Even though I call this the Brag Basket, it’s not really about bragging. It’s about sharing. I started this so you can introduce yourself, share some good news, or congratulate a friend.
The basket is open all weekend, from November 26-28, 2010.
Speak up and add yourself or another deserving soul in the comments. We all cheer, and everyone feels great. It lets you meet each other a bit. Reading each others’ stories brings us a bit closer to being a community.
How does it work? You write a comment on this post, email me, tweet me, or comment on Facebook. You tell something great about your week, or you give applause to someone who did good stuff this week. Or you celebrate something wonderful that you tried that failed.
This is not an ad. (I delete the ads.) It’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other.
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Deb Brown says
Today I want to share in your brag basket. It’s not been the best week – lots of business things going down the tube. And this is the perfect time to share in the brag basket. For I can brag about my family and the great Thanksgiving we had. I can brag about my friends who support whatever idea I come up with. I can brag about the excitement of planning for the future. I don’t remember who said it, Edison I think, to paraphrase: I have not failed, I’ve only found 97 ways that don’t work.
It would be easy to say “fuck it” and go back to that world that never did work for me – the world of normal. I’m just not a normal girl – and I’m bragging because I’m making it on my own, being my own self.
God IS good.
Todd 'Noob Art' Jordan says
@Deb – cheers to not going back to normal. Hugs. High fives. Cheers.
Bragging on my sister-in-law who, in spite of broken bone, put on a mean Thanksgiving dinner. She coordinated and cooked. Tons of good food came together.
I’m Todd and I’m now also Noob Art at NoobArt.com. I’ve taken up making art. Using the Chalk app from 37signals.com finally pushed me over the edge.
The comic blog format from Comicpress s what I’m using. Took a couple of days to go from inception to reality. I had some sketches on hand and just said why not go for it.
For me it’s become about do more and talk less. At least in terms of waiting for the perfect time to just move sooner and try things out.
Becky McCray says
Deb, you are you, and that’s what I love about you. Hang in there. Stay grateful, and keep moving.
Todd, cheers to your sister-in-law! And cheers to you, my friend, for just starting, for trying. And here’s to much success.
Joel Libava says
I’ve been trying different ways, different words, and heck of a lot of different things to promote my eBooks about becoming a franchise owner, over at Franchise Online University.com.
I’ve decided to combine my 2 eBooks as one, and I even lowered the price point; let’s call it a “recessionary adjustment.”
I think that more people will be able to invest in it now, as part of their overall strategy to become their own bosses.
Also, since I’m very passionate about our Military Veterans-even active duty folks, I’m not charging them anything for my eBook!
Compared to the sacrifices they’ve made, it’s nothing!
Just send Military Vets and active-duty Military folks freover to The Franchise Blog 4 Vets. The free eBook link is easy to find.
As for you; keep doing what you’re doing. You are really helping to transform small town small business.
The Franchise King®
Becky McCray says
Joel, you have great information. I think every potential franchise owner should invest in your advice. I applaud your for keeping at it and trying new things in your business.