I love the movie, Jerry Maguire. One of my favorite parts is Cuba Gooding Jr. (Wide Receiver, Rod Tidwell) coining the word "Quan." (See clip above--sorry about the rear end shot!).
According to Rod Tidwell, "Quan" means "love, respect, community, and the dollars too. The entire package. The Quan." Tom Cruise (Jerry Maguire), responds simply, "Great word." Then Jerry and Rod get into a heated argument and Jerry tells Rod why he doesn't have a huge contract yet:
Jerry: Here's why you don't have your ten million dollars yet. You are a paycheck player. You play with your head. Not your heart. In your personal life? (points) Heart. But when you get on the field -- (finger rises to Tidwell's head), It's all about what you didn't get, who's to blame, who under-threw the pass, who's got the contract you don't, who's not giving you your love, and you know what, that is not what inspires people. That is not what inspires people! Just shut up and play the game. Play it from your heart. And you know what? I will show you the Quan. And that's the truth. That's the truth man! Can you handle it! Just a question between friends, you know!
Tidwell: I don't want to be friends no more.
Your blog posts can use some "Quan." What I mean by that is quit writing sales-y, generic stuff and write from the heart. From your experiences. With passion and feeling. With some emotion. That's what people want to read and connect to. Write about what and who inspire you both professionally and personally. When you write from the heart, readers connect with you on another level. Don't be a robot. Be a human being. We want to be inspired. We're waiting for greatness. Show us.