Category Archives: RESOURCES

Practicing Leadership, Integrity, Faith, and Excellence at Work

The other day, I blogged about practicing what we preach. And if you missed it, I highlighted the importance of walking and working with other people. (If you want the breakdown, you can read the post here)

With that in mind, I want to share a resource with you that I recently discovered, which I think is incredibly helpful and insightful: a website called Lifebiz.ph.

I think it’s still in its early stage, but if you go there now, you can already view a number of posts from their regular bloggers David Bonifacio (who I have trouble to keeping up with…last I checked, he’s a businessman who’s also involved with Habitat for Humanity and Real Life Foundation), Walden Chu (president of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in the Philippines), and Ganns Deen (blogger, songwriter, and communications/social media expert), among others. These men are great writers and they have such good insights, that I love reading what they have to say.

I don’t know about you, but I often wish that I had more mentors in my life, or at least more time with the ones I’m currently blessed to have. But to be practical, time is such a rare commodity nowadays, so it’s difficult to find schedules that work together. That’s why I like reading articles, blogs, and books, because I feel like I get to learn from some mentors that I can meet with during a time that works for me.

Here’s a video that highlights what LIFE BIZ is all about:

Who are your favorite blogger-mentors (or should I say mentor-bloggers)?

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What I’m Loving This Week (June 28 to July 4, 2010)

1) Fishforpeople.net – I can’t remember if I’ve blogged about this before, but I’ve always liked this site, which was recommended to me by @carissescueta. Visited it again today. Really awesome stuff. Here are some of my faves:

But some of his best stuff are the ones made on Flash. Be sure to check these ones out! –> Psalm 147:4, Psalm 74:16, and Isaiah 40:8.

The great news is that you can download almost the entire Fishforpeople collection here. (The uber-talented guy who created the site is generous with usage, too!)

2) Fresh content from these blogs:

3) Super Mario Bros Crossover – If you’re an 80’s kid like I am, chances are you’re pretty passionate about the Mario Bros. Thanks to Tyler Stanton for highlighting this site this week. Brings back awesome childhood memories! :)

4) The Crate & Barrel catalog – My cousin’s catalog arrived in the mail today, and my casual browsing turned into wide-eyed wonder. My nephew noticed my joy and without me knowing, he asked his mom if I could keep it and she said yes. Sweet! :) Even better: discovering that you can browse the current and previous catalogues online here. Inspiration is free…and they have a section just for that, too!

5) Formspring.me – Questions get me thinking. Thinking leads to reflecting, which leads to changing, growing, and even writing. Some of the blog posts I’ve written that were most meaningful to me started with a question that was floating around in my head. If you’d like to ask me a question, here’s a fast (and fun) way to do it. You can ask anonymously too, if you wish! –> http://formspring.me/lizetteclaudio

So if you’re looking for sites to surf this week, click on the links above, show these sites some love and let me know what you think!

Four websites to read through

If you’re looking for new places to visit on the Web, here are some sites that I’d recommend. Why only 4? Because I couldn’t come up with 5. :D

1) MICHAEL HYATT’S BLOG

I’ve been a Michael Hyatt fan since I’ve started reading his blog 2 months ago. He’s smart and witty, his writing is simple, informative, and straight-to-the-point, and he’s the CEO of one of my favorite publishing houses, Thomas Nelson Publishing (the company that gave us the books by Billy Graham, John Eldredge, Stasi Eldredge, Max Lucado, John Maxwell, and more). They’ve got good taste!

His site is a goldmine of great articles and references for writers, speakers, communicators, and leaders, in general. And he’s really generous when it comes to sharing his resources and tips! I’ve learned a lot from him and I’ve bookmarked dozens of his posts. Check out two of his latest posts: The One Thing You Need to Create WOW Experiences and 6 Steps to More Courage.

2) SPOT.PH

Spot.ph has been around for a while, but the editorial direction was recently taken over by my friend and one of my publishing mentors, Myrza Sison. I like their “50 Things to Do in Manila” list. Gave me new ideas! Lots of good stuff in there, especially if you’re looking for good restaurants to check out.

3) SETH GODIN’S BLOG

Just started reading this today. Seth Godin is a marketing expert and author of the best-selling books Tribes, Purple Cow, and Permission Marketing, among others. For those who haven’t read his books (like me), reading his blog is a good start. :)

4) PRESENTATION ZEN

A great resource site for speakers and presenters….

…which I really need to browse through right now as I prepare for a couple of upcoming talks. :) Happy browsing!