2nd Edition of the Friday Extra | February 5, 2021 | Preferences by Johnny Louey

2nd Edition of the Friday Extra | February 5, 2021 | Preferences by Johnny Louey #fridayextra #johnnylouey #foodie #nostalgia #tech #links #webinars #virtualevents #self-improvements
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Friday Extra | 2nd Edition | February 5, 2021

Hi folks, I hope you had a splendid week. Please enjoy the goodies I have curated this past week for your weekend reads. Don’t forget for you football lovers it’s Super Bowl this Sunday. Don’t forget to view some of the commercials! See ya next Friday!

P.S. Click here for past Friday Extra newsletters!

So as I noted in last week’s newsletter, I have taken the plunge to create a newsletter which I will send to you on Fridays on a weekly basis (oops! I know I said bi-weekly) and appear here on my newly named website: Preferences by Johnny Louey. After reading and viewing Khe’s recommendations on how to create a newsletter, it has inspired me to have one of my own. The topics of this newsletter will revolve around the highlighted topics below. Let’s begin:


My Foodie Adventures Finally, Chicken Salad Chick is in South Florida. By the end of this weekend, I am probably going to check out Hot Chicks-House of Chicken based in Pembroke Pines, FL. It has been recommended by NBC’s Today show and Yelp. Check out my review coming soon!


Nostalgia Well, as a music lover except for some country music, I love 60’s TV shows. One in particular was “It Takes A Thief” starring Robert Wagner. He played a sophisticated thief Alexander Mundy, who works for the U.S. government in return for his release from prison. What I loved about these episodes was the theme song played by Dave Grusin. I know he wasn’t the original music creator but he revamped it to make it funkier. Here’s a great playlist I found on the music of “It Takes A Thief” series that lasted between 1968 and 1970. Enjoy!


Webinar(s) to check out

FEB. 10, 2021: How to Write Online with David Perell

Effective Interview Skills | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Zoom Webinar Register Here.

Work Smarter with Google’s Productivity Tools | Grow With Google | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 9 a.m. PST / 12 p.m. EST Register Here

FEB. 23, 2021: YOU GOT THIS! How to Find Business Ideas by Understanding Business Models


Disclosure: Please note that some of the links that I will be showcasing are affiliate links at no additional cost to you, I’ll earn a commission. Please note that I only recommend products and services I’ve personally used and stand behind. When you use one of my affiliate links, the company compensates me, which helps me run this newsletter and keep all of my in-depth content free of charge for readers (like you).



Apps to try out
Mailchimp: As you probably read in last week’s newsletter, I created/co-founded 2 newsletters the “Mighty News Feed” and “Communique” using Mailchimp. In the past 7 years, it has worked for me. It can help you market smarter and grow. Explore Forever Free Options as well as it makes it easy to create email campaigns, landing pages, and more. The free version is all you need to start but if you get the paid version it can be costly but have great features.


70’s/80’s music I have been listening to this past week
Sade
David Grusin, Lee Ritenour and Michael Franks live.


Where are they now? Lee Majors: I was thinking about this actor when I happened to come across his show on TV the other day. This Six Million Dollar Man actor looks like he’s doing well at age 81 and has a hottie for a wife!


Any suggestions and comments are welcome.


Pinterest #jlfridayextra

Something miscellaneous you may get a kick out of that involves:

  • Florida Wanna escape to a place for the weekend down in the SW Florida area? Here’s my review of one place you outta check out!
  • Finding work Need some money? Join Appen! Appen collects and labels images, text, speech, audio, video, and other data used to build and continuously improve the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence systems. Here’s my personal link to join .
  • Book Since the beginning of 2021, I have been reading this man’s book on habits and implementing his tips. Buy Atomic Habits from James Clear.
  • Article Check out how this stadium is turned into a concert venue. https://chdr.tv/2ccfc
  • Health The New York Times have been excellent in reporting about the Coronavirus. Here’s a link to sign up for their Coronavirus briefing.
  • Faith For you catholic men who would like to be in a brotherhood where you help out in a community, church or charities, consider becoming a Knight of Columbus. Here’s an article I did about the KofC.
  • Productivity Did you know CNBC’s The Profit, Marcus Lemonis is more than a TV personality? He is a successful entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist. Check out his free business learning center.
  • Podcast Since 2014, I have been listening to the crazy comments of this man has been saying when he is interviewing his heroes from TV, films and radio. Love him or hate him (he can be raw in his comedy routine) Gilbert Gottfried is a funny man. There is too many episodes to name when he’s been hilarious with guests. Check out his podcast here.
  • Playlist This is more of greatest hits than a playlist. Enjoy some Michael Franks this weekend.
  • Something nice Man leaves €2m to French village that hid his family from Nazis

Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for Guadalupe Roastery Coffee! Guadalupe just unveiled their brand new bag design! Their bright and colorful bags feature their Nicaraguan farmers, Rolyn and Lorena. Please go and purchase their delicious coffees. You won’t regret it!


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New Look! New Newsletter Launch! Preferences by Johnny Louey and 1st Edition of the Friday Extra

Hi ya’ll! I have changed the logo and name of this site. This change was to give my audience my preferences not only throughout Florida but the world. I hope you like it. Peace!

1st Edition | January 29, 2021

Finally, I have taken the plunge to create my first newsletter which I will send to you on Fridays on a bi-weekly basis and appear here on my newly named website: Preferences by Johnny Louey. After reading and viewing Khe’s recommendations on how to create a newsletter, it has inspired me to have one of my own. The topics of this newsletter will revolve around:

  • My foodie adventures (check out my Google Maps restaurant reviews), and foodie events around the great state of Florida.
  • Nostalgia: Hey, I grew up in South Florida ( here’s my favorite Facebook nostalgic page which I contribute at times) since the mid 70’s so there will be plenty to talk about. Over 80% of friends and family asked for a “Where are they now?” category (basically what has happened to the TV celebrities, music performers, and movie stars from the Generation X era) so I will have that on the newsletter.
  • Online/offline productivity webinars/events/apps/tools: In my initial survey to my friends and family, a big percentage of you have asked me to review productivity apps and review a variety of podcasts that revolves around business, health, lifestyle, and productivity.
  • Links: My favorite links I have found during the week relating to Florida, food, books, articles, health, faith, and productivity. Here are some sample topics I will present each week: Recipes from Instagram for busy professionals, a 15-30 track Spotify playlist from the ’70s to the ’90s, and online price specials in general from Florida small businesses. 

I know it’s a broad range of topics but I will focus down to three once my readership gives me their updated feedback in the near future.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links that I will be showcasing are affiliate links at no additional cost to you, I’ll earn a commission. Please note that I only recommend products and services I’ve personally used and stand behind. When you use one of my affiliate links, the company compensates me, which helps me run this newsletter and keep all of my in-depth content free of charge for readers (like you).

Thanks for your help Ladies and Gentlemen! 

P.S. Here’s a bit about me and my social media linksTell me your feedback or suggestions here!

P.S.S. Here are 2 newsletters from 2 organizations I care about in South Florida:

  • Back On Track Communique (A weekly faith-based career support newsletter) 
  • The Mighty News Feed (A weekly Florida State Knights of Columbus and Council 12240 newsletter on what Knights are accomplishing in the great state of Florida) 

    Sign up, you may learn something from these 2 fine organizations. See ya in the next edition!

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Today, we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord! Jesus’ immersion in the water is a sign for all human beings of the need to die to themselves to do God’s will.

Disaster Relief | Knights of Columbus

A priest from Puerto Rico inspects damage at a local parish following an earthquake earlier this year. The Knights are dedicated to helping those in need following earthquakes and other natural disasters around the world. Support their efforts by clicking here. (Image by Spirit Juice Studios)

Saint John Neumann

Today is the feast day of Saint John Neumann! In 1852 he was named the fourth bishop of Philadelphia. He founded more than 50 churches and greatly expanded Catholic education.

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“As we begin the New Year, may we discover anew that faith demands worship. If we can fall on our knees before Jesus, we will overcome the temptation to set off on our own path.” (Pope Francis, Jan. 6, 2020)
On this Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, we remember that God came to earth for everyone, every nation, every people.