Sunday Wrap-Up #2: Ask yourself this important question.

Today marks the second installment of the Sunday weekly, where I’ll share great posts from bloggers who are connected to bizchickblogs.

Before I get to that, though, I was reading Book Yourself Solid- I skipped ahead to the chapter on referral strategy – and came across a question that the author, Michael Port asks. It was such an important question that I put the book down and spent a lot of time thinking about it.

I’ll share the question with you momentarily, and here’s why. This month, we’re taking inventory and re-prioritizing things. Part of taking inventory is asking ourselves the tough questions. If we take inventory first, we can better prioritize, no?

So here is the question. What do you think?

[On what you’re doing for a living] “Are you convinced that this is something you absolutely must do?”

Let me just say… when I started thinking about that question, I concluded that no, I was not convinced of that. I have some work to do.

On to the Sunday Wrap-Up!

Business/Entrepreneurship

3 Simple Steps to Get You Away from the Time-for-Money Business Model, by Annemarie Cross of AnnemarieCross.com.

“Does the thought of taking time off from your business send shivers up and down your spine because of all the extra hours you’ll have to do leading up to your holiday just to get things done? Not to mention all of the extra work you’ll need to do once you return from your holiday just to catch up?”

Booty Dancing, Biz Tips, and a Birthday, by Marlee Ward of MarleeWard.com.

“31 Things You Would Have Never Guessed About Me… I was born in Manchester, England and have dual citizenship… I love music and dancing. I’d love to produce music videos one day – I don’t know what’s up with music vids these days but they need to get more creative!… I’m a major germ-o-phob and have a scary level of awareness when it comes to germ-oriented things which includes a severe aversion to bugs, yet I feel most at home in nature and LOVE camping. Go figure.”

Security, Small Business Style, by Martina Iring of MartinaIring.com.

“‘Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of man as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.’
Helen Keller”

Health

Final Daniel Fast Update, by Evelyn Parham of EvelynParham.com.

Fasting is a good way to cleanse the body and the mind; sometimes resulting in weight loss.  It helps your mind be clearer and your focus be right on point. You do not have to do a major fast.  Fasting a few hours a month will do wonders for your mind, body and spirit.  I believe fasting helps you stay balanced and centered.”

Blogging/Social Media

Ultimate Blog Party 2011, by Christina Linnell of AClosetWriter.com.

“I can’t believe it has been a year since I started blogging. This party means so much to me. As Susan & Janice said in their intro video, this is where it all started for me.  I remember just catching wind of the UBP10 and was so intrigued I jumped in! Here was my intro post from 2010. Boy am I glad I did it. I made so many wonderful friends and a new world and community was opened to me.”

Don’t Be Afraid to Start, by Sandy K Sidhu of SandyKSidhu.com.

“I was at a social media networking event the other day, here in Montréal, where a presentation on “Building a community around your blog” was given. During the Q&A period, someone made a comment (to paraphrase) that they were “paranoid about starting a blog because they wouldn’t have any comments”.  In jest, this person also asked if a service existed where you could ‘rent community’ and therefore have more social proof when people visited your blog.”

Life (Hacking)

home made, by Sarah Leslie of APeacefulStill.wordpress.com

“life got so busy…and haven’t had time or energy to cook. that was new for me. my resolution? work on handling stress better, prioritizing, and planning. so, cooking dinner tonight was relieving. yay for real food!”

I Have a Computer In My Back Pocket, by Sandra Wilkes of RealLifeInAMinute.blogspot.com

“Now, three months later, I love, love my EVO.  You know what?  It’s really not about being a phone.  It’s really a portable computer plus a phone.  Once I got that I decided it wasn’t too much to pay…not for a computer.  And I feel like I’m in the 21st century after being so attached to my $29.95 non-camera, plain Motorola from Walmart for two years.”

The Parenting Oxygen Mask, by Keyuri Joshi of OnTheBallParent.com.

“In order to be less stressed and more effective, parents have to find their oxygen mask, put it on, and keep it on.  Follow this fundamental step, and you’ll be sending a steady stream of oxygen to recharge your spirit.  How would this benefit you?  How would a stronger ‘you’ benefit your family?”

Enjoy! As always, feel free to contact me directly if you have something you want to make sure gets shared. Cheers!

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