The Brag Basket is our tradition of sharing. The basket is always free and open all weekend, this one July 29-31, 2011.
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?
share some great news from this week
congratulate a friend
laugh about something wonderful that you tried that failed
applaud for each other
Don’t hold back because of that word, “brag.” When you hold back, you hide your good news and accomplishments that might inspire others.
Speak up and add yourself or another deserving soul in the comments. We all cheer, and everyone feels great. 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, email me, or catch me on any social network.
This is not an ad. (I delete the ads.) It’s a conversation with friends. So jump in. And remember to cheer for each other.
New to SmallBizSurvival.com? Take the Guided Tour. Like what you see? Get our updates.
Wayne McEvilly says
Another week of (mostly inner) adventures. Life goes on. Big advances occur in small ways: being more grateful for just being. Loving being here more just for being here. Listening more closely to the nuances in people’s voices. Being ‘in touch’ on substantive matters with so many people almost none of whom I have ever met. All in all a week well lived. Thank you Becky, for providing this ‘platform’ – it’s a place a person can come and discover what they might want to say…
Allison Mennella says
This week I really worked on my productivity both for work and grad school. Using inspiration from this article (http://www.smallbizsurvival.com/2009/01/6-most-important-things.html), I have been working on completing my 6 Most Important things every day.
I used Evernote as a way to create the list (I love their check box option), and I plan on blogging about my full experience this weekend.
While I still have trouble “unplugging” from all of the blogs, e-mails, tweets, etc, I found myself more focused and intent on finishing one project before starting a new one.
Overall, I was happy with my effort and hope I can continue to become a more productive person.
Thanks for providing this platform to “brag!”
Becky McCray says
Wayne, thanks so much. Love this quote:
Being ‘in touch’ on substantive matters with so many people almost none of whom I have ever met.
Allison, so glad to know that something I wrote was helpful to you!
Deb Brown says
I started the mixed media adventure of writing a book about traveling with my mom! Lincoln, Mom and Me is the title. We started in Illinois. My thoughts were to go to a town, eat breakfast and ask locals what should we visit. Take pictures, make videos and ask mom questions about her life growing up. (She’s 81). We did all of those things in DeWitt Iowa – except I drove and mom did most of the writing! She noticed things I didn’t – it’s proving interesting already.
I have applied for a grant from Iowa Arts Council to write this book – and because of budget delays, we still don’t know if we will get the grant. However – it was just time to start the project. Things aren’t always perfect, but they sure can be right. We’ll figure out how to write this book – with or without the grant!
On another note – Phil Buehler is an artist and storyteller I really like. I met Phil at the 140 in Hutch last year – and had the pleasure of lunching with him in New York at the 140 there. He’s working on a book about Woody Guthrie I think everyone will want to own. Visit his site at http://www.modern-ruins.com/
Becky McCray says
Deb, I love your project. :) And I know you tweeted this, but I love it, too:
“Things aren’t always perfect, but they sure can be right.”
And a big Brag Basket round of applause to Phil Buehler! I’m hoping we get him back to Hutch for the 140 again this year.