Saturday, April 18, 2009

Daily Mug Shot

Today's Daily Mug Shot is Andy Stanley Pastor, communicator Author, & founder of North Point Ministries inc. Andy's books and wisdom within the pages has become one the world changers in my life. I'am one of those folks his wisdom has shaped. Decided that along with posting fun stuff about Moon Monkey Coffee Company each day I would add a paragraph or two from a the current book on the end table of my life. Principles of the Path is the one occupying my mind and end table right now. Here's the principle I wish I would of stumbled on like the black monte carlo that stumbled on Louie Giglio & Andy as they were headed for the swamp.
Direction-not intention-determines our destination pg.14
warning: do not read this book if you do not wish to be challenged about the path your life's decisions have led you down.
Headed for the coffee lab this morning to package extraordinary Moon Monkey Coffee for some of my most famous raving Moon Monkey fans, Jon Forman of Switchfoot, Toby Mac. Headed to Nashville in the morning for Gospel Music Awards week. One of my favorite experiences of the year...almost becoming second to Catalyst in Atlanta.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Daily Mug Shot

Today's daily Mug shot is the "moon monkey mug" on the carpet inside the coffee lab yesterday...yes, that's me barefoot! in honor of amazing efforts of folks @ learn more about their day an awareness of going barefoot! I went to the following places barefoot
moon monkey coffee lab, Mc Donald's, delivered coffee to raving fan, car lot to look @ the most amazing 1967 cherry red mustag...couldn't help it! What a beauty, sure looked funny barefoot. church planning meeting for coffee ministry training conference!
Shipping 15 pounds of fresh rosted extraordinary Fair Trade Organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe to so blessed to have raving fans in Nashville.....headed to Nashville on Sunday to mingle among the world changers in the Christian Music Industry with pack'in as much freash roasted moon monkey coffee my suitcase will carry along with hot pots, french press, and other coffee gear! Wish me well!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Daily Mug Shot

Today's daily mug shot is a picture I found yesterday on flickr while researching invisiblepeople and the despair and real existence of tent cities in 2009. Seems we've been here before...the mug shot is a picture from a 30- something year old mother who just sold her tent to buy food for the children during the great depression. Yes, unless we prepare and plan and even when we do as page 16 type reads Stability is an illusion.
Leaders need to be unstable in their thinking patterns and in the way they do things today may not be the same way things NEED to be done 5 years from now. Blogging about a book and review among peers is a perfect example. Thanks for the project John! I fit that personal definition...unstable....probablly why....I like it! By unstable I mean always looking for the next big thing to put in my tool box to add to the vintage tools that work every vintage tools I mean "plain Ol' authentic relationship building" with a twist if you will. The twist comes from being unstable. As Godin, points out on page 17, "The market is now a lot less impressed with average stuff for average people, and the market is a lot less impressed with loud and flashy and expensive advertising."
Partisans~ I'm a partisan are you? What idea or concept has come across your thoughts lately that made you a partisan? Did you act on it? How were you received? Did your reception or lack their of throw you off course? For me here's the rub...I want to make a difference, I want to make a difference...daily....I challenge you to make a difference right/write where you can be a leader in the position you are in write/now. Don't wait for the title, the corner office, or the pat on the back! just lead! "leading from the bottom page 19!
Finally~ pg 18 BE REMARKABLE NOT BORING! New Rule: "If you want to grow, you need to find customers who are willing to join you or believe in you or donate to you or support you....
What do you do for a living? I'm a coffee roaster & also a donor development leader for a christian radio station in Chicago What do you make? relationships internal /external that impact the bottom line and organization. BUT I also make a ruckus! Do you?
What have you done in you daily life the last 30 days to set yourself apart, lead, and make a ruckus? I introduced twitter into our media mix as a way to communicate with artists & our listeners.
go barefoot today

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mug Shot

Today's Mug Shot is from Tom's shoes...sorry for the long post. but I was moved by this story. Always amases me how "simple ideas" can change the world and a life one pair of shoes @ a time.
TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: For every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One. Using the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good is what we're all about.
Our Story
In 2006 an American traveler, Blake Mycoskie, befriended children in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created a company that would match every pair of shoes sold with a pair given to a child in need. One for One. Blake returned to Argentina with a group of family, friends and staff later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes made possible by caring TOMS customers.
Since our beginning, TOMS has given over 140,000* pairs of shoes to children in need through the One for One model. Because of your support, TOMS plans to give over 300,000 pairs of shoes to children in need around the world in 2009.
Our ongoing community events and Shoe Drop Tours allow TOMS supporters and enthusiasts to be part of our One for One movement. Join us.
Why shoes?
Most children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or just getting around, these children are at risk.
Walking is often the primary mode of transportation in developing countries. Children can walk for miles to get food, water, shelter and medical help. Wearing shoes literally enables them to walk distances that aren't possible barefoot.
Wearing shoes prevents feet from getting cuts and sores on unsafe roads and from contaminated soil. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected. The leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted parasites which penetrate the skin through open sores. Wearing shoes can prevent this and the risk of amputation.
Many times children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to realize their potential.
There is one simple solution...SHOES.
Four of the planet's six billion people live in conditions inconceivable to many. Lets take a step towards a better tomorrow.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Daily Mug Shot

Happy Easter Monday~ Today's mug shot...isn't he sweet. thinking of & the drilling of wells that is going on world's away and the joy it places on faces! Life is for celebrating!
If this is your first visit to the givelovecoffee blog welcome, we'll be blogging about Seth Godin's book tribes. The link below will give you some backgrond information and details. Looking forward to learning and leading from all who are part of the project over extraordinary cups of coffee.