Friday Quick Hits: Becoming Unstoppable & Finding Inspiration (That’s What She Said)

Wow, what a week what a week (and I don’t say that lightly). A lot of great things going on close to home, and an OUTSTANDING week for the RSS reader (more than I can recap here). Without further ado, here are some “cant miss reads” from the week.

How Listening to Your Bubble Costs you Money

Lisa Barone and the Outspoken Media crew do it again with a great post on why you need to think, network, and do business OUTSIDE your “bubble”. Constantly surrounding yourself with the same people can be extremely limiting to you and your business – Never be afraid to reach out an meet someone new!

A Valediction to Stillness: Becoming Unstoppable

Cali Harris writes a great piece on “becoming unstoppable”, but also presents a valediction of “stillness”. She hit it home for me when she said, “I’ve completed so much by setting out to not complete anything”. Sometimes, trying to be productive is the most counter-productive thing you can do.

I Miss Respect

So says Teresa Basich, and I couldn’t agree more. I wrote about competition (the pros and cons) last week and this post even further reiterates my point. We’d all be a lot better of if we cut out the negativity and simply respected one another, even if we don’t agree 100% with what everyone else is doing. Negativity never helps anyone. GO READ THIS POST (seriously) – Teresa lays it out much more eloquently than I can.

When it Hits the Brain, it Feel so Good (That’s What She Said)

Grace Boyle take a look at inspiration and presents a few tactics for making sure that when inspiration strikes, you’re ready for it, wherever you may be.

Love Me in the Morning (That’s What She Said)

There was an interesting pattern of posts sounding much dirtier than they actually ended up being. Melissa wrote a really wonderful post about things you can do in the morning for someone else that can really set the tone for the day. I’m a big believer that almost immediately after you wake up, you’ve made up your mind for how the day’s going to be. Take a few of Melissa’s points to heart.

Hi, My Name is Emily, and I’m Pro-Corporate

Well, my name’s not Emily – but Emily Jasper writes in this post how “Corporate America” and “The Man” may not be such a terrible thing after all. I agree – and while I personally see myself as an entrepreneur over the long haul, there is a LOT to be learned and valued from the “corporate” environment”. We need to hear more “realistic” perspectives like Emily’s.

Crunch Time. And Learning: Unfiltered

I keep wondering when Sydney will run out of post titles to add “Unfiltered” to, but so far, she’s kept the streak alive! I love posts like this that retrospect just how much has happened in a year – Sydney and I have very similar stories and while we’ve ended up in different places, we both clearly have no regrets and couldn’t be happier. Great advice for those approaching the “crunch time” of college graduation.

Copyblogger?

And last – I mentioned it was a great week for me – namely for announcing The Epiphany Moment (which goes live March 2nd) and on Tuesday I had a post featured on Copyblogger! Copyblogger is sort of the “it” when it comes to blogging, at least in my mind. It was extremely humbling and an honor to be included in their neck of the woods.

While you’re making the rounds, stop by and check out my Copyblogger post, “10 Pathways to Inspired Writing“.

What were some of your favorite moments from the week that was?


34 Responses
  • Melissa Gorzelanczyk Reply

    Awesome surprise to find a piece of my work on your awesome blog. Thanks for making my day!

    And my favorite moment of the week: writing at the library last night. (Took your advice from the Copyblogger post – and it worked! I got so much done.)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Love your attitude and post(s) this week Melissa. Great stuff. And that’s awesome about your library adventure. Fiance and I are going to a local coffee shop we’ve never tried (but heard good things) this weekend so I can work on writing and she can read. Can’t wait! Have a great weekend!

  • Melissa Gorzelanczyk Reply

    Awesome surprise to find a piece of my work on your awesome blog. Thanks for making my day!

    And my favorite moment of the week: writing at the library last night. (Took your advice from the Copyblogger post – and it worked! I got so much done.)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Love your attitude and post(s) this week Melissa. Great stuff. And that’s awesome about your library adventure. Fiance and I are going to a local coffee shop we’ve never tried (but heard good things) this weekend so I can work on writing and she can read. Can’t wait! Have a great weekend!

  • Grace Boyle Reply

    Thanks for including me. I definitely thought about saying (that’s what she said) ha! Really, that title was a tribute to Old School and Mr. Will Ferrel :) Great list, Matt!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Both great references. Have a great weekend Grace! :)

  • Grace Boyle Reply

    Thanks for including me. I definitely thought about saying (that’s what she said) ha! Really, that title was a tribute to Old School and Mr. Will Ferrel :) Great list, Matt!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Both great references. Have a great weekend Grace! :)

  • Andrew Weaver Reply

    Oh, cool! I read the Copyblogger post and liked it quite a bit. Maybe next time I’ll pay attention to WHO actually penned the post. ;-) Congrats man.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks Andrew. I had a couple friends do the same thing – they shared the post with me and then I said…”Did you look at who wrote it”. HAHA. All I can say is it’s great to be included in that mix and I hope to continue writing for them (when they’ll have me) in the future.

  • Andrew Weaver Reply

    Oh, cool! I read the Copyblogger post and liked it quite a bit. Maybe next time I’ll pay attention to WHO actually penned the post. ;-) Congrats man.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks Andrew. I had a couple friends do the same thing – they shared the post with me and then I said…”Did you look at who wrote it”. HAHA. All I can say is it’s great to be included in that mix and I hope to continue writing for them (when they’ll have me) in the future.

  • Teresa Basich Reply

    I always love your reading recommendations, and am honored to be part of the list this week. Thanks for including me! And looking forward to stopping by everyone else’s blogs to catch up on some great stuff. :)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Your post really (really) hit home and is something that needed to be said (I’m glad you did and hope that everyone who read it took it to heart). Have a great weekend – can’t wait to catch up on Monday!

  • Teresa Basich Reply

    I always love your reading recommendations, and am honored to be part of the list this week. Thanks for including me! And looking forward to stopping by everyone else’s blogs to catch up on some great stuff. :)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Your post really (really) hit home and is something that needed to be said (I’m glad you did and hope that everyone who read it took it to heart). Have a great weekend – can’t wait to catch up on Monday!

  • Marc Winitz Reply

    Hat’s off to Emily and Teresa both for what needed to be said. Very different topics but couldn’t agree more.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Agreed – a wide range of topics out there this week and all very, very poignant. Thanks for coming by Marc!

  • Cali Harris Reply

    Sheesh. A wig-wearing alligator listed among the likes of Grace and Sydney?!

    Thanks, Matt! I’m honored that something in my blathering resonated with you. The stillness in motion (….and the motion in motion) has been an interesting, rewarding struggle. And you’re spot-on: true productivity sometimes dons a facade of non-productivity. Actually, reminds me of a post I recently read about busyness versus productivity…it’s worth a read: http://j.mp/bXETAv

    I’m excited to go check out the rest of the quick hits and that’s what she saids. Win.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Well deserved Cali – it’s usually the blathering nonsense that makes the most sense, right? :) Trying TOO hard is usually extremely counter-productive – point well taken. Have a great weekend Ms. Gater!

  • Marc Winitz Reply

    Hat’s off to Emily and Teresa both for what needed to be said. Very different topics but couldn’t agree more.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Agreed – a wide range of topics out there this week and all very, very poignant. Thanks for coming by Marc!

  • Cali Harris Reply

    Sheesh. A wig-wearing alligator listed among the likes of Grace and Sydney?!

    Thanks, Matt! I’m honored that something in my blathering resonated with you. The stillness in motion (….and the motion in motion) has been an interesting, rewarding struggle. And you’re spot-on: true productivity sometimes dons a facade of non-productivity. Actually, reminds me of a post I recently read about busyness versus productivity…it’s worth a read: http://j.mp/bXETAv

    I’m excited to go check out the rest of the quick hits and that’s what she saids. Win.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Well deserved Cali – it’s usually the blathering nonsense that makes the most sense, right? :) Trying TOO hard is usually extremely counter-productive – point well taken. Have a great weekend Ms. Gater!

  • Jewelry Secrets Reply

    Great links. I followed them, got lost for 6 hours and now find my way back. “When inspiration strikes” is so me. I always have a notebook everywhere I go. I have one beside the bed for when I awake with half an idea, I jot it down (and pray I can read my writing in the morning). You have to put it down quickly or it leaves you too soon. Weird how that works. You always think, I’ll remember that… NOT! Just like I finally remembered, damn, I didn’t leave a comment on Matt’s blog!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Haha well I’m glad the breadcrumbs eventually led you back here. I honestly wish this whole making money thing wasn’t an issue, I’d love to just chat, grab coffee, and read blogs/books all day. Once I win the lottery I’m making that a reality! Have a good weekend!

  • Jewelry Secrets Reply

    Great links. I followed them, got lost for 6 hours and now find my way back. “When inspiration strikes” is so me. I always have a notebook everywhere I go. I have one beside the bed for when I awake with half an idea, I jot it down (and pray I can read my writing in the morning). You have to put it down quickly or it leaves you too soon. Weird how that works. You always think, I’ll remember that… NOT! Just like I finally remembered, damn, I didn’t leave a comment on Matt’s blog!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Haha well I’m glad the breadcrumbs eventually led you back here. I honestly wish this whole making money thing wasn’t an issue, I’d love to just chat, grab coffee, and read blogs/books all day. Once I win the lottery I’m making that a reality! Have a good weekend!

  • Hulbert Reply

    Hi Matt, I like reading that are outside of my Google reader. Sometimes it’s hard to go and find good articles with all the information that’s out on the web. Thanks for sharing these!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      No problem Hulbert – thanks for coming by!

  • Hulbert Reply

    Hi Matt, I like reading that are outside of my Google reader. Sometimes it’s hard to go and find good articles with all the information that’s out on the web. Thanks for sharing these!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      No problem Hulbert – thanks for coming by!

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