Unprofessional Emails

Choreography EmailI recently received 2 emails I’d classify as unprofessional, but for different reasons. The first was from a choreographer soliciting business. My first problem with the email is that it was a forwarded email. I could tell because it was indented with a blue line next to it, see the picture if you don’t know what I’m talking about. If you are going to solicit business from me, please at least have the courtesy to copy and paste your recycled email instead of just forwarding it. My second and third problems with the email are similar, I received the email 2 more times. The final problem is the email was sent to my Showtime Spirit email address, a gym that was sold and stopped using that domain in 2010. I strongly suggest emailing businesses that are still around when soliciting their business, it will help your success rate.

The second was from USA Today and the picture is worth a thousand words.

USA Today EmailI really didn’t expect that from USA Today.

Involve Me

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I might remember, involve me and I will understand.” – Confucius

Your Perfect Day

I don’t remember what I was listening to, but they described a perfect day exercise. Starting with how you wake up, describe the day in detail. What time is it when your day starts? Where are you? Who’s with you, your wife, girlfriend, a random supermodel? Do you have breakfast? What is it and where are you eating it? Are there mimosas involved? What’s after breakfast? Are you working this day or are you playing? What’s next? What’s for lunch? Where do you have it and who are you with? What do you do after lunch? Et Cetera, Et Cetera, Et Cetera.

Are your everyday actions moving you closer to this day?

Texas & Mississippi

The week before Thanksgiving involved a trip to Texas to hangout with Kristi, Omar, Christian, and Jeremy, followed by a trip to Mississippi. There was also a cheerleading competition somewhere in the middle.

The First Time

“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.” – Maya Angelou