@jeremygutsche from @trendhunter knows what’s #trending

Jeremy Gutsche Keynote at Canada eConnect Conf...

Companies and individuals alike are often looking for the latest trend.

The smartest of the smart are looking to set themselves apart from the rest. It’s easy to be consumed by all of today’s trends, attempting to discover the next ‘new thing’ before everyone else.

Jeremy Gutsche and his team at TrendHunter.com have been recognized as being ‘in the know’ when it comes to identifying the areas companies should place their focus when creating an innovative marketing strategy.

In order to become relevant within their own industry, companies should be open to creating their own path.

Great advice.

#DesmondBryant mugshot… #ImJustSayin! Look at that neck!!

This past Sunday, Desmond Bryant, who plays for the Oakland Raiders, was charged with criminal mischief. He had a few drinks, went to a neighbour’s house and yada, yada, yada, he ended up arrested.

Here are pictures of him. One where he’s looking stunning at a game and the other looking…stunned.

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People are talking about how it’s the worst mug shot ever (and believe me, I’m not fighting anyone on that) but the real question is…where is his shirt?? Here’s a big piece of mens walking around town shirtless? That should have been the indication that something was going down. 

Forget that he apparently has a 100-year old tree trunk for a neck and an inability to close his mouth due to an enlarged tongue.  I’m saying, where in the world is his shirt?  Did it bust off of him like the hulk?  Who knows. 

I love a tasty beverage but I want to believe some people shouldn’t drink if it causes your tongue and neck to swell like the Grinches heart and you to get so hot you blast out of your shirt….I’m just saying.

#ClassicCartoon flashback – COPS

I have to do this. The other day I was having lunch with some co-workers (some who were easily 10 years younger than me) and as we were talking about good cartoons I mentioned Cops. You would think I stuck carrot sticks in my ears to the way they were looking at me. One of the guys said ‘you mean cops as in bad boy bad boy…’ and then they proceeded to make light of the situation treating me like I was losing my mind.

Word to the wise, always keep an open mind as it’s possible that someone else knows what they are talking about. This is for my Nay Sayer co-workers.

Enjoy this episode of COPS the cartoon!

@KidsCanPress I think you’ll like The Alphabet Race – It’s for the Kiddies! Please Share!

I’ve been writing stories for my loved ones. Specifically the children in my life. Through family and friends there are nine kids that I hold dear to my heart!

I’ve written most of them their own story that is solely about and dedicated to them.

I’m a huge advocate of educating our children and encouraging them to want the best for themselves. I often tell them “in life, an education is the one thing that no one can take from you. It’s the one thing that’s truly your own. Knowledge is forever.”

I wrote another story last week and would like to share it with you and hopefully you can share it with your children.

My goal is to get my books published and though I’m sharing this one with the world and opening myself to risk, I trust in God that all will work as it should.

I welcome all and any feedback!

The Alphabet Race 

In alphabet city a race occurs,

it’s an annual event.

The letters of the alphabet get ready,

they gather under a tent.

It takes months of practice and training,

to get ready for this big day.

Bending, curving and straightening,

preparing to make their way.

The letters line up and take their place,

standing side by side.

The lowercase letters show their support,

by cheering on the sideline.

The countdown begins and the crowd gets ready,

to see who will take the lead.

Every year it ends the same.

It’s just the way it will always be.

“3…2…1 go!” and the race begins.

Though they all know the outcome, they still wonder ‘who will win’

‘A’ jumps out ahead with the lead

‘B’ is close behind

‘C’ follows confident in third

‘D’ is determined to remain in line

‘E’ effortlessly coasts up to the others

‘F’ forges ahead

‘G’ gallops straight down middle

‘H’ hops down the path instead

‘I’ insists he’s going to win

‘J’ juggles as she turns up the speed

‘K’ kindly lets the others pass by him

‘L’ laughs trying to take the lead

‘M’ moves out in front of the pack

‘N’ never breaks her stride

‘O’ opens his bottle of water for a sip

‘P’ pauses; her shoes need to be re-tied

‘Q’ quietly coasts closer to the front

‘R’ runs up faster, making perfect time

‘S’ slithers along the winding path

‘T’ trots to the front of the line

‘U’ jogs under an umbrella

‘V’ runs playing a violin

‘W’ walks quickly to the front of the pack

‘X’ plays the xylophone, believing he will win

‘Y’ is yodeling as she skips and jumps, going around the bend

Z’ zips by in record time…everyone is waiting at end.

The race is finally over

Each letter is out of breath

The judges look at the clock

To check which time was best

‘It’s official.. .’ said one of the judges

‘We have the final list.’

‘All the letters are winners!’

He exclaimed holding the paper in his fist.

‘We need them all to read and write.

They each have an important role’

Everyone cheered when they heard the great news,

They would all be awarded with a medal of gold.

Another year, another race

Let the party begin!

If you know the alphabet song,

All together let us sing…

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z …next time wont you sing with me.

@unmarketing breaks it down #Keepgoing until we stop

I have to share this great message presented by Scott Stratten, President of UnMarketing.  What resonated with me the most was when he said, “Being a big deal isn’t a big deal if we’re not a big deal to the people we care about”. Those words are profound.

It’s amazing how we, as humans, have been in existence since the beginning of time and we still strive to find balance in our lives.  I know there are people who have managed to establish a balance in their lives but I’m certain many dues were paid to get to that point of enlightenment.

Thank you Scott for sharing your time and helping others to gain this knowledge through your personal experiences.

This Tedx talk is worth every minute.