Squidoo Lenses + My New Site

So I’ve been absent for a little while, but I’ve been building a few things. This will be short and sweet so I hope you’ll stick around and check these out.

  1. Christian Music Resources: Everything the Christian musician needs. Take a look and see what it’s missing.
  2. Facebook Marketing for Dummies: What we have here is an overview on how to build a fan page and some marketing tips.
  3. Dustinreynolds.com: Check out the new digs, let me know what you think.

As always, thanks for reading.

Ebay Gets Environmentally Friendly

Below you will find a creative solution to an everyday occurrence. People ship stuff, it’s the way things work is our relatively online sales world. Shipping companies have been looking for ways to lighten the load for years now, both on consumers pockets and the environment. I think eBay has something here, if it works. Not to mention the phenomenal design. We need more of this kind of stuff.

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Read more from the eBay Green Team.

The Road to Remarkable

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Usually the word habit has some sort of negative connotation attached to it. “You don’t want to make a habit of it.” “They’re trying to kick the habit.” But there are some things worth repeating. The idea of a habit is to do something regularly until you’re doing it without knowing your doing it.

On your journey to remarkable, there are certain habits worth cultivating:

  1. The Habit of Practice: This is done regularly. Going out to the baseball field once a year is not considered practice. Playing your guitar once a month is not considered practice. Purposfully practice your craft. Make it intentional. We learn in Malcom Gladwell’s book, Outliers, that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to really shine, so get at it.
  2. The Habit of Reading: For some people this is easy, and for others it is incredibly hard. If you’re at all like me, you like to be moving, and reading doesn’t exactly cater to that want. However, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it. Reading is an integral part of learning. I have three different ways of reading to help keep it fresh: Google Reader (blogs), Audible (audio books), and good old paperbacks. I check my reader when I get to work, listen to books in the car when I can’t fall asleep (for obvious reasons), and read paperbacks in my free time. Anyway you decide to do it, make time to read.
  3. The Habit of Excellence: This one may be the hardest. How many times do we start something well and complete it with mediocrity in order to move onto the next project? The truth is that good enough is not great, and great is not remarkable. Remarkable people stand out. It’s important to set standards for ourselves. Standards that challenge us to be better and grow. Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation …”

As always, thanks for reading.

 

Arcade Fire + Google = Awesome

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The Wilderness Downtown Website

I didn’t find this myself, but I’m glad my good friend Arnold turned me onto it. Arcade Fire has partnered with Google to do something pretty amazing here. There’s really not much to say about it other than you should see if for yourself. It definitely opens up the mind to think about the possibilities a technology like this might have in any industry.I know my head was spinning.

Here are some instructions to make your experience a little better that I learned after the first time:

  1. You have to use the Google Chrome browser; don’t try another browser first just to see if it works.
  2. Expand the window to full screen.
  3. Enter your address as it states; it’s simply plugging into Google maps so if you really don’t feel comfortable, use your work address or something.
  4. Make sure you turn your speakers on, it is a song after all.
  5. Once the video starts, it’s going to be tempting to close and resize windows that will pop up. GLUE YOUR HANDS TO THE TABLE AND DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING. Those “random” pop-ups are all part of the experience. Now, if the pop-ups have a lap band or something flashing on them then that’s different.

Hopefully that helps and makes the experience that much more enjoyable for you. As always, thanks for reading.