Lessons Learned Looking Back at the Month of January 2018
Garnered Insights (Rapid Fire)
- I've noticed an abundance of headlines where they quickly present some point, only to discover the headline was inaccurate at best and misleading at worst.
- When we have authority as a father, business owner, or some other leadership position, our words have WEIGHT attached to them.
- It appears that Google gives preferential treatment to websites with an active blog.
- It's stressful to lead and follow when operating from random decision making versus deliberate planning.
- There is an emotional cost that comes with borrowing and repaying money.
- After years of doing Quora, I recently had some unprecedented (for myself) success answering The Last Jedi questions as a way to promote my recent blog post about Star Wars.
- Also, DJ's storyline from the Last Jedi was a perfect example of a shark in the Island Story.
- I've been slowly cleaning up the people I'm following on Twitter. I want to only be following people I choose.
- Politeness is a powerful alternative to political correctness, as I discovered in this video.
- I've joined a few Facebook groups to engage with on my blogging journey. So far, it's been nice to join alongside other like-minded folks.
- When you want to resist your boss, consider being a bearer of pros and cons, and not someone who attempts to stop them from doing what they want. Let reality guide their decision making.
- You may be chasing shiny objects if you're more interested in the potential of what could be instead of the potential of what you're currently doing.
- Some research seems to indicate that fasting regenerates our immune system.
- We, humans, are quite zealous to give advice to others when we have no personal experience or understanding driving it. Giving advice to parents of a teenager when we've never been one, or giving advice to a business owner when you never were one can be more problematic than helpful. While this feedback and insight can help the recipient get out of their box, it needs to be sandwiched between humility and an asterisk.
- There is no single solution to solve all problems. We've got to create individual solutions to address specific problems.
January 2018 Goals Status Update
Path of the Freelancer
My Book For Small Business Owners
My Services Page
This Month's New Blog Posts
- What To Expect This Year Now That I'm Back In The Blogging Saddle
- Looking Ahead To The Month Of January 2018
- My Experience As A Movie Extra On American Made With Tom Cruise + Movie Clip & Images
- The Last Jedi Forces Us To Feel Like The Characters, and It’s Unsettling
- These Three Powerful Questions Will Spark Helpful Customer Feedback
- How Our Journey Over The Past Four Years Setup The Foundation For My 2018 Goals
- A Powerful Plan To Move The Entrepreneur's Perpetual Startup Forward
- Yeah, The Thing You’re Looking For, It Could Be Right In Front Of You
- Change Your Future By Planting Memorable Moments And Fostering Interesting Impressions
- Use This Marketing Step To Qualify & Prioritize Volumes Of Incoming Leads
2018 Progress Report
Sustain 2017 Income With Fewer Hours:
Billable Hours This Month
Other Active Goals
- Daily Utmost Read: On a solid daily streak since I began.
- Read Hidden Treasures In The Book Of Job With Wife: I've finished the first 12 chapters. We've not yet started the discussion time.
- Kiddo Snuggle Time: I've missed a few times, but otherwise doing well here.
- Small Group Engagement With Men: Our first breakfast is scheduled!
- Kia Sedona Loan Eliminated: $13,627.54, Paid
- 2nd Book: Finished book structure and wrote a blog of the book's primary points
- 400 Blogs Post in 2018:
- 287 = End of 2017
- 10 = January 2018
- 297 = Total
- 103 = Remaining For 2018
Goals With No Progress
- Run one mile/week: I did one mile at a client's office while talking with a team member, but otherwise nothing.
- Gwinnett Church Volunteering: No progress made.
My Quora Answers
- Why was the Bible written so unclearly that it has led to thousands of different beliefs? Was it intentionally written unclearly?
- Why are some people hating Star Wars: The Last Jedi?
- What do you think about The Last Jedi controversy?
- What will it take for Episode 9 to win back the fans who hated The Last Jedi?
- Do either "The Force Awakens" or "The Last Jedi" reference anything that occurred in the Star Wars prequels, or do both movies pointedly ignore those 3 films?
- In The Last Jedi, we saw Phasma's armor was blaster proof. Why then did she allow Finn to hold her up on Starkiller Base?
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