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4 Life Lessons Revealed Watching Top Chef

Top Chef = Real Life. Last night on Bravo, the season finale of Top Chef was a dramatic, “foodie” roller coaster ride! Personally, I feel Nina should have taken it, but that’s the way it goes.

Top Chef

Top Chef


In this guest post from Lauren Ready (a first!), she lays out four valuable life lessons witnessed in this season of Top Chef. More about Lauren at the end of this post.
The Show: Top Chef – Bravo TV

4 Life Lessons Revealed Watching Top Chef

I love watching Top Chef. I enjoy the competition and watching chefs prepare foods that I can’t afford or never knew existed. This morning my husband and I were discussing last night’s show. I said to him we can all learn some lessons from watching it. He challenged me to write what they were.

1. Don’t show off. Many times over the years we have watched chefs attempt to make a dish in a few hours that isn’t possible. They think they will stand out if they succeed. They end up standing out by being eliminated.
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Blog: Why You Shouldn’t Try This Alone

This blog is fun for me. I like to write and I’m interested in expanding scope of my business, so it’s a good fit. But it’s not for everyone. I made a lot of mistakes getting started. I got past a hump, a time when I didn’t have a strong identity for the site. I didn’t have a clue, but I slogged through it. It is a big time commitment and something that I believe you should think through before starting. More about this HERE > Should You Blog? Don’t Be Fooled, It’s a JOB.

To blog, or not to blog... that's the question


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Top 4 Videos from The Social Freelancer

Last year I had an idea to produce some videos describing my experiences with social media. I did so with the help of some fine friends (watch video #4 to see who they are) and began posting this site:
The Social Freelancer ™.
Since then I have been gratified by the response to these posts. I have also had requests to put multiple videos in one post. So here you go!

Trace says "thanks for tuning in!"


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Watch This Space! Free Tools for Newbies: Blogging & Social Networks


Watch This Space!

Did you ever notice billboards with this message? “Watch This Space!” You drive past it everyday and then you naturally start watching to see what ad shows up there. Read more…

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Documentary Profiles Pioneers of Assisted Living Industry in America

“Assisted Living America” Tracks History and Challenges Ahead For Long Term Care In America

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Today thousands enjoy the security and homelike feel of Assisted Living. But this environment didn’t always exist, and wouldn’t at all if it weren’t for several forward thinking individuals who, in the 1980’s, saw a need in their communities for a new style of long term care for older adults.
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