A few weeks ago, the marvelous Lindy West over at Jezebel wrote an excellent post called, “How to be an Atheist without being a dick about it.” As someone who has been the target of my fair share of dickish Atheists in my life, I really appreciated it. However, the behavior of dickish Atheists pales in comparison with some of the behavior of my Christian brothers and sisters. So, dear people, I give you some recommendations on how to be a Christian without being a jerk and turning everyone off to not only Christians, but to Jesus. (I’m going to try to cut back on the language in the event that some Christians who need to hear this are turned off by the swears. Let’s see how I do.)
1) Stop threatening people with hellfire and damnation. Nobody likes it. It achieves approximately nothing so far as spreading the…
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Stop thinking so much–you’re just procrastinating, says Jessica Herrin, founder of WeddingChannel.com and Stella and Dot.
You have to fail your way to success. In entrepreneurship, “there is no easy. There is no shortcut. Never,” said Jessica Herrin, founder of jewelry company Stella and Dot, speaking at the Women Entrepreneurs Rock the World Conference in New York on Thursday.
Herrin, who was named female entrepreneur of the year by Savor the Success, the organization responsible for organizing the conference, told the 500 women in attendance that if starting a company was easy, it wouldn’t be as fulfilling and anyone could do it.
“You are not supposed to pursue something that’s supposed to fall into place over night. If there weren’t hard parts, there would be no value to creating. You have to fail more often if you are going to be successful,” said Herrin, adding that entrepreneurs must fail their way to success through effort and passion.
That means conquering your fears–fears that often manifest in the form of obsessive thinking and planning. In order to really launch a business, entrepreneurs must stop over thinking their ideas and business plans and rather do business, even if it means failing and getting up in the process.
“It’s the doing that makes the business, not the contemplating, the fighting, the thinking, the wondering. Do more. Think less. Not because you don’t think, but because the doing really outweighs it,” Herrin told the audience.
“You can waste a tremendous amount of time doing things that are superfluous to success. That is not business building, that is procrastination, because you are afraid to go do what really matters. How do you get started? Go sell something. Go market something.”
Instead of focusing energy on the obstacles such as raising money and increasing sales, entrepreneurs should focus on how amazing it will be once they scale the obstacles. The key is to avoid becoming jaded, insisted Herrin.
“I will always make sure that life never makes me too jaded, too tired to try,” she said.
-Jana Kasperkevic, (Inc magazine)
Am just in love with this lady’s words.
CREATING AN IDENTITY
-A corporate identity is what enables an organization to be easily recognized.
– The type of corporate identity you choose influences the way your organization is perceived.
-To create an effective corporate identity, you should decide on a central purpose and strategy (a vision and mission),
as well as the image you want to convey.
-If your budget allows, enlist the services of a designer or consultant to create an identity.
-Get the opinions of trusted outsiders before finalising a new logo.
-Having settled on an identity, ensure that the identity is consistent in all of your communication media.
(Heller & Hindle, 2008)
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