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Sunday Vlogging With Miss Tiff

Hi everyone! Well here’s my vlog and some text is below:

Sunday Vlogging With Moi from Tiffany Dow

Dang it! The red air soft hit is still visible on my forehead and here I thought I had covered it up well. LOL! Better not be permanent. Looks like I have a gigantic zit on my forehead. My son keeps trying to say, “I can’t see it anymore” but I know better. :)

So I read a neat article on FoxNews.com that I’m going to summarize here in today’s vlog. I am a reality TV addict – but you don’t have to be to appreciate the lesson. The article was about 3 reality TV shows that can teach entrepreneurs a thing or two.

The first one was about Project Runway. I used to watch this show but got bored of it. In Project Runway the host (Tim Gunn) always tells the contestants “Make it work!” He doesn’t mean take shortcuts. He means dig deep, find your vision and share it. The contestants are usually on a very small or nonexistent budget, have virtually no time to do their task, and no help.

Just like entrepreneurs, right? The article said that if you let that stop you, then you’re not cut out for this. So maybe you can tackle each day as if you were on a reality TV show fighting for the win.

So You Think You Can Dance was the next one – I don’t watch it – but what I liked about the article is that it said it’s not about the BEST – it’s about the FAVORITE. That’s true in the marketing world, too. You don’t have to be the very best. You have to be likable and fun and heartfelt. This is why I try to force you guys into putting some personality into your blog posts, not stale content.

The Voice was the third show. I don’t watch that, either. But what apparently happens is they judge the contestants blindly initially and then later judge them based on how much better they became after working with a mentor. As entrepreneurs, we always have to be bettering ourselves. That doesn’t mean you have to be learning NEW things, but you need to be looking to improve your skills.

I never review products just for money purposes. If that was the case, I’d just pick an item with the biggest dollar amount. I pick things that I personally want to learn – and that I feel others need to learn.

Anyway, here is the article on Fox News.

Hope y’all have a great week coming up!

Tiff ;)

 

 

37 Responses to “Sunday Vlogging With Miss Tiff”

  • Hi Tiff – I had never heard about that tradition with the black eyed peas. I wish you and your family good luck for 2013.

    Which reality shows do you watch? The Housewives, The Kardashians, Guliana & Bill, America’s Next Top Model? Jersey Shore? I know that there are a million more out there. lol.

    I got my Roundup post done but didn’t get to the video that I will post a link to that tomorrow.

    Happy Sunday :)

    • Tiffany says:

      I used to d Jersey Shore but it’s so gross I just felt diseased after watching it. I will be watching Buckwild though. I like everything – Catfish, all the Real Housewives, Sister Wives, etc. Not into Kardashians though. They bug me. lol

      • Yoan says:

        The kardashians are GROSS! Kris is USA’s worst mum after Dina Lohan!!! lol!! I am addicted to BIG RICH TEXAS!! It’s hilarious! Discovered it not long ago, and I really love how rude they are to one another…American reality TV is way better than the French one, by the way!

        • Tiffany says:

          LOL I was wondering if you’d chime in! You are SO my TV buddy – same insight on everything.

          • Yoan says:

            Heheee! Of course, I would!! Can’t resist commenting on TV programmes! Just watched another episode of good old Melrose Place!! Anyone else likes Melrose here?? ::)

  • Hey Tiff! Happy Sunday! So fun to continue checking in with one another once a week. Love it!

    I’ve got my Sunday check-n posted. It’s technically my vlog challenge #25, but it’s all about looking foward and what the New Year holds.

    Hope you got your fresh blackeyed peas so you can enjoy lots of luck in the coming year! ;)

    http://tiffineysblog.com/vlog-challenge-25-looking-ahead-to-2013

  • Tamsin says:

    I quite agree, Tiff. I don’t really watch reality shows, mainly because the ads drive me insane, but when I do watch bits and pieces and get sucked in, it is always good to see the contestants giving more of themselves – and yes, you want the ones who are really baring their souls to do well, as opposed to those who are really good, but don’t seem to be giving of themselves ……….

    It’s what makes a good movie great – where the person in the story bares their soul and opens their heart to their emotions that you really feel for them – so that is what we have to do – be prepared to be open and honest …. and share who we really are!

    Every day just do things a little bit better than the day before :)

  • Joanne Reid says:

    I love So You Think You Can Dance and The X Factor — and American Idol. And yes, on the X factor when the country singer won beating out an extremely talented 13 year old who was apparently a better singer (I’m pretty much tone deaf) someone wondered why and that was the analysis — it was not about being the better singer but being the most popular, the most personable. And he was.

    Great point and it helps as I squeeze out of my shyness and expose my life to my online buddies.

    Cheers
    Joanne

  • Minna Bryant says:

    I’m not superstitious at all, but I’ll be having the traditional meal with some vegan cornbread at midnight and again later in the day.

    Speaking of superstitions, avoid washing clothes on New Years Day. You can see some of that history and other superstitions here.

    I don’t watch many reality shows but those are definitely some good lessons to remember.

    • Tiffany says:

      Yeah for me it just wouldn’t fee right not having it. LOL!

      I’m getting more into dramas now that they have tons of seasons all at once.

  • Cathy says:

    We always had black eyed peas and greens (usually collards) on New Year’s Day growing up. I still do the black eye peas but I have never been able to make the greens as good as my dad made them so I don’t make those.

  • Stacy says:

    I never heard of the black eyed peas tradition for New Year’s…see how you always learn something new from each other?! Haha! I’ll stick to my pork and sauerkraut for good luck here! Lol!

    Oh…by the way…I actually joined the Warrior Book Club this weekend, too! Like you said in the e-mail…we’ll have to see how it goes in there :) Haha!

  • Mary Kathan says:

    I like the show Sharks (or Shark Tank??). It has all the hopefull people trying to get business deals with the Sharks.

    Just listening to the Sharks’ mindset is interesting to me. They think at a very different level then the average person.

    Mary

  • Mary Kathan says:

    Tiffany – I noticed you have a nice Pinterest page. Do you have a favorite guide on how to use that for business/branding?

    Thanks
    Mary

  • I’m not such a huge fan of ‘reality’ TV – if I want to watch some unreal fakery where everyone is pretending it’s real, I’ll go watch the wrestling ;-) (But I do dip into the odd show now and again, I just try not to get caught up in them lol)

    I did my Sunday Vlogging Catch-Up vid, ad you can find it at: http://www.pauldwilliams.com/2012/author-vlog-20121230-sunday-vloggers-catch-up-2/

    I’m back doing glorious HD filming with my camcorder and suffering the brief editing and producing it as an .mp4 in Camtasia, followed by the hour-long wait for it to upload to Youtube. At least I can use the waiting time to outline other product segments etc. in FreeMind.

    That ‘best / favorite’ comment is, in my opinion, one of the keys to success as an expert – you don’t need to be the best, just the best liked.

  • Bonnie Gean says:

    I never tried black-eyed peas. Do they taste like regular peas?

    And… do you throw them over your shoulder for good luck or eat em? :)

    Well, with traditions – you just never know! :)

    Happy New Year! We’re staying indoors… we don’t like to chance the driving people others drink and drive!

    Stay safe… stay home. :)

    • Tiffany says:

      Not to me. I don’t like green peas. LOL and no throwing – but that’d be a fun food fight!

      Happy New Years Eve my friend! We don’t go out either and I hope I can convince my 20 yr old son not to either.

  • Edie says:

    When we keep our eyes and ears open we can find some really cool and unique ways to pick up new ideas. I used to watch Food Channel all the time, but now it’s more like HGTV and A&E shows such as 48 Hours. I also sometimes pick up ideas just reading magazines or watching TV. Strange where inspiration shows up, isn’t it?

  • Debi J says:

    I love The Voice! My other half watches it and I got really wrapped up into it this year. Outside of that I could care less about reality TV. He’ll sit in front of it for hours….court shows, pawn shops (fun on occasion), storage wars, you name it. Anywhere he kind find stupid people fighting about something he’s laughing. And since HIS laughter makes my son and I laugh, I don’t mind. :)

  • Tamsin says:

    Here’s my vlog – got to get into the habit of doing it on Sunday ………..

    http://www.inspirationalresults.com/2012/happy-new-year/

  • I love The Voice. I love the fact that they start out being judged by their talent, not how they look. Then, like you said, it’s about how well they take the advice of their mentors and how well they can connect with people.

    It’s a lot like working online. You only get a short period of time to catch people’s attention. On The Voice the they get to sing for 90 seconds. If they don’t do something amazing, none of the judges will turn around and they’ll go home. You’ve got to “leave it all on the stage” or you’re done.

  • I added my vlog link to the wrong post.

    Here it is for those who are following along with their own video challenge.

    http://www.mydailycuppa.com/vlogging-challenge-day-17-happy-new-year/

    Happy New Year :)

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