Great Book Reads from Teddy

Here is the list of the  – GREAT READ books I just finished reading.


For me, reading is enjoyable, relaxing and helps me to improve. I find nuggets of useful information that helps me as a person, husband, father, professional as well as a community leader.

I strongly recommend these books as GREAT READS for everyone:

Graceful by Seth Godin –

Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn –

Up, Down & Sidways by Mark Sanborn –

When I stop talking You’ll know I’m dead by Jerry Weintraub –

Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson –

Do the Work by Steven Pressfield –

Anything you Want by Derek Sivers –

Other books that I recently read included:

The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More

How to Make Money with Social Media: An Insider’s Guide on Using New and Emerging Media to Grow Your Business

Nitty-Gritty Grammar: A Not-So-Serious Guide to Clear Communication

Networking Is a Contact Sport: How Staying Connected and Serving Others Will Help You Grow Your Business, Expand Your Influence

Born to be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

Let me know if you read any book that I recommend.



My Blogging Milestone

Today I hit a really cool Blogging Milestone.

This blog hit over 10,000 views

And I did it with 202 individual stories across less than 8 years of writing.

My first post was “Customer Service – What is this actually” was written on 11/14/2004

My 200th story was special to me. It was a 2012 Valentines gift to my titled “I Love You

My activity was sporadic in the beginning, but eventually picked up:

5 stories in 2004 – I really did not know what I was going to do when I got started
12 stories in 2005 – Can I use career change as an excuse for not paying attention to my writing? Nope, I shouldn’t
6 stories in 2006 – This was my first year as an IT sales Person – I lost focus of what I love doing
2 stories in 2007 – Yeah, pretty pathetic – I agree – go ahead, yell at me
2 stories in 2008 – What a freakin non-blogging fool
46 stories in 2009 – Getting my groove on again – Finally, I got the itch back
39 stories in 2010 – Why did I slack off? (Hey I did write 15 posts in Traveling with Bum in December 2010
75 stories in 2011 – Back to a Great pace now and this does not include the 100 stories I posted in NCWiseman, the last 15 stories that ended Traveling with Bum and first 11 chapters of Is It Worth it Does It Matter
15 stories so far in 2012 (nearly 2 months in) – Keep this pace and I will hit an all time of 90 stories, again not including NCWiseman and Is It Worth it Does It Matter

It has been fun writing, sharing, researching and posting stories about me as well as sharing other stories that I reposted when I felt the calling to do so.

SO – what do I want to say




THANK YOU ALL who just stopped by

I’m blessed.