Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Living’

To Live is to Learn and to Give

Photo credit to Haribo's on Flickr.com

Photo credit to Haribo's on Flickr.com

I was reading up some SAMBA graduates’ experience today, and they made me pause. 

They brought back sweet memories of my high school years at UWC Atlantic College, where two hundred of us in their late teens were instilled with the possibilities of the sky and empowered to learn (like a sponge, soaking up all kinds of knowledge and experience available), do good work to benefit the community, support a myriad of charitable and political causes, and be the best of oneself. I don’t know how many educational institutions would call for the importance of such noble ideals in their curriculum, what I do know is that these ideals are very powerful and can induce the tears, laughters and feelings of joy, gratitude and fearlessness as they have from these SAMBA graduates.

Though armed with an eduation that focused on “calling”, I can’t say I’ve fulfilled even 50% of my calling yet. But until today, I’ve never stopped asking myself what my life goals are, plotting them out on a “roadmap” and taking baby steps one day at a time. I also take inventory of what and how I’ve achieved some of the goals and what I’d need to do tomorrow to achieve more. And in the process of doing so, I’d never forget to ask myself what I’m doing to give back—to others as well as the community and organizations I belong and am so blessed with.

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Calling all Tweeters- Are you a technocrat?!

Music Behaviors: Twitter users versus online non-tweeters

Check out Dave Rosenburg’s blog discussing new findings by the NPD Group that found Twitter users are more in tune (excuse that horrible pun!) with music, both online and off line, than non-users.

I knew I had to share it with my readers when he said this, “The underlying theme in this report is that Twitter users are slightly more connected–or perhaps more “always on” the Internet, and accordingly consume more music online. The disparity in data isn’t dramatic enough to suggest that Twitter users are completely technocrats, but it does suggest that there are low-cost ways to reach music consumers…”

Hmm…always connected, always on? I wonder if iPhone/Crackberry users also fall into this category? Are we surprised?

PS- For awesome workday tunes, log onto my favorite Pandora.com! Why not connect with me there too?

Focus on the Job at Hand and Not the Reward

Simon Sinek is probably one of the most inspirational coaches I’ve ever encountered. He doesn’t know me personally but I sat in one of his classes at Columbia University’s Strategic Communications Program before. As always, his blog makes me pause and think. His blog on “It’s Better to be Given than to Take” reinforces the motto I’ve been trying to follow in life–be the best of yourself with whatever you do. I thank Simon for reminding me that, and I also want to thank my folks for instilling that philosophy in me early on.

Simon’s “Re:Focus” thinking has certainly influenced my marketing approach toward what I do at work every day. If you haven’t read his blog at http://sinekpartners.typepad.com/refocus/2009/04/its-better-to-be-given-than-to-take.html#comments, go check it out now.

Salute to my influencers!

Loose lips can keep you afloat!

*Dun dun dun* In these economic times, *dun dun dun* who’s not stressed about job security? And if we’re being honest with each other, who’s not stressed about life in general? As a fairly recent college grad maybe I’m just having a hard time adjusting to life’s growing list of responsibilities (ahem, obstacles), but I have quickly realized I need to prioritize de-stressing if I want to keep my sanity before I hit retirement…or have a work-related breakdown, and I’m way too young for that.

Take these ten tips from Men’s Health (I am an avid reader, and no I’m not a man) to help boost your productivity and keep yourself sane. And while you’re at it, chat up your boss and he’ll be less likely to give you the boot!  

Do we see a trend here? People who are friendly at work are better communicators, and people other people want to be around. So at some point today, while I’m ALL about social networking online, step (or more than that, since exercise is a great stress reducer) back from your desk and physically network!

Social Networkers can possibly live longer lives

If the research results are true, then social networkers can possibly live happier and longer lives. Keep your socnet active and make sure you contribute as much as you can. Make your presence known and build healthy, growing relationships.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/21/health/21well.html?em

Friendship Forever

Welcome to our co-blog! We’re two unassuming marketers joining forces to bring out the best and brightest ideas for fellow marketers. We call ourselves Tweeties because we’re both CIA—cute, inquisitive (intelligent), adorable and love to tweet. Hopefully by the time our blog gets noticed, more than merely 9.3 million people will be twittering, and twittering about our blog. To everyone, friendship forever!