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Posts by Willie_Matis

If you could ask a stranger one quest...

If you could ask a stranger one question… what would it be?

So I have this card game on my desk… What, How, Where. Pick a what, pick a how, and pick a where. Hoping this would spark some thought, I played this morning, and here is what I received. Thought it may be difficult to write a blog about this as I may come out sounding […]

#ThankfulThursday

#ThankfulThursday

I’m taking a keyword from Steven Shattuck’s blog post about #GivingTuesday… but I changed it a bit from #ThankINGThursday to #ThankfulThursday, so that makes it okay, right? He brought great insight about one thing that fundraisers simply do not do well right now… retain donors. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying ALL fundraisers are bad […]

Ray Allen Teaches Us A Lesson

Ray Allen Teaches Us A Lesson

Athletes and celebrities hold a certain amount if power or carry a certain amount of Klout if you will in the online space. They attract so much attention that whenever they post, they will immediately get blasted by haters or retweeted like crazy by fans. So whenever a celebrity uses social media to educate, I […]

MY FIRST POST REVISITED: Advocacy is ...

MY FIRST POST REVISITED: Advocacy is needed for all things in life.

Wow. I just took a look back to February 2, 2011 – the very first post that happened right here. What’s weird is that my quote of the day outside of my cubicle is from Henry David Thoreau: Have you ever looked back at where you started and thought about how things may have changed? […]

Listening and Failing Fast

Listening and Failing Fast

Last week was a fantastic week at Lake Cumberland. Wake up, go fishing, eat breakfast, do absolutely nothing, watch Dig ski, hang in the water, drink a Miller, and fall asleep at 10pm.  Absolutely fantastic.  A vacation was much needed. I would suggest this for anyone, and my suggestion extends to… TAKE AN ACTUAL VACATION. […]

Do you have a personal mission statem...

Do you have a personal mission statement?

Well, do ya punk? I’m fairly certain that Clint Eastwood has one.  And, I’ve seen a few others online talking about their personal statements.  The other day while skimming the Twitterverse, I saw Sara Croft post about this. Naturally it turned to tweets back and forths and then into emails back and forth. The one […]

The End of Q1 – What has been a...

The End of Q1 – What has been accomplished?

It’s the last day of March, and this means that we are heading into the 2nd quarter of the year.  Unreal how fast time flies. One of the biggest things that I’ve learned from Quarter 1 is the importance of not having too many things on your plate.  Toward the end of last year, I […]

Your Virtual First Impression

Your Virtual First Impression

Getting ready to head up to the alma mater tonight and tomorrow for the Wabash Entrepreneur Summit. In gearing up for this, I have learned at least one thing… typing out E-N-T-R-E-P-R-E-N-E-U-R takes me longer than typing out any other word. (So many E’s) But, I have also learned that I do have a firm […]

Finding a Voice online – and th...

Finding a Voice online – and then keeping it?

The most powerful thing about social media is that you are able to portray yourself in exactly the light that you would like to. For pessimists – you are thinking of the Catfish out there. People pretending to be someone that they are NOT at all. For optimists – you are thinking of the celebrities […]

Does blogging help anything?

Does blogging help anything?

While heading to the Russ Reid conference and as I was sitting on my first flight to California, I had a thought. First of all, the family sitting in front of us on the plane is great.  They are making me flashback to the times when my 4 brothers and I could not sit still […]