Tag: faith

How To Ethically Market Your Business During A Tragedy: 3 Considerations

With all the tragedies and depressing headlines of recent weeks, it would be easy to close up shop, dig a hole, and hide yourself away for the rest of your life. There's a lot of hurt in the world, and marketing your creative business might seem a bit - shall we say frivolous? - during […]

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How Winning The Lottery Changed My Life (It's Not What You Think)

"You can't win if you don't play." Mom used this sentence to justify a lot of behavior when I was a kid: learning to ride a bike, auditioning for plays, joining the cross country team (I took 11th place in the city meet). And yes, mom played the lottery. She had a winning streak where, with […]

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The Myth of The "Big Break"

You may have heard the story about Walter Matthau. An aspiring actor approached him at some function and said that he was looking for that one big break. Matthau, in his caring, yet cynical style, says , "Kid, it's not the one big break, it's the fifty." Overnight success rarely is, and most creatives that […]

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What A Lego Birthday Cake Taught Me About Creative Entrepreneurship

Have you ever watched Cake Boss? They make some pretty amazing cakes, and my youngest has recently become fascinated with every cooking show on Netflix he can find, including that one. I'm no Cake Boss, but I love my kids. So when it comes to birthdays, I do my best to give my kids the […]

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Bishop Castle: One Man's Dream - Complete with Fire Breathing Dragon

Some dreams take a lifetime to come true... especially if you do it all by yourself. Jim Bishop's dream started when he was 15. For some inexplicable reaason, he found himself drawn to the mountains just above his home in Pueblo, Colorado. One day he found himself staring at a for sale sign on a […]

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When will it be your time to be successful?

Welcome to Day Two of the Creative Freedom Challenge. You can catch Day One here. One of the questions I hear a lot from my clients (and one I've asked myself in the past) is "When is it my turn?" It's a question we often ask when we think we should be further along than we […]

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What I see when I look at you: a love note

Hello dear one! I have never been a big comic book fan. When I was a kid, I wanted to read "real" books. "serious" books. So comics were not part of the equation. Plus, I have an addictive personality, so that would be one more thing on which to spend money I didn't have. So […]

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The New Daffodil Principle

(NOTE: I'm just about finished with the Creative Freedom entrepreneur type quiz. If you're not already on my mailing list, subscribe [in that handy box above] and be the first to get access!) This summer, I've been channeling my inner crafty woman. I'm a pretty good singer and speaker, but I never really thought of […]

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Underearning? Upper Limit Problems? Raise Your Success Ceiling & Re-set Your Thermostat

In my house, there's a never-ending battle that's almost as epic as the fight for the remote control. The thermostat. My husband likes it hot. He closes the vent in our room and bundles under at least two blankets even during Summer! My son likes it cold. If it's warmer than 65, he'll turn the thermostat […]

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Hiding Your Light Under A Bushel? Shine Bright like Fireworks!

First an exciting announcement: A few weeks ago, I happily celebrated 500,000 views on my YouTube channel. THIS week, I'm celebrating 300 subscribers (click here to subscribe instantly)! Confetti! Fireworks! Hooray! Huzzah! This has been a goal of mine for several years, and I'm beyond thrilled that it's finally happened. It was a lot more challenging than I […]

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