Are you writing from the inside out?

Julia Cameron writing from the inside out

Whether you're blogging or writing copy for a sales page or other marketing campaign, more and more prospects are drawn to content with heart, not hype. While they may want what you have to offer, they're turned off by the hard sales approach. They want to feel heard and understood on a personal level. That's why I love, and am inspired by, this quote from Julia Cameron: "When we write from the inside out rather than the outside in, when we write about what most concerns us rather than … [Read more...]

Are New Year’s Resolutions For The Birds?

SoaringBirds

Often, when a new year approaches, I get an onslaught of emails about setting resolutions. (How many did you get in your inbox?) Since I don't make resolutions, you didn't get such an email from me. On New Year's Eve day I have a tradition of soaking in a hot bubble bath, lighting candles, listening to soft music and reflecting on the year that's ending. As the year comes to an end, do you take time to reflect? I’m guessing you do. While many people start making resolution lists, I'm not … [Read more...]

What’s Your Word for 2015?

What is your word for 2015%

For the past couple of years, toward the end of the year, I have posted this question on social networks. I have received a lot of wonderful feedback from those who replied in the past so I’m continuing the tradition again this year. Perhaps one (or several) of these words will serve as inspiration for you (in your life, your business or perhaps, when you blog). What’s your word for 2015? Here are some of the words and creative responses my friends and colleagues shared with me on both … [Read more...]

Are You Rich in Friendships?

Are you rich in friendships?

December 1st was my sixtieth birthday. Yes, you read correctly - the big 6-0. I love celebrating birthdays and have had a party every year of my adult life. Everyone asks, "How does it feel?" and most years, it doesn't affect me. I didn't think 60 affected me either until a couple of weeks before my birthday. I had a melt down. I was feeling sorry for myself as my life didn't look as I had pictured it might at this age. However, here's what I did . . . I allowed myself to have a "pity … [Read more...]

How Your Cowbell Can Increase Your Joy

The Cowbell Principle

Thanks to guest bloggers Brian Carter and Garrison Wynn Have you seen the More Cowbell sketch from Saturday Night Live? It’s more than just funny. Believe it or not, it’s a powerful metaphor for a successful work life. And it provides insight into the kind of people you need on your team, and what makes an effective team. Everyone has at least one cowbell — it’s your unique, profitable talent people pay you for or your company's unique offering. It’s something people have a fever for. … [Read more...]