Thursday, June 11, 2009

Daily Mug Shot Vison

Today's daily mug shot is the perfect blend of Moon Monkey Coffee Company's Vision. Extraordinary coffee & music. Been one-anothering alot this week with the art of giving extraordinary coffee without any expectation of return! ....Brand Evangelism! I can barely keep pace with opportunities birthed over extraordinary cups of Moon Monkey Coffee...The tool of connection, the art of I said in a previous post see June 9th it's not about the's amazing! It's about connecting the dots, stepping in to and not just poking @ a vision! The follwing is a must read from Michael Hyatt blog from yesterday on vision. I highly recomment it. Here's the tweet with the link from one of my mentors ....@JohnCMaxwell quoted Michael Hyatt on the importance of vision over strategy. Michael originally wrote about it here:

Will be in Indy blending with Moon Monkey Coffee. First stop new radio station, followed by a visit to a new raving fan @evanmcbroom from Fish Hook Communications @

Life Lesson #897 yesterday: a very valuable life lesson, that I already knew.... that can be summed up in this tweet from @exectweets "People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou (via @ScreamingEagle1)

Daily Mug Shot

Today's Daily Mug shot...won't happen very I don't like picutres of myself! But this picture represents my "state of mind" a pivitol moment in time! Nicole C Mullen giving me props after encourging the audience @ the Gospel Music Association Artist panel this past April in Nashville. Her message to me & others "be found faithful" right/write where you are....big & small....not just with your money, but with your relationships & the vision for life!
Be found faithful today in all things connect, add value to others, inspire lead from the edge of every opportunity!
Headed to the coffee latter today for a little aroma therapy for some of my new raving fans from Aspen Group. Gotta go somewhere quiet & wonderful my head is full of stuff to sort through after a full day of visionary planning with the team. Leaning in and looking up!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Daily Mug Shot

Today's daily mug shot...not anyone I know personally, & I must confess forgot where I saw the picture yesterday in my "social working" efforts online...the picture captured my attention....looks to me like she
"GOT WET" somewhere... Visions are alot like that... My vision for Moon Monkey Coffee Compay...somedays I feel how she looks....but I agree with this tweet from @holycowcreative You don't carry out a vision by poking at it, you have to take the risk of stepping out onto it and embracing it fully. Or what I call "GET WET" jump in both feet, embrace it..."what's the hook?" make sure you are "called" to do it!
Another post yesterday that got my attention... @messycanvas Do you ever feel afraid to disappear? I struggle with this...(see my last post)....also relates to the picture above..."looks like she's saying "000000hhh" one of these Ah Ha moments in life. so I'm working through it.
What does any of this have to do with coffee? Nothing and everything! Coffee is "just" the connection tool I use to blend the passions in my life. What are they? OREO's= Ordinary relationships Extraordinary Obedience...One Anothering on line and off through social "social work" also includes my first love...RADIO.... When you blend the two passions, coffee & radio & you begin to allow God to unpack'em right in front of you...well you have a vision! Larger then life somedays that leaves me WET, exhausted, and frustrated trying to convince those around me that leading others, by one anothering and investing in them is a "social work " formula for God to do amazing things! Be careful what you pray found faithful right/write were you are & hold on! it's a wild ride! For those of you who are wondering why I'm unpacking this vision on my company website...Simple! It's the fabric of who I am. I can't separte the "who" from the "do" hurts.... it's a vision, a passion, it's "whose" I am
Make today a masterpiece over an extraordinary cup of coffee! connect, inspire them, lead from the edge of each opportunity! & "Stop just poking at it!"

Monday, June 8, 2009

Daily Mug Shot

Today's mug shot is Toby Mac giving the glory to the Lord in the midst of affirmation from others. As Moon Monkey becomes a brand that others recognize in the artist, speaker, teacher, leader realm...I pray I don't chase the affirmation. I know the Lord has amazing days ahead for Moon Monkey Coffee Company as we seek to give him the glory! Coffee is "just" yes," just" the tool of connection...what @tonysteward coined "brand evangilism" this weekend! Moon Monkey Coffee - excellent brand evangelism — Tony Steward:. Blog
Love that phrase & he is right's about proactive connection. Or what Nick from Newspring calls "one anothering" wanna know more about Newspring So this weekend through it all an Aspen Open House, a cupping,... followed by some reflection this it is:

the marriage of these two pharses...Moon Monkey's brand strategy is:
Brand Evangelism by one-anothering online & off. Perfect! thanks Nick & Tony!

The above picture is the cry of my heart...this morning...after I read a brief tweet from @perrynoble it caught the attention of my mentor

Tweet posted below:
@givelovecoffee Note 2 self: Are you chasing affirmation? it may appear as an opportunity. check origin...may just b a distraction to keep U from HIS plan.
so as I take my eyes off myself & Moon Monkey Coffee Company Here's a selection of passages taken from the message:
The Way He wants you to live: 1 Thes 5:11-28
12-13And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love!
13-15Get along among yourselves, each of you doing your part. Our counsel is that you warn the freeloaders to get a move on. Gently encourage the stragglers, and reach out for the exhausted, pulling them to their feet. Be patient with each person, attentive to individual needs. And be careful that when you get on each other's nerves you don't snap at each other. Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out.
16-18Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.
19-22Don't suppress the Spirit, and don't stifle those who have a word from the Master. On the other hand, don't be gullible. Check out everything, and keep only what's good. Throw out anything tainted with evil.
23-24May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body—and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he'll do it!
25-27Friends, keep up your prayers for us. Greet all the followers of Jesus there with a holy embrace. And make sure this letter gets read to all the brothers and sisters. Don't leave anyone out.
28The amazing grace of Jesus Christ be with you!