You’d be nuts to miss the Brag Basket

The Brag Basket is our tradition of sharing. The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one Dec 7-9, 2012. Have some good news this week? Put it in the Brag Basket.

Nuts!
You’d be nuts not to brag this week!
Photo (CC) by Jaeden

Don’t hold back because of that word, “brag.” When you hold back, you hide your good news and accomplishments that might inspire others. Even though I call this the Brag Basket, it’s not really about bragging. It’s about sharing.

What can you do in the Brag Basket?

  • introduce yourself
  • share some great news from this week
  • congratulate a friend
  • laugh about something wonderful that you tried that failed
  • applaud for each other

Speak up and add yourself or another deserving soul in the comments. It lets you meet each other a bit. Reading each others’ stories brings us a bit closer to being a community.

How does it work? You write a comment on this post. We all cheer, and everyone feels great.

This is not an ad. (I delete the ads.) If you talk more about the people involved than the things, you’ll be fine.

It’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other.

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About Becky McCray

Becky started Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share rural business and community building stories and ideas with other small town business people. She and her husband own a retail liquor store in Alva, Oklahoma, and a small cattle ranch nearby. Becky is an international speaker on small business.
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Comments

  1. says

    I thought I’d just introduce myself and share a small victory. I’m Jake Olson and I just recently moved to a small town called Mora in East Central Minnesota. I’m excited to participate in the community on this site here because you really seem to be celebrating the things that draw me to small town life.

    The small victory for me is that I finally started up blogging again and am well on my way to my goal of publishing 3 articles a week to the blog for the months of December and January. I even set up an email newsletter list. I know it’s a slow start as I’m still working my day job, but my dream job is definitely getting started.

  2. says

    A senior in high school here in Columbia Falls Montana has cancer. She doesn’t have long to live.

    This article discusses the local response to her “last wish”:

    http://www.dailyinterlake.com/news/local_montana/article_2f1177ba-3f47-11e2-84b9-001a4bcf887a.html

    The restaurant (noted in the link above) that served 2700 meals seats only 30 people. The guy that owns it came to Columbia Falls in the mid 80s. He was adopted after escaping Vietnam in a fishing boat at the age of 12.

    That story is here: http://www.flatheadbeacon.com/articles/article/the_long_road_from_vietnam_to_tiens_place/2073

    A good week to be proud of your community.

  3. says

    Becky-
    Well I have a bona fide brag this week – Lolly Daskal asked me to co-host her LeadFromWithin chat Jan8 -I chose a topic that I really love (“Exploring Inner Space”) and that I believe is universally applicable. (Harvard Business Review recently published an article on meditation as an ingredient in business success.) Well that’s it.
    I think the Brag Basket is great.
    Thanks for being here.
    Wayne

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