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The Wrap (and 5 other links worth reading)


unable or unwilling to act prudently; shortsighted.

It’s a tough balance. Keeping your eyes on the future while living in the present. I realized this week I’ve lived too much in the present in at least one part of my life…my statistics.

I have obsessed over them – checking and re-checking on an hourly basis at times. That’s not good. I need to remember the long-term view. Today doesn’t matter as much as this year (in terms of statistics, at least).

So, I stopped myself cold turkey. You know what I realized. I have a lot more time on my hands when I’m not worrying about that. – another good wake up call for me.

What about you? What are you over-obsessing about? What is cutting into your daily life that isn’t worth the time you are giving it? Stop. Stop it!

Watch this video – it will give you the boost you need to stop it.


Create a hashtag in Instagram after the original is postedThe what, how and why of hashtags on Instagram.

Hashtags (the # symbol) may be the most confusing part of any social media site that uses it (Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, etc). What is the significance and purpose of them? I give my explanation, and a few ways you can practically use hashtags on Instagram.


Like a tree growing. Success takes time2 reasons why REST really, really matters.

Our culture tells us busyness is a virtue. I had 2 great reminders this week about why rest may be the most important ingredient missing from any life, business or art that is unsuccessful. Take a look, and let me know your thoughts.


I don’t get Twitter and my cash flow stinks! Ask Joy!

Joy Vertz shares a starters tutorial on what different symbols mean on Twitter, and how you can use them to connect your business with others. She also gives a few practical tips on how to improve you cashflow from month to month.


Don’t love. It’s too big a RISK.

My 2012 Word of the Year is RISK. I’m constantly looking for inspiration and learning opportunities. I found one this week when reading Ron Dawson’s blog post featuring filmmaker Eliot Rausch who made the inspiring short documentary “Last Minutes with Oden”.


Don’t be a chicken. Use your head in business.

Kia has chickens (again). Chickens are a funny animal, that I’m still learning about. One lesson I’ve learned is they seem to lead without using their heads. Their not that smart. Here are 5 ways to lead your business with your heart while still using your head.

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