Nurturing Big Ideas

I'm Just an Old Fashioned Girl

I'm Just an Old Fashioned Girl

Perhaps your thoughts of being old-fashioned are more along the lines of homes with doilys, or women in hats. I refer to the 19th century, where women were homemakers and often silent in their world. Their voice was softer and always quiet unless invited to speak.

I refer to times when women were tasked with the kitchen, home decor and cleanliness, and caring for the children. Or, if no children were present, devoting her time to volunteer work on behalf of orphans and widows.

Being Brutally Honest

Being Brutally Honest

When we put ourselves out there, asking these questions we already know the answer to, we’re actually setting ourselves up for failure. And that’s a blog post for another day.

Instead of asking questions of which we know the answers, and of which the answers are going to make us cry, learn to ask the right questions.

The right questions involve starting a conversation.

May Day: Our Theme is Disruption

May Day: Our Theme is Disruption

Everyone wants to be different. Everyone says their product or service is different. I sometimes am not sure what they mean. Different than…what?

We all have competition. We all want our stuff to stand out from the competition. So, we look at the competition and go back to our workshop and spend time sweating out new, different, amazing products just to stay in the game.

But what if you took your talent and cause a disruption by doing this - as the Blue Ocean Strategy blog suggests:

I Turned 29 Again Today and Other Musings on a Friday

I Turned 29 Again Today and Other Musings on a Friday

I turned 29 again, today. I do it quite a bit.

I am quite fond of my 29th year, and as it’s a short bit ahead of the dreaded 30, I exalt in it on a regular basis. Don’t you?

The fact that I turned 29 again today, and other musing on a Friday, is my title, gives you a hint about the subject.

I’m sharing some deep thoughts and a few questions. I expect you to do the same, in the comments.

Conversations with Smart Women: Next Act with Kirsten Bunch

Conversations with Smart Women: Next Act with Kirsten Bunch

On Conversations with Smart Women: Next Act with Kirsten Bunch, you will learn how to take your power to a new level, a next act, and how Kirsten - who is well-traveled and well-connected - came to understand that her life needed to change, in order for happiness and fulfillment to be a part of who and what she is.

Expanding Our Imagination with Art

Expanding Our Imagination with Art

I hope you will feel the colors on your eyelids, and in your heart.

I want you to bring them into your inner soul, the place your dreams whisper to you.

I want you to ease them out into the light of day and look at them. Really look at them.

If you look at them, instead of away, you will learn great things about your own magic.

Big Ideas In Books: A Book Review Series #5 Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott

Big Ideas In Books: A Book Review Series  #5 Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott

I was drawn to this book precisely because I believe in the concept of fierce conversations. I admit, my original thought was how strong, passionate, even ‘barbarous’ that would be. But, in this book, Scott tells us, “In its simplest form, a fierce conversation is one in which we come out from behind ourselves into the conversation and make it real.”

Why Just Do It Never Works and How to Get Over It All

Why Just Do It Never Works and How to Get Over It All

Have you been there? When a friend or family member sighs loudly, points that finger at you, maybe even jabs at your chest, and says (quite loudly, of course), “Why don’t you stop talking about it and just do it?”

I’ve been there. I will never forget it. I remember taking the advice to heart, but not knowing what to do. I mean, I would just do it, I was thinking, after the third or fourth person fairly screamed it at me, if I knew how.

Big Ideas In Books: A Book Review Series #4 Master Content Strategy by Pamela Wilson

Big Ideas In Books: A Book Review Series  #4 Master Content Strategy by Pamela Wilson

Master Content Strategy by Pamela Wilson is a must-have at your elbow, for learning how to be a successful online ‘publisher’. I put the word ‘publisher’ in small quotes to remind you that you are a publisher. If you have a blog, or a website, you are a publisher.