Introducing: RecomMONDAYtions


Welcome to the first issue of RecomMONDAYtions

Starting right here, right now, I will serve you a fresh-from-the-oven selection of recommendations — sites to visit, podcasts to hear, videos to watch, resources to try, and more — every MONDAY morning. 

RecomMONDAYtions will be similar to the Monday Mash-Up — which I’m retiring after 10+ years — with better organization and more recommendations. 

Dig in and enjoy…

Top RecomMONDAYtion
Build a Network that Works

Virginia Muzquiz is a master connector who knows how to network productively and profitably.

She’ll reveal her secrets in this free masterclass.

Four sessions to choose from: May 29, 1pm-3pm CT; May 31, 11am-1pm CT; June 2, 8-10am CT; June 5,-4pm CT. 

Details and registration here


📰 “Remembering the Meaning of Memorial Day”
Thanks to Dave Dee for recommending this article to me. It reminds us that Memorial Day is not really about backyard BBQs and the unofficial start of summer. It has a much deeper, important meaning.


🧠 Pick My Brain: Community Event
(Thursday, June 1 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET)
Smart passionate people from all around the world together to meet, greet, connect, share ideas, solve world problems, and unlock new opportunities.

🤝 Summits That Don’t Suck Info Session
(Wednesday, May 31, 5:00 PM ET)
Michael Whitehouse runs awesome online summits. Want to learn how a summit can help you grow your business and how to host one without lifting a finger? Attend this session.


📡 Tim Ferriss Show (Guest: Seth Godin)
I listened once and then hit replay and listened again. Discussed in this episode: The pursuit of meaning, The life-changing power of choosing your attitude, overcoming rejection, life lessons from Zig Ziglar, and committing to making positive change

📡 Cal Fussman (Guest: Jim Kwik)
An old episode of Cal Fussman’s “Big Questions” with Jim Kwik who teaches mere mortals how to turn memory into a superpower.


🤣 How to Avoid an Advertising Dumpster Fire
Monday Mash-Up readers know how much I love the Marketoonist — because he delivers valuable business lessons via hilarious cartoons. Here’s one that reminds us: “Where an ad appears can sometimes communicate more than the ad itself.”


🙂 “Profitable Happiness” by Dr. Pelè
Here’s what I wrote on Amazon after reading Profitable Happiness: The 5 Key Habits of a High-Performance Organization…

“I love this book. Dr. Pelè drew me in immediately with the opening story and continued to deliver chapter after chapter. This is a valuable — and entertaining — resource for any business leader who wants to build a productive and engaged team. Dr. Pelè reminds us that success doesn’t breed happiness. It’s the other way around. Happiness breeds success. And leaders who follow Dr. Pelè’s lead will have happier employees and, as a result, more successful businesses.”

Quote to Ponder

❝ Most people erroneously believe that happiness is an emotion we must wait to experience when certain conditions are met, when in fact, it is more akin to a skill that can be developed. ❞

– Dr. Pelè from Profitable Happiness

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Tom Ruwitch

Tom Ruwitch is the founder and CEO of Story Power Marketing. For more than 30 years, he has helped businesses grow by delivering powerful stories using a variety of different media.