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My New Book is Here: Order Hope Runs this Week for $150 in Bonuses & $1,000 in Prizes!

My new book, Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan Boy, A Story of Redemption, is here! And if you order this week you'll get not only $150 in freebies, but you'll also be entered to win over $1,000 in prizes. (Just keep reading...) The book, as I've said, is not the book many folks expected me to write. It's not a book about business, productivity, or technology book. Not at all. Hope Runs is a joint memoir with my Kenyan foster son, … [Continue Reading...]

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How to Make Life Better Right Where You Are

Every time I listen to music I like while I work, I think of my old work colleague and friend, @mutgoff. Maggie was already at Twitter when I started in 2009, moving and shaking and doing cool stuff. One day, at some point during the years we worked together, she sent an email to employees sharing a simple, special experience she had had that day. Here's what happened to her: In the middle of an otherwise busy work-day, she plugged in … [Continue Reading...]

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Do You Have a Confident Heart?

I'm a huge fan of devotionals, and throughout the course of each year I work through a few different ones during my morning routine -- which I call my PRESENT time. (See here for a full outline of what I do each morning.) So when I heard that bestselling author Renee Swope had released a new devotional to accompany her book, A Confident Heart, I was thrilled. After connecting with Renee through a friend last year and first hearing her story, I … [Continue Reading...]

"Hope Runs"  Nyeri, Kenya.  May 12 and 13, 2007.

Win a Copy of My New Book!

As I shouted yesterday, Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan Boy, A Story of Redemption, is here! If you order the book this week you'll get $150 in freebies and be entered to win $1,000 in prizes. Check out the details here. But if you want to win a copy (I'm giving away five), do one or more of the following things. Leave 1 comment on this post for every item you do. Like this blog post on Facebook. Tweet this blog post using … [Continue Reading...]

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On Happiness

I think we like to complicate things when it is really quite simple; find what it is that makes you happy and who it is that makes you happy and you're set. promise. image credit … [Continue...]

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How to Increase Your Google Page Rank (Rule #1: Don’t Talk About Increasing Your Google Page Rank)

The first rule of Increasing Your Google Page Rank is Not to Talk About Increasing Your Google Page Rank. Let me back up. I have a lot of websites I dabble on/manage/own/open to grin at. I have a passive life goal to increase my google page rank on such sites. Alas, I do absolutely nothing to … [Continue...]

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Best Links of the Week

This week was no slow week on the interwebs, and the plethora of inspiring, absurd, maddening, informative articles and videos I came across was, as usual, dizzying. Here are some of the best: It Is As You Choose It To Be: A powerful post from Michael Hyatt sure to make you think. Five … [Continue...]

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Craig Newmark Thinks He’s Lady Gaga

I told you I'd be heading back to the Social Media for Nonprofits Conference, and I didn't lie. Last Friday in San Francisco I had the pleasure to share the stage in a moderated fireside chat with Craigslist's own Craig Newmark. Craig was a huge support to me in writing Twitter for Good, and was … [Continue...]

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Idea: Take a Picture of My Book & I Do Nothing

I've been working hard to think of creative ways to get people to read Twitter for Good. And I'm pretty darn sure I've found the holy grail (of ideas). You are surely soon to agree that the incredible idea I have come up with (and am about to tell you about!) is going to change your life, and mine. … [Continue...]

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My Favorite Things

If you've noticed, there's been a remodel of sorts around these parts. Thanks to @AmyLynnAndrews, I have learned the joy of Genesis Theme, and this website now looks a wee bit different better. In efforts to clean up the inside and the outside, I've been working to update some of the content on … [Continue...]

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How to Eat An Elephant

Maybe you've heard the story about how it's hard to eat an elephant. Although I don't personally know (not having eaten elephants much in my time), I would imagine as much. Tough meat. Big guy. Etc. Given how hard it is to complete the monumental task, the only way to do it (according to those … [Continue...]

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Best of the Interwebs (Links)

Here are some of the best links on the interwebs this week you may (or may not) have missed. Enjoy, share, and try to disconnect from the web on Sunday (if you can). 24 hours offline every week does a body good. Seriously;) Never Waste a Good Crisis: An excellent read from the formidable (and … [Continue...]

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Religious Hashtags on Twitter?

While in Nashville this week, I learned this trick from @jonacuff, master of all the things. The trick (in case you were confused) is called "write a tweet on a scrap of paper and then take a picture of the scrap of paper and then tweet the picture." It's very meta. So, answers? If you … [Continue...]