Matt Ridley
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  • Athens, AL
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Donations for tornado victims in Alabama

Started May 7, 2011 0 Replies

Hey everyone! If any of you are looking for a way to help the victims of the tornado outbreak you can send your donations (monitary or material) to this address.Crosswinds United Methodist Church8089…Continue

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Matt Ridley commented on Deby Dearman's group Artists Arise
"In case anyone is interested in donating... my wife and i are running in the Alabama warrior dash and are helping raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our neighbor who was 7 stayed at St. Jude for nearly a year. Unfortunately…"
Sep 4, 2013
Matt Ridley commented on Deby Dearman's group Artists Arise
"That was awesome deby thanks for sharing! Someone in Hollywood that actually has a brain!!"
Aug 14, 2013
Matt Ridley commented on Deby Dearman's group Artists Arise
"use painters' palettes as plates. If you are having condiments use ketchup, mustard, and color the mayonnaise blue (primary colors).  "
Aug 9, 2013
Matt Ridley commented on Deby Dearman's group Artists Arise
"Deby, I have sold a few things on Zazzle. And I have purchased business cards from there as well. "
Aug 5, 2013
Matt Ridley commented on Deby Dearman's group Artists Arise
"Here is a link to my wife's blog that she just started. She is issuing a "Christmas challenge" to anyone who wants to participate. There are no prizes, or bragging rights, its just a simple challenge to make you think about the…"
Nov 21, 2012
Matt Ridley commented on Deby Dearman's group Artists Arise
"Hey guys! I know this really isn't the place to post this but we are all here to help eachother, right? And I know i've been away from the group for a while, sure hope to get back into the swing of things! Anyways, my wife and I are…"
Sep 5, 2012
Matt Ridley replied to Rachael VT's discussion Sketch Challenge in the group Artists Arise
"here are today's sketches! "
Aug 29, 2012
Matt Ridley replied to Rachael VT's discussion Sketch Challenge in the group Artists Arise
"Here is my shoe (well not really mine!) that I drew this morning while I was bored at work!"
Aug 27, 2012
Matt Ridley commented on Jonathan Milligan's group Blogging Your Passion
"Hey everyone! I just started a blog a few weeks ago. thought I might get y'alls opinion on it. I'm very new to the whole blogging thing and man there is a lot of material in this group!! Thanks for checking out my blog. 15minutecore"
Aug 18, 2011
Matt Ridley joined Jonathan Milligan's group

Blogging Your Passion

What are you passionate about? Is it possible for you to make a living and help others in an area that you are passionate about? Absolutely! You need the know-how and the desire. Let me show you how.See More
Aug 18, 2011
Matt Ridley commented on Deby Dearman's group Artists Arise
"Hey everybody! Sorry I haven't written in a while.  Mary I love the painting. I should have a photo up soon of my grandma and my son...it's a pencil portrait. Also wanted to tell you guys about the blog i've started...it…"
Aug 10, 2011
Matt Ridley commented on Deby Dearman's group Artists Arise
"Chris, I had a great idea pop into my head the other day...well I think it's great anyway hahaha... When you start selling your car paintings you could cut a little piece of a "new car scent" air freshener and put it in the box or…"
Jul 24, 2011
Matt Ridley commented on Deby Dearman's group Artists Arise
"Hey everybody! I can't keep up with you guys anymore!...everyone is doing wonderful and i'm liking everything I see. Just wanted to update everyone on my weight loss journey. I have been on P90X for 30 days now and I updated my squidoo…"
Jul 21, 2011
Matt Ridley commented on Deby Dearman's group Artists Arise
"Thanks Vonna!"
Jul 16, 2011
Matt Ridley commented on Deby Dearman's group Artists Arise
"Thanks everybody for the encouragement. It feels good to have finally taken some action. Yeah Mary, i'm not expecting too much out of it. I've got a few more pieces laying around here that I will probably put up for sale as well. Hopefully…"
Jul 15, 2011
Matt Ridley commented on Deby Dearman's group Artists Arise
"Kenneth - I think i'm going to extend it till the end of august...been pretty busy lately and just haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet. Sorry for all who have submitted. I'll post more about it a little later but my son is…"
Jul 15, 2011

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
Listening to Dave Ramsey. I hope to get some good advice on how to start working for myself, and to get positive feedback on some of my ideas, family tends to think they are a little far fetched and ridiculous, but they are still very supportive none the less.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
Employee. I generate a few extra dollars on my own.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
I want to work for myself so I can spend plenty of time with my family, be debt free, and gain lots of wealth to be able to give back to the less fortunate.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
I want to have another child and be the best Dad and best husband a man could possibly be.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
Well, I'm wired pretty weird. I'm an electrical engineer but not really excited about it. I love to draw, and I love sports, especially MMA (mixed martial arts). I don't know what I have to offer the world but I'm hoping I can figure it out with everyone's help!
Do you have a website presence anywhere?
Are you interested in finding a better job, starting a business, growing your current business, writing a book, blogging, podcasting, coaching, speaking, sales & marketing, or something else?
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I love drawing and a neat little niche I have found (from the help of a college art professor) is creating what I like to call "WordTraits". Simply put, they are portraits using words as shading. They are great for any gift, and very unique. If you are looking for a good conversation piece this is it! All you have to do is provide a picture of what you want or a discription and what word(s) you would ike me to use. The farther away from the picture you are the more it looks like just an ordinary drawing, put the closer you get the more amazing it becomes!

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At 8:23am on April 4, 2011, Connie M Williams said…
You are extremely talented.  Glad I got to see this piece of artwork.
At 9:41am on April 3, 2011, Connie M Williams said…


My partner Sheila Tidwell and I had dinner a couple of weeks ago at The Miller's house.  They showed us the "wordtrait" you did for them of their granddaughter Clara.  Absolutely beautiful and totally unique.  They were blown away, as were we.  How do we know that Dan & Joanne were blown away?  Because they told us so.  I especially liked how you did the eyebrow with the words "curious". IMG_0788.JPG  Keep us the great work doing what you are so good at.  Your talent is a gift indeed.  Thanks for sharing it with the world.


Connie Williams



At 9:08pm on March 13, 2011, Jason Garey said…
Thanks for the encouragement and offer to help me out, Matt. I just noticed that Athens is very close to my largest customer, Tiffin Motorhomes in Red Bay. I may be coming out that way in the months ahead. Also, I am working on a blog. My daughter will be helping me create the site, so I'll be sharing that as it develops. God bless.
At 9:03am on February 27, 2011, Justin Lukasavige said…
Looks like it was the show on 12/29/10.
At 8:30pm on October 24, 2010, Brent Green said…
Welcome Matthew!!

Glad to have you as part of the community here.

This is a great place to meet great folks and share interesting ideas about finding meaningful work.

I've been a member here for about 1 year and have gotten a lot of value from it. Hope you receive the same value.

If I can help you in your pursuit of meaningful work in any way, please let me know. I'd like to offer you a free gift if you subscribe to our 'Pursuing Meaningful Work' newsletter. I'll give you a free copy of our recent book 'Finding Your True North - A Quickstart Guide to finding a Career You'll Love'.

Hope you enjoy the community and find value in it.

In Him,
Brent Green
At 2:39pm on October 24, 2010,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
Hi Again Matthew,

You are so welcome. Enjoy the site. It's powerful!

Live It Forward,
Kent Julian

PS Also, if you didn't check out the free e-resource I offer entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! ($47 Value) to those who join the REAL Success E-Zine community (also free) at www.liveitforward.com, be sure to do so. I think you'll get a ton out of both resources.
At 11:58am on October 24, 2010,
Group Leader
Kent Julian
Hello Matthew,

Just noticed you joined 48Days.net -- WELCOME! It's a great site with tons of great people.

If you happen to be a speaker or author (or want to become either), check out the following groups. They are two of the most popular groups on the site because of all the great conversation taking place.

* Speak It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Speakers!
* Write It Forward -- REAL Success and Profit for Writers!

One other thing…I want to offer you a gift. You can download my FREE e-resource entitled Goal-Setting That Actually Works! by joining the REAL Success E-Zine community at www.liveitforward.com. It's a growing and dynamic community of people striving to live WAY BEYOND their average in the most important roles of their lives. I think you'll get a ton out of both the Goal-Setting product and the REAL Success E-Zine. And again, both are absolutely free.

Looking forward to connecting with you!

Live it forward,
Kent Julian
At 1:56pm on October 22, 2010, Brandy Woldstad said…
Hi Matthew,
Welcome to 48days. This website has been a valuable resource for me to help clarify my goals, learn, and meet new people. I hope it does the same for you.

Your "word traits" drawings are a neat idea. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that before. I enjoy drawing portraits, but I'm not sure I'd be able to get the shading just right using words. That is incredible.

If you are interested in blogging I have a 30 blogs in 30 days challenge for November. The goal is to generate drafts of future blogs, learn more about blogging along the way, and clarify blogging goals. I'm just getting the group started and you are welcome to join if you are interested (http://www.48days.net/group/30blogs30days).

Have a great day,
At 7:51am on October 22, 2010, Tim Anderson said…
Hello Matthew, Welcome to the community of like-minded entrepreneurs and career coaches. You will indeed find all the information needed to get you headed in the right direction. This is truly a garden of success wisdom.

Tim Anderson
Let Life Be Wonderful!
At 6:34am on October 21, 2010, Robert de Brus said…
Matthew, just wanted to drop in and welcome you to this great community! As you’ll come to find, this is a place of inspiration, encouragement and tons of knowledge. I hope you find that and more as you pursue your endeavors.

One group I highly recommend is in the Coaching Compass.

Also, come out check out the group 180 Service Station. We have some great career and life transitional discussions going on.

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