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The Best Blog Sites Know How to Argue, and You Will Too

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http://www.zipminis.com - When is the last time you got into a heated debate or fight?

Did anything productive come from it?

I choose to hang around with people who don't like to fight, but like to argue. What's the difference?

Fighting is violent, abusive, and loud, with both opponents looking silly, base.

Arguing, however, elevates both opponents by forcing them to clarify, justify, and reason to persuade an audience. Each opponent listens and responds to the other in turn.

How Viral Movement Can Change The World

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http://jaysonfeltner.com - While the headlines are often dominated by shootings, riots, war, and other despicable acts, one headline has swept the country that is generous and heartwarming.  The Ice Bucket Challenge.The fact that people have gotten behind such a movement isn’t surprising.  Nor is the fact that more than $50 Million will be raised for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) research.  I should note, that is an increase of $48 Million over what they raised last year.  What is surprising to me is that we haven’t been able, until now, to move the needle in this way in the medical community.The magic of going viral has been harnessed countless times to expand enterprise, one of my favorites is Dollar Shave Club…

“Young People Are Lazy” Is A Lie

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http://jaysonfeltner.com - You’d probably be surprised to know how many times I’ve heard “young people are lazy” in meetings during my short career.  It always dumbfounds me when I hear such a lie.  Not because it’s a lie, but because I am a young person.I always wonder to myself what the person must be thinking about me.  I often assume they’re not talking about me or they wouldn’t have said such a thing.  Twenty-nine after all still qualifies me as young.People who say that young people are lazy must be fooled by my look, my position, or they just assume I’m some exception to the rule.  Like I’m supposed to know that I’m somehow not part of the young and …

The Definitive Two Step Process to Stay On Top of Everything

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http://jaysonfeltner.com - Being successful in the workplace often means having the ability to stay on top of everything.  Most workers are completely overwhelmed by their workload.  The answer to their problems lies in their ability to quickly and efficiently process the onslaught of responsibilities coming at them.The other night over dinner, as she usually does, my wife asked how my day had gone.  “Surprisingly well” I answered.  I then went into ,probably too much, detail about why my day had gone so well.  “I’ve found a simple two step process to help me stay on top of everything” I told her.As an executive and leader of my company, I can sometimes feel the weight of the world on my shoulders.  …

7 Words I Emphasize to My Children

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http://www.extremejohn.com - I usually start my Sunday mornings off by ripping through email and social media messages before I break-out and enjoy the day. Getting a jump on the emails makes a huge difference heading into the new week of business. I’m not going to lie, it takes a tremendous amount of self-motivation to wake up on [Continue Reading]

5 Reasons Why You Should Become a Blogger

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http://jaysonfeltner.com - When I decided to become a blogger, it was purely out of the interest to become a better writer.  I had enjoyed writing in my youth.  As an adult, I found myself writing only emails, technical documents, and notes.  I wanted to really write again.  So I decided to become a blogger.A blog gives you the chance to write for the world, not just yourself.  But I quickly found that it gives you much more than that.  There are intangible values that come with blogging that I never intended to be part of the process.When people ask me why I blog (because I make much more money leading an energy company) I tell them that they should become …

VIPO: An Introduction to the Web App I’ve Been Developing for the Past Year

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http://www.extremejohn.com - Well happy #HumpDay , I can’t believe how fast the week is flying by. I remember thinking sometime around the middle of February 2013, “There’s no way it’s already the middle of February.” Well, it was, and the rest of the year blew by much the same. I hear that time flying by has something [Continue Reading]

The 1 Trick You Must Know To Remember Names

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http://jaysonfeltner.com - A strange looking and eccentric woman walked up to me and asked my name.  She said she had a strange ability to remember names.  I was in the middle of a class of 30 people and liked my odds.  I bet her should couldn’t remember names of every person.I told her my name, then promptly moved to a seat across the room. I convinced another few people to move as well.  This way, she couldn’t just remember a pattern of names.  She had to remember our names based only on our faces.My jaw was just as open as the other 29 jaws in the room when she went around naming each and every person.  First and last names!  …

Throwback Thursday: The Birth of My First Brick and Mortar Business

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http://www.extremejohn.com - It’s been a decade since I’ve gotten involved in #ThrowbackThursday here on my blog, or across the various social networking sites that I enjoy. Ok, maybe it hasn’t been a decade, but it’s definitely been longer then I can remember. If I remember correctly, I believe my last Throwback Thursday contribution was a picture I [Continue Reading]

5 Reasons Why Natural Gas is the Future Fuel of Choice

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http://jaysonfeltner.com - When I graduated from college, natural gas prices were at an all time high.  The industry was booming and everyone was saying that natural gas is the energy of the future.  When prices fell by half almost over night, I was still saying‚ “natural gas is the energy of the future”.  It is as true a statement today as it was then.My career has been spent in the natural gas industry.  No matter what the price has been, the fundamental economics of natural gas continue to be solid.  Natural gas, more than any other fuel in the world, has all the makings of the best fuel choice for our future.As oil production continues to decline around the …