your life. Look in the rearview mirror long enough and you’ll see that God has purposely positioned you everywhere you’ve been, even when it seemed you’d taken a wrong turn”. Mark Batterson

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