Creativity

Treading Water Or Making A Splash?

It seems like a lot of businesses are treading water. They have a way of doing things, and they show up every day and keep on kicking and paddling in order to keep their head above water.

Sometimes, they swim forward a little, almost by accident. They get some more clients or close a big […]

A Year Of Dancing and Growth

It’s been just over a year since I walked back into a dance studio for the first time in over 10 years. Last year at this time, I share an article called “I Hope You Dance”, and it generated some of the most powerful responses I have ever received.

Many people were touched and inspired and […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Places Your Content Is Stalled (And What To Do About It)

There are a lot of people who want to create and share great content, but they aren’t doing it. I know because I work with a lot of them!

They haven’t posted anything on their website in a while.

Their list hasn’t gotten an e-mail in ages.

The webinar or e-book they want to create is just not happening.

Can […]

Accidental Vulnerability

Being vulnerable can be a challenge for us. It makes us feel open and exposed. I realized recently that we often have the same feeling when we make a mistake. What’s up with that!? What is the relationship between mistakes and vulnerability?

Have you experienced this? What are your thoughts? Join the conversation below!

The Formula For Change

Change.

We need it in order to get to where we want to go.

Yet we resist it.

I was recently reintroduced to David Gleicher’s “Formula For Change.” There have been many iterations of the formula, but in its basic form it is:
D + V + A > R
“D”issatisfaction + “V”ision + “A”ction (or First Steps) > […]

Growing Your Business, Growing Yourself

As business owners, we are always looking for ways to grow our revenue, grow our client base, and grow our business as a whole.

But sometimes we get busy doing day-to-day tasks, and don’t have time or space for the things that are really going to move us forward. We find ourselves doing the same […]