When you enter into the deal-making phase—from real estate to intellectual property, gigs to partnerships—it can be like heading into a dark tunnel. The Deal Tunnel. Everyone’s opinions are echoing. Time pressure is on. You reeeeally want to get to the final deal, the light, at the end of the tunnel.
On Team D we think of September as the new January, so a few months ago we dove into business-related retrospection and visioning to get free & clear for 2019. Whenever you’re ready to start fresh, I just posted a short how-to for doing a yearly retrospective on the blog. Five laser-focused questions to prep you for a LUMINOUS 2019!
Dear Coaches, Teachers, Counselors… People who serve. If you’re in the business of Soul-work and service, how do take care of yourself?
One of our best investments of time is in understanding each other: what our strengths and talents are, how we show love + appreciation, and how we respond to stress. We’re working to be even more thoughtful and diligent around these practices in our culture, but we’ve got some great tools in hand.
A free digital poster of The Credo for Making It Happen. Download yours now.
There are unlimited ways to create the positive feelings you want in every interaction you have with money.
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PREZZIES! Audio segment: Calling All Sovereigns of Time! Download it here.
We’re taking a field trip for today’s Burning Question! I signed your permission slip and packed you a video snack. I am thrilled to announce: 30 Days to Fire Up Your Creative Genius with yours truly on The Huffington Post.
The question I get asked the most in terms of monetization and business priorities is about what to focus on first. Here’s the only mantra you need: Get the money in the door. What can you do in your business to make money RIGHT NOW? Today? This week? And the week after that? Do it. I’ll bet you it doesn’t rely on having the perfect logo or the right suit to wear…
#1: Start with gratitude. Any and every gig is an honour. Thank the host, and thank the audience for the possible mountains they moved to show up and listen to you.
Howling to the coyotes from the hot tub. New cowboy boots. Stars dangling low from the sky.
Colleen Wainwright’s approach to creativity and marketing is like Buddhist-meets-Ninja-meets-BareNaked Ladies, with a lil’ Joni Mitchell thrown in. Just when you’re all charmed by her sass, she’ll throw out some cosmic truth that makes you go “yeah, true dat!” So lean in and listen up. The Communicatrix never fails to say precisely what she means and make you love her for it.
My husband calls me his “little GPS.” While other people’s brains are filled with valuable scientific proofs and theories of the universe, my noggin is stuffed with street names.
Whether you’re a hairstylist or a blogger, a lawyer or a widget seller, it’s the simplest questions that will illuminate the way.
I asked him, “What is your purpose for money?” His answer: I want to have enough of it to not need anymore of it. I want it to be able to empower my other dreams, not restrict them. And I don’t want to wait 40 years. – Amen, brother.
Creative types get typecast as meandering goal setters for a reason. They tend to meander. We resist structure (even tho’ we crave it it.) We relish spontaneity (even tho’ we’re intrigued by five year goal setting plans.) We tend to be driven by inspiration (when we’re not obsessed with looking good on paper, or to our parents–who still can’t figure out how we make a living)…
Remember that a little theatre goes a long way, but you still need to show up on stage as the real you. And when you do, applause will follow.
I asked: What do you know to be true, unquestionably beyond doubt, certain with every cell of your being, completely, passionately, righteously certain? His answer: Where much is given, much is required. I’ve been given a lot.
Work with people who are smarter or more accomplished than you. In the last month or so I’ve advised a mega-website/magazine that has the #1 community forum on the world wide web, a super savvy duo who are #1 in their industry and have one of the finest business plans I’ve seen; and a kick-ass forum of some of the most savvy marketers, motivators, and communicators in action…
I wrote an article Startup Princess that divulged my three top secret, highly complex and sophisticated questions for entrepreneuring. Can you handle ’em? Here goes…