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by Stephen Mills on May 26, 2009

“You can say no with respect, you can say no promptly and you can say no with a lead to someone who might say yes. But just saying yes because you can’t bear the short-term pain of saying no is not going to help you do the work.”

Saying ‘no’ by Seth Godin

“So here’s my new proposition: work as often as you damn well please! It’s your life; these are your moments to fill and hopefully enjoy. But if you find yourself feeling stressed or detached from the present moment—if you sense life is passing you by as you complete spreadsheets and eat at your desk—you may benefit from one of these ideas to slow down throughout the day”

This is a great blog I just discovered.  Check it out!

10 Ways to Slow Down and Still Get Things Done

Massive guest posts by Dragos.  I was proud to participate.

Massive Guest Posting

Great Relationship Advice from Daphne and Jonathan

20 Ways to Ruin A Relationship

67 Ways to Make Him Feel Super Respected

65 Ways to Make Her Feel Special

Roger Continues his great work.

What I like most about this book is that the advice is based on scientific research. In fact, the original title of the hardbound edition was “The How of Happiness: A SCIENTIFIC Approach to Getting the Life You Want.” I guess the publisher thought the title was unappealing to some people.”

12 Happiness Activities – Part 1

I just started reading Writer Dad this week.  A great blog.

How to Easily Keep Your Family Connected in 20 Minutes a Day

David writes about waiting for somebody else to do something.

“It’s not uncommon for a person to actually live with this same reliance on something or somebody else to intervene and take responsibility for the mess in which he finds himself.”

Does Your Story Have This Common Weakness?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

David Cain May 26, 2009 at 8:25 am

Hi Stephen, thanks for the mention! There are some great finds here. Dragos’ post on massive guest posting is especially interesting.


Daphne @ Joyful Days May 26, 2009 at 9:57 am


Thanks for the link love. I found the 67 ways to show him respect post very helpful. You did a nice job with excerpts from some of the posts – gives an idea of what you liked best or found most useful. Thanks!


Jonathan - Advanced Life Skills May 26, 2009 at 11:24 am

Nice collection Stephen,

I really enjoyed “10 Ways to Slow Down and Still Get Things Done.” These are the kind of reminders we all need from time to time. I also enjoyed “12 Happiness Activities – Part 1.” Thanks for sharing and for the link love.


Writer Dad May 26, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Hi Stephen!

Thanks for the mention. I’ve just recently started reading you as well. I’m glad we found one another. We’re well met. : > )


Roger | A Content Life May 26, 2009 at 1:10 pm


Thanks for the link!

Now I have to go check out some of the other links you’ve found.


Lori May 26, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Hi Stephen!

I am honored to be included among such great company. I frequent almost all these sites, but the relationship one is new to me. (And it’s information I definitely need to read!)

Hope you’re enjoying the day 🙂



Kikolani May 29, 2009 at 7:43 pm

I’m going over to check out the happiness activities, and the articles on how to make him feel respected & her feel special are a must read for anyone in a relationship.

~ Kristi


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