Once upon a time, I would wake so easily and naturally at 6am, that I didn't even need an alarm clock. (Thank goodness, those things drove me bonkers.) Back in those days, I also had no life outside of my work. I was running an agency business as well as contracting and consulting (this was my Kraft Foods days), and my poor boyfriend would beg me to take ONE day off a week. But we were comfortable … [Read more...] about How I’m Going to Change Lives (My Own Included)
So it dawned on me earlier this week, that of all the boards on my Pinterest account, my absolute most popular one is my "Polymer Clay Stuff" board. Of course, the reason for this is that I'm obsessed with polymer clay, and as an artist (because I have my business side and my creative side, and Pinterest has helped me keep them in check), I post a LOT of pins about polymer clay... stuff. Tutorials, videos, … [Read more...] about Using Pinterest to Your Art/Craft Business Advantage – The Series
This post is probably going to come off as more of a 'rant', but I assure you it's not. I'm simply trying to hammer this through so many heads right now, that I felt the need to explain it in writing. You have to have something to market before you can market what you've got. Period. Don't come at me asking to help you build/market a website so you can make millions and then you'll give me a percentage. … [Read more...] about Build First. Grow Later.
YOU DESERVE MORE THAN MEDIOCRITY! I know it's "comfortable" and "safe" - but you are an amazing human being, with a brain that's capable of so much more! I've been fortunate enough to meet some truly amazing people in my life. Both online and in person. Some are CEOs of companies they built from the ground up. Some are worker bees. Some are women who choose to stay at home and work on the side. Some are men … [Read more...] about Facing Your Entrepreneurial Fears – Part 1
"I don't have enough time." "I'm a woman." "I'm opinionated and people don't like that." "I don't have the money for _____ to help build my business." "I've always done it this way." "It's working for so-and-so." "I'll never be as good as so-and-so." "I don't know where to begin." "I'm overweight and people don't like that." "I don't have time to learn." "I don't have time to cook … [Read more...] about Bullshit…
I know that this is going to sound INSANE to you, coming from someone like me, with a background in community and social media management, but I want you to consider a few things before you completely write me off as crazy. People are really getting sick and tired of social media. I mean, take a look at your facebook news feed for example. How often do you see people "taking a facebook haitus", if even only … [Read more...] about Facebook Sucks and Here’s Why