A Bodey in Motion

Building momentum, one step at a time

Quick Hits of the Week

  • Last week, Dan Miller and his son Jared released their new book, Wisdom Meets Passion. The need for passion was a big thing for me to get my head around. See, I don’t hate doing my job, but I don’t have a passion for it. When I sought out purpose in it, I couldn’t easily lay my hands on it. Nothing about it moves me or frustrates me. I can’t see myself ever leading there. I realized I needed something more, and I began moving towards work that I could celebrate. I’m looking forward to getting this book and reading through it. Jared seems like a remarkable young man with a fresh voice that will only add to his father’s already impressive insights.

Is there something valuable or important or cool or funny or weird or awesome out there I missed this week? I can’t hit it all, but you should let me know about it by dropping me a line or sharing it in the comments below! I’d appreciate the heads up. Leave your replacement game suggestions in the comments, too.

September 6, 2012 Posted by | Quick Hits and Links | , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Quick Hits of the Week

Quick Hits of the Week

  • When economic times are tough, the people we elect as leaders should work to encourage enterprise. Every law or rule should be reviewed and the ones that limit entrepreneurial activity should be removed, or at least deferred. The last thing a local government should be doing is adding more legislation and requiring more permits. It happens all too often. We, as the governed, should be very careful in how we allow our leaders to stifle business activity. Those burdens often land hardest on the poorest among us.
  • It’s been said that English “mugs other languages in dark alleys and rifles their pockets for loose vocabulary.” Here are fourteen words that might be next, if they’re not careful.
  • Apparently, adding a calorie count to menu items doesn’t automatically change people’s eating habits. It isn’t a bad thing that people exercise their freedom to live and eat how they choose. See, we’re not truly free unless we’re free to be wrong (and to endure the consequences). However, that doesn’t negate the benefit of more transparency. In this case, it really is in a restaurants’ best interest that their customers be informed about the dishes they’re offered.
  • Speaking of customer service, it appears that some South Carolina lawmakers have forgotten that state agencies are in the business of serving people, too. Honestly, some of our elected leaders will make anything into political fodder for the sake of a headline.

January 19, 2012 Posted by | Quick Hits and Links | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Quick Hits of the Week