Archive for January, 2010

Blogger keeps 2009 New Year’s Resolution (So can you)

January 5th, 2010
Jason Long, a blogger from Auburn, Calif., has been writing a short story of 11 to 88 words for each day of 2009. (THE SACRAMENTO BEE)

Jason Long, a blogger from Auburn, Calif., has been writing a short story of 11 to 88 words for each day of 2009. (THE SACRAMENTO BEE)

 
Five days into 2010 and many of us are already stumbling on our New Year’s resolutions.  You are in good company if  you didn’t make it to the gym today, finished off the holiday cookies, had one too many glasses of wine or used your favorite four letter word in today’s business meeting.
 
The key is to not give up.  Jason Sinclair Long, who delivered on his promise that he would write a short story (11-88 words determined each day by a role of the dice) on his blog every day in 2009 said, “I’m not always able  to do it. That’s the thing about doing it every day. You miss, miss, miss, miss and then you hit. Then you miss again.”
 
Check out Jason’s blog for inspiration and great reading.  http://flashfiction365.blogspot.com
 
Here’s a link to the Tennessean article where I learned about Jason.

Turn female customers into your sales force

January 1st, 2010

Pinkgloves

Women love to introduce their friends to new products and services they love.

When Erin Nichols wanted to get back in shape after having baby she worked with Garret Garrels, a personal trainer in Montana. She had so much fun learning boxing from Garrels, she asked a friend to join her. And that friend asked a friend and so a business was launched…Pink Gloves Boxing . Garrels and his partner, Nick Milodragovich, are now franchising the Pink Gloves concept to personal trainers around the world.

Read or listen to more on this NPR link. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122030657

Now what do women love about your brand and how can you engage them to introduce their friends?

Photo Courtesy of Jacquie Peterson