What tickles my fancy is challenging myself to do something different. Stretch my imagination. Push myself out of my comfort zone. This gives me something worth writing about. So, I’m breaking the rules. Going against marketing advice. Choosing myself. I’m going to blog here for 20 consecutive business days in the entire month of February. To celebrate the month of “Purification.” [According to Wikipedia the Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which means purification.]
So, if Wikipedia says it’s true, it must be. Here goes nothing…
Day 19: Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. – Dalai Lama
On day one, I willed one thing. On day two, I found out what people think “PURE” looks like. On day three, I got my friends to play my 12-year-old-ish games finding 4-letter words starting with “P” and ending with “E.” On day four, I helped you find your PURE genius. On day five, I turned a humidifier into art. On day six, we played “I spy.” On Day 7, I shared my favorite book that helped me gain personal freedom and tap into my pure and authentic voice. On day 8, I covered my canvas with pure art. On day 9, I spoke the pure and raw truth on one of my favorite radio shows. On day 10, I shared PURE gold with you (a list of my top 5 favorite podcasters).
On day 11, I revealed 5 things you probably didn’t know about me that might surprise you. On day 12, I found it a pure pleasure to watch and listen to Idol contestant MK Nobilette. On day 13, I threw myself out of my comfort zone and recorded a LIVE video demo helping my community set up an online store in under 10 minutes using Selz. On day 14, I shared my story about some of the most raw and revealing things I’ve overcome in my life on Connected Creatives Podcast with Ozeal DeBastos. On day 15, I differentiated between a fake and real smile. On day 16, I watched one of my favorite movies, a truly clever ’90s flick. On day 17, I seamlessly perfected my photo image with a new app. On day 18, I watched the last season of Breaking Bad and was disappointed Aaron Paul did not win an Emmy.
Today is day 19 of #20DaysOfPurification! Oh em gee, we are in the home stretch, baby! Today I found out about a harsh LinkedIn email that traveled around the Interwebs today and I want to share it with you. Go check it out if you haven’t already read it:
I try not to jump on the “viral” bandwagon for the sake of jumping on the viral bandwagon. What happened I feel is important enough to shine some light on because it’s a good lesson we can all learn from about having “good etiquette,” in general, regardless of whether you’re online or offline.
If there’s a mantra that helps bring me back to center on days I might want to go off on someone, I pull from one of my favorite quotes and don’t allow myself to go there:
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. – Dalai Lama
How would you respond to a purely mean and harsh email like this one that went viral?