Seven posts this week made me remember that it’s important of us to be mindful of who we are, what we do, whose lives we affect, how we conduct ourselves.
1. When the “helping” is helping your-self, by Valeria Maltoni.
Why: offering to “help” someone isn’t really help if the person you’re secretly hoping to help is yourself.
2. The humility imperative: CEOs, keep your arrogance in check, by Dave Balter for Inc.com.
Why: Dave sums it up: “Have humility, or your hubris will have you.”
3. We’re more than numbers, by Jen Zingsheim over at CustomScoop.
Why: Jen is an avid supporter of #measurePR, and her take on Klout and influence is, as always, thought-provoking.
4. Being human, by Olivier Blanchard.
Why: Olivier’s writing is always worth reading, but this reminder of why it’s important to just be human is one of his best pieces, I think.
5. The power of one: how word of mouth connection works online, by Ken Mueller.
Why: “You never know what might happen from just one connection,” says Ken. And he’s right.
6. The write words written write, from The Jack B.
Why: who hasn’t struggled with this? And I’d put Jack on your regular reading list, if I were you.
7. John Locke’s “how to” changed my life, by Brian Meeks.
Why: I don’t read a lot of “how to” books, but Brian’s post convinced me to buy this one.
How are you being mindful today?
Image: Nina Matthews Photography via Flickr, CC 2.0
@KenMueller “Don’t stop… believin’…”
@Shonali What? I thought mine was the only post you read…………..:)
@Shonali no. don’t stop. don’t stop….
@adamtoporek Thanks so much! @TheJackB is such a terrific writer, I’m really glad to have “found” him.
@TheJackB You are very, very welcome!
@bdorman264 You know, that happens to me all the time! I’ll see something @ginidietrich has written, for example, and go, “Dang, I was just going to write about that!” Which simply means I have to do better at actually writing stuff down when I think of it. I think it would be so neat for you to develop your post.
I’m behind on my reading… heading over to your place shortly…
@KenMueller Don’t get used to it. That couch will move extremely unpleasantly when you least expect it. ;)
Seriously, though – you’re very welcome! Actually, I think I have another post coming up this week that features you as well. I’ve got to stop.
@EricaAllison Thank you! Did you also find some time to pursue the latest fashions? ;)
@jenzings You’re so welcome! I hope you found at least one other post enjoyable. I did have a good Sunday (as you can tell by my late reply :))… though I actually did a ton of work on the blog from the back end – but that was SO enjoyable!
Nice roundup Shonali! Ken’s post and Olivier’s were really good finds, and I really related to Jack’s message.
Looking forward to reading the others!
Thank you for the inclusion, I am very appreciative of it. Got to make some time now to go read the other links, respond to comments, visit my friends and put up a new post or two. Love this stuff, really it just feeds my fire in such a good way.
Now that’s a pretty impressive list; I know 1/2 of them but will certainly have to check the others out, especially if they are running with this crowd.
It’s a little ironic to see this list because I had a post idea rattling around in this little pea brain of mine today and I was going to incorporate Jack and Brian into it. Must be deja vu all over again, huh? I’ll probably still do the post, I’m just trying to develop it a little bit more.
Hope your day is well.
Great round up, Shonali! I just read Olivier Blanchard’s post – wonderful suggestion.
Thanks for including my post. Based on some of the subject matter, and the connections involved, it really came from the heart. You’re spoiling me by including my posts. Will you marry me?
Shonali, thanks for including my post–and thanks for providing me with a “must read” list for my Sunday. Lots of good content listed here. Have a wonderful Sunday!