Archive | November 20, 2008

Twittering…

I found Twitter a few months ago and it was love at first sight and then hate at second sight. In fact, I even posted a blog entry about how I was going to be a Twitter Quitter, subsequently followed by another blog entry rolling back my quittin’ ways.

Why all the back and forth?

Well, the quick history is that I found Twitter via Andy Sernovitz, author of Word of Mouth Marketing and marketing genius. He did warn in advance that in order to get something out of Twitter, you have to put in a little proverbial elbow grease, before the trick is to follow A TON of people and subsequently have A TON of followers as well. (Of course, if you’re not using Twitter for business and just for sheer pleasure, it doesn’t really matter).  You can Twitter at www.twitter.com

So I quit because I was putting in all this work to follow all these folks and have them follow me, but I just couldn’t get the hang of Twitter-ing (that’s not the official terminology) 🙂

Daymaker Challenge by Deb Gillespie and Dahna Weber

 We are all Daymakers.  Each and every one of us.  Especially the moms out there.  What is a Daymaker?  And what is the challenge? 

It may be obvious that a Daymaker is someone who makes your day.  Bingo!  You got it.  And you likely do it many times a day.  But what about doing it with intention?  And setting a target of 30 days?  Would it make you approach everyone you come into contact with differently?  Would it make you realize the impact you have on every person you meet, look at and speak to?

David Wagner, the original owner of Aveda Salonspas knows this to be true.  He coined the term “Daymaker” and relays an incredible experience which brought him this revelation.  He literally saved someone’s life by simply making their day.  Check out www.daymakermovement.org for more details. 

So here is our challenge:

Everyday for the next 30 days one of us will put forth a suggestion on how you can make someone’s day.  Feel free to send in your suggestions, use the same one repeatedly for 30 days on different people, or switch it around to make it work for you.  It can be as simple as smiling brightly at a stranger.  Try to tie it to a daily activity, like your morning cup of coffee to remind yourself, or put it up as an appointment on your calendar and repeat it for 30 days.  If you miss a day, do two the next day.  Whatever works!  It’ll change your mindset- we guarantee it.  Let’s start December 1st; a perfect day for a fresh start, great way to end the year and start the new one with a great new habit!  Besides, everyone is so stressed in December it’ll be so easy!

By Deb Gillespie and Dahna Weber