Archives For March 2011

If Content is King then your face is the prince.

Doesn’t really have a catchy ring to it, but do not underestimate the value of people seeing your face. In a fast paced society, news happens every second of everyday. And for that news to remain relevant it has to fight hard to stay at the top. In the twitter world, information travels at the speed of a refresh and often has a shelf life of about 2 minutes.

So how does your content become King of the world? It has to have a face behind it.

Let’s talk a little bit more about twitter avatars:

 

What is your strategy for following your twitter stream?

*kyle

 

Often times I talk about how 20 somethings need mentors and the desperate search for mentors. But there is an aspect of mentoring and 20 somethings that seems to get left out. The aspect that is missing is the 20 somethings themselves.

I think the biggest barrier that separates potential mentors and mentee’s (no matter the age) is both individuals do not think they have anything to offer to one another.

Simply put, this is not true.

The discussion that took place last week around the subject of 20 Somethings and the Relevance of Christian Conferences was a healthy one indeed. It provided a lot of people the chance to express their thoughts, feelings, and most importantly their ideas. But sometimes the mentor takes the beating (in the discussion last week it was conferences) when the mentee is the ones to blame.

20 Somethings it is time to stop…

Making excuses
Wasting time
Looking for answers
Talking
Feeling sorry for ourselves

20 Somethings it is time to start…

Taking challenges
Devoting time to task

Asking for help
Listening
Caring for those that cannot care for themselves

Can it be this black and white? Yes, I think it can.

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Sometimes, when I become obsessed with a CD, I listen to it 2 or 3 times a day for about 3 weeks. I have a problem. I did that with Future of Forestry’s Travel EP’s and Hillsong United’s Aftermath. Well I have a new obsession in my life, and that is the beautiful tones of a band named Eisley.

I have always heard about Eisley but for some reason never gave them a listen. Probably because I was lazy, but it took prodding from my friend Zack Moody to check out their new stuff and man was I blown away. From the first track until the end I was captivated by their sound, voices, and way of making music that has emotion.

Oh man do I love Eisley. And I think you will as well.

Stop everything and listen to this right now while you work.

Buy it right now here

How do you miss a layup? By assuming that it is easy.

There is nothing more embaracing then messing something up that is suppose to be easy. Just ask anyone who has failed. They know what it means to have gone into a situation thinking nothing could go wrong only to walk away with their head held low. Failure has a way of humbling us, but it also has a way of showing us that nothing is easy.

In life I have had what I often call “layups.” Situations that seemed so basic and easy that I could not miss or mess up. On the surface everything looks great, but below the surface awaits pain, frustration and confusion. Because missing a layup produces all kinds of questions and responses.

  • What happened?
  • It seemed so easy?
  • Did it slip out of my hands?
  • What distracted me?
  • Why did I take my eye off of the goal?

I think layups cause us to relax. They cause us to think something is going to be easy. But as we all know, life is not easy. Life is not filled with layups and wide open lanes to drive through. Life is messy, life is not what is expected. Life is not a layup.

But it is okay that life is not a layup. It is okay that we mess up the “easy” things in life. Because in those moments we move from our own dependance to a place of reliance on God.

Have you ever gone into a situation expecting a layup when it was really a half court prayer?

*kyle

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Sunday provides us a day to relax, reflect, and refuel. On Sunday’s I like to sit back and ask a couple of questions. Maybe it sounds a little like those awkward games you play with people you do not know so that you can get to know each other better.

Lets just call it Question(s) for You.

1) Have you had the Starbucks tribute blend? Thoughts

2) What was your favorite toy to play with as a kid?

3) What browser do you use? Chrome, FireFox, Safari…please do not say Internet Explorer?

Answer them all or just one….these are Questions for You.

*Kyle

Resources, Resources, Resources!
Thats what this series is all about. Spreading knowledge around. So feel free to add your own links in the blog comments for others to check out, enjoy, and learn from.

Here are 4 sites I check daily:

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