How do you "censor" what you read and watch? How do you censor what you share with others? It's a natural, human thing to censor ourselves. We make decisions about what we want to eat, read, watch, and do with our time. We censor what we say depending on who we are hanging out with. … Continue reading On Censorship
"You come home to a note on your door saying, 'You're in danger, leave the city, but don't tell anyone." We were preparing for this moment all our lives. We read our history books and were familiar with stories of families who decided to flee at a moment's notice when they began noticing shifts in … Continue reading Escaping Town
For owners, the path to success in our business is more complex and requires great perseverance and grit. We need to be clear on what we are pursuing and why.
Austin Kleon reminded me recently of the importance of walking in the morning - every single day - in his awesome book, Keep Going. I've been trying to keep it up, even during these quickly changing seasons in Breckenridge, CO. I LOVE to walk. As an introvert, it's a time for me to process all … Continue reading The Morning Walk
Don't be afraid to claim your market niche. The more specific you are, the easier it will be for people to remember what you do and share it with others.
Who do you invite into your inbox regularly? There are a handful of newsletters that I truly look forward to reading each and every week. They are the ones that I deliberately set aside time for, grab a cup of tea and let myself slow down to read the whole thing. There are several others … Continue reading Newsletters to Love
For a local business, much of the most influential impacts of marketing will not be online - they will be from tangible factors: Do you have a great product? Do you deliver an amazing experience that people want to tell others about? Do you have a location that is easily accessible and pleasant to frequent? … Continue reading Marketing Your Local Business
Winter, you may say - isn't that obvious? 😉 Well, while it is, in fact, still winter - and our family sure does love long winters here in Colorado - I think personally and professionally, it's valuable to step back and assess which season of life we are experiencing. That way, we don't expect it … Continue reading Which Season Are You In?
Is there something or someone you are thankful for today? I heard a beautiful quote this weekend in a talk - that "giving" always follows thanks. When we are truly grateful, we look for ways to give back. To take action. To actually do something. It's a natural reflex. If we are really thankful, we … Continue reading Thanks…giving
Journaling is something I have done periodically throughout my life. It started with a diary that my dad bought me when I was 5, and my mom would transcribe for me as I dictated. I recorded events and feelings as I grew - the big family moves, those momentous high school milestones and the emotional … Continue reading Journaling for Life – Professionally and Personally