Dancing Through Life

In today’s fun post friday, here’s a fun throwback to my wedding in June of 2013. You may have seen the article earlier about how my husband and I are competitive ballroom dancers. Given that fact, there is no way were going to do the “stand-and-sway” at our wedding.

So, without further ado, our first dance.

Mike and Marla’s First Dance from Drew Mason on Vimeo.

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A Professional and Modern E-mail Signature for 2014

Working as a Digital Marketing Specialist, I get to play with new technology on a daily basis. (The good, the bad, and the ugly…)

Today, I want to quickly share an awesome way to spruce up your e-mail signature. Put your info in a QR code!

If you follow the steps below, it should end up looking like this:

QR for blog

 

Marla Woodward

Digital Marketing Specialist

Cell: xxx-xxx-xxxx

E-mail: marlasmusings@emailprovider.com

 
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Let Them Tell You No

Really enjoyed this post from Sarah today. You lose 100% of the shots you don’t take, so why not take a chance? Why not ask for what you want? What’s the worst thing people can say? Let them tell you, “no.”

Ready. Set. Sarah.

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When it comes to career, life and taking chances, don’t take yourself out of the running. Give “them”- whoever “them” is- a chance to tell you no. You might be surprised how often you get a yes.
Among my close female friends and colleagues we all talk frequently about what we are passionate about, what innovative, creative and meaningful ideas we have for what we would like to do with our lives and our careers. But, rarely do we take steps towards those dreams. When a pathway opens that could get us one step closer we talk ourselves out of it, or fail to recognize the opportunity.
I have been in way too many conversations with friends where they (or I) have talked ourselves out of going for an opportunity, or trying something we think we’ll like (promotion, new position, long coveted hobby or…

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The Two-Step Method to Going Above and Beyond at Work

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“Tommy goes above and beyond to get the job done!”

I feel as though I always see recommendations on LinkedIn or references from job seekers with that catch-all phrase for a high performer: above and beyond.

But outside of over used corporate jargon, what does that epithet really mean? Tommy could do the research I asked him to do and also create an interpretive dance to explain it to me. I just asked for the research, but the interpretive dance is certainly “above and beyond” what I asked him to do.
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