Day 3211 – Sometimes You Have To Go Through The Storm For The Most Beautiful Places – repost

This time last year, I was enjoying a wonderful vacation with a very dear friend. I wrote this post the first full day there, and I think it’s a good reminder, no matter what you’re going through right now.

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Originally posted 4/26/17
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On my flight from Baltimore to Tampa, we hit some really bad turbulence. The drink orders had just been taken, and the turbulence started. Even the flight attendants had to sit down. We did get drinks eventually, but I would say the turbulence lasted 80% of the 2 hour 20 minutes, flight. Even the landing was a little rough.

I spent most of the flight reading an amazing book (click here to read what it is and how it is changing my life). As we were making our final decent, I realized what I could learn from such a crazy flight. I knew that I was going to an amazingly beautiful place. Having explored a few of the beaches, and having spent time outside on the back patio of friend’s place, I understand why so many folks move here. Even though I didn’t know how great it was before my feet hit the ground, I had an idea of how good it would be. It wasn’t easy getting here. But isn’t that true of the journey to the great places in our lives? Your broken heart leads to your deepest love. Your failed business prepares you for an even better business. Your rough plane right leads to one of the most beautiful places you’ve ever seen.

If you’re stuck on a plane ride that is making you want to throw up, remember that the destination could be more amazing than you’ve dreamed.

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Day 3210 – Immersive Advertising Research

One of the things we’ve started to do is immerse ourselves into the subject we’re trying to create a marketing piece for. If we’re creating a postcard for a Cinco de Mayo postcard, we go out to a Mexican restaurant and eat tacos.

We’re creating a postcard for a summer promotion and decided to get into the summer vibe by going to Rita’s. Funny enough, we ate in the car with the heat on. Hey, that’s what imaginations are for, right?

I have to say, this ice flight is THE greatest idea, thanks Rita’s! I always get the same flavor, so it was fun to try new things. The cotton candy was AWESOME!

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Day 3209 – Perks Of Bret’s Job – Free O’s Tickets!

On Saturday, we were able to attend the Oriole’s game with tickets from Bret’s school. It was so much fun to hang out at the park and with Bret’s students and fellow teachers. Sadly, it wasn’t a win, but all in all a great day! With a really great view!

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Day 3208 – World Book Night – With Some Of My Top Book Recommendations

Y’all know I love to read. I HAVE to read. I will get legitimately down if I don’t read. I have made time for reading in my life. Since today is World Book Night, I wanted to share some of my top recommended books.

All of these links are Amazon Affiliate links. That means if you purchase the book or something else on Amazon after you click on the link, I will get a small percentage. If you’ve been here a while, you know I only ever share links to products, books, etc. that I have personally read, used, and believe in.

Books on Marriage

When Sinners Say “I Do”gave us some amazing advice and really helped prepare us for the journey ahead. The biggest thing that stood out to me is admitting to your spouse “I’m a big fat sinner.” Nearly nine years later and we still say this to each other, especially after a big argument. It basically means realizing that you are not a perfect person, you never will be and come into the marriage totally messed up.

Books on Life

Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths about Aging by Dick Van Dyke was a really fun book. It is read by the author, and in my opinion, the only way to experience this book. I laughed, I cried, and I appreciated my life so much more. He shares great stories about life, marriage, family, and his show business career. He sets a great example of how to live – no matter how old you are. This is a great listen for a road trip!

Books on Work

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World completely changed my life. It helped me to cut the hold of social media on my life. It helped me realize areas I needed to change and have more focus. This is a bit of a heavy read, but worth every minute.

Unmistakable by Srinivas Rao. I stumbled on this book while browsing in the library. It talks about how if we can be Unmistakable, we won’t have to worry about being the best, who can compete with us? It was a great reminder that who I am is unique, and worth being. As soon as I started reading it, I knew it would make an impact, and it did.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less totally changed my life. Even though we were already pretty simplified and minimalists, this book helped me to dig even deeper into simplicity. It helps me to say no to things that need to be said no to.

Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day was a great reminder that work isn’t just about your 9-5 but “any value we create that requires us to spend our time, focus and energy is work, humans, it seems are wired to find satisfaction by adding value through toil.”

Getting There: A Book of Mentors What I loved about this book was the varied fields and methods of work shared. It felt like I sat down with each of these successful people and learned some of their secret tips.

Children’s books

Brontorina by James Howe – A brontosaurus doing ballet is reason enough to read a book, and part of the reason I grabbed this one. But what I found was a story that encouraged chasing your dream, encouraging others to chase their dream, and not putting anyone in a box.

Bad Day at Riverbend by Chris Van Allsburg – As a kid, I loved Two Bad Ants, also written by Chris. I sought out his other books and found this one. It was such a different story line than any other kid’s book I’d read before. This was a really fun read.

Mother Bruce by Ryan Higgins – I love the books that turn what you expect an animal to do and be into something completely different. I especially loved that Bruce ate organic. I am now a super big fan of this series and read each new book when it comes out.

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin – This was so delightfully fun. I laughed very very hard reading this one. I mean, how can you not enjoy a book about dragons who love tacos?

Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians! by Jason Carter Eaton – I picked up this book for the title alone. What I found was a very comical result of a messy room. This is a great book if your kids are having trouble cleaning up.

Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus – I am very patriotic about my US of A. This book was such a great reflection of this great country and I loved all of the elements that came together. There were a few books in my stack of children’s recommends that moved me to tears, this was one of them.

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty – When I first picked up this book, I read the title as Reverse Engineer. Since I’m all about systems, it sounded perfect. Upon reading, I realized my mistake, but I found something better. This book was a great reminder about creating things, failure, and the drive to continue on. This is great for little inventors.

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Day 3207 – Outrageous Multi-Step Marketing Campaigns – New Book From Bill Glazer!!

Years ago, when I was building my wedding photography business, I heard about a book – Outrageous Advertising That’s Outrageously Successful: Created for the 99% of Small Business Owners Who Are Dissatisfied with the Results They Get. I read it and got some great ideas. I knew he was writing another book, I had no idea what it was about but I knew I had to get it.

I finally got my copy this week and I am SO excited to start it! The new book is OUTRAGEOUS Multi-Step Marketing Campaigns That Are Outrageously Successful: Created for the 99% of Business Owners Who Want to Change Their Good Business Into a GREAT Business. I can’t wait to read about the campaigns in the book, especially since Bret and I do lots of campaigns for our real estate investing business. The best part is that all proceeds of this book are going to a help US Vets who have had a stroke. In 2015, Bill suffered a stroke, and it has been amazing to see how far he’s come – from speaking on stage again to writing this book.

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