I’m a firm believer that whatever happens to us, happens for a reason. We have a purpose. And, if you find your purpose, it will guide you through anything.
I recently took an Uber to a friend’s wedding in September. My driver started talking about her family, specifically her son’s wife who she claimed, ‘wore the pants in the family.’ She then stated, ‘It’s his job, he knew what he was getting into… happy wife, happy life.’ I grew silent. Suddenly, I was confronted by the very thing that kept me trapped for years.
I had major knee surgery 10 days ago. After the fourth knee surgery - with this being my third ACL surgery - it never ceases to be a huge pain in the rear.
Fortunately, there are a few things that have helped me begin to heal - physically, mentally and emotionally.
Preparation & Due Diligence: It started with my original visit to a specialist in April, only to give me a range of x-rays and to tell me I have severe arthritis in my knees and they’d like to go in and clean my left knee out.
They say that behind every strong man, there’s an even stronger woman. I firmly believe that, and my relationship with my wife reinforces that belief.
Of most of the things I’ve learned from her, some might wonder… well, didn’t you learn that early on? Maybe, maybe not. It’s easy to say to someone, be this or be that, but to actually help them achieve it is quite another. What I can say for certain is that if it didn’t sink in before, it did now. And what I am still learning, well, I’m a work in progress.
Here’s some of the things I’ve learned…
The fall season has arrived, which means one thing and that’s football! I played the game for 13 seasons – from the fall of 1988 through the fall of 2000.
I love football because it’s about teamwork. It’s truly a game of inches. If you’re a split second too soon or too late, it’s the difference between a touchdown and a pick six.
September 1999. I was a junior at King’s College in Northeast PA. I was doing what typical college students do – studying, playing football and working part-time for retail company, Wal-Mart. I had to leave in late 2000 to recover from a serious knee injury, but after graduation and a brief stint in PR, I went back to Wal-Mart as a full-time temp associate in late 2001.
Talk of rapid growth in the company was in full swing. The management training program needed associates to fill assistant manager positions within the company. In January 2002, I interviewed for a position in the program. I recall the District Manager inquiring, “So, you want to be an assistant manager?”
I really like the convenience of Facebook timing tool, currently available for Facebook business pages. But it's a little tricky, at times, for the content to appear optimally. For example, if you share a link and the link preview does not show a picture associated with the post, it’s recommended that you find a picture to accompany it. However, you will want to make sure that photo is sized correctly so that it looks proper when displayed in the news feed.
A link could also appear without text below it (the meta description). Not only does that look unsightly, the reader does not have a preview of what the post is about – both unappealing, which ultimately contribute to lower readership. Also, what looks good on a computer, might not look the same on a mobile device – and visa versa. It’s critical to take the time to optimize the content for both.
These details sound overwhelming? Don’t worry, it’s not that bad. Fortunately, I’ve created a handy guide to help you navigate the tool.
Click here to download the free guide and learn how to natively time content in Facebook.
There are many ‘oopsies’ that can happen in business - double booking appointments, forgetting about a meeting, putting an extra ‘0’ on the end of a client’s invoice – to name a few. These are all honest mistakes and I’m sure they happen more often than I’d like to believe.
Then, there’s just plain stupidity. That’s where I come in and I’m willing to take the fall on this one.
I love this time of year! Even though college football has a brief hiatus, the anticipation builds for the holidays. Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror - and Christmas & 2016 are fast approaching. A time for giving, and a time to start anew.
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