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Book Review: Crush It!

Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuck
For those who are fairly new to the idea of making money using social media, this book is an excellent tutorial. The author uses his story to help inspire you to cash in on your passion. 
If you are looking for a "checklist" of how to make money on the internet, this probably isn't the book you are looking for. However, in appendix A he has a checklist. His list is 21 steps long.  Let me give you the abbreviated version:
- Identify your passion - Start a blog and write at least 50 blog entries  - Personal branding - Get a web site, twitter account, FB account, etc. with your personal brand name - Get professional help where you need it.  - Post lots of useful/free content - Connect with others who have similar interests. Post/reply/respond - Once your personal brand has gained sufficient attention and stickiness, then reach out to advertisers and monetize your brand. 
Seems easy, but the real hard part is doing the work to generate content. C…

10 Rules of Dieting

Here are my 10 rules of dieting.  I'm not a dieting expert, so take them for what they are worth.   

Rule #1:  Eat less and exercise more (If you do nothing else, simply apply this one rule)

Rule #2:  Don't drink your calories (as a corollary to this rule, remember that aspartame is NOT your friend) 

Rule #3:  Before you eat anything chant the following:  "Less sugar, less salt, less fat."  

Rule #4:  Eat more veggies, more fruits and more whole grains. 

Rule #5:  Think twice before eating anything made of white flour.  (Remember, the whiter the bread, the sooner your dead.)

Rule #6:  Drink more water (how much more?  Who knows, just drink more water) 

Rule #7:   Don't eat after 8pm.  (This one rule would save most of us) 

Rule #8:  If you can prepare the food for consumption and leave it on the counter at room temperature for three days and it is still edible, then don't eat it in the first place.

Rule #9:  Never eat anything with packaging that weighs more than the …

What I Have Learned about Searching for Employment

Ok, so you just got fired, laid off, let go, canned or simply quit you job.  What now?

First,  take a couple of days off mentally before you begin your job search.  You need a rest.  You have a lot of emotions that you need to deal with.  Take some time and seriously ponder what you want to do.  This is a great time for you to re-invent yourself.  What do you want to become?  Go on a long walk.  Have discussions with your spouse/significant other and your trusted mentors about the new direction you want to take in your life.  Decide on a course of action and prepare yourself to pursue it with all of your energy.

Make two lists.  On list #1 write down all of the ways that your previous employer screwed you over and made your life miserable.  Make sure you write down all the bad things you can think of about all the people you used to work with, particularly your boss.  Now, make list #2 and include all the things you learned from you past employment.  Include the job skills you obtain…