The Brag Basket is our tradition of sharing. The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one May 10-12, 2013. That includes Mother’s Day in the U.S.
What good news will you add to the brag basket?
Don’t hold back because of that word, “brag.” When you hold back, you hide your good news and accomplishments that might inspire others. 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
Speak up and add yourself or another deserving soul in the comments. 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. We all cheer, and everyone feels great.
This is not an ad. (I delete the ads.) If you talk more about the people involved than thethings, you’ll be fine.
It’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other.
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pamela Gould says
Well, I must admit that I have a non-traditional view of commercialized mothers’ day. I also don’t celebrate those other days like most people.
Somehow there is this attitude out there, wh/ I have heard people express, that only mothers can have this glorified completeness. I believe lots of people know & feel unconditional love.
I would rather enjoy, share, whoop & holler about a terrific Thursday, the sunrise that came w/ pink fingers across the sky, eating in the meadow for absolutely no particular reason, a sleeping kitten in the middle of fresh laundry, walking knee-deep in snow out to get the mail. There is no end to the days I want to celebrate.
To me, that’s my mama’s day.
Becky McCray says
Pamela, I love your emphasis on celebrating every day. Cheers to you!
Sheila Scarborough says
Well, I’m excited that you and I and Leslie McLellan were together at the SOBCon business conference in Chicago, to plan world domination together. :)
I also did a presentation for National Travel & Tourism Week for some Virginia tourism folks, and the stage was set in the middle of the Potomac Mills outlet mall outside Washington, DC. I thought it would be distracting (all those determined mall-walkers going by!) but it turned out just fine. It’s a confidence-builder to learn to speak in any venue they throw at you….
Becky McCray says
Sheila, it’s always great to get together with you and Leslie. And cheers on your mad speaking skillz!
Tom Sliker says
Hello Becky and the Small Biz Survival community. I just wanted to take a moment to “brag” about my company, Broadstreet Consulting. We are located in a town of 900 people with 1 traffic light, and we provide Web development and consulting to a number of small businesses in our area. I am so excited to be a part a small community that has businesses that are future-oriented and taking advantage of Web technologies to compete globally.
Until recently this was a part-time venture but recently I quite my “day job” to pursue my passion full-time, to help small businesses, particularly those in rural communities, to grow their business using Web technologies. A couple success stories are on the front page of my website, www. BroadstreetConsulting.net.
Thanks for all you do– I really do appreciate it – you are making a difference.
Becky McCray says
Tom, congratulations on taking the leap to pursue your passion! I’m glad you’re helping small town businesses connect to the global marketplace.