Welcome to the 6th edition of the Doing it Differently Blog Carnival!
This carnival is dedicated to the concept of stepping outside of the box and living our lives in ways beyond the "norm"!
Whether you want to learn unique ways to think or act differently, or if you want to share your own unique ideas, this carnival is for you!
There will be a new edition of the carnival posted every two weeks, on the 1st and the 15th of every month. You can click here to learn more, or click here to submit a post for the next edition, which will be posted on July 15, 2007.
In this edition, we cover everything from attaining goals and facing fears, up through book reviews, reasons not to drive, and even showing the love for an airport. Dig in!
1) Megan Bayliss of Imaginif… starts off this edition with a unique and useful way to think about kicking the smoking habit – Smoking is Child Abuse.
2) Frequent Doing it Differently contributor JoLynn Braley offers up a different way to attain your goals in her post The Secret of Creating Anything Desired – Get Happy!
3) The Happy Rock's post about how to Strengthen Your Abs and Burn Calories with No Effort is certainly out of the box thinking. Also, I have one of these devices at my house, so I might try this!
4) Jonathan Deamer brings us what I found to be an informative post about The 10 secrets of writing reviews that will keep readers coming back. It was different in the fact that his tips would work for creating useful reviews, rather than just providing lip-service, as a lot of reviewers do. p.s. – I have 2 separate book reviews coming up here at Today is that Day, and you can bet I'll be using Jonathan's tips!
5) Randy over at Mangrove Root Gang shares a concept that not everyone would think about, but it makes perfect sense. If you have ever felt burnt out or on edge, be sure to check out Hiatus: Removing Yourself.
6) Chris at The Philosophy of Change has a lengthy but informative post about a unique way of dealing with our fears that doesn't entail us actually having to stare them down in real time. Check out Remember Your First Day Of School.
8) For you analytical folks, check out Ruth Mitchell's short review of of the book 'Blink', in which the power of intuition is discussed. Get out of the box by getting in touch with yourself! Check out In the "Blink" of an Eye.
9) Warren Wong at INTJ Personal Develop puts up a pretty convincing financial argument about Why Not To Drive. Hmmm…what to do with all of that money?
10) Getting some good stuff for FREE is certainly an out of the box proposition, and although I wasn't excited about everything on the list, I had to admit there were a few gems in The Free Geek's list of 22 Things You Didn't Know You Could Get for Free.
11) There are few environments that offer up as diverse an environment as an airport, yet some people loathe that chaos. Personally, I love airports, and Lodewijk van den Broek offers up a different point of view that you might consider about airports with the post Why hate airports when you can love them?
12) Judy Braley brings up some awesome points with her post Why Do We Care About Paris Hilton? I have often wondered that myself, and my hat is off to Judy. I especially loved this quote "…we will continue to suck it up like the spiritually-dry sponges we have become…" HA! Beautiful!
13) Mark at Hot Strategies put together a great list of ways to Become Innovative in Your Life, and there were some good out of the box ideas in there. My favorite? Don't listen to what other people say.
14) At Marc and Angel, the post Terrified In Life or Bored Until Death? I’d Rather Be Terrified! is the epitome of doing it differently. If you don't, then you won't! Be sure to check it out. Unless, of course, you want to "…fall numb to the rhythmic sensation of familiarity in a zone of absolute comfort."
15) Over at the FitBuff.com Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, the post Don't Get Glad, Get Mad! discusses whether or not you can use anger to make better decisions. It's some good food for thought, but I personally wouldn't give up on emotional mastery just yet!
16) Although the concept that Tupelo Kenyon discusses in this post is nothing new, especially in the personal development arena, I know that a lot of people are not doing it, so it qualifies as out of the box thinking. I'll be glad when it doesn't anymore! In the meantime, be sure to get the full scoop and check out some great quotes in the post Quarter Million Dollar Idea for Productivity.
17) Can jewelry contain actual power to assist you in life? According to people who practice Reiki, the power of a certain intention can actually be infused into an object, and Dr. Joe Vitale also touches on this concept in his book 'The Attractor Factor'. Lexi Sundell at Energies of Creation puts this power to good use in her post Jewelry Energized for Healing Grief.
That's it for the 6th edition of the Doing it Differently Blog Carnival!
Wow, what an eclectic mix of content that we had this
time around. Great stuff! Much obliged to all of our authors for their submissions, and I hope you enjoyed this edition!
The next edition will be posted on July 15th, and the closing of this edition is also the official call for submissions for the next one! Get the inside scoop on what this carnival is all about and access the submission form as well by clicking right here.