Be The Inspiration. (Guest Post!)

We all have an innate desire to change the world around us. To make our mark in this space called time. To leave a legacy others will be inspired by.

But as we get sucked into the abyss called life, we become dull. We are comfortable with normal and satisfied with ordinary. We are sleepwalking through a life that was meant to be lived wide awake.

We assume someone else somewhere else will take care of the dreaming. Someone else will start the business. Someone else will write the book. Someone else will run the marathon.

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3 things I learned from Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks is a marketing genius.

I don’t care if you hate his music, the guy is brilliant when it comes to performing. (I know the Chris Gaines thing didn’t work, but we always act like Beyonce didn’t try the exact same thing with her “Sasha Fierce.”)

If you want to be a public speaker or ever engage an audience in anyway, you should watch a DVD of one of his concerts.

Here’s 3 things I learned from Garth when I saw him in concert.

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The danger of free coffee.

Today, someone awesome tweeted me a free coffee!

Yay, coffee!

Better than that, free Starbucks coffee!

I went to the page, which was through the program Starbucks came up with called @tweetacoffee.

Seemed like an awesome idea, until I read the requirements.

Here is what I saw:

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Stop being an idiot online.

Recently, I talked to a CEO I know.

During the conversation he told me his company had started using firms that create “online background checks” for potential employees.

There are now firms that will scrape your Facebook profile, Twitter profiles and any use of social media to create an extensive profile on you.

The company thinking about interviewing you now has something new to think about.

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