IGG Favorite Finds for June
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open. ~Frank Zappa
Today I have the pleasure of introducing a special summer series.
As a blogger I spend a lot of time online reading, researching and just plain exploring. While writing and inspiring others are among my very favorite things to do, I also believe it’s important to be open to the opinions and ideas of others … so when I come across a great article or discover a new site that particularly inspires me I love to share it.
And so it is that I decided to end the month by sharing with you my Favorite Finds for June.
There’s a lot of good stuff here, so I’ve listed the links by category and you may want to bookmark this article or any listing here that looks especially interesting.
Inspiration & Life Lessons
- From Tina Su’s blog Think Simply Now – How to Make Dreams Come True Touching and inspiring story from Tina about the ups and downs she and her husband have experienced making their dreams come true. If you’re on a similar path yourself I’m confident you’ll find some solid encouragement here – I sure did.
- From Then Life Happens is an article by Angela Schaefers with tips about how to inspire positive personal change. Begin With Yes
- From J.D. Meier’s Sources of Insight is a guest post by Chris Grivas co-author of the Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results – Building the Creative Habit
- The “team” at Single Roots provide a not so typical list of ways to make this a summer to remember - 5 Simple Ideas for Making Your Summer Count
- Ann Hood at Real Simple (by way of CNN) shares her insights on letting grudges go. This is a challenging topic because so often we don’t even realize that we’ve been hanging on to a grudge! Mending Fences and Letting Grudges Go
- I am hooked on Jarett Bellini’s weekly CNN column Apparently This Matters. Jarett has that rare talent of being able to find irony and humor in even the most mundane. In fact I like his stuff so much I couldn’t make up my mind which of his latest two articles to link to so they’re both here. Paging Dr. Mario and The Joyful Lives of Morning People
- The 22 Words website is filled with “curious, cute, comical, crazy” thought provoking stuff … here is A Logical Defensive of Lateness.
- From one of my favorite blogs, Men With Pens is You’re an Idiot and You Should Embrace It. You make mistakes, I make mistakes, we ALL make mistakes … and yet we burn up a lot of energy worrying about exposing ourselves as “idiots” … it’s all about that negative self-talk that occasionally plagues us all.
- How to Succeed by Seth Godin – little tongue in cheek advice from the master marketer himself, who proclaims most of the things on this list don’t work … you’ll get the point anyway.
- A little note from Chris Farrell . I’ve been a fan of Chris Farrell since I started blogging. Anyone who knows him will agree that he’s one of the most honest, decent guys on the web. I decided to included his latest “little note” after coming across a whole new batch of “get rich quick” messages in my Facebook news feed. Chris always tells it like it is so his advice here isn’t going to make anyone rich quick but it is truthful, inspiring and encouraing.
- Great advice on the value of streamling from Chris Brogan – Pick a Badge
Change the World
- I don’t know about you, but I believe we should be doing a lot more to support our returning veterans, so I was happy to learn about Operation Freedom Paws from CNN Reporter Christie O’Reilly in her article Man’s Best Friend Helping War Veterans
- From the team at Oprah.com comes a terrific list of ways anyone can make a difference in the world for a very small investment. 16 Ways to Make an Incredible Impact with $15
Just Because this is SO creative!
- From the folks at Art of Manliness comes How to Use a (Busted) Cell Phone to Meet 5 Basic Survival Needs. Hey, you never know when some off the wall tid bit of information might just help you out one day, huh? Kind of made me want to disassemble my cell just to try it out – if I hadn’t already donated all my old cells to charity I’d definitely have given this a try!
I hope you enjoy this new series! I plan to continue this summer series through August with a new collection of Favorite Finds to be published the last Thursday of the month.
Even more news!
I’ve posted a few book reviews here at IGG but I plan to share a bit more with you in the future – including interviews with some of the authors. I’m really excited to be able to share with you that the first author interview will be a week from today (July 5th) with Anne Lyken-Garner. Anne is a regular commenter here at IGG and hosts her own blog Build Confidence. She has also recently published her memoir Sunday’s Child which will just take your breath away. I promise it’s an article you won’t want to miss.
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