Independent business blogs are blogs that aren’t supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don’t need any additional exposure. In this post, every week, I bring you posts of quality from excellent bloggers that don’t get as much publicity.
This week, I’m pointing you to posts by LaRae Quy, Ed Batista, Steve Keating, Jesse Lyn Stoner, and Scott Eblin.
“When I was ten years old, I was riding my black quarter horse and helping my dad cut a horned bull from the cattle herd. The bull suddenly turned, horns first, and charged my horse. I grabbed the saddle horn; my horse pivoted on his back hooves and we got away unharmed. My first attempt was a failure, but I still needed to find a way to get the bull corralled. Nothing grabs our attention like a failure. For me, as a ten-year-old kid, failure meant I was not successful in getting the bull into the corral. Like most people, I defined failure as a lack of success.”
“The versions of ourselves that we typically present to the world–and the versions of others we encounter there–aren’t necessarily false, but they aren’t entirely true, either. We often present a version of ourselves that emphasizes our strength, our health, and our capabilities–the positive attributes that we believe will make a good impression on others and allow us to maintain or improve our standing. In this process we tend to protect our vulnerable spots–we downplay our flaws, we shield our scars, we hide our wounds.”
“People get frustrated with me when I tell them that it’s very likely the greatest obstacle to success they face is themselves.”
“It’s an understatement to say that 2020 has been a stressful year, and it’s likely the holidays will be more difficult than usual.”
“As many of us approach family Thanksgiving gatherings via Zoom, I’ve been thinking about all the perspective shifts I’ve had during this year of the pandemic. I started using the phrase, ‘pandemic perspective shift’, a couple of months ago when I began telling friends, colleagues and clients about my upcoming move from Los Angeles to North Carolina.”
That’s it for this week’s selections from independent business blogs. If you liked this piece you may enjoy my curation posts on this blog. On Fridays you can wrap up your week with “Weekend Leadership Reading” consisting of choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms.
How I Select Posts for this Midweek Review
The five posts I select to share in my Midweek Review of the Independent Business Blogs are picked from a regular review of about sixty blogs I check daily and an additional twenty-five or so that I check occasionally. Here’s how I select the posts you see in this review.
They must be published within the previous week.
They must support the purpose of the blog: to help leaders at all levels do a better job and lead a better life.
They must be from an independent business blog.
As a general rule, I only select posts that stand on their own, no selections from a series.
Also as a general rule, I do not select posts that are either a book review or a book report.
I reserve the right to make exceptions to the above.
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