When the world feels like it’s tilted off axis—or spinning widely out of control, like it has been lately—I turn to the things I know will help me find my footing. The things that provide structure and form and the sacred edges I crave. This is a story about one of those things.
Last month I wrapped up another amazing round of Just Hit Record—my five day challenge where I ask courageous creatives to record a short video in response to a daily prompt. As creatives we are constantly told that we need to expand our reach, attract new people, grow our list, build our platform, and in the challenge I talk a lot about how video can help these women get their faces and stories out in the world. But that’s not the real reason I run the challenge
Life gets cluttered and because a lot of my world happens online that means a shit tonne of digital clutter as well. Social media. Emails. Webinars. Marketing. Facebook Groups. Newsletters. Blog posts. You get the picture (probably all too clearly, or maybe not—because it’s hard to see through all that clutter).
No more struggling and wasting time, energy and $$ trying to figure out what technology and tools you need to shoot videos—I’ve done it all for you. I’ve only included tools I personally use and love. Best part? They’re all easy to use (promise!) and affordable.
A sweet little template that makes it ever-so-easy to craft a communiqué of love to YOURSELF!
Not only will you be able to easily write your own adoration declaration, but I’m including instructions on how you can have it delivered right to your very own (old school) MAILBOX! Hurray for actual mail!
I love beginnings--new, clear, full of possibility. And there’s nothing like the start of a new year to give me that rush of all things fresh, all things possible. But this year my planning went a little sideways. Cause you know, -- life.
True freedom comes from sharing your unique mix of quirk & crazy. (Yes, I can channel Kate Spade, Johnny Cash, Jennifer Lawrence, Beyonce, Aaron Sorkin, Brene Brown and Miranda Lambert simultaneously!)
As a culture we have decided that certain words are more powerful than others, and in some instances we’ve taken it even further and decided that some words are downright bad. Bad, really? How can a word itself be bad?
When I met Nadia Finer at a ladyboss biz conference a few months ago she was absolutely terrified by the idea of making videos. But as a kick ass business coach for women entrepreneurs she knew that if she really wanted to walk her talk and get her clients to stop “hiding” in their businesses, she was going to need to take the lead.
When we step into the light we risk being judged and to take that risk with the things closest to our heart, the things that matter most to us — that shit is terrifying. Because when “they” judge those things, it feels like “they” are judging us. And you know what — “they” are.
If you are anything like most of the entrepreneurs I know, you have either already started to include video in your marketing plan or are busy trying to figure how. Because video is hands down the best way to connect with your community. Video allows you to tell stories and create an authentic emotional connection—plus there is no better way to share your uniqueness, your personality and your authentic brilliance than through the magic of video
I used to trudge through life on an ever-increasing mission to get sh*t done. I'd spend months putting my heart and soul into getting a project completed or reaching a specific goal, only to get there, feel a momentary blip of fulfillment...