a few of my favorite things

It’s time for a bit of a recap  as I analyze what I want to write in 2016, as well as what you’ve been reading. Here are the five most-viewed blogs I’ve released since last April (which might tell us all about what you’ve enjoyed reading), followed by five blogs which didn’t get many views but are worth your notice in my opinion.

I’d like to hear from you particularly on this subject: which blog topics have you most enjoyed reading about? Some of my most common themes are: writing, listening, community, void, reading, and occasionally humor. Which particular blogs did you like the most?

My number one most viewed blog, originally posted Nov 28, 2015: Intentional community, #2. To be a leader who finishes well, you will need an intentional community.

Second place, from May 6,2015: Do you drink the Kool-ade?  Effective techniques are self-evident to intelligent observers. You shouldn’t have to tell someone to drink the Kool-Ade.

The most recent blog in the top five most-viewed, jumping into 3rd in just 10 days: Ant farm. The value of diversity in community.

The sequel to the number one blog is in 4th place: Intentional community #3. Redundancy: Having one person you can trust is not enough.

my 5th most viewed blog, another old one, from May 19: She burns my ears. The Amish guy whose community told him so.

Chances are if you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ve seen those, and based on the thematic connections it looks like my writing on community is most relevant. Now here are some of my personal top five favorites out of my first 120 posts on this blog, ones with fewer views that you may have missed (I have avoided blogs that were edited and reused in my book The Art of Motivational Listening, because I would prefer you read them there instead):

June 23, 2015: Thoughtfulness is the main resource for listening. About making time to think so your mind is unpolluted when listening.

September 8, 2015. Muzak to my ears. About dating your spouse and listening.

Putulu payer. About authenticity in giving each other compliments.

Calm under fire. About leadership, and martyrdom… more or less.

Coming soon to theaters. .. comedy. If you’re only going to check out one of these and you need a laugh…

I do encourage your feedback and would like to hear: out of these second five blogs, which did you like the best? If I write a book about intentional community in the 21st century, would you buy it? Thanks for your feedback!







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The author lives in Goshen, Indiana with his wife and four children. He is self-employed as a leadership coach working with business executives, writers and other artists, and spiritual leaders. His clients enjoy business growth, increased vision and purpose, work/family lifestyle balance, and freedom from writer’s block.

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