Monday Mash-Up ~ Vol. 2, Ep. 8

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Recommended Reading
John David Mann’s “How to Write Good” 

John David Mann is the author or co-author of dozens of books I love, including all The Go-Giver books. 

So when I read in this blog post that he was giving away an e-booked called “How to Write (Or At Least Gooder),” I jumped at the chance and got a free copy here.  

I devored the book this weekend and loved every morsel.  

I might read it again next weekend.  

And just in case you think you’re not a writer (and you don’t aspire to be one), don’t worry… 

…This book is loaded with lessons that apply to all walks of life. 

GET A FREE COPY OF “HOW TO WRITE GOOD…”

Recommended Reading
How to Hold Back a River of Lava — Or Not
 

On this day in 1669 Mt. Etna began to erupt. Many who lived on the island of Sicily tried to hold back the lava flow that threatened their homes.  

read the story here, courtesy of HIstory.net. Lots of red-hot business and life lessons in this one. I’ll probably unpack some of them in an upcoming email.  

Meanwhile, enjoy the story. It’s a quick, entertaining read.  

Recommended Viewing
John Eyres on Goal Setting

My friend John Eyres has a unique and powerful approach to goal setting that he shared at last month’s Experts4entrepreneurs online event.  

He shared the importance of writing our goals down, and speaking them aloud on daily basis.  

It was an inspiring, moving prensentation that was captured in this video…

Recommended LIstening
The Reckless Electric

Before the pandemic temporarily shut us down, I ran a concert series in St. Louis called (ware)HOUSE Concerts. In September 2019, we hosted Mary Bragg, a great artists out of Nashville who blew us away. 

The Reckless Electric was a side- project collaboration between Mary and Becky Warren.  

I love the album they released in March 2018, “Comeback.” Here’s the video for the title track. If you like this one, you’ll like the whole album…

Look for Beautiful Things 

Saturday, March 6 was Michelangelo’s 546th birthday. He created a lot of beauty that we still enjoy today.  

I spent Saturday — a beautiful late winter day in St. Louis — outside, listening to birds prepare for spring, seeing the first hints of flowers sprouting from the garden, searching for beauty.  

We’re surrounded by beauty. We can see, hear, enjoy, and spread it — if we take the time to look for it and notice. 

Here’s something Michelangelo said about this…

A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.

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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.