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If Frankenstein Was A Blogger

As business owners who are building an online platform, we are a bit like Viktor Frankenstein building his “monster.” My daughter is reading Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” in her seventh grade English class, and it got me thinking.

Every blog article is sort of like a single part of the body – an ear, a nose, […]

Do You Have Entrepreneurial Control Issues?

I’m having control issues.

As an entrepreneur and the only full-time person in my business, I have gotten used to being in control of what happens. If I’m completely honest, it’s one of the things I love about working for myself. I get to be in control!

Can you relate?

But recently, my sense of control has […]

The Solution To Online Software Overload!

What software are you using for your e-mail marketing? Does it do everything you need?

Starting off with a simple and inexpensive e-mail marketing program like MailChimp or Constant Contact is great for many businesses. It’s a good way to begin building your list and establishing trust and recognition through regular communications.

But when your business is […]

Becoming More Decisive

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Maybe it’s selecting what to order from an extensive restaurant menu. Or choosing which event to attend when two are happening at the same time. We are faced with many decisions every day. Hundreds of them, if you really stop to think about it.

Some of them are easy, like what to have for […]

Winning The Content Game

I was at a great event in Milwaukee this morning, and one of the speakers talked about the difference between a “finite game” and an “infinite game.”

Most of the games we think of are finite games. The goal is to win the game. There are usually some winners and some losers. There are rules […]

Overcome Obstacles and Use What You’ve Got.

Have you ever stopped yourself from doing something because you didn’t have all the things you thought you needed in order to complete it? We all have!

“I can’t shoot that video because I don’t have a high-quality wireless microphone.”

“I can’t put up my website because I don’t have a logo that communicates my message […]

How To Get Back On The Content Bandwagon

Have you fallen off the bandwagon of creating content? Feeling like you lost your momentum? Finding it hard to create your next blog post or e-newsletter?

I hear you!

I have spent the past couple of weeks getting myself back into the swing of things and creating some great content, and I want to help you do […]

Find Your Big Magic

I’ve followed Liz Gilbert’s recent work on creativity for over a year, and her ideas resonate deeply with me.

At the heart of it all is her book “Big Magic,” which I finally finished a few weeks ago. It brought me to tears, and I hope you will read it for yourself (if you haven’t […]

Step Into The Light

It happened again.

I talk about vulnerability a lot. I really believe it is at the core of what we are trying to do. It’s how we truly connect to other people through our content.

But somehow it always seems to get buried in the details about blogging or opt-ins or launches. We’re focused on our […]

I Hope You Dance

I feel the need to share something with you today.

You may already know that creativity and self-expression are incredibly important to me. I believe in the power they have to transform ourselves and our lives (and our businesses). They are a part of everything that I do and my reason for being here.

In my […]