The first things we do each morning set the tone for the entire day ahead. If we awake tired and stressed, versus energized and ready to take on the day, most likely that feeling will stick with us throughout the rest of the day, affecting more than just our mood. That’s seven chances each week […]
Great post! Be a change agent for the greater good.
Great. This is a necessary behavior in the face of the election of the most overtly racist, sexist, xenophobic, anti- gender and sexual minority candidate in the history of the modern United States. You know the rhetoric of his campaign was wrong. It was the very worst thing about America and you want to do what you can to combat the result. Good. Do that.
But don’t do it without a plan. Because the very last thing a tense situation needs is someone full of good intentions but with no knowledge of de-escalation tactics or self-defense. Your intentions are not a tangible shield. If you don’t make a plan, you will get yourself or the person you are trying to defend very killed.
Let’s avoid that.
So make a plan.
Some of you can stop reading now. You have, or know how to make a plan and you don’t need…
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Some great info here. Breaks everything down.
Trump has many times been compared to Joseph McCarthy, the infamous senator and firebrand at the center of the Second Red Scare in the early 1950s. Much of their behavior fits the role of a demagogue. A basic definition of that word is “a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument”. Synonyms include “rabble-rouser, political agitator, soapbox orator, fomenter, provocateur”. Indirectly or loudly, he repeatedly incites people to disdain and especially fear others who are different. His descriptions of the world involve multiple scapegoats: immigrants, refugees, Democrats, Obama, Clinton, China and many more. Often, an enemy of Trump rapidly becomes an enemy of his followers. Anyone who doesn’t fall in line and applaud Trump is likely to be vilified at some point. His incredibly simplistic distinctions between “bad people” and “good people” gives his hearers an easy to understand…
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Great tips from Danny over at Dream Big, Dream Often. Thanks Danny!
Are you interested in my thoughts on blogging and my answers to a few questions I was asked this past week? Here are answers every blogger in the world needs to understand:
“Why does it seem that there are a lot of blogs with a couple thousand followers or less and then 10,000 followers or more?”
This past week I have received quite a few emails asking me about growing a blog and this particular question came up. Apparently someone else has noticed this trend. The truth is I’m not sure why this gap exists, but it has existed since I first started my blog in 2014. I’ll be curious to read other’s opinions and thoughts on the matter. I think part of it has to do with work ethic and devotion to craft. Not to say the smaller blogs are not devoted. What I mean is the larger blogs are…
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