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The Online Gift that Keeps Giving

LinkedIn is a friendly environment within which I find my inspiration and community by keeping up with people’s activities.  It keeps me feeling in touch and grateful even with COVID.  I’m often amazed at the good works and contribution people find to do from their desks!

Because I value staying connected, I thought it would be fun to call out a few special posts and a few special people whom I don’t get to see live these days, and whose value rolls in on my feed.

For instance, I just saw Kate Leonard’s post and it cracked me up!  “Black tie optional, PJs OK:” That’s the dress code for the virtual and free events of the March 23-25, 2021 Kyoto Prize Symposium, according to organization Chairperson Ray McKewon, pictured here with wife Kim after Japan’s latest Kyoto Prize Award Presentations. Click https://lnkd.in/g2aVrbdto register for the Symposium’s March 23 Opening Ceremonies & Scholarship Gala and here https://lnkd.in/gmDmVQk to register for the March 24-25 Laureate Presentations. These live streamed events celebrate Kyoto Prize Laureates Dr. Ching Tang for pioneering high-efficiency OLED displays, Dr. James Gunn for mapping the universe, and Mrs. Ariane Mnouchkine for stage direction innovation. Learn more online about the Kyoto Symposium Organization https://lnkd.in/gSU_Fc2 and the Kyoto Prize https://lnkd.in/gSwJ2ih


Michelle Bergquist is a woman I know and admire.  Michelle is Co-Founder and CEO of Connected Women of Influence (CWI), a fabulous organization of business women helping one another in creative and useful ways.  Michelle is a stand that women get the power of their power, and she is always ready to help a fellow woman in the world.  As long as I’ve known Michelle, which is probably 10 years or more, without LinkedIn I would NOT have learned where she went to college.  She went to the University of Nebraska!  My parents are from Nebraska!  Now we have something old and something new to talk about!

In the context of CWI’s many offerings, I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker on the Women Lead Radio podcast hosted by Eileen Gaffen, long-time friend and public relations specialist! (Posted on my LinkedIn page if you are interested in listening)

As I scroll through my active feed today I see Melanie Rae and Michelle Manire, both members of my CEO Success Community, led by Marianne Ellis and Janet Lienhard.  Although we can’t connect in person these days, we keep each other inspired to keep moving in positive and life-giving ways.

When I post, sometimes I worry maybe I’m too promotional or too quick or too… something.  Or not enough something.  Then I give that up and just share.  What I’ve discovered is that my posts that catch fire and are shared are those in which I’m my authentic, vulnerable self and share from my heart what’s important to me.  Today is the first day of the rest of our lives, and we’re in this together! Today my gratitude journal entry includes LinkedIn!


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