Well that went faster than I thought it would. Some facts about my growth over the last month:
- Flat for traffic and views from August a year ago. Exactly a match. August is the last of my slow posting months with September about to get more frequent.
- I had a goal to get at least one episode of a new podcast that tied to the site up and I did not make that goal actually happen. I got the app I’ll be using (Anchor) picked out and the name of the podcast: Notes from the Pocket
- Still maxed out at 70 followers. Gained a few and lost a few because of lack of posting. You held me accountable, understood.
- 7 different countries tuned in: US, Canada, UK, India, Hong Kong, China, and Ireland. Still amazes me at the power and reach someone can have with a tiny little blog.
- Most popular blogs last month as by most viewed:
- Themes I got into this past month:
- Studies and finds on purpose
- Studies and finds on creativity
- Studies and learns on crafting a more compassionate life
Overall, being a slow month off posts for me, a solid month in topics and writing. What you can expect from me in September.
Themes: Resilience, social leadership, reflection.
I got a sweet subscription to HRB.org and got a lot this past month I picked up to study and work through. There will definitely be some influences from them going into my work. Outside of that, September is the start to fall for me so resilience really makes sense. I build and prepare for winter. The next 6 months will be the busiest for me both at work, home, and writing. And that podcast! I cannot wait to see what you think of that.
To kick September 1st off, here’s a great little video (7 Mins) about resilience. I’ve shown this one before. Bonsai master Ryan Neil shares his passion and his practice of the art. This video is all about resilience.
Time plays such an incredible role in shaping our character and who we are. Looking at the way time impacts us is an incredible way of looking at resilience.
The best comment from Ryan:
A master is somebody who every singleday tries to pursue perfection at theirchosen endeavor. It sounds beautiful andit sounds simple when you think aboutbeing a master. Okay, every day I’m goingto do this and I’m going to try to do itmy best. Well there’s a lot of days thatyou don’t want to go do it and there’s alot of days that you would rather takethe shortcut. Then do it as well as itcould be done and better than the daybefore and know that tomorrow you’regoing to do it better than you did thatday.So, I think a master is somebody thathas the work ethic, that has thediscipline, that has the passion and hasthe talent you know to do what they doevery day incrementally better until the day theydie.A master doesn’t retire. The masterdoesn’t stop. They do it until their debt is paid and it’s a partof them. It’s who you are.