Rizzo’s side door lounge part 1
This is Part 1 – It supports what we talk about in Insights Organic Marketing…Telling your Story, and your why, and making decisions from the inside out. Part 2 was void of audio, but Dennis had made Alliances with many people to create a win-win…S&S Take Out provides yummy food at happy hour and it is a great partnership. Stayed turned for more information. Their Grand Opening is next Saturday and we have a seat reserved. In historic downtown Ft. Pierce, FL.
for quiet reflection? We get caught up in our day to day routines, and are so busy being busy. Where do you find the moment to have some time to relax, renew, and enjoy where you are right here, right now?
Does it mean turning off the phone, stop checking your email? What are we busy working towards, and do we forget to live while trying to reach our dreams?
My story…I must have lived by the sea in a previous life. Maybe I was a captain, but more likely, a pirate.
What I know for sure is that I love the sea and I learn from the sea. So many life lessons came to me today as I watched the dramatic and mesmerizing movement of the waves. The ocean is so different today than it was just yesterday. It is still stunning and all-powerful, but I noticed how it changed to adjust to surrounding conditions.
The wind today caused swirling, howling, waves-in-all-directions surf, and actually feeling the sand particles picking at my skin as I walked the beach. Yesterday, the Sea was calm and slow. I took a nap (I rarely do that) and was seriously hypnotized by the magnetic pull of the waves. I could not wake up even though I told myself to, and drifted in and out of being present and dreaming. It was more than sound. It was truly a back-and-forth magnetism that I felt in my body. All of my senses were active and involved.
The Power of the Sea is always present. It is always strong. It shows it’s power in various ways, depending on the circumstances surrounding it. But it is always powerful. It is what it is – and owns it. I plan to be more like the sea, and stand in my own power, while adjusting how I shine my light and strength. Thank you, Sea.
Now that’s a Life Lesson we can all learn. Moments That Matter – Rita
“Many people have ideas on how others should change; few people have ideas on how they should change.” — Leo Tolstoy
This righthere. This is what I have to remember when I get hung up on the “hows” and think my unicorn sparkle machine has jammed.
Let that shit go.
If you have heard of @GaryVee or Wine Library TV or not, whether you like his style or not, this book is a must read. I picked up the book Crush It! for several reasons. We’ve been following Gary since he had a couple thousand friends on Twitter, and one of his first keynote presentations in Arizona.
Gary V. admits that videos are his thing. Writing is not. He hired a very good writer then, to take his dictated words and put them into the book. I think it was excellent. The content, the culture, the advice, and the examples all hit right on. I like the concepts that Gary has, and they relate very closely to everything we teach at InSights. I’ve been pondering what to write to Gary since in the book he welcomes feedback and says that every email he gets will be answered. What to say to someone with such an audience, and such a great message to share? Nothing like pressure. I figured I’d write an email and put it into a blog post, updating you as I get a response. Tonight I went back through the book underlining key points. And I NEVER write in books. Wow. This is a keep you up until all hours of the morning contemplating your life and business book. Did I mention that everyone should read it? I have not recommended a book this strongly since…EVER.
I’ve been asking people who come to InSights in search of advice for their futures what they would do if they never got paid again. Gary asks the same question, though he relates it to passion. Whatever you are passionate should be your focus. That is the thing that you can monetize, and whether you do or not, at least you’ll be happy. I have people ask me about the hours that I keep. I work. A Lot. I also play. A lot. The difference between work and play doesn’t really exist because working is playing and playing is working. I love my office. It’s a great space. It’s creative and relaxing and fun and productive all at the same time. So many days or nights you’ll find a group of people at the office, just because it feels just like home. Put a shower in at InSights and some people would probably never go home. Can you say the same about what you do?
You see, for me, this is working. Reading great books and choosing the best parts to bring up in future classes that I get to teach in front of people who are looking for inspiration. So my job becomes seeking inspiration from those around me to share with others. So to the people who may talk to me and ponder my hours at work, it’s not work, it’s life. You are the luckiest when they become one and the same and you are simply living. I am living. I am dreaming. I am loving it.
I’ve come to realize that the things I most resist are the things I most need. And all it takes is one small step forward for the universe to respond with all sorts of help from unexpected places.
Take video blogging for example. I’ve never liked to see myself on video, or even hear myself on audio. So I’ve resisted the idea of video blogging in my marketing, even though I have plenty of social proof that it works really well.
I’d been completely resistant to the idea. I finally took the plunge, inspired by my new “F*** fear” attitude this year. The final result wasn’t bad! In fact, I was pretty pleased with it.
As soon as I took that first step, three completely unexpected things happened to confirm that I’m on the right path. 1) I was asked to serve as research editor for a live weekly video show; 2) I met a videographer who hired me to write several video scripts for his client projects; and 3) I agreed to do an organic authorship workshop ***with camera running*** and turn the video into a shareable online class.
Suddenly I’m at ease on video, and my world has a slightly wider view.
Resistance is simply fear wrapped up with lots of pretty excuses. Untie that bow and see what’s really waiting for you inside.
In business we have opportunnities that present themselves, sometimes overlooked because we are not paying attention. I saw a recent discussion that was wrapped around what happens if you have a meeting and no one shows up. It takes dedication to find the lemonade recipe in the situation.
Many people who are launching a new idea expect to “build it and they will come.” This happens, but only after you have marketed, marketed, marketed.
If you call a meeting and no one comes, use the time to decide what to do next time to influence a larger audience. Have your digital camera handy and create your commercial, youtube introduction, or simply have some fun. If you’ve been way to busy being busy, use the time to reflect, plan, and even meditate.
If you write a blog post and no one reads it, write another, and another. Figure out where you should be promoting, do some more marketing and try it again.
What are your tips when opportunity knocks and you are distracted, or forget to open the door?
My good friend and talented artist Rita Long Art has a motto for her life: “Moments that Matter.” She uses this in her art, and in her life, taking time to notice and appreciate those moments that bring up happiness, joy, love, giggles.
It’s easy to let them slip by if we aren’t paying attention. And it’s great fun to notice them.
I just hit the send button on a mail campaign, and that crazy cartoon monkey gave me a high five and told me to bask in the moment. Was it a huge deal? No, anybody could do it. Did it matter? Sure did. It mattered to me, and (I hope) it matters to the people who get the email.
So I high-fived that sweet little monkey paw on my screen and now I’ll go about my day, living in the moments that matter, as Rita so wisely suggests.