This month’s Business Spotlight is on Freed Video Production. As you can see here in my video testimonial, they come highly recommended by yours truly. Let them know that Jamie sent you!
Heifer International is our Charity of the Month!
Heifer International is a global nonprofit with a proven solution to ending hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. Heifer helps empower millions of families to lift them out of poverty and hunger to self-reliance through gifts of livestock, seeds and trees and extensive training, which provide a multiplying source of food and income.
To learn more about Heifer International, please visit their website: http://www.heifer.org
The sky is the limit……That is something we hear all to often, but do we really believe it? My pastor, Scott Hayes, shared this morning that his little girl Elli came into the living room last night and had a “vision” of her dad taking the corners of her strawberry shortcake blanket and throwing her up into the air. She totally thought that is a normal thing and that her dad would make it happen. As children we dream and dream with no limitations, but as we get older we seem to limit ourselves because of what others tell us and what we see growing up. Elli is just about 4 years old and it is easy for her to have vision at this point in her life. As adults, what do you do each day to “reprogram” yourself that the sky IS the limit? That having a vision is important and attainable?
I was also recently reading an article about entrepreneurs under 30 that are dreamers and visionaries. Most of the people interviewed talked about how they had a “random” idea and [Read more…]
- Letting others control you
- Not learning how to say NO!
- Getting involved in others troubles and misery
- Getting entangled in others problems
- Lack of discipline
What are you doing today to become more disciplined, more balanced and more focused on [Read more…]
So this was part of my monthly newsletter and I had some requests to post this as a blog to share with the world 🙂
I always thought that was a weird title for a month of basketball finals. I was never a sports fan, but you hear enough of that term you grow accustomed to it. Out of curiosity I looked up the term madness. Merriam-Webster describes madness as, “any of several ailments of animals marked by frenzied behavior”. This made me think.
For those of you who know me well, you could explain me as “silly”, “crazy”, or funny, but I believe most of you would agree that I am genuine and leave you with a smile. What is it that people say about you after making a connection with you? Are you plain jane, pushy peggy or boring bob? What do you have that SETS YOU APART from the herd?
Most of you also know I have a tendency to skip down rabbit trails from time to time, so here I go. If you were driving down the road and you saw a field of cows and one of them was Purple. You would STOP! You would take pictures. You would text your friends and even tell people at the grocery store, because what you experienced was ONCE IN A LIFETIME!
I want to encourage you to take a look at the definition of madness. It is frenzied behavior! Maybe you need to get out of your comfort zone, expand your personal development, get a mentor or coach, or volunteer in your community. Get frenzied! J People have long told me to “settle/calm down” and “act my age”. I am very thankful I did not listen, because the feedback I get now is that I am memorable and that people remember me because I make them smile and encourage them. What would have happened if I would have stayed with the “black and white” herd (so to speak)?
Get crazy! Get silly!
Most of all find what is unique about you and build on that. A great way to “brand” yourself as a purple cow in your field is to utilize social media to get the word out there about how totally awesome you are! If you are intimidated or don’t know where to start…take a class….ask for help from a friend…or get a coach. Social Media is not that hard once you grasp the basics and does not take that much time once you have a strategy.
You are UNIQUE! You have what it TAKES! You are SPECIAL and for those of us like me, I am “special” You are an OVERCOMER! You CAN ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS! So I leave you with this:
Where’s the Beef?
Ok, so that last part had nothing to do with social media, but you laughed didn’t you?