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  • Amazon shared from The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Henry Ketcham
    Charles Lamb classified all literature in two divisions: "Books that are not books, and books that are books." It is important that every boy learn to read. But a far more important question is, What use does he make of his ability to read? Does he read "books that are books?" Let us now see what use Lincoln made of his knowledge of reading.
  • Amazon shared from How to Build a Blog (Create Awesome Content and Build Community) (The Digital Writer) by Danny Iny, The Digital Writer
    Don’t go down that road. Forget target audience, think reader profile instead. A reader profile implies one person, the one person you exist to serve with your blog. You don’t want to be many things to many people. Instead, you should be epic, amazing, and inspirational to just one person: the right person. If you inspire that one person, and there are enough people like that one person, you will dominate your niche.
  • Amazon shared from How to Build a Blog (Create Awesome Content and Build Community) (The Digital Writer) by Danny Iny, The Digital Writer
    The truth is that traffic spikes don’t matter at all.
  • Amazon shared from The Alchemist - 10th Anniversary Edition by Paulo Coelho
    Then comes the fourth obstacle: the fear of realizing the dream for which we fought all our lives. Oscar Wilde said: “Each man kills the thing he loves.” And it’s true. The mere possibility of getting what we want fills the soul of the ordinary person with guilt. We look around at all those who have failed to get what they want and feel that we do not deserve to get what we want either. We forget about all the obstacles we overcame, all the suffering we endured, all the things we had to give up in order to get this far. I have known a lot of people who, when their personal calling was within...
    Note: every time I read this awesome book the message is different.
  • Amazon shared from The Alchemist - 10th Anniversary Edition by Paulo Coelho
    What’s the secret behind such a huge success? The only honest response is: I don’t know. All I know is that, like Santiago the shepherd boy, we all need to be aware of our personal calling. What is a personal calling? It is God’s blessing, it is the path that God chose for you here on Earth. Whenever we do something that fills us with enthusiasm, we are following our legend.
  • Amazon shared from a Personal Document
    Haymitch points his marker at me. “When you‘re on the ground, remember I‘m airborne. I‘ll have the better view, so do what I tell you.”
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  • Amazon shared from Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
    If you appreciate a gift, consider saying, “thank you and . . .” Thank you and I dog-eared forty of the pages. Thank you and I told your boss what a wonderful thing you did. Thank you and here’s a record my band and I recorded last week. Thank you and you made me cry. Thank you and I just blogged about what you did. Thank you and here’s a twenty-dollar tip; I know it’s not much, but it’s all I can afford right now. Thank you and how can I help you spread the word? Thank you and can you teach me how to do that? Thank you and you changed me, forever.
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  • Amazon shared from Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
    “I don’t know what to do”—this one is certainly true. The question is, why does that bother you? No one actually knows what to do. Sometimes we have a hunch, or a good idea, but we’re never sure. The art of challenging the resistance is doing something when you’re not certain it’s going to work.
    Note: Loving this book. A must read for all human beings.
  • Amazon shared from Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
    “I don’t know what to do”—this one is certainly true. The question is, why does that bother you? No one actually knows what to do. Sometimes we have a hunch, or a good idea, but we’re never sure. The art of challenging the resistance is doing something when you’re not certain it’s going to work.
    Note: Loving this book!
  • Amazon shared from Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
    is making us afraid. Then the fear goes away. The linchpin feels the fear, acknowledges it, then proceeds. I can’t tell you how to do this; I think the answer is different for everyone. What I can tell you is that in today’s economy, doing it is a prerequisite for success.
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