No One Cares What You Had For Lunch

Just the other day, I was cleaning off my bookshelf to make room for some new books when I came across a fun little book that I had tucked away called No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog. While this book may seem a little dated because everyone is blogging now, it really isn’t because while this book focuses on different ideas that you can use on your blog, it also focuses on the importance of getting topics of conversation out in the open and not just in your head.

Case in point, when consulting with other businesses, I often overhear clients talking about how no one cares about what they have to say. On the contrary, that’s not necessarily the case. In fact, for some reason, we’re afraid to talk about something because we have a fear of ruffling a few feathers. What eventually happens is that we keep our thoughts and ideas bottled up and don’t put them to use.

While talking about controversial topics can get some people upset, don’t let it because blogging can be a great outlet. In fact, here are a few things that this book can teach you about yourself:

  • How to swallow your pride
  • Being defensive – and sticking up for ¬†yourself and your ideas
  • Finding like minds

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Turning I Can’t Into I Can

The glass is half full, the glass is half emptyHow many times have you told yourself, I’ll get to it tomorrow? Tomorrow comes and what happens, nothing. As the days go on, the same thing continues to happen. You keep telling yourself you’ll get it done (whatever the project is), and you continue to procrastinate. Pretty soon, one, two, three months go by and you still haven’t moved forward on anything.

When we stop to think about it (which we have lots of time to do anyways because we aren’t doing anything to begin with), the reason why you are not getting things done is because you’re putting roadblocks in front of you by telling yourself, I can’t.

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