Friday Night Links #1

October 21, 2011

Friday Night Links

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post profiling interesting and noteworthy posts from around the blogosphere. In the past, I included them as “re-blog” posts. Moving forward, I hope to do this on a monthly basis. This month, five topics:

Love. No, it’s not Valentine’s Day. But at a time when our world is filled with plenty of divisiveness, we could use a little old-fashioned love. From last year, Love! Love! Love! from my friend Lori at Jane Be Nimble might be one of my all-time favorite posts. Inspiring, motivating and heartwarming, it’s an example of how all of us can make a big difference in the world through “small” actions. It’s the kind of post that inspires me to be a better human being. Thank you Lori for sharing your love adventure!

While Lori’s project packed a lot of actions in a month, Judi Clement Wall has declared on Zebra Sounds that 2011 would be “a year of loving fearlessly” for her. I know I have missed a few posts, but every time I visit her blog, I am amazed at the high level of creativity and thoughtfulness involved in her writing and projects.

Procrastination. Let’s face it, all of us have been hit by procrastination at one time or another. Farnoosh Brock at Prolific Living tackled this important topic in her 18 Radical Ways to Stop Procrastination post recently. Filled with important tips and suggestions, it gives us some great suggestions to get past this once and for all. Get a pen and paper ready or print it out and put by your desk. Good stuff!

Steve Jobs. We lost a great innovator when Steve Jobs passed away a couple weeks ago. There have been many tributes recently, but I really enjoyed Garr Reynold’s take at Presentation Zen, where he explored Steve Jobs and the art of focus and Steve Jobs on marketing and identifying your core values. As always, Presentation Zen is not only a book by Garr Reynolds about design, but its also a destination where I’ve gained a great deal of information about a wide range of topics. I feel like Garr’s recent posts, which included vintage Steve Jobs videos, gave me some good insights about what Jobs stood for and ideas that I can apply to my own situation.

Work. Let’s face it…finding a job is not easy. Sometimes it feels downright impossible. If you’re in this situation, Afford Anything has a post for you. It might sound harsh, but Stop Crying That There are No Jobs. Create One. shares some thoughts on having a start-up mindset. I can identify with this and love the idea of empowering yourself by creating your own opportunity rather than waiting and hoping for someone to hire you.

One of my favorite people who explores this topic is Pam Slim over at Escape From Cubicle Nation. Not sure about starting your own business? Try the Side Hustle.


Have a great weekend!

Creative commons photo courtesy of lizjones112.