The Brag Basket is our tradition of sharing. The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one October 21-23, 2011.
|I love the Brag Basket.|
Even though I call this the Brag Basket, it’s not really about bragging. It’s about sharing.
What can you do in the Brag Basket?
- introduce yourself
- share some great news from this week
- congratulate a friend
- laugh about something wonderful that you tried that failed
- applaud for each other
Don’t hold back because of that word, “brag.” When you hold back, you hide your good news and accomplishments that might inspire others.
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.
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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Wayne McEvilly says
Well now, Becky, I’m here to brag that I’m the first to brag in this weekend’s basket! That’s all for now, but I plan to be back, maybe with a brag or two about the children in my extended family of the kindergarten of the stars!
Ed Roberts says
I’ve enjoyed reading other’s brags over the weeks and finally decided to add my own!
I started working on-site for one of my clients a few weeks ago. This enabled us to truly integrate into their decision-making process. Well, numbers from the last 2 weeks of production rolled in, and thanks to my help (and nice weather) they were able to set records for production, destroying their previous week’s records by a factor of 2… two weeks in a row! In fact, the last two weeks or production topped the work they had done the entire previous quarter!
It’s great when you can help customers to this extent. Not only do you feel great for them, but you know that your worth to them is solidified.
Becky McCray says
Wayne, you are always welcome. Thanks for being first!
Ed, thanks for taking the plunge to add your own brag. Congratulations to you and your client! Here’s to many more records shattered in the coming weeks!
Karen Tanksley says
Ms. Becky, we launched our brand new website this past Monday. As web designers, we have a tendency to give our clients all of our ideas and time. This time, focused on ourselves as clients. We are quite proud of the new site and logo. Champagne toasts all around!
Tom Egelhoff says
Unions and their effect on small business is always a hot topic. On the next “Open for Business” radio show Tom Egelhoff will interview Mark Mix of “National Right to Work.” Listen live online and call in with your two cents, Saturday 10/22 at Noon Mountain Time. http://kmmsam.com Call in # 406-522-8255 or email a question or comment during the show to email@example.com
Wayne McEvilly says
Good morning Becky!
I am back to brag on my sister and her two grandchildren, who share her life now in her role of single mom at age 65. Little Brooklyne was always able to cope with the hostile environment she was consigned to at birth, but her older brother Christian had a much more visibly difficult time, as he was the brunt of insanity and violence. My sister obtained custody of the two and for the past years has been doing her very best (which is saying a lot, since she is one of the most loving, thoughtful, kind, and wise persons I have ever known. Christian is taking karate, Brooke is taking dance, they both “swim like fishes” and love art. What I am about to share with you all here is nothing short of a child’s miraculous vision:
Christian named his painting “Angel Of The Air” – Here it is: http://is.gd/YXSU9Y –
Thank you for allowing me to share this with you.
Becky McCray says
Karen, I understand that problem! Good for you for taking the time to focus on yourselves!
Tom, thanks for all you continue to do for small town businesses.
Wayne, I’m so glad you’re back. And all our very best wishes to your sister, and Brooklyne and Christian. Thank you for taking time to share them with us.