About a year ago, I started getting serious about blogging. I have spent hours and even paid to be personally mentored by a well-known professional blogger. Needless to say, it was like drinking out of a firehose! Anyways, there are many different income streams that you can achieve with blogging. There are also many different blogging business models from personal blogging about your life, niche blogging around a hobby, supersite blogging that answers questions for people on a wide variety of… Continue
Added by Jonathan Milligan on January 16, 2010 at 12:49pm —
OK, this passion business has been quite the thing to wrassle (say it like my grandma) through. I guess I have been trying too hard to separate passion and practicality. It's hard not to reject the first impulses because I "know" it will never work. I recently had the privilege of going through some online lessons with Jimi Gibson from Know Your Banana and he taught about the importance of personal branding. I kept trying to put my passion aside for what I was hoping was more… Continue
Added by Matthew Casteel on January 16, 2010 at 12:44am —
Man, what an exciting time and a busy time. My apologies to Jimi Gibson from Find Your Banana (why do I always want to put to n's next to each other?) I fell off the class radar. I am catching up, but I had some major life things go on. A new baby, new job, move...blah blah blah, excuses. I'm back in the saddle. One of the big things I had to accomplish was finishing this new CD so. It's done, so I have finished something. Our baby is settling in. Good. Now it's time to move… Continue
Added by Matthew Casteel on January 15, 2010 at 6:46pm —
I know that there are times in my life when I am faced with the question of 'What's the point of doing this?" or "Why bother?" It happens when I hit a rough spot that requires me to do something scary, do something hard, do something unpopular, do something risky, do something unfamiliar, etc. It's my own way of trying to justify backing out and trying something easier.
So.......I am going to create what is my most personal blog yet. I am going to share my reasons to conquer doubts,… Continue
Added by SGT Steve on January 15, 2010 at 10:14am —
I work at a company with about 900 people; 200 salary, 600 hourly and about 100 subcontractors. I was in a leadership meeting today, when the Pant Manager said, “…because come on, we are all here for one reason – the money, right?” I raised my hand and said, “I have a pet peeve with that; money may be the common denominator but when you say, “We are just here for the money”, it sends a message that nothing else matters.
We have to remember that all the dynamics that get us there are… Continue
Added by Tim Ramsay on January 15, 2010 at 12:37am —
It’s taken some time to get this podcast up, but it’s up. We hope you enjoy listening to us as we discuss our marriage, in-laws, and our 60 Days of Intimacy. Heads up the audio track in the beginning is louder than when we are speaking. It’s something that I’ll work with as we continue to podcast.
Leave your comments below. We want to know what you think.
Listen online at… Continue
Added by Tony DiLorenzo on January 14, 2010 at 8:48pm —
I just watched a short film called "Lemonade the Movie
". Here's the synopsis from the site:
What do people who were once paid to be creative for a living do when they’re laid off? They get creative with their own lives. Lemonade is an inspirational film about 16 advertising professionals who lost their jobs and found their calling, encouraging people to listen to that little voice inside their head that asks, “What… Continue
Added by Kevin Gainey on January 14, 2010 at 7:53pm —
Hey Gang, I have a strong conviction concerning this subject. I have a testimony involoving this and I feel I need to share it with the whole world. I believe we all have struggled in some way with this at some point in their lives.
Ok, what I need from my friends are your testimonies, struggles, etc.- anything that has to do with conformity in any way, shape, form or fashion. I also would like any Bible verses you feel would be relevant. You don't have to mention who your stories are… Continue
Added by Archie Winningham on January 14, 2010 at 1:00pm —
A 7.0 earthquake
struck Port au Prince, Haiti last evening (1/12/10). This is a devastating blow to an already impoverished country with little infrastructure for stability. It’s estimated that over 3 million people have already been displaced, and the death toll is in the thousands.
I’ve been in humanitarian work long enough to know that this is a time to leave the relief work to the experts and for the… Continue
Added by Jared Angaza on January 13, 2010 at 7:11pm —
Many thanks to Ryan Brewer for inspiring this post with his discussion, "Career ADD." Many great insights from other 48 Days members may be found there.
I am an idea guy. In fact, I cannot turn it off. I am constantly generating ideas for new business ventures. My typical pattern when I come up with some new idea is:
1) The Seed-the idea usually comes to me in a flash as I am working on something else.
2) Cogitation-I begin to think out the idea, formulating… Continue
Added by Eric Olson on January 13, 2010 at 5:00pm —
I purchased the 48 Days Career Kit in hopes to get me out of the current situation I am in. Now I received it back in December and so far only made it to chapter 3 in the workbook and I can't remember what chapter in the book, maybe 5 or 6. Prior to this I read No More Mondays yet I felt I needed more. Since I am determined to figure me out and what I want to do in life I've decided that maybe I needed to blog about it here to see what ambition this addition will bring to the process. I guess… Continue
Added by Deborah Paulsen on January 13, 2010 at 10:49am —
I was reading a very interesting article about Warren Buffet, the Oracle of Omaha, who runs Berkshire Hathaway and is ranked among the world’s richest men. Turns out, Buffet doesn’t care one iota about appearances, material things, or even technology.
Today, Warren Buffet lives in the same house he purchased in 1958 (he bought it for $31,500 by the way). He loves to watch sporting events, grab a McDonald’s hamburger, and keep a cold bottle of Coke handy at all times.
Added by Derek Sisterhen on January 13, 2010 at 9:57am —
Without these daily routines, I would be a hot mess. If you need some simple ways to boost your productivity, add these routines to your day and see how they work for you...
1. Morning Routine: Process your Inbox for 10 minutes
. I know… I know some experts say never check email in the morning. But if you have about 300 emails waiting for you, it's a quick way to feel more productive.
2. Mid-Day Routine: It’s 12pm. Do you know where your receipts are?
Take 2… Continue
Added by Angelia Kane on January 13, 2010 at 9:22am —
I received a letter from the school district over the upcoming ACT Explore Test. It is “a curriculum-based assessment program normed for the eight grade.” It will be given to fifth and sixth graders in March. Okaaaaaay, it’s normed for the eighth grade but given to fifth and sixth graders.
I kept reading: If your child has already taken this test and you’d them them retested, parents may do so through the Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search program. (That’s… Continue
Added by Theresa on January 13, 2010 at 9:00am —
In 2009, I had the joy of making my first instrumental CD using the hammered dulcimer. That was a goal that propelled me to places that I didn't know that God had for me.
In 2010, I want to give my music the chance to be shared with more and more people. So here is a place where you can get a download free or pay what you can. My goal is to lighten the troubled heart and I hope that you find some peace listening to my music.…
Added by Ted Yoder on January 13, 2010 at 7:08am —
Thomas Edison once said, “Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress.”
Are you restless or you content? I believe that true happiness comes from the hope in everything we do. When we are seeking and we have something to strive for we are happy... in a sense, as Dr. Wayne Dyer would put it, "we are complete in our incompleteness". Always arriving somewhere is… Continue
Added by Rob Clinton on January 12, 2010 at 10:10pm —
I think you can agree that a lot of people are wondering where all the jobs are. It seems that there are way too many job seekers out there than there are actual “job openings”.
Well that’s one way to look at it I suppose. The mainstream job hunter, who is out there looking is using more traditional means and is doing everything its counter part, or colleague is doing, and guess what? As you can imagine it’s not working for some people. But they continue to hit the grind, day after… Continue
Added by Rob Clinton on January 12, 2010 at 10:09pm —
I title this blog with a rather perculiar starter, but what prevails in my heart is much bigger than can be held in your hand. What I am speaking about is when challenges are meant, do they make a person stronger? To endure a storm, and prevail, one knows they will get wet before all is said and done!
I will get right to the point. I am looking for work, and frankly I don't hold back when saying it in whatever tone it comes across in whatever form of medium. 48days.net is an example… Continue
Added by Warren Martz on January 12, 2010 at 7:03pm —
Ted's been around our block for a while and we don't need to forget about this amazing music artist!
Take a listen to his music on his 48Days.net page!
TURN YOUR SEAKERS UP!!!
After you listen to his music I guarantee you will want to be his friend! :-)
God bless all our 48days.net Family!
Added by Archie Winningham on January 12, 2010 at 4:55pm —
You are a leader; you set a specific direction for your business growth; the path ahead is mostly clear. Keep It Up and Read On.
You are a leader; you kind of set a direction for your business growth; the path ahead is slightly blurred. Hang On and Read On.
It’s the beginning of a New Year and with it comes the annual pressure to set new goals. Do you feel ready to set those goals? If some anxiety has set in and you’re already leaning toward procrastination, chances are… Continue
Added by Flo Grabowski on January 12, 2010 at 1:36pm —