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, Todd Ordal, Steve Keating, Lolly Daskal, and Kate Nasser.
“My first job out of college sucked the soul out of me. My degree turned out to be more of a coupon with an expiration date than a ticket to a fulfilled life. I didn’t prosper on any level, and it began to affect my mental health. I had thoughts of suicide because if this was as good as it got, I didn’t need to suffer through the pain of living a crappy life.
After all, when an animal was in pain or suffering on our Wyoming ranch, my dad brought out his Remington 30.06 rifle and put the miserable beast out of its misery. So, likewise, I needed someone to put me out of my misery; it took a while to realize that the ‘someone’ would need to be me.”
“I pulled into the burger joint drive-thru with three cars ahead of me and sat, and sat, and sat. Finally, the guy behind me backed up, so I did too. There was a Chick-fil-A a block away with a long line, but I reluctantly joined it. Those who frequent Chick-fil-A probably know the rest of the story.”
“I think the true key to ultimate long-term success is the will to prepare. Preparing means putting in effort, many times a ton of effort, with no immediate return for those efforts.”
“All leaders have fears, and all fears have solutions. Here are some of the most common fears that hold leaders back from greatness, and ways to begin conquering them:”
“Getting mentored is a huge boost to your career. It accelerates your starting point and prevents some of the gritty pain of learning. Yet many in the workforce overlook the simplest way of getting mentored — asking ingenious questions of experienced colleagues.”
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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