My Favorite Spotify Music Playlist

Just wrapped up helping out a friend of mine over the weekend with his event and I had a number of people come up and ask where they could get my playlist of songs that I use at events.  Where here it is…I personally use Spotify, it’s a great music service that can be used both with a free membership & paid membership if you want to create your own playlists.  However with the free playlists you’ll be able to see any and all of the playlists that are created by users such as myself.

  1. Download Spotify to your Apple or Android device.
  2. Search “monicoperez”
  3. Click Follow & there you have it….

Here is my most requested playlist…make sure to follow me on Spotify for more playlist.

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7 Signs Your Friend Is a Jerk

Came across this funny but true article on Inc.com that I wanted to share with everyone and make sure you either aren’t or stop being a jerk! LOL! Enjoy!

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If you identify the jerks quickly, you won’t waste your time trying to work with them.

In today’s hectic world, you must decide quickly whether you want to mingle, work with or interact with somebody. Unless you enjoy being miserable, it’s useful to spot the jerks quickly, before you commit. Here are the seven “red flag” behaviors:

1. Badmouthing

Only a jerk–and an insecure jerk, at that–would attempt to make himself (or herself) look better by disparaging others.

2. Littering

Anybody who throws something on the ground and expects somebody else to bend down and pick it up is automatically a jerk.

3. Rudeness

Curtness to underlings and anyone else who “doesn’t matter” is always a sign of deep-seated jerkitude.

4. Undertipping

In the U.S., waiters and waitresses make $2.13 an hour. Any customer who doesn’t tip at least 15 percent (regardless of service) lacks either a heart or a brain. Either way… jerk!

5. Ostentation

Jerks think showy watches, fancy cars, and expensive office furniture set them above the hoi-polloi.  In fact, pricey accoutrements simply scream “jerk!”

6. Profanity

The occasional expletive is forgivable but repeated use of the F-bomb reveals anger at the world and fundamental disrespect to everyone listening.

7. Aggressive driving

People who risk other people’s lives simply to shave a few seconds off their own schedule are inconsiderate jerks.  And dangerous ones, at that.

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Social Media’s Coolest Travel Companies

Planning on taking a vacation this summer or you already have, well here’s just some cool Social Media ideas I came across in regards to not completely plugging out of Social Media all together during your next vacation.  As my summer has been filling up with travels to Cyprus, Cancun & Maui, I’ve noticed that although it is a vacation it is also fun to stay plugged into the Social Media world and try to use it to help others or myself….

BEFORE WE HEAD OUT ON VACATION THERE’S AN IMPORTANT AIRLINE SAFETY VIDEO

Now we all know what happens when we board the plane and they begin to start explaining the safety video but who ever thought an airline-safety video could be fun? Air New Zealand did. ANZ employed the ever-bedazzled Richard Simmons to deliver the familiar preflight lesson of how to don your oxygen mask (or “take a breather!” as he says). And the disco-rich video wasn’t just for flyers: it has had almost 2.6 million YouTube views since its March 2011 launch—try getting that kind of virality from your basic seat-belt-fastening snoozer.

Social media, after all, has become an essential part of the way we travel—with everything from trip planning to photo sharing. The SMITTYs came about when we saw travel companies doing some pretty cool things in the social media space, and we wanted to recognize their efforts. So we asked airlines, tourism boards, car-rental companies, tour operators, cruise lines, and others to give us their best efforts from 2011.

HOTEL DEALS

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

The hotel company created and promoted special rates for Facebook and Twitter. The depth of the discounts (as low as $89 a night) drove a high volume of bookings and awarded them the Best Social Media Promotion of Travel Deals, Global Hotel or Resort Chain.

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

Ultimate Austin Scavenger Hunt: The property organized a photo scavenger hunt; fans and visitors submitted pictures of the hotel and Austin landmarks on Facebook or Flickr. The first 100 participants to complete at least half the tasks received an overnight stay or other prizes.  Lots of brands have photo contests; adding a scavenger hunt was a fun way not just to engage fans, but also to utilize the popularity of Facebook’s photo-sharing functionality.

FOOD & DRINKS

Foodspotting, an app favorite for food photographers, launched less than a year and a half ago.  Foodspotting began in 2009 when cofounders Alexa Andrzejewski, Ted Grubb and Soraya Darabi put their heads together to address what they felt was a lack of proper food reviewing apps. A few months later, they launched in beta at SXSW Interactive in March 2010.

My favorite way to describe Foodspotting? If Flickr and Foursquare went out on a date, ate too many oysters and drank too much champagne, the result 9 months later would look very much like Foodspotting. Using the mobile app, users can snap a photo of a dish, tag it and share it with friends on Foodspotting or via Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, etc. It’s also a helpful guide if you’re ever looking to spark your appetite. Simply open the app and search for photos of food taken nearby.

Why Pinterest Should Matter to You

This most recent player in the field of social media might seem like it doesn’t fit into your marketing model. Here’s why you’re wrong.

If you could promote your brand via what the Wall Street Journal boasts as “the hottest start up…in Silicon Valley,” would you jump on board? Well, if top brands such as Martha Stewart, Michael Kors, Pepsi, and Nike see the potential, it’s probably a good idea to follow suit.

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can “curate and share things you love.” With millions of new “pins” a week, not only do “pinners” consider posting and reposting stuff they love fun and inspirational, but also Pinterest has already proven itself as a powerful social media platform. Businesses are joining Pinterest to display product, create brand awareness, build communities and, in some cases, grow profits by leaps and bounds. SO START PINNING!

Now these are not the only apps by any means that are out there, I am sure that there is some 10 year old kid coming up with the next hottest and greatest app on the planet but I just figured I’d share what I’ve been using and has helped me keep in touch with friends and family although I am thousands of miles away…

Make sure and add me on Twitter so I can retweet your pics/posts http://www.twitter.com/monicoperez

Are you on Pinterest…Me TOO: http://pinterest.com/monicoperez/

Want to learn more about the power of Pinterest check out this article: THE POWER OF PINTEREST

Let’s just stay connected and have a fun summer! Also if you have any apps you enjoy or want to share please post….

So SUMMER is finally over!

Well although it might not feel like it in Texas, but yes Summer is finally coming to an end.  It has been an incredible summer for myself and I actually wrote this blog to hear from you, what was your favorite memory of the summer of 2011?

It’s always great to see what everyone writes for some people it’s traveling outside or inside the US.  For others it’s a special weekend with family where everyone got together last minute and had a great time.  Maybe you just stayed at home and enjoyed relaxing at the pool on weekends!  Who knows?  I remember when I was young, I would be counting the days until school ended and summer break started.  I had family in Odessa, TX & Stephenville, TX which if you’ve been anywhere in West Texas in the summer it’s pretty much the one place in the world you DO NOT want to visit.  But it wasn’t Del Rio, so in my mind I was getting away from home.  But now looking back on it, it wasn’t necessarily the fact that I was traveling to Odessa or Stephenville which got me excited but who I was going to be hanging out with during that time, my cousins!  It was just so much fun to hang out and do fun stuff with my cousins, whether it was hanging out and laughing or just goofing off those memories will stay with me forever!  So with that being said, I don’t think that it really matters where you go to during summers or down time, however what does matter is who you’re with.

I’ve been blessed this summer to hang out with great friends in the US, outside of the US and also just here at home!  For me one of the tope highlights of my summer was taking my girlfriend Melinda on her first DreamTrip with WorldVenturesAnd you might be saying her first Dreamtrip, I always see you traveling here and there together, and yes we do travel a lot but several of those times its for work.  It could be a training seminar that we’re doing in Vegas or New York, Palm Springs, Orlando which are also beautiful destination spots.  And we do manage to take time out and have fun during those trips, it’s still work.  But this summer I was able to take her to Jamaica, which was amazing!  We checked in and got to our suite and we were directly in front of the ocean on the 2nd floor, literally every morning we’d wake up and see the sun rise and the sun set right off of our balcony and for me, just seeing her HUGE smile everyday and tell me she never wanted to leave there, well that was at the top of my magical moment during the summer!

Then another highlight that was pretty cool was visiting Athens for the first time, being able to see all of the historical places like the Colosseum and Parthenon was really cool!  Here’s a video that my buddy Dave Ulloa made of the trip to Greece at a club there called Villa Mercedes, which is the hottest club and most poplular club in all of Greece!  The night before we were able to check out David Guetta which was DJ’ing there and it was again a first and something that I’ll never forget!

In mid-May we went out to LA for a week for a convention where several public speakers, authors and networkers meet called SANG.  It was cool because we stayed right down in the middle of Hollywood, we were literally about 2 minutes from the Roosevelt Hotel, so each night we would head out to all of the LA hotspots that were there, but we closed off that trip with a weekend cruise down to Ensenada Mexico, which was also a cool little treat.  We were taken around Venice Beach by my good friend Mike Putman and hit several hotspots and just amazing places right in front of the beach.  It was so much fun!   Another highlight for me this summer was going down to Del Rio and hanging out with some of my family that I had not seen since I was about 10 years old!

So in closing, I’d like to know what some of your favorite memories were of the summer!  Maybe you did something I didn’t do but I want to do!  Share your favorite memory but like a good friend once had told me is that life is all about creating memories.  Memories with those people that are close to you, those people that share your same wants and that help you want more out of life!

 

It’s time you get out…

I remember when we used to have gigs, it would always be exciting to be sitting behind the drums right before that first song and we just started doing a 45 minute set and just jam out.  Heck I still get excited whenever I travel to different cities and there’s live bands playing and I happen to get a wild hair and jump up on stage with them.  Just that bit of adrenaline that pumps through you is an awesome feeling.  However when I go to a concert as a fan it’s just as fun and great.  I’ve been lucky enough to see some of the worlds best musicians and bands out there and I still have many more on my bucket list.  I came across this article and it just made sense and I figured I would share it with all my friends that read my blog.

People go to music concerts for many reasons. Some people watch concerts to support their favorite music idols, others go to concerts to have fun with friends, while others watch concerts to enjoy music.
Here’s Melinda and I at our first KISS concert it was a blast, but we’ve been lucky enough to watch U2 in OKC, Bruce Springsteen out in Philly, Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Pat Green and several others.
But for whatever reason it is, many studies show that going to concerts is actually good for your health.

Here are some reasons why:

1. The feeling of excitement that a concert brings causes a sudden rush of adrenalin that is good for the heart.
2. This activity will also allow one to burn calories which can be a good form of physical exercise for the day.
3. Live music gives an uplifting feeling that is good for physical and emotional well being.
4. Live concerts allow one to perspire which leads to faster metabolism.
5. Going to concerts is a healthy alternative to spending an evening at home watching television.
6. Watching your favorite music icon, live, can bring a sense of confidence that can boost your overall well being.
7. Live concerts are social gatherings that can promote positive energy resulting to overall good health and great physical outlook.
8. Listening to live music can enhance your senses, resulting to more alert and active physical condition.
9. Being within a live concert promotes confidence that can lead to a healthier approach in life.
10. Live music can bring about a healthy balance that is good for the body and mind.

Does this information surprise you?  How often do you go to live concerts?

I usually try to go to a live music concert at least 2 or 3 times a year, not only do I love the live music side of things being a musician and all, but also the excitement during the show is awesome.  I am pretty lucky to have my cousin which is Co-Partner of Tickets4AnyEvent.com, I know what you’re thinking…”Is he really plugging his cousins company right now?” LOL..yep I sure am…and don’t worry I am not getting any sort of benefits from it, no free tickets, no preference on upcoming shows or anything.  She’s just been very helpful whenever I want to go to concerts and I like using her company for concerts.  I think what I like most is that for someone with my personality where I sometimes don’t plan on going to a concert until the last minute, they’re able to accomodate me.  I’ve literally heard that Tim McGraw is going to be in town at 5pm and I know my girlfriend loves him so as a surprise to her, I texted one of the reps that work at T4AE.com while we were finishing dinner, we then went home I told her to get ready because I was surprising her with tickets to the concert and I printed out the tickets which were awesome seats and the concert started at 7:30pm.  That’s pretty DAMN good last minute service if you ask me…No Scalpers, No Waiting in Line, No bidding wars online!

So if you are looking for tickets check out her site www.Tickets4AnyEvent.com let them know I sent ya and YOU’LL actually get a discount.  But even if you don’t visit her site get out and go to a concert! Have Fun! Enjoy LIFE!

“What’s Funny About This?”

Well just got back to Dallas from a 12 day trip out to California and it was awesome.  Although I wish the weather would’ve been a bit better, I guess I shouldn’t be complaining giving the fact that there’s been several thunderstorms and bad weather here in Texas.

While out in California I attended one of the most incredible events I’ve been introduced to by my friends Matt Morris and Marc Accetta.  SANG is a notable event held yearly and organized by Larry Benet.  SANG which stands for Speakers, Authors & Networkers Group.  There have been so many amazing people who I’ve met through this event such as Tony Hseih from Zappos.com, Jeff Hayznett, Jack Canfield, Bryan Tracy, Mari Smith, Robin Sharma and so on…this year I was able to meet and hear from Sean Stephenson.  Now Sean is someone who not many people know…but they should!

Expected to die at birth, Sean Stephenson has faced many reasons to give up and countless opportunities to embrace pity.  He suffered more than 200 bone fractures by the age of 18, reached a height of only 3 ft., and is permanently confined to a wheelchair.  However he’s allowed his set backs to inspire millions around the world including Tony Robbins & Bill Clinton.  During his speech Sean said whenever we’re having a bad day or dealing with a tough situation, we should ask ourselves, “What’s Funny About This?”  So being that I’ve worked around Marc for close to 10 years now, I know plenty of positive mental exercises and how to think positively.  However sometimes I need new inspiration and I think Sean’s message hit the spot for what I was about to experience.

 

The SANG event had ended and I needed to go get my truck to pick up some equipment that was being used during the event.  Upon walking to where I had parked my truck 5 days prior and trust me I had been checking on it each evening to make sure there were not tickets and not towed.  And everything had been OK, until that day! I get to my truck and there’s a small car parked in its place that said…Parking Permit for The Hangover 2 Movie Premiere!  Yes! That is correct The Hangover 2 Movie Premiere crew had gotten my truck towed.  Now I am calling the numbers on the signs and no answer, just messages from the Mayor welcoming me to the city!  After 15 minutes of this, I become frustrated find a parking attendant and he says oh yeah…I saw them towing it around 3pm this afternoon.  You can go down Hollywood Pkwy about 6 blocks and your vehicle is there! That’s where they tow all the vehicles down here.  Now I know what you’re thinking Monico, why did you park in a Tow Away Zone…well I didn’t that’s just the spot that the hotel security & staff said I would be safe to park.  OK…so now I am walking about 6 blocks in Hollywood, while still on the phone and the Mayor welcoming me to Hollywood, by this time I am very irritated.  I finally find the place which was 10 blocks away not 6! I go up to the window and the man looks at me and says, “Oh yes we brought in your car about 4 hours ago…what do you want to do?”  What do I want to do, I want my truck back! So $380 later, he gives me my paperwork and says to wait by the gate to get my truck.  As I am waiting another guy comes and says come with me and takes me to a parking lot about 7 blocks away and as the gate opens there is my truck in the middle of all these other cars.  I feel a sense of relief as I get into my truck and start it and click…click…click! Yep my battery is dead! Here we go….the guy comes back and says do you need a jump!  I am saying to myself A JUMP! Really you’re asking me if I need a Jump! I answer calmly and politely yes…so he gives me a jump! I let my truck run for about 10 minutes.  As I leave the gated pound, I turn right, he turns left and leaves in a hurry and yep you guessed it…my truck dies AGAIN!

I am definitely not in my happy zone..in fact I even yelled out a couple of choice words!  At this point my emergency lights barely were blinking so I know it’s definitely a dead battery.  I remember passing an Auto Zone on the way walking to the towing place, however it’s now 8:58pm and as many of you know most car part places close at 9pm.  So I now call my girlfriend, Melinda which is supposed to be having a girls night out with her friend from high school.  So now they come over from being out on Rodeo Dr. & site seeing!  I know I am a bad boyfriend for pulling them away from Rodeo Dr.   While waiting for them to come I had also called my friend Mike Putman, which was able to get the Hollywood Parking Police to allow me to leave my truck there overnight and I could get a new battery in the morning.  So they finally arrive and the lady says oh wow…you’re parked in LA county…we only have permission over Hollywood! So I am asking well where is Hollywood?  She looks at me with a straight face and says oh it’s right over there across the street.  She was pointing literally at the other end of the street, not down the road, down the block or anything but literally about 15 steps away.  LOL…I kinda laugh out loud and say ok can you give me a jump so that I can at least turn my truck long enough to turn it around.  She says well it’s a Hybrid car so they don’t have batteries….WOW REALLY…LOL.  Man oh Man I am getting taught a major lesson by the Hangover Crew about parking in their spots! LOL.

Finally Melinda gets to where I am at, I ask if it’s possible for them to go to a Wal-Mart and get me a battery!  I thought to myself I am asking her to leave Rodeo Dr. and go to Wal-Mart…LOL!  So her friend so politely looks for one and finds one about 30 minutes away but they close at midnight…it is now 11:20pm, so it’s a race against time.  They leave and I stay with my truck because aside from it not having any hazard lights, when the parking lady was there, she indicates to me that I am again parked in a Tow Away Zone…LOL! Shortly after midnight I get a text from Melinda saying…Got it, on our way back! I am finally thinking…God Thank YOU!  As soon as I say that, the thought comes to my mind about the security brace on the battery and if I have the tools to take it off! Yep you guessed it…I didn’t! I now have about 30 minutes to figure out a way to take off the battery bracket which holds the battery securely so that it doesn’t move around while driving! I am going through my entire truck looking for something…I find a crow bar and a rusty set of pliers! That’s what I am working with!  As soon as I look at the pliers, open the hood and shine the flashlight on the bolt.  The thought comes through my mind..“What’s Funny About This!”, so after that all the frustration and oh why me attitude and victim mentality just melted and went out the door!

Well needless to say I finally get the bolt off after about 40 minutes, get the new battery in there, truck starts immediately! As I was driving to the hotel to pick up my equipment, I thought man it’s about 1am, I sure could use a drink but everything’s closed.  Oh well, as I get up to my room what do I see on the desk a bottle of Absolut…Melinda said they had bought it thinking that we could all use a drink once I got everything resolved…right there I fell in love with her all over again!  How awesome & thoughtful is she that after ruining her girls night out night, she was still thinking about me and that I needed to wind down.

Had some drinks with my sweetie, her friend, relaxed and reflected on how lucky I am that mentally I am strong enough to not freak out when life throws you a couple of curve balls.  No matter how bad things may seem or how screwed up things might be going, you should take a step back and ask yourself…”What’s Funny About This?”  This is just something that I learned from Sean Stephenson during that week at SANG, however I have strong faith in God and know that God has a plan for everything!  So I never question, never complain, although sometimes I definitely feel like complaining and just being pissed off, I know that everything happens for a reason!

Enjoy the video of Sean’s Speech at SANG V…This is the same speech I watched….LIVE!

Travel Tips: How to mind your manners abroad!

While we are sitting here at the British Airways Executive Lounge awaiting our flight to South Africa we came across some kinda interesting and a bit funny information, well not we but Marc Accetta my friend/mentor for over 10 years was reading it and telling me about it and I found it online and figured I would share this article for everyone to just have a bit more info when traveling around the world…Enjoy and please let me know of other gestures that might help others stay out of trouble!!!

Frequent business traveller Scott McKain learned a valuable lesson many years ago about etiquette abroad.

On a trade mission in Brazil in 1974, McKain’s mouth was full at a welcome dinner when a local mayor asked whether he was enjoying his first Brazilian meal. McKain made an OK gesture with his thumb and index finger—a gesture akin to extending a middle finger here.

“The mayor literally dropped his jaw and his fork,” recalls McKain, an author and professional speaker in Fishers, Ind. “Fortunately, my age and inexperience allowed the more seasoned members of our delegation to prevent any lasting damage from my mistake—and we all ended up in laughter minutes later. But it taught me a lesson I have never forgotten.”

Since that first trip abroad at age 18, McKain says, he studies the customs and etiquette of each country before arriving.

Many travellers like McKain have made a faux pas in another country. Such a blunder can be embarrassing and insulting—and even damage a business relationship.

“A potential mistake in business ultimately has higher stakes, and perhaps more sensitivity, than a traveller who flubbed an interaction one-on-one with a café worker or laundromat attendant,” says Robert Reid, U.S. travel editor for Lonely Planet.

At USA Today’s request, Lonely Planet put together a list of etiquette tips in the following situations for North Americans heading abroad:

• In France, never discuss money over dinner, and splitting the bill “is considered the height of unsophistication.”

• In Mexico, whenever you catch the eye of someone who’s eating—even a stranger—it’s good manners to say, “Provecho,” which means enjoy.

• In Sweden, it’s considered vulgar to clink glasses unless you say, “Skals,” which means cheers.

• At a pub in Australia, it’s customary to buy a round of drinks for everyone in your group.

• In Russia, a 10 per cent tip is customary at a restaurant. Prices in stores are usually firm, but it’s OK to make a bid somewhat lower than a merchant’s price at markets and souvenir stalls.

• In Greece, don’t wave to anyone with an open palm. And don’t show your palm, though you might think to do so when gesturing for someone to wait or hold on, or showing the number five. “It is essentially the way one flips someone the bird in Greece. But, more than that, it states, ‘I reject you,’ ” Lonely Planet says.

• In Asia, it’s bad etiquette to point at objects or people with your feet, and don’t prop your feet on chairs or tables while sitting. Never touch any part of someone’s body with your foot, “which is considered the lowest part of the body,” the guidebook publisher says. “If you accidentally do this, apologize by touching your hand to the person’s arm and then touching your own head.”

• Travellers to Thailand shouldn’t be alarmed if locals pick their noses while talking to you. “It’s considered a natural act of good hygiene,” Lonely Planet says.

• In the Caribbean, address people with titles such as “mister” or “professor” until a first name is explicitly offered, Lonely Planet says.

Inexperienced North American business travellers “commit etiquette blunders more than 70 per cent of the time when doing business abroad,” says Ann Marie Sabath, author of “Business Etiquette: 101 Ways to Conduct Business with Charm & Savvy.”

Common oversights include not bringing a gift made in your home country for a first meeting with a client, not saying good morning, good afternoon or good evening and not expressing interest in a country’s history and culture, Sabath says. Other faux pas are taking a foreign client to lunch and talking about business, and assuming that a handshake rather than a kiss or bow is an appropriate introduction, she says.

McKain, who insulted the Brazilian mayor on his first trip abroad, says he always learns how to say “thank you” in the language of the country he plans to visit and always apologizes about his lack of fluency.

“It is remarkable how wonderful people can be when you have a humble and sincere desire to learn more about their culture and are not reticent about doing things their way,” says the author and speaker.

© 2011, USA Today.

Back to Back….Great Weekend Events just keep coming!

Wow…we’ve just completed what in my opinion was one of the top trainings we’ve had to date over the past 9 years that I’ve been working with Marc AccettaA View from the Edge is a unique training that’s a bit hard to explain! It takes education and entertainment and Marc has mastered the way of combining both of those fields and delivers them with his unique style of public speaking to create an awesome experience.  One crucial element to this years View from the Edge training was our production overhaul that we did.  As you can see from some of our pictures, we’ve totally outdone the production value of this seminar and taken it to that next digital level…that just left everyone at WorldVentures in amazement after the weekend.

I’d like to thank all the people that stopped by my AV station to say, “Thank You” & “Great Job”.  It feels great that I am having a small part in allowing everyone to experience a great event put on by one of the best Personal Growth Trainers and Public Speakers in the world!

But now we’re off to Las Vegas, Nevada for our next 3DayMBA training with Gabe Shirey…I got a chance to visit with Gabe shortly during the View and he told me the line up he has of Speakers, Authors and Internet Marketing Professionals he has lined up for this coming weekend in Vegas and WOW that’s going to be one talent packed room this weekend.  On top of that he has some of the most sought after, inspirational, motivating UFC Machines in the sport coming in to speak!  What’s crazy to me is how down to earth and approachable these guys are, Gabe was super cool in introducing me to his buddies and that was just a awesome highlight to the weekend, as well as an educational-motivational one as well! It was great and I cannot wait to get to Las Vegas and see Marc Accetta in Action on stage alongside some of the best of the best in the industry that I’ve followed, read blogs, follow on twitter, read articles and am looking forward to an incredible weekend of learning and fun….not to mention on top of that it’s Halloween Weekend in VEGAS! Are you kidding me! You can’t miss out this weekend….Click Here for more INFO!

Pick up your phone and BLOG somebody…

Just when you thought that you didn’t have enough time to sit down at your machine and think of something to blog about, now WordPress has taken it a step further and easier for users to blog.  As everyone already knows you can already write and publish WordPress blog posts from your iPhone, iPad, Android, e-mail and desktop, but now you can also post audio via your phone.

Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg announced the new feature for WordPress.com earlier today. It’s rather simple: enable “Post by Voice” in your dashboard and you will receive a phone number and a unique code for posting audio from your phone to your blog. You can post up to one hour of audio at a time.

The new feature is powered by Twilio, a cloud-based platform for building communication and voice applications.

The feature isn’t anything revolutionary — Livejournal has supported similar functionality for years. However, it should make for thousands of interesting, late-night posts in the near future. Currently the feature is only available for WordPress.com blogs, but we’d love to see it implemented in the open-source version of WordPress as well.

So now you can post to your WordPress via the web, email, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, desktop clients, and now any telephone in the world. Of course when you post it can be pushed to Facebook, Twitter, and more using the Publicize feature. What more could you want?

WordPress is making it free and allowing recording lengths up to sixty minutes, but that limit may go down without a paid upgrade in the future. Mostly they’re just curious to see how people use this.

Now there is definitely no excuses for people to not start blogging…

What kind of MUSIC are you listening to…

Everyone that knows me and I like all kind of music.  Being a drummer I always try to listen to all kinds of music just to stay on top of what’s going on in the world. My buddy, Marc Accetta recently sent out this video to all his newsletter subscribers and it got such a great turnout and feedback from it.  So I asked him if it was ok to share it with all my friends and here it is.  I just thought it was kinda funny.  Anyways enjoy this video and if you want to check out more videos from Marc visit his site at www.DallasSuccessCoach.com and sign up to be in his newsletter.

What Songs are Moving You! from Monico Perez on Vimeo.