Monday, April 27, 2009

44 Secrets to Dealing with a Recession by Tom Peters

I found this on the blog for "Come Together Cards." I thought I'd link to it and post my favorites below. By the way, Courtney, owner and card designer, makes the cutest greeting cards. She's got some great gift ideas for teacher appreciation gifts. Also, check out her "girl fun & encouragement" card designs. These are great to keep on hand when you want to send a quick note to a friend.

44 Secrets to Dealing with a Recession by Tom Peters

You volunteer to do more.
You dig deep and always bring a good attitude to work.
You fake it if your good attitude flags.
You take better than usual care of yourself and encourage others to do the same-physical well-being determines mental well-being and response to stress.

You work the phones and then work the phones some more-and stay in touch with positively everyone.
You sweat the details as never before.
You give new meaning to the word “thoughtful.”
And then you pray.

Here's the full list.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Media Hit!

Good Morning Texas, April 14, 2009
The Not So Perfect Parent: Tips for Temper Tantrums

For my new client: Mom's Best Friend, Dallas (a household staffing and nanny agency)

Click here to see the segment.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

In Defense of Blogging by Paul Gillian

Paul Gillian, social media expert, recently posted a great blog called "In Defense of Blogging."

Here are a few points that I really liked:

*The blog is the Swiss army knife of social media. Simple to use and easy to update, it accommodates every type of media: words, images, video and sound.
* Blog entries can be of Twitter-like brevity or can go on for thousands of words.
* Content can be displayed in a wide variety of formats and designs.
* Visitors don’t have to register to read.
* Blogs rock on search engine performance.
* For businesses, blogs provide a critical element of control. They’re the social media equivalent of speaking to an audience.
* Blogs are the building block of nearly every form of social media. They are the tool you need to master in order to understand the rich nuances of other media that are available to you.

Visit Paul's blog to read the full article to learn how blogs are becoming more and more useful.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Undress for Success by Kate Lister

I haven't read this book, but saw the author quoted in the Dallas Morning News recently. Thought I'd pass along the book details.

Undress For Success:
The Naked Truth About Making Money at Home

Do you dream of working from home? Are you sick of the work-at-home scams and the miscreants who pretend to show you the way? Are you tired of the 'make money while you sleep' ads?

Undress for Success delivers a real-world, step-by-step guide to how you can earn a living as a home-based employee, freelancer, or entrepreneur.

If you're bummed out, burned out, and stressed out and eager to trade your business suit for a sweatsuit, we'll show you the way home.

This is a hands-on guide for stay-at-home parents, retiring baby-boomers, and others who want to lose the commute and live a more balanced life.

Undress for Success provides realistic, practical information about the best home-based jobs and opportunities, plus details on how to avoid the many scams that prey on the uninformed.