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November 3, 2009
You might recognize this as what you would call a "repurposed" post.  I originally posted this last month in an effort to get my boss, Harry, to blog.  I was unsuccessful in my initial attempt at peer pressure, but I refuse to wave the white flag just yet.  Harry just came to my desk the other day to tell me about all of his great blogging ideas so I know his first blog post lies just below the surface.  I will repost this blog monthly until I achieve success so if you did not read it last time, I think you will enjoy taking this journey with me.  Think of it as a lesson in patience.  Oh, and if you would like to send Harry a quick note to tell him how much you would love to read his blog, his email address is harry.danz@thatsgoodhr.com.

"I have to begin this post by giving credit where credit is due…I did not come up with this concept as many of you likely already know.  I have, however, learned how to use this concept in a whole new way, not to motivate myself, but to motivate my boss.  Or at least to try to motivate my boss.  More to come on that.

"Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worse things that is going to happen to you all day long. Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it."  –Brian Tracy

Back to my boss and his blog frog.  Let’s call him "Harry" for the sake of this story.  Harry has a big, ugly, slimy, green frog sitting on his desk every morning and I cannot seem to get him to eat it.  We affectionately call him the "blog frog".  You see, "Harry" has some really cool, important, relevant and time-tested business and industry information to share that I know many would find value in extracting from him through the mechanism of a regular blog entry.  "Harry" himself would freely admit that he has all kinds of great "stuff" running around in that head of his that he is dying to share with others.  As a local business owner and a successful one at that, there is good information that has a need to be shared AND Harry would tell you that he loves to hear himself talk.  So, what is the problem?

I refer to it as a condition that requires a sort of "Blog Correctol" remedy.  Yes folks, I am talking about Blog constipation.  Harry just has too  much great blog content in his repertoire that it has all backed up to a standstill.  To be fair to "Harry", however, it is important to note that he has managed to squeak out his Introduction post so at least this horse is out of the barn. 

Now, one thing I have to tell you about me is this.  I have never, ever, ever NOT gotten something that I really, deep down in my heart, wanted.  Never.  I always get what I want in the end if I want it badly enough.  I really want Harry to blog.  We would all benefit from me getting this one thing that I really want.

So, can you help me out?  If you know "Harry", or if you see him in passing or otherwise, ask him when you will get to start reading his cool ideas and other awesome stuff on his blog.  Tell him that you are getting bored of listening to me and it is high time we had a new perspective."