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All entries from 'What I learned from.... anything at all'

Whillogo Robert Hruzek over at Middle Zone Musing has done it again: his monthly group writing project - simply called WILF - attracted a record number of contributions:

Anyway, here’s the entire list of entries (more-or-less in order of receipt discovery). Do yourself a favor and take the time to check them all out. Heck, start a conversation, why don’cha! Each and every one finishes the phrase:

What I Learned from…

the Moonflower, by Anna at Anna’s Attic  ....I’m going to believe in myself the same way I believe in that moonflower, the same way that I believe in spring and sunrise and the power of love.
And I’m going to try really hard to believe the same things of others in my life when maybe they have days of unrealized potential and disappointing failures...

My First Sales Mentor, by Brad Shorr at Word Sell, Inc. .....I’ve come to believe that what separates the good sales people from the great ones is follow-through. A lot of reps can make a sharp first impression, but not so many wear well over time. Customers love it when they don’t have to worry whether something is going to get done....

Fighting With My Neighbor, by Genesis at her At Home Mom Blog ...It can make you mad to hear people talk like you´re an idiot for working at home or starting your own business. But, when you get angry with them for their comments, really, they win, because that energy just takes away from your work . . . if you let it...

a Currency, by Karin H. at The Kiss Business Too ....As soon as you realise and recognise that what they had already noticed, the relationship changes. It becomes a two-way-traffic of unconditional trust and belief. Traffic in combined efforts, supplementary talents where 1 + 1 makes 5. Isn’t that a great ‘return of investment’ on the currency Talent?

Signing Up For NaNoWriMo, by CSS at Here to Create ....I like to write. This shouldn’t be news either. But because I was always giving up on other writing projects, I was starting to doubt that I actually liked to write....

John Wayne (or, Pulling the Trigger), by GL Hoffman at What Would Dad Say ....3.  On your deathbed, is this one of those things you will be thinking…”I wish I had done XYZ back in 2007.”   If the answer is yes, go for it....

Life, by Patrizia at VOIP ...Wisdom is understanding that the happiness you dreamed doesn't exist, but it is in what you are and what you think and what you feel....
(one of my personal favourites this month)

My 4-Month Old Daughter, by Eric Peterson at Leadership and Other Ramblings ....Shouldn’t this be our goal? To brighten others’ days? Maybe it’s our employees, our bosses, our coworkers, our friends, our family. Shouldn’t we strive to put on a smile and really brighten up the day for somebody else?...

Starting Several Businesses, by John Crickett at Business Opportunities and Ideas ....Starting a business is easy. Starting the right business is hard...

Ellen Weber, by Robyn McMaster at Brain Based Biz ....Ellen often asks me where I see myself five years down the road. If you get stuck in daily details, life can carry you along with no real purpose...

Eavesdropping, by Bob Loch at Leadership Ramblings....I don't think it is too much of a stretch that a blogger would be prone to eavesdropping. I'm still new to blogging, but some things are obvious. Blog reading is kind of like eavesdropping...

A Hole in the Sky, by Mike DeWitt at Spooky Action....Change happens discontinuously. That is: we all like to have goals and plan for incremental, manageable change. Life, however, doesn't work that way! Circumstances and opportunities seem to come unexpectedly, at a time and place of their own choosing. There's an old saying: Luck is where preparation meets opportunity...
(one of my personal favourites this month)

World Pool, by Derrick Kwa at Sui Generis....Just goes to show how everything is a matter of perspective. The same soft break, the same result (less spread of balls), but two completely different conclusions....

Reading The Age of Conversation, by J. Erik Potter at J. Erik Potter....Up until the early '90s, marketing has been a fairly passive exercise. Messages had to be kept generic and appeal to a broad audience to keep costs down. Customization/personalization was minimal....

Rejection, by Lillie Ammann at A Writer’s Words, An Editor’s Eye ....Failure is quitting, giving up, believing the rejections. Success is moving forward (no matter how slowly), ...

Robert Hruzek, by Troy Worman at Orbit Now!....Just because someone has poor taste doesn’t mean you have to hate them.  But you can and that’s OK...

Cloud, by Edith Brown at Jeteak Press Writer Blog ...He’s always ready to camp, hike, run, walk, ride or rest beside me. Although he may occasionally sigh and look up at me as to say, “Is this all we’re gonna do today?”...

My Son, by Dana Hanley at Principled Discovery ....Instead, he can learn that he is special, a unique and wonderful creation of God. He can learn that he is valuable and that he is loved. The rest will come, of course. But these things I would like him to learn first....

Being Downsized, by Jean Browman at Stress to Power ....I take full credit for marrying someone who would do well in a crisis. I cheerfully admit this doesn’t sound very romantic, but if you believe marriage is for the long haul, not just temporary excitement, pick someone who will weather adversity well. You won’t be sorry....

Podcasting, by Joanna Young at Confident Writing ....Start! Don't be frightened.. just start, you can evolve over time but don't wait for perfection...just take those first steps ....What stops us are things that are more human and personal – not wanting to sound foolish, not liking the sound of our own voice, fear of getting it wrong, and just plain fear....

Waiting Backstage, by Jon Swanson at Levite Chronicles ....It is the place where you stiffen your spine before walking out to create a persona. It is the place to be real before putting on your best behavior and stepping out into the performance.....

And of course, last (but hopefully not least) –
Striking Out on My Own, by Robert Hruzek at Middle Zone Musings ....Just because you can’t be prepared for everything doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared for something!....
(one of my personal favourites this month)

What the heck, here’s a bonus post, too –
Bob Ledbetter, by Robert Hruzek at Middle Zone Musings ....I mean, who hasn’t had to face disappointment from time to time? From the cradle to the grave, each of us will have been told “no” countless time – yet amazingly, we survive to grow, not in spite of it, but because of it!...

Next month, feel free to join in. It's great fun!

Comments

Robert Hruzek

Gee, Karin! You did what I would have done had I more time. Thanks a herd; I appreciate it immensely! What a pal!

Karin H.

Hi Robert.

Where are pals for anyway? Specially the 'turtle' kind of pals ;-)

Karin H.

Brad Shorr

Hi Karin, thanks for putting together this awesome summary! Those excerpts make browsing the posts a real treat.

Karin H.

Hi Brad

My pleasure.

Just thought I put little teasers everywhere - all contributions for WILF are little treasures, worth discovering (and perhaps a 'map of teasers' would make it easier to 'find'?)

Karin H.

Joanna Young

Karin - this is so generous of you. Thanks a million!

Joanna

gl hoffman

Thanks karin...appreciate your thoughtfulness.
~GL

J. Erik Potter

Hi Karin,

Thanks for the link! For some reason, it didn't show up in Technorati until today. Very strange.

Karin H.

Hi J. Erik

Strange indeed, but better late than never ;-)

Happy New Year

Karin H.

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