Iâ€™m slightly disappointed that I wasnâ€™t a finalist in any of the categories I was nominated for at the Best of Blogs (BoB) Awards (Thanks to Yam, Suzanne, and Mellie for nominating me). Honestly, I thought there was a slim chance that it would happen.
Okay, Iâ€™m lying.
Iâ€™m NOT disappointed at all, but just in case my non-disappointment turns into slight disappointment, I decided to read â€œThe 100 Simple Secrets of Successful Peopleâ€ by Dr. David Niven.
For those who have read the Impulsive Buy for a while, you may remember that I reviewed another book by Dr. Niven, â€œThe 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People.â€ I read it to help me remain happy as I dealt with a comment spam problem, which I have under control.
After reading this book, I now have some simple secrets that will help me continue to be NOT disappointed by the fact I wasnâ€™t a finalist at the BoB Awards.
Simple Secret Number 39: Learn from Losses
So what did I learn from not being a finalist?
I learned that it’s okay to be a loser. It’s okay that I canâ€™t win class elections or a womanâ€™s heart.
Good things happen to losers. For example, take a look at Clay Aiken. He went from being a loser to becoming…Um…A loser.
Okay, bad example.
Simple Secret Number 64: You Are Not in This Alone
Yes, the Impulsive Buy is not alone. There were several great blogs that didnâ€™t end up as finalists that deserved to be, like Tiny Voices in My Head, I Think I Want to Be A Comedian, and My So-Called Strife.
I think we all should form the Special Olympics version of the BoB Awards, where EVERYONE is a winner and EVERYONE receives a medal.
Simple Secret Number 81: Be Realistic About Yourself
Okay, weâ€™ve had some REALLY lame reviews, like Peanut Butter M-Azing & Crunchy M-Azing (The worst blog post EVER!), Sobe Adrenaline Rush (A steaming pile of blogging doo-doo.), and Kelloggâ€™s Eggo Minis Chocolatey Chip Cookie Dough Waffles (So horrible that it made poet Sylvia Plath want to kill herself again.), just to name a few.
Simple Secret Number 83: Own What You Do
We weren’t a finalist, but I think the Impulsive Buy is bar none the number one quasi-product review blog in the entire blogosphere. Although with millions of blogs out there, I could be wrong.
If I am wrong, I must find the other quasi-product review blogs and DESTROY THEM!!! CRUSH THEM!!! BEAT THEM!!! BURY THEM!!! THEN PISS ON THEM!!!
Simple Secret Number 93: Youâ€™ll Get Knocked Down and Then Get Back Up
Okay I really didnâ€™t get knocked down, but I will pretend like I did. Check this out.
Help! Iâ€™ve fallen and canâ€™t get up!
Wow. Now I feel even more NOT disappointed.
I guess this book really does work.
Editor’s Note: Honestly, go check out the BoB Awards. There are some really good reads there.
Item: The 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People by David Niven Ph.D.
Purchase Price: $8.96 (Amazon.com)
Rating: 4 out of 5
Pros: An easy and fast read. Inexpensive book. I wasnâ€™t a finalist at the BoB Awards, but Iâ€™m NOT disappointed. I get knocked down, but I get up again. Youâ€™re never going to keep me down. I get knocked down, but I get up again. Youâ€™re never going to keep me down. (Yeah, Chumbawumba reference!)
Cons: Um…Wasn’t a finalist at the BoB Awards?