Voices in My Head Friday ShareDay


Exhausted Smiley

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I woke this morning knowing I had failed.

It’s been a great couple weeks on the work front – major successes that I am quite proud of.

But this space has suffered as a result. So the voices in my head were screaming at me to get something new posted here.

I’ve jotted innumerable notes over the last two weeks, and will take some time this weekend (hopefully) to organize them into something coherent.

So for now, we will mark Friday ShareDay (where we share something cool from someone else and give them a proper shout out), with this serendipitous piece from Seth Godin.

Happy Weekend!

Fast & Fiery Friday ShareDay


Brushfire

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It’s the most beautiful springtime in recent memory here in NYC, with little rain to speak of. So much so, that we’ve had several brushfires kick up around the area – and it’s only April.

As we watch brave firefighters take on Mother Nature (so far, no foul play is suspected in any of these incidents), we are reminded of two things: the value of being prepared for anything, and the importance of never giving up, even in the face of terrible odds.

In that spirit, here’s a Friday ShareDay post from Seth Godin on the value of perseverance.

Happy Weekend!

Setting the Agenda on Friday ShareDay


I Have a Dream Martin Luther King

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Heading into the three-day MLK weekend, let’s take a moment to pause and recognize the significance of the day. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others like him stood up for something they knew was important – even vital – for our identity as a country that treats every citizen equally.

And while there’e still plenty more work to be done on that front – and sadly, maybe there always will be – his contribution to our world was invaluable. We salute his memory and all those who have worked for equality and fairness in order to move us along the path of making ours the greatest nation on earth.

Now for Friday ShareDay, and I’m going to call out a great blog post from Seth Godin that has been a flash of inspiration for me.

Seth writes (in his Thursday post) that when you start your day by checking on what others are doing – whether their email or social media feeds – before you sink your teeth into your own work, you give up “not only a block of time but your freshest, best chance to start something new.”

I agree completely – because when you surrender your first day’s energy and momentum to what others are doing, you fail to set the agenda for your own day and for the work you will do for your clients. And that is something you can almost never recapture.

Yes, we need to be in sync with others and not operate in a vacuum, but wouldn’t you rather have everyone thinking they need to check in with you, rather than the other way around? Wouldn’t you rather lead the conversation, than bend and twist to the whims and desires of others? Damn right, you would. Thanks for the insight, Seth!

Happy weekend!

Hey Buddy, Do You Wanna Buy A Watch, Real Cheap?


Dick Tracy Watch

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Pop quiz: The title of today’s post is a line from a classic song. Name the song and the artist in the comments below! I’ll post the answer on Monday in the Media section of the blog.

And now for Friday ShareDay, where we share great content from across the web and give the authors credit, here’s a great post from master marketer Seth Godin “On buying something for the first time”. Great stuff for all us PR and marketing folk – and for anyone trying to understand growing their audience. Thanks Seth!

Happy Weekend!