Never be stuck about what to write in your blog or for an article! I love this fun infographic from Copyblogger - one of my favorite sites for creating content! You know I love to create content but even I need new inspiration.
Enjoy these 22 ideas for writing about your expertise! Most of all - Have fun with it!
I really hate this one!
You know what I mean: that one project, email, phone call or whatever is blocking your way or feels hard to do. I don’t know many people who can start from a cold stop and attack.
This productivity "rule" SO doesn’t work for me!
I’ve learned that my natural style…is to Eat a Few Mosquitos First.
Some yummy food to get going. I do a few easy tasks. I get some small successes and build what I call my Flowmentum™ - THEN I go for the big frog of a project! It’s so much easier to build upon the energy of your successes.
The key is to not lose your focus and never get to the tough work.
I try to do ONE Frog project a day. First I build my Flowmentum™ and then I’m ready for the hard step.
It feels so good to be successful!
P.S. The frog metaphor was for illustrative purposes only. No frogs were injured in the writing of this blog post nor were my intentions to offend any frogs or frog-lovers. (I’m a long time fan of Kermit!) This is a photo of a beautiful green frog at my parents house.... And…the metaphor works for creative productivity tips!
I just had to share one more cool event from my way creative colleague and ArtellaLand.com founder, Marney K. Makridakis.
In a few weeks, I'll be participating in the Virtual Blog Tour for the release of her new book, Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life.
This book is BEAUTIFUL. CREATIVE. FUN. PRACTICAL.
(You have to get it just to be inspired about what you can do with a book - plus it's just a really helpful book for us creative thinkers.)
In the meantime, to celebrate her book launch, Marney is leading The Creating Time Mega Event... three FREE weeks of inspiration as people all over the world will come together and welcome the ending of time as we know it... and the beginning of an exhilarating new life!
This event will shift you from ever saying again, "I wish I had more time."
Not having "enough time" is one of the things that holds us back from living the lives we were born to live. I see this all the time in my work, and I imagine that you do, too!
The Creating Time Mega Event is FREE, and it all starts April 2, 2012 and runs for three amazing, life-changing weeks.
As you’ve noticed, telesummits are all the rage, and you might be thinking about how you could host one in the upcoming year.
You’ve also undoubtedly noticed that there's a great way to do them, and a not-so-great way to do them.
My good friend and southern belle companion, Ellen Britt from MarketingQi, has led over 11 telesummits – all very successful, creative and very collaborative!
As part of Ellen’s mastermind group, I and the rest of the group have convinced Ellen that she is so great at this that she MUST put together a short program for our clients for how to lead successful telesummits.
So if you'd like to learn to create your own telesummit, make it authentically reflect your brand, help you build your list, AND be a unique experience that your tribe will WANT To attend, see what Ellen has to say...
(Literally, see what she has to say - she records these great videos - in her car, no less. If nothing else, you'll have fun listening to her lovely southern accent. Plus, she has more experience putting on telesummits than anyone else!)
Plus, you'll get her top three secrets on telesummits!
And to just go straight to the meat, register for Ellen's 4-part Live Telesummit Training Course, Telesummit Success Secrets starting November 22nd, at http://www.marketingqi.com/laura and use coupon code ORANGE to save $100.
Here's to a great telesummit!
I never fail to be inspired by Oprah and Ali Brown.
Oprah talks to us as women, encouraging us to find our calling, to follow our joy, and to live the life we are meant to live!
Ali Brown (I just got back from her powerful Shine Event in Dallas, Texas!) encourages us to embrace that we are women of influence. It's by simply following our calling, truly reveling in our joy and shining our light in our businesses and our lives that we influence others. From our children, to our husbands, to our friends, to our clients and beyond.
These messages so speak to me.
I have been on a mission since I was a teenager to honor our feminine energy and strengths. It may have looked like I moved away from that calling in my corporate days when the masculine qualities of logic, focus and quick decisions were revered. One of the gifts of those days was that I left corporate knowing there HAD to be a way to include joy in business.
I knew in my soul that what lights us up, that work we are put here to do and is ready to move through us, is powerful. By accepting our own creative power, we will change lives. We are women of influence.
Or, to say it another way, we are the ones we have been waiting for.
If this message lights up your heart and touches a place in you that is yearning to get out…aching to show up bigger and brighter… then I invite you join me and a small group of other creative women entrepreneurs who are ready to play their bigger game.
The thing is (I know this from experience) that we can't always do this alone. It's hard to see what's getting in your own way. So during the Business Goddess Bigger Game event, these two days will help you identify where your creative power lies and what is blocking it.
You can read all the details here… it's coming up quick (November 15 and 16)… I'm leading a small group coaching intensive in Atlanta, GA.
If you are ready to put your work into the world in a bigger way and want some support in igniting your creative power, then this will be the perfect place for you.
Read on… and be sure to register by Wednesday when I close out registration for this event.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me back (just hit reply - it's that easy!) and ask!
I look forward to hearing more about what you are being called to put out into the world!
Not sure where to start, but you know something needs to shift?
Here’s my model for what I use when my clients (or even I) need a big shift: These are the 10 Creative Power Centers that, when ignited with intention and your creative energy, will expand (not constrict) your business:
As you look at each Creative Power Center, which one calls to you?
What area do you need more Creative Power?
Where are you yearning to show up bigger?
What Creative Power Center would allow you to re-ignite your business, your passion, your enthusiasm... your Bigger Game?
It’s a small intimate group of creative women entrepreneurs who are ready to tap into their creative power in a bigger way… want to join us? The deadline is coming up fast – Wednesday, November 9.
PS: Email or call me if you would like to talk about this exclusive event and see if it's right for you!
Not sure what's happening in the world, the economy, your business.
Do you throw in the towel or step up to your bigger game?
What you want is to get reconnected to your business, to the passion that inspired your business in the first place.
You need something different.
You want something different.
You're ready for something different.
The Business Goddess Bigger Game 2-Day Coaching Intensive is that different experience you've been looking for. This in-person event will re-inspire you. You'll rediscover the passion in your business. You'll regain your passion and enthusiasm.
Even more, you'll get an infusion of other cool, creative women who are playing their bigger game. What will that do for YOUR bigger game?
You can still get the 2-pay option for this event that will change the way you see and do your business. The deadline to register is Wednesday, November 9.
Step up. Be inspired. Shift your perspective.
P.S. Email me at email@example.com if you want to talk to me to see if the Business Goddess Bigger Game is for you.
Authentic Rich Success.
Beautifully Alive You.
Like those words? You can have them – even live them – at the Business Goddess Bigger Game 2-day Coaching Intensive in Atlanta November 15th and 16th.
I only have two spots left in this in-person, powerful workshop. Is one of them yours?
You – playing your bigger game – living your joy – feeling your creative power – filled with confidence – making the possibilities a reality.
Note: The deadline for the Get-In-Now pricing is Wednesday, October 26. If you sign up now you can still get the super affordable 3-pay plan.
Join me in Atlanta in November. Feel Your Power. Reconnect to your Joy. Discover the Possibilities.
I hope you’ll join us!
P.S. You can see the powerful video testimonials on the Bigger Game page, but here are a few snippets of the power of the Business Goddess Bigger Game Coaching Intensive for the women who attended over the summer:
I met a friend for lunch last Friday (Fridays are great days for lunch!) at a really creative and funky French café. It was so wonderful to take time out and catch up.
As soon as we sat down she said, ”Laura, you are everywhere!”
“I’m happy for you and, well, kinda jealous too!”
Have you ever feel like that?
Well, you too can find out how to be “everywhere”! My friend and colleague Ellen Britt has put together a free telesummit about getting Online Publicity.
I’ve participated in Ellen’s programs before because she is really good at interviewing, and I always get very practical and real advice from the great people she interviews. (She used to work in an ER, so her to-the-point focus really is a great skill!)
Let me give you some examples …One of the success strategies I work with my clients on is how to be the Go-To-Goddesses in their specialty areas. Here’s what that can look like…
How do you get to that place?
Sign up for Ellen’s free Online Visibility Made Easy Telesummit.
She's interviewing me as well as 15 other mega-successful marketers on the practical strategies to being visible on social media, Kindle, YouTube, masterminds, books, live events, your blog, and more.
Look at this line-up....
This free Online Visibility Made Easy Telesummit is like no other you've ever attended...
You'll walk away from each call with concise, powerful, effective online visibility strategies that you can implement right away, plus...
If you have an online presence but can't seem to get any traction from it or you don't know where to start, then the Online Visibility Made Easy Telesummit is for you...
I hope to see you – all around – at the Online Visibility Made Easy Telesummit!
Laura Howard West is a certified professional coach, writer, speaker and the President and Chief Creative Officer of The Center for Joyful Business. She is the creator of The Joyful Business Guide™, a business attraction system blending law of attraction principles with smart business designed for solo-entrepreneurs and business owners.