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Not Another Name Change!?

Disney Rose JW Najarian

Disney Rose from my garden

I am changing the name of the site to JW On Purpose.

Yes sorry, but the wonderful and talented author,  Hyla Molander came up with this new name and I really loved it.

I was NetworkingFools.com and then JWN360 and then JW360 and now I am JW On Purpose.

By the way the graphic of the Disney Rose from my garden is just that. There is no special meaning to this story or post. I just liked it.

I took a ton of pictures of the flowers our yard and shared them on Flickr. So why did I put a picture here? Because this story seemed dull without a picture. So now you know the PURPOSE of the graphic. If you are interested, here are the rest of my pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwnajarian/sets/72157626992498566

The purpose or mission here is to deliver, what I like to call, DIIIEEECCC (Pronounced ^%$@%$#@ or Whatever!).  It stands for Delivering Intriguing, Inspiring, Interesting, Educational, Entertaining, Enlightening, Cheerful and Compelling Content.

We often ask questions related to cause. We love to know what causes you support and we like to try and help you put out the word for your cause.

I love the double entendre meaning with the name On Purpose. First I love the word purpose. Here is the definition.

pur·pose  (pûrps)


1. The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or a goal: “And ever those, who would enjoyment gain/Must find it in the purpose they pursue” (Sarah Josepha Hale).
2. A result or effect that is intended or desired; an intention. See Synonyms at intention.
3. Determination; resolution: He was a man of purpose.
4. The matter at hand; the point at issue.

tr.v. pur·posed, pur·pos·ing, pur·pos·es

To intend or resolve to perform or accomplish.


on purpose

Intentionally; deliberately.

to good purpose

With good results.

to little/no purpose

With few or no results.

[Middle English purpos, from Anglo-Norman, from purposer, to intend : pur-, forth (from Latin pr-; see pro-1) + poser, to put; see pose1.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

purpose [ˈpɜːpəs]


1. the reason for which anything is done, created, or exists
2. a fixed design, outcome, or idea that is the object of an action or other effort
3. fixed intention in doing something; determination a man of purpose
4. practical advantage or use to work to good purpose
5. that which is relevant or under consideration (esp in the phrase to or from the purpose)
6. Archaic purport
on purpose intentionally

vb (tr)

to intend or determine to do (something)

[from Old French porpos, from porposer to plan, from Latin prōpōnere to propose]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

So we can use the word on as an adverb or adjective to change the meaing.

On Purpose, where on is the adjective to mean either with intent, determination, resolve, accomplish and result as in the phrase “They are doing that on purpose”, meaning that they are doing something with intent or using on as an adverb as in the phrase “He is writing this book on pupose.” which says that the subject of the book is about purpose.

Anyway as a phrase   It sounds good and, I believe it is apropos to what I am trying to do here.

Hope everyone likes it as much as I do…  Thanks Hyla

Crap, Now I need a Logo. If you have any ideas… Let me know what you think.

How to Be The Perfect Networker

How to Be The Perfect Networker by Ken Rochon

So who is Ken Rochon and what can he teach me about being the perfect networker? Well first he is the author of the book “Becoming The Perfect Networker”  Succeeding One Connection at a time.

Ken is a passionate doer. He is a great networker because it is impossible for him not to be one. Ken loves people and places and has to go to every place he hears about and meet as many as he can get to.

But Ken is not just excited about meeting others, he has taken the time to put the new social media to the test, by joining just about everything and trying everything else.

Ken’s book is an homage to his triumphs and failures and he shares all he has learned. Ken is about the Zen of Tao and his book gives exceptional down to earth advice on networking while also taking networking to an almost spiritual level.

Ken shares his love of graphics and print with his love of travel and people and has put together a complete guide to the universe of networking. He has not left anything out. Ken not only belongs to most of the important social networking sites, but he has his own rather successful site and he uses his site to preach and teach his style and method of networking that covers every inch of the web from blogging to social media, marketing and networking. Ken also seems to take everything to the next step.

The Perfect Networker Site


Perfect Networker is a community designed to help connect you with business professionals from all over the world!

We are a community of collaboration… an open network designed to facilitate the needs of its members. We encourage our members to connect with others, share ideas, refer business, generate support for a project, take an online conversation offline and build a relationship!

Perfect Networker is a community of business professionals committed to supporting each others’ success. Take the time to build valuable business relationships by connecting with the members here and your business will thrive!

Yes this book is crammed full of useful information and some that seems not to belong like a page of Universal Hand Signing, but as you get to know Ken you will get why this belongs in a networking book. Ken has taken the time to learn to say hello in a staggering amount of languages and has added them here for you to learn also.

Ken is eclectic, funny, brilliant and at times a bit crazy, but it is working for Ken and many others. Ken gets that networking is not about collecting lists of names or peoples cards, but don’t ever forget your card or Ken will probably roll his eyes at you.

Bob Schecter and I got the chance to talk with Ken about becoming the Perfect Networker and I have to say I am not sure we got to the point where we actually answered the question straight out, but we did get to the hear from the part of Ken that makes him a perfect networker. His love and concern for others. He is now part of a reality TV show called the “Goodfellas” where the participants were choosen because of their philanthropic natures.

Ken is Becoming The Perfect Networker and he can help you become one too.

Ken was late to the call, which sucked and I have to say it took me a minute to warm up to him, probably cause he was late, but we soon got on a rant and went too far in too many directions, but although we usually do a fair amount of cutting and editing to make sure these audio podcasts stay interesting, I decided to leave the conversation as is because I wanted the listener to make up their own minds.

I also left the first 15 or 20 minutes of the call where Bob and I were waiting for Ken as this stuff was very interesting, as we talked about upcoming and past shows and just had some fun.

If you get a moment you can also visit Ken at www.KenRochon.com. Ken is an avid photographer and you have to see his shots he has taken all over the world. I look forward to having another more pointed conversation with Ken.

We hope you enjoy this Networking Fools Audio Podcast Presentation, a Network Alchemists Production.

And don’t forget to check out Ken’s newest book, “How To Make Friends Around the World”.   It will teach you or your child how to speak 9 of the biggest languages in the World. They will never be the same when they can relate to so many. Sale price is $20 plus $5 shipping and handling. Order 2 and shipping and handling is FREE.

Disney Management and Leadership with Former Executive Director of Disney World Lee Cockerell

Lee Cockerell and Mickey Mouse Disney WorldLee Cockerell, VP of Disney World Resort (Retired),

Talks about Disney Management and Leadership Strategies

“As the Senior Operating Executive for ten years Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a shopping & entertainment village and a sports and recreation complex in addition to the ancillary operations which supported the number one vacation destination in the world.

” One of Lee’s major and lasting legacies was the creation of Disney Great Leader Strategies which continues on as the primary resource for developing the 7000 leaders at Walt Disney World. Lee talks to OPM about his strategies and how you can use them in your life and your business. Continue reading

Rick Frishman on How to Write and Publish Your Own Book

Rick FrishmanFamous Book Publicist and Publisher Tells you How to Write Your Book, Get it Published and How to Market It

Rick Frishman, the founder of Morgan James Publishing in New Your and Planned Television Arts, now Media Connect, has been one of the leading book publicists in America for over 30 years.

Working with many of the top book editors, literary agents and publishers in America, including Simon and Schuster, Random House, Wiley, Harper Collins, Pocket Books, Penguin Putnam, and Hyperion Books, he has worked with best-selling authors including:

Mitch Albom, Bill Moyers, Stephen King, Caroline Kennedy, Howard Stern, President Jimmy Carter, Mark Victor Hansen, Nelson DeMille, John Grisham, Hugh Downs, Henry Kissinger, Jack Canfield, Alan Deshowitz, Arnold Palmer, and Harvey Mackay.

Rick is Publisher at Morgan James Publishing in New York. David Hancock founded Morgan James in 2003 and in 2008 “MJ” published over 150 books. Morgan James only publishes non fiction books and looks for authors with a platform who believe in giving back. Morgan James gives a portion of every book sold to Habitat for Humanity.

Rick has also appeared on hundreds of radio shows and more than a dozen TV shows nationwide including OPRAH and Bloomberg TV. He has also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Selling Power Magazine, New York Post and scores of publications.

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He is the co-author of ten books, including national best-sellers GUERRILLA PUBLICITY and NETWORKING MAGIC. Along with media personality Robyn Freedman Spizman, Rick also co-wrote the popular four-book series AUTHOR 101™ and recently they teamed up for their highly acclaimed book entitled WHERE’S YOUR WOW? 16 Ways To Make Your Competitors Wish They Were You! (McGraw Hill, March, 2008).

Rick’s 10th book “Guerrilla Publicity” 2nd edition was published in October 2008.( Adams Media) He is the co-host (with attorney Richard Solomon) of the radio show Taking Care of Business, which airs every Thursday from 2:00-3:00 pm on WCWP-Radio in Long Island, New York. Rick has a B.F.A. in acting and directing and a B.S. from Ithaca College School of Communications and is a sought after lecturer on publishing and public relations and a member of PRSA and the National Speakers Association.

Rick and his wife Robbi live in Long Island with their three children, Adam, Rachel and Stephanie, and two Havanese puppies named Cody and Cooper. Go to www.rickfrishman.com for more information and to get Rick’s “Million Dollar Rolodex.”

JW Najarian and Bob Schecter got to talk with Rick about:

  • Why publicity is 100 times better than advertising.
  • Working with a PR firm for maximum effectiveness if that’s the route you choose to go.
  • How to become an author in 5 easy steps and in less than 90 days.
  • Real life stories about the “legends” in the business and what you can learn from them.
  • What does a publicity department do for you at a publishing firm and what that means for you.
  • How to get published in the traditional manner and not get taken advantage of.
  • How agents work, what they do and why you need to get them on your side.
  • Understanding the pluses and minuses of radio, TV and other media sources.
  • How to create a press kit that will get you noticed and get you coverage.
  • Maximize your effectiveness when you’re in front of the media to increase your chances for success.

We hope you enjoy this Networking Fools Podcast Presentation, a Network Alchemists Production.