In This Issue: OM3 Fiber Cables…They just work! | Friday Encouragement | News to Start Your Day
The CK Daily – Anniversary
Happy Friday! This week has been exciting, both professionally and personally! On a personal level, my wife & I celebrated our 15th anniversary! She has put up with me for 15 whole years! Haha
On a more serious note, I’m thankful for her and love getting to do life with her. As we hit this significant milestone, I’ve reflected on how we got here. I believe one of the key lessons for me is to be humble. And some days it’s way easier than others to do! As Philippians 2:3 says, “…in humility, count others more significant than yourselves.”
As you reflect on your week, how have you grown this week?
Product Spotlights & Updates:
Happy Friday! Today we’re spotlighting the OM3 LC-LC 10GB Multimode Duplex Fiber Patch Cable. There’s really not much for us to say about our fiber patch cables. They are reliable, come backed by our lifetime warranty, and they just work. So if you need a 10-gigabit fiber patch cable (OM3) that’s laser-optimized pick one up today.
But don’t just take our word for it! We’ve had 26 positive 5-star reviews on this product line. Let’s share some of them!
Matthew C. says “The OM3 came well packaged. The connection is good and tight. Was pulled through 100′ of innerduct with no issues. Overall I am very pleased.”
pbwuzhere2 writes “Pricing is the best I have seen compared to other vendors. Also, the quality is always maintained. Delivery times are very predictable too.”
Yoarick C. let us know “Run these cables from my basement 24 port switch to the second Floor 16 port switch on my home to create an aggregate port for the switches. Works perfectly!”
DPillow commented “I am what is called “A Satisfied Customer”. Whenever I need something of high quality and great price I look to Cables & Kits. They have always provided top-notch service and this product proves that.”
See all of the reviews as well as additional technical specs on our OM3 on our product page!
The Curse of the Too’s – The Encouragement Project
Today’s Friday encouragement is from The Encouragement Project Blog.
“I can’t do that.” “I’m (fill in the blank)____________- too young, too old, too inexperienced, too experienced, too thin, too fat, too shy, too, too, too.”
The too’s hold us back in such a convenient way. They keep us from finding out what we are really made of. They give us the easiest, most convenient excuse for not doing something when the real reason may be the fear that we don’t know how to do it. It’s easier to call fear by another name since no one likes to think of themselves as cowards.
I realized this when I started examining the things that ignited fear in me – the kind that makes you turn back from something. I realized not knowing how to do something drives me crazy. It doesn’t matter whether you know you are competent, smart, gregarious, talented. Fear is always lurking around the edges of the things we haven’t tried. I realized that I have avoided many things because I not only didn’t know how to handle them but wasn’t even willing to give myself a chance to try. I realized that I was making possible failure a terminal event that I would avoid at all costs. The resistance to moving forward felt insurmountable.
What did I avoid? Hard conversations, possible opportunities that were clothed as a challenge, possible judgment from others, chances to create a class, a piece of artwork- anything that required me to be a bit uncomfortable because I had never tried it before. This is the place that I visit way too often. It’s the place where I need to use encouragement that shows up as a swift kick rather than gentle words. It’s when we put on the voice of an old coach, a loved teacher, even a hero you admire. We can conjure up our encourages at will. Did you know that?
David Bowie developed an alter ego called Ziggy Stardust to help him step into the extraordinary self he knew was there. Ziggy helped him do the things that felt uncomfortable doing but as Ziggy, he could. Later, he developed many others who had the characteristics that he knew he needed to borrow when he was afraid. When he needed them, he stepped inside their personas and his fear evaporated. He used this technique to become the best version of himself. He used a variety to explore all the different aspects of what that meant.
It’s an idea that has been used by many but perhaps not in terms of as a tool of encouragement. Beyonce created a character she named Sasha Fierce. Sasha helped her mover from singing in a gospel choir to the big stages she has graced.
What they were willing to do was unlock their own resistance traps that appear as statements in our heads like: not good enough, not talented enough, not experienced enough which are the same versions as too young, too old, too experienced, too little experience.
Encouragement comes in all kinds of forms.
Creating your own Ziggy Stardust might open up some opportunities of which you never dreamed!
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- As of this morning, in the US, there are 6,669,775 active COVID cases, 26,105,411 have recovered and there have been 594,006 deaths.
- Pfizer and BioNTech have started the regulatory process of seeking full approval for their Covid-19 vaccine for use in people 16 and older in the U.S.
- Twitter introduced Tip Jar, a new feature that makes it easy for users to send money to their favorite creators. Users will be able to connect their Twitter accounts with Tip Jar to their accounts on CashApp, PayPal, Venmo, and more!
- Amazon’s massive “other” business category, which includes ad revenue, surged a whopping 77% in the first quarter to $6.9 billion in revenue. Apple’s change is expected to impact the ability of advertisers to target ads the way they have been since people likely won’t opt into letting apps track them. But Amazon has a strong first-party relationship with consumers, which means it can provide marketers with richer data than they might be able to get on other platforms when they can use less third-party data.
- Peloton had planned to launch a less expensive version of their treadmill on May 27th. They have delayed this due to its recent recall in order to add the new safety features before the machines are put back on the market.