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Posts Tagged ‘the year of reality’

The Year of Reality, Part Deux

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

As I previously blogged, I think 2009 is going to be the year of reality.  Because of the economic mess we are in globally, along with people needing the basics – like jobs and money for mortgage payments, I think we are all going to need to consider cutting to the chase this year and get straight to reality.

Total case in point is Guy Kawasaki’s latest, Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition.  This handy dandy book rocks, because 1. it holds summaries and interviews from some of the best writers in business and management today, 2. it doesn’t really have any hi-mumbo-jumbo theoretical horse hockey…it holds simple, yet elegant ideas on how to cut through the BS in business, and 3. my favorite part: Kawasaki defends the good old fashioned book.  No need to boot it up, just open it and let ‘r rip!

Alright, back to the law books…promise!

2009: The Year of Reality

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Happy New Year!

Here is my predicted theme for the year:  let it all be real.  What do I mean by that?  Well, for starters, I think this might be a really good year to shed and simplify.  Secondly, so many people I know are multi-talented (aka slashes, as I previously blogged about).  Be real this year!  Bear all the talents and skills you have and streamline them.  Don’t have 3 business cards anymore, consider making your life easier by having one.  Just display your talents on one side of the card, and your contact info on the other side.  So many of us have a ‘work identity’ and a ‘networking identity’ and yet another ‘personal identity’.  Now, I’m not saying go out and put all your possibly scandalous stuff on a card (that also would be TMI), but keep it real.  If you are great at something, or just passionate about it, tell people.  You never know where it might lead you!

This year, I’ve got one business card for my multiple identities.  Consider keeping it real & easy too.