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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 82 :: monday bliss: national puppy day

23 Mar

It’s a Monday. But if ever there were a day to talk bliss it’s this: National Puppy Day!

In order to properly celebrate I resurrect the cutest puppy photo I ever took:

This puppy has turned into the craziest little dog ever …but the most loving creatue I’ve ever met. And… well…energetic too.Today was also a celebration of someone I never knew: Emmy Noether. Google told me so, with the illustration that greeted me all day long above the search bar. I did a little research and it seems Emmy was pretty amazing. Einstein thought so, and well, I don’t know how you get a better reference than that.

“In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians,” penned the great man (Einstein), “Fräulein Noether was the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began.”

Speaking of mathematicians…. Today also had me “Raven” about an NFL play who is a mathematician. This is exactly what the NFL needs to bliss out their reputation if you want to know my humble marketing opinion. (Besides, I am done with basketball. My bracket is broken. Go Pats!)

All this aside, the biggest bliss moment of the day was this: an empty email in-box. I cleaned it out. Zero pending emails. It may only last for 3.5 seconds but man it feels good!

Even more blissful than puppies.

More tomorrow.
#lovemoredomore
Jamie

  {what brought you bliss today?}
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BLOG – GIFT DAY 322 a month of inspiration :: words to live by and cute puppies

18 Nov

Today, in my month-long nod to inspiration, I share a little email and some bonus cute puppy oohs and aahs. 

But first…
My life revolves around email. It’s hard for my days not to be tied to email since it’s everywhere, right? Phone, iPad, computer.

So I find this post from Brain Pickings inspiring. David Ogilvy’s rules for writing memos back in the day. I think it can almost be applied to email.

For instance:

“If you want ACTION, don’t write. Go and tell the guy what you want.”

And:

“Never send a letter or a memo on the day you write it. Read it aloud the next morning — and then edit it.”

I am probably guilty of breaking both the above examples.  Nonetheless, they are words to live by, even electronic ones.

And finally, a little inspiration to wooo your heart.  
If you like babies and puppies and need an “ah, cute!” moment definitely check this out.  It’s full of inspiration! 

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless!}
Jamie

{what makes you ooh and aah?}

DAY 4: temptation lurks

4 Jan

Powerful messages are everywhere. And, since I love to follow other people’s marketing (good and bad examples) I subscribe to way too many emails.

Here is a very short list of “my friends” who send me emails almost every morning (around 3:30 am usually):

Gilt
Rue La LA
Nomorerack
Restoration Hardware
Groupon
Pottery Barn
Horchow
Frontgate
Lowes
Macy’s
Coldwater Creek
Overstock
Ann Taylor
JC Penney
Athleta
Dell
Title Nine
Living Social
Daily Grommet
Daily Candy
West Elm
Apple

Ah, temptation! The Promise 365 has me running and saying no … but at the same time I am finding it hard to look away. Which is just a mild form of self inflicted torture.

It is sort of like sitting at the head of the table for Thanksgiving dinner and saying “no, not eating today”.  My inner child screams: “If you weren’t planning on eating, you should have gotten up from the table already instead of drooling all over the pumpkin pie!”

Dilemma: I would love to delete my membership from every temptuous email just so I don’t have to think about buying anything over these next 361 days.

But I can’t. I want to know what’s out there, I don’t want to fall behind on any possible trend, cool new promotion or marketing program.

And that makes me wonder… is it a sign of weakness that I can’t unsubscribe?

Or, maybe it’s a sign of strength if I can make it through the entire year not buying frivolously and still read these messages from “my friends” every day.

To delete or not to delete. That is the question.

What would you do?

 

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