Talk To Me
I had a really nice, fun, enlightening drinks/dinner night out a couple of weeks ago and the topic of my “business” came up. My friend brought up a few topics that seemed to complement my idea of letter writing/mentoring, mainly about COMMUNICATION and WRITING in general. He talked about how it’s unnerving to see the decline in people’s writing skills, even in emails, where there are real rules, protocol and “etiquette” like letter writing used to. I asked him for a suggestion in a name for my endeavor and he said “Talk To Me.” Well, I did a basic Google search and there are waaaay too many uses for TTM.
I still love the idea of letter writing but I am intrigued by my friend’s idea of expanding letters to a more general “mentorship” of communication in general. I did a very short search for “how to improve reading and writing skills” and they’re mostly geared towards children, which is normal. But what about adults who can’t read or write properly?
Maybe I need to change or confirm my focus. Am I trying to improve literacy rates? Am I trying to help youths with reading/writing skills? Am I trying to focus on Millenials and adults who have grown up typing and lack interpersonal skills?
There’s a lot to think about. Would my mentors write letters discussing their own communication skills and methods? What are they teaching us?
Food for thought…
The “R” Word
Like many people, I’m not a fan of setting hard resolutions for the new year. I’ve been reading around on different blogs and I love that while people still want to set some goals for themselves, they now say things like “the theme for 2013 is…” or “these are some things I want to work on and do more”. It’s January 3rd now, so I’ve taken a few days to think about some things that I’d like to accomplish and do more of this year. In no particular order:
Incorporate new fitness classes and techniques into my regimen. Travel to another state I’ve never visited before. Make a new friend. Read more books and magazines. Blog more. Put real effort and energy into LTLOWL. Lay the foundation for my next job/career plan. Declutter. Find a charity or philanthropic initiative to become involved with. Write more. Take more photos and frame a few. Stay in touch with the people who are most important to me in all walks of life.
A piece of advice: “Don’t hide the fun”
Stole this book from Mike: “It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be” by Paul Arden
Another piece of advice: draw it out
Cut a check for almost $3,000 today.
I’m starting to feel something click.
I got a fortune cookie over the weekend that said I would find success at home and in business next month.
I need to save more money.
I’m learning and researching every day.
I don’t believe in telling people I’m “grinding” or “hustling”. Yet.