Life is short!!!!
Add emphasis with exclamation points!!!
Not just in your sentences, but in your life!
Put a point on it, and make sure other people get the point!!!
I hope you had a great independence day!
In the world of network marketing (I am a LegalShield associate), July 4th is often an opportunity to declare your “financial independence”… This is an idea I find compelling and inspiring, as I hope to build my business to the point where I can work from home exclusively and be a stay-at-home dad!
However, no matter what’s important to you, the second half of the year — July to December — is an opportunity to get realigned with what matters, discard what doesn’t, and refocus on your priorities!
Just over a week ago, I had the privilege to facilitate a webinar for a meetup group I created and help run, Write to Impact the World. The topic, dear reader, was blogging with WordPress — how to get started, how to get focused and how to thrive!
So, to honor that commitment, and thanks to a couple of new readers from the writers group, I’m posting for the first time in a long while, with the hope that my ruminations will become more regular and interesting, to me and those who dare to join my inner monologue!
Let’s chat! What’s important to you? I would love to hear from you! :)
Happy Earth Day, everyone!
Also, this just in — I am still alive and well! I mention it because it’s been awhile since I updated this blog! But I’m back, and bigger and better than ever!
Did you do something to let Yo Mama (Mother Earth) know you love her today?
An associate of mine gave me several seedlings to plant she got at her local Arbor Day celebration! My wife and I decided that our beautifully wooded front and back yard are currently at capacity — we have several beautiful oak trees in our front and back yard — but I brought the mini-trees into work and one of my coworkers has already adopted one of the trees to plant in her yard. Mission accomplished!
It’s a beautiful world we’re living in, folks, and it makes sense to take good care of it — and ourselves, so we have as much time as possible to enjoy it!
That’s it for me, for now… Just wanted to declare that I exist, and so does this blog, still!
Whether or not you hug a tree today, do something, even if it’s just symbolic — taking a deep breath of fresh air, thanking God that it’s finally Spring! — to acknowledge and honor our environment and all that it does for us!
If you’ve ever written a resume, a cover letter or a letter of recommendation, you know how important it is to balance being accurate with promoting yourself and your skills (or the person for whom you’re writing it, in the case of a letter of recommendation).
However, this young man clearly overdid it, as his cover letter to J.P. Morgan has become the laughingstock of the civilized world:
For freelance writers such as myself and others who love the written word and/or the process of career transitions, what’s the moral of the story here?
Perhaps it’s that promoting yourself can be taken too far, and if you’re bordering on obnoxious with your claims about yourself, it could be time to take it down a notch!
It’s definitely a funny letter, worthy of being mocked! Enjoy!