We made it through another fun-filled week – congratulations!
For this Fun Friday post, I thought I’d share a quick look at a few things I’ve been into lately. I like to share a few of these from time to time – most seem to revolve around books, purses, ABC’s Shark Tank or politics. This list covers most of those bases.
Here’s what I’ve been into:
Stop whatever you’re doing and read this book. You’re welcome.
A minor rant here – I cannot believe this. Shark Tank has jumped the shark. This is a legit business with 1. Actual Sales and 2. An owner who knew ALL of her numbers.
She has actually made money and had a plan for what to do with the investment. Kevin O’Leary even said, “you’re a good operator.” And YET … NO INVESTMENT! Lori Grenier said she “doesn’t like cookie dough.” Lies. She invested in “The Cookie Dough” bar on Season 5. Mark Cuban says he’s “worried about obesity.” Really? Does the snack bar at the Dallas Maverick’s arena only serve lettuce? Seriously.
<steps off soapbox>
I’ve been thinking this myself lately, but Gretchen Rubin of course puts a much finer point on it. Thanks for saying what I was thinking. An updated take on TR’s Man in the Arena. You can always laugh at him (or her) … but you’re the one on the outside who did nothing and accomplished nothing.
“If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders – What would you tell him?”
“I…don’t know. What…could he do? What would you tell him?”
#5: A Team you’ll love like family. Just like a family, we can and do disagree. We even get mad at each other. But once we come out of our huddle and decisions are made, we are a united front. We pitch in and support each other. You’ll hear “is there anything I can do to help you” more times than you can count, but trust me, it never gets old. You will work hard at CampaignHQ. The job is demanding. But you’ll be recognized and appreciated.
#4: A growing, financially stable company. We’ve been here for 20 years. We’ve seen ups and downs … but mostly ups. We aren’t owned by a venture capital company. We don’t have dozens of partners. We run lean. Our financial decisions are made based what’s best for our clients, our team, and being successful together. If you love the excitement of the campaign trail, but hate the paycheck uncertainty, we’re the right place for you.
#3: Work with Purpose. #CHQis a purpose driven company. We believe in personal freedom, individual liberty, and the right to life for every human being. We fight hard for the candidates and causes in which we believe. Employees are mission driven and ready for the challenge.
#2. No BS. We do one thing – effectively communicate your message over the phone. We aren’t interested in bureaucracy, middle management, filling out forms, or endless meetings.
#1. Shape your Destiny. If you like doing things the way they’ve always been done … then #CHQ is not for you! We’re looking for someone who will learn and participate in every aspect of our business , provide legendary service to our clients, and be an indispensable part of our mission.
Are you ready to get started? Email marlys @chq. us with your resume for next steps. You can view our job description here:
A friend who knows me sent me this story about a guesthouse in upstate New York that has been turned into a secret library in the woods.
The delightful dwelling comes furnished with everything you need to leaf through a good book: a big, fluffy bed, snug armchair, and, of course, a wall-to-wall selection of reading material. A charming wood-burning stove heats the 200-square-meter space, so you’ll always be nice and toasty no matter the weather.
Ah yes, now to figure out how to get one of these in Iowa. You can read more about the structure here and see more delightful photos.