A Reflection on the Past 31 Days

writing every dayFor the month of August, I committed to blogging every day (every Mon ~ Friday). I did this for several reasons. First, to publicly document my thoughts and ramblings in a more coherent manner.

I try to write every day, but this forced me to publicly share my thoughts. I love writing. Even if it’s in short amounts (like 15 minutes), hence the name of this blog: write15minutes.com.

Second, in order to see if more consistent blogging leads to more consistent readership. I have heard time and time again, if you want more readers – then you have to blog more often. So I tried every day for August.

Here are a few thoughts I have as we all embark on the last third of 2015. *Can you believe we are 2/3 done with this year?*

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Be Intentional About Your Teammates

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Social Media Marketing guru Chris Brogan speaks of the importance of having advisory boards. According to Chris, an advisory board is, “your own group of people to bounce ideas off and that might guide you forward through your challenges and next steps.

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We Don’t Need More Ideas, We Need More Action

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My favorite books to read are every non-fiction tome on how to be a better me. Each one has been a good read. From Napoleon Hill and Seth Godin to John Maxwell and Jon Acuff – they’re all good reads. Even when someone is parroting what other experts have already said – I still feel like I learn when I re-read the same things.

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Pleasantly Surprised

My brother-in-law (BIL) and I took our boys to see a movie this past weekend. It was a bit of a conundrum because between the 4 boys ranging in ages of 11 through 8 – there weren’t many choices. My BIL suggested Jurassic World. Three out of the four boys did NOT want to see this. I knew my older son, Benjamin, would have nightmares for weeks. But BIL was already in line to get the tickets. I thought, well – let’s see how this goes.

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