Nurturing Big Ideas

My Muse Inspires Me Today

My Muse Inspires Me Today

We talked about too this and too that, last week. That’s part of what I’m saying again, this week.

You are not too this or too that. When you say those things, you become the villain in your own story.

The hero doesn’t lament being too tall or too short or too fat or too thin. Yes, she has doubts. Yes, she hesitates and wonders if someone else should be doing this task.

But she most often learns that it’s not the struggle, it’s the epiphany that comes from the struggle, that rules the say.

If being smart enough was all it took, we'd all be rolling in dough!

If being smart enough was all it took, we'd all be rolling in dough!

Does this sound like you?

"I can't do this. I'm not...

  • Smart enough (don't have that degree)

  • Tall enough (no one will notice me, I'm so short)

  • Pretty enough (all the pretty girls get all the attention)

  • Savvy enough (whatever that means)

  • Thin enough (no one will work with a fat girl)

  • Confident enough (my stuff is okay, but so is hers, and hers, and hers)

  • Young enough (really? you're still saying that?)

And the list goes on and on.

One Step, Two Steps, Three Steps, Four - How to Get Yourself Out of the Door

One Step, Two Steps, Three Steps, Four - How to Get Yourself Out of the Door

Working 9-5

But, my world is not a 9-5 job. I could sing working nine to five all day long and only relate because I was once a nine to fiver. All those years ago.

For folks who are 9-5, folks who even treat their entrepreneurial endeavors as a 9-5 serious work day, here are a few tips and tricks to get yourself out the door every day.

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.