Friday, November 16, 2007

Think Different Challenge

Jamie Notter tagged me with the Think Different Challenge. It is actually very timely. I have had a few things rattling around in my brain, and I was thinking of way to get them out in a post. This is probably the best way to do it.

My challenge is pretty petty, I will admit. I get fired up when someone doesn't know something they should. That sounds pretty subjective, but here is what I mean. It kills me when co-workers, friends, and even God forbid, members ask questions about things that I know they have already been given information on multiple times. Not so much members, as I know they aren't always looking for the information we give them. But co-workers who ask multiple times about the same thing, when we both have been given the same information drive me up a wall.

I tend to be negative, but not outwordly towards them. I am going to try to think about it differently. We all have different levels of knowledge, different priorities. What I think is important, isn't necessarily important information to retain for others. I am also going to try to look at the ways individual people gather and retain information. Maybe that way I will help mitigate the problem.

This is a good challenge. Without thinking about it this way and writing it down, I would probably just keep muttering under my breath.

I tag the following:
Tony Rossell at Membership Marketing Blog
Norm Brodsky at The Morning Norm
Mark Cuban at Blog Maverick

Here are the rules of the game, as provided to me:

Write a new blog post in which you "think different."

1. State that the post is a part of the Think Different Challenge and include a link and/ or trackback to this post so that readers know the rules of the challenge. 

2. Include a link and/or trackback to the blogger who tagged you.

3. At the end of your post, go ahead and tag some fellow bloggers. Don’t forget to email them to let them know they have been tagged.

4. That's it! Just sit back and enjoy reading people's responses to the challenge.


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Jamie Notter said...

Well done, Matt! It's amazing how much new (and more effective) behavior can emanate from simply thinking about something and writing it down (or saying it out loud).

Thanks for taking the challenge.

Tony Rossell said...

Matt -- I think I get it and will give it a try. Tony

Tony Rossell said...

Okay, Matt. I took up your challenge. Please see my post entitled: A Big Membership Decision – College. Tony