Your words impact the world

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-group-women-friends-chatting-image29061124Building a relationship on line involves speaking in your own words and sharing quality content. 

What the heck does that mean?

Sometimes we hear an instruction like the one above, and we think…that just doesn’t make any sense, or how in the world does an ordinary person like me find the words to write quality content on my blog?

 Well, I’ll tell you a little secret.

I’m using my words right now and sharing information and inspiration. My writing style is conversational – just like my speaking style. By writing about something that has been a challenge for you and offering a suggestion and or solution to your dilemma, I am providing quality content. 

What I think happens to so many entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by all the details of their business. 

Do you feel you have to wear roller skates to keep up?

Writing is a necessary and vital component of your business, but somewhere in the past, you may have been told that you couldn’t write. So now, you are hesitant, reluctant, or even afraid of writing about your passion. And that’s what writing about your business is. You are sharing your passion with readers in order to help them understand why you are doing what you do and feel the way you feel. Not rocket science. Definitely something everyone is equipped to do once you relax and allow the words to come.

Okay,  I hear you thinking…”that’s easy for you to say,” I can energetically feel your resistance.

But think about this…what if because you expressed yourself, your thoughts and dreams, your challenges and solutions…someone else felt heard, you validated their thoughts, they felt someone else understood them, and as a consequence, they didn’t feel so alone.

What if you had an impact on someone else’s life because you expressed your thoughts?

 

Regardless of what has happened in the past, you are a successful business owner who is in charge of all the elements of your business…including writing your blog!

No really, you are already an author. Now, it is a matter of moving the words from your head to the screen/paper and sharing them with your readers.

As far as the content goes, you already have that in your head because just about anything that interests you will interest the people who are looking to connect with you. Yes, that’s right…talk about- 

  • how you searched for just the right picture to go on your invitation announcing your new product
  • how proud you are of the Little League team you sponsor
  • the trip you just took to wine country (it’s important to have down time and get recharged)
  • the fundraiser for your child’s school (volunteering is an important part of your life)
  • what is going on in your industry

…in other words, talk about your life and your business.

You can impact the world…build a relationship by having a conversation in your own words...share interesting and informative material about your life, which, of course, includes your business.

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Your light…

Are you on fire? Do you burn with passion about your life? Do you have a slight flicker when it comes to living life to the fullest and sharing your gifts? Is it a smoldering ember of frustration which lacks spark or the fuel to create a true flame?

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.

Margaret Fuller

As a woman deeply involved and connected to the world in the midst of family, friends, and your community, you are the light for your journey…and theirs.

As a business owner, or entrepreneur who is passionate about their business and industry, you are the light for your business…for those you serve…for those you labor with.

Writing is an amazing tool to share your light.

Do you hesitate to write because you have no idea what to say or who would listen?

I believe you have an incredible story to tell. You are the only one who can create the whole story from all the bits and pieces to tell it. The story of who you are, why you are doing what you do, how you are the solution for your clients, and what gifts you bring to the world. Your audience waiting to hear it. They are longing to hear it!

Not convinced? Please reread the quote above. You have knowledge others are looking for…share it with them. When you share your expertise with your clients and customers, you offer more than information. It is a spark igniting their imagination. They learn not only about your products and services, they learn about you. You establish trust and credibility and invite them to follow you. Sharing what you have to offer to your readers in stories, quotes and commentary on what’s happening in the world, as well as your industry, helps them understand you and validates your position. It helps those you are meant to serve to find you.

I help reluctant writers find the words to connect with their readers…ideally to transform readers into clients and customers. I am confident you have the light within you to create a clear message so they may find you.  

Ready to truly allow the light in you to shine brightly? Let’s talk about how you can Live a Life Unleashed. Sign up for a complimentary call today.

In search of mentoring

Greek columnsIn Greek mythology, when Odysseus sailed off to Troy he left behind his precious son and entrusted Telemachus, his old friend Mentor, with the task of helping Telemachus grow up to be a wise leader, by teaching, counseling, challenging, and encouraging him.

I have had some wonderful teachers, mentors and guides throughout this journey we call life. Some have taught me formally in the classroom. Some have come disguised as a chance encounter at the grocery check out line. Or, a walk on the beach where I received the magic of Nature’s nurturing. Other mentors have shown up when I had particular challenges such as the cancer diagnosis, getting voice mail that our employer has suddenly closed up shop, or coming home to find my husband at the kitchen table with realtors. My Mentors have helped me develop strategies, tools, and coping skills to adapt to the many surprises I have encountered. The surprises I now consider gifts.images

I know the value of having someone help you identify and then champion your goals for you. Someone who will be a mirror reflecting your hopes and dreams. Someone to adjust the focus of your obstructed view to help you see the reflection of the amazing human being you are right now.

  • Not after losing 10 pounds.
  • Not after publishing the great American novel.
  • Not after establishing a 6-figure business.
  • Not after speaking live to a crowd of 5,000
  • Not after…(you fill in the blank)

Someone to help you open the windows on your business, to your life, to let in fresh air and blow away the myths of doubt and fear that hold you back.

There is great potential in the gift of a life-altering experience. What comes after you crumble is how you rise up. And as you rise up, you may discover that your new normal truly is an amazing life.

I help women leverage their impact through writing…to transform readers into clients and customers by polishing your pearls of wisdom…reclaiming your voice…from tag lines to social media posts…from blogs to books…from free reports to entire websites…unleashing your true purpose message.

I would be honored to support you as your personal mentor as you unleash your story worth writing. Let’s have a complimentary conversation…a free discovery call…schedule your 20-minute talk here.

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[Free Training] Use your passion as fuel

Mary E. Knippel's heart painting

Mary E. Knippel’s heart painting

Stop stressing about what to write about on your blog or social media. You already have all kinds of content to fuel your writing.

What are you passionate about? Answer that question and you’ll have plenty to write about. Think about what you honestly care about. Yes, your family and business are obvious subjects here. You know there is more…much more to you than the roles you play.

Just in case you still need a little support in identifying your passion, here are a few questions to get you started.

  1. Are you a supporter of the environment? Do you recycle and buy green?
  2. Are you an athlete? Are you training for a marathon or big competition?
  3. How do you express your creativity? Have you always enjoyed doing things with your hands and make things (such as cooking, gardening, painting, writing, jewelry, pottery, bookshelves, or clothing)?
  4. Have you overcome an illness and are now involved in finding a cure for your disease? Does someone you love live with a debilitating disease or chronic illness?
  5. Did you grow up in another culture and seek to educate the world about the similarities, not the differences we all share?

I am passionate about encouraging you to claim your writing voice. I get fired up when someone says, “I’m no writer.” I immediately start waving my hand in the air admonishing the speaker, to never repeat that phrase. Everyone is a writer, regardless of whether you will ever have a book for sale on Amazon. You compose thoughts in your head, notes in birthday cards, business reports, sales letters, promotional material, and tons of e-mails.

What is your passion?

 

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Impact the world with your words…

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-group-women-friends-chatting-image29061124Building a relationship on line involves speaking in your own words and sharing quality content. 

What the heck does that mean?

Sometimes we hear an instruction like the one above, and we think…that just doesn’t make any sense, or how in the world does an ordinary person like me find the words to write quality content on my blog?

 Well, I’ll tell you a little secret.

I’m using my words right now and sharing quality content (I hope you think it’s quality content). My writing style is conversational – just like my speaking style. By writing about something that has been a challenge for you and offering a suggestion and or solution to your dilemma, I am providing quality content. 

What I think happens to so many entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by all the details of their business. 

Do you feel you have to wear roller skates to keep up?

Writing is a necessary and vital component of your business, but somewhere in the past you may have been told that you couldn’t write. So now, you are hesitant, reluctant, or even afraid of writing about your passion. And that’s what writing about your business is. You are sharing your passion with readers in order to help them understand why you are doing what you do and feel the way you feel. Not rocket science. Definitely something everyone is equipped to do once you relax and allow the words to come.

Okay,  I hear you thinking…”that’s easy for you to say,” I can energetically feel your resistance.

But think about this…what if because you expressed yourself, your thoughts and dreams, your challenges and solutions…someone else felt heard, you validated their thoughts, they felt someone else understood them, and as a consequence they didn’t feel so alone.

What if you made a difference in someone else’s life because you expressed your thoughts?

 

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Regardless of what has happened in the past, you are a successful business owner who is in charge of all the elements of your business…including writing your blog!

No really, you are already an author. Now, it is a matter of moving the words from your head to the screen/paper and sharing them with your readers.

As far as the content goes, you already have that in your head because just about anything that interests you will interest the people who are looking to connect with you. Yes, that’s right…talk about- 

  • how you searched for just the right picture to go on your invitation announcing your new product
  • how proud you are of the Little League team you sponsor
  • the trip you just took to wine country (it’s important to have down time and get recharged)
  • the fundraiser for your child’s school (volunteering is an important part of your life)
  • what is going on in your industry

…in other words, talk about your life and your business.

You can impact the world…build a relationship by having a conversation in your own words...share interesting and informative material about your life, which, of course, includes your business.

photo credit:  Dreamstime.com 

 

 

 

Be the Key Player in Your Story…

key playerI’m curious…are you the key player in your story?

I was channel surfing and this a black & white copy show reminded me of another show from a long time ago. I know I’m dating myself, but I’ll do it anyway. Remember that old TV show that ended with the narrator saying

There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them.

The famous Naked City closing narration
 
I was eight years old at the time, so a lot of the actual stories of the Naked City drama didn’t make it into my memory banks, but I do remember that piece about all those stories.
 
Now I  repeat…
 
What’s your story?
Are playing the key role? And no, you don’t have to be a tennis pro or chess master to be a champion in this game. This is a game you win by being your authentic self!
 
Are you sharing what you are passionate about?
 
Do you hesitate to let the world in on what is really going on?
 
Are you living someone else’s life? You know…the one everybody else thinks you are perfect for, instead of following your dream? 
 
Or have you identified your bliss; yet hesitate for fear of being disconnected from those close to you who won’t “get it” and understand what you are all about.
 
Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret…they don’t have to understand, or get it, because it isn’t their life…it’s yours!
 
Your story matters!

Yes, it does because it is exactly that…YOUR STORY. It belongs only you and not to any one else.

Your voice matters!

You matter!  

You hold the key to unlocking your story…the story of your business and why you are passionate about what you do…the story of how you’ve overcome life’s challenges as a legacy to future generations…the important thing to remember is that you are connecting with who needs to hear your message. People are waiting to hear from you. They are hungry for what you have to say. Yes, I do mean you. No on else can tell your story.

I promise you, you can do it! Share your story.

You are the key player…tell us…what’s your story?

 
 
 
 
 

[Speaker] The Enchanted Woman – The 15-Minute Fix

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I’m excited to be presenting at The Enchanted Woman…and a few Good Men…a dynamic Networking group on Tuesday, March 8, 11:15 a.m. at the Contra Costa Country Club. 

We’re going to be talking about a powerful strategy to boost not only your business, but your personal life as well!

The 15-Minute Fix is all about Unleashing Your Best YOU!

What if you could change your business…change your life…for the good, of course…in 15 minutes a day? Yes, indeed! And all without learning a new skill, traveling to study with a master,or buying costly equipment!

Wanna know more?

During our time together you will…

• Discover renewed confidence in your skills and tools to accomplish your goals. 

• Learn fun, fast and effective tips and techniques to produce rich content. 

• Create your personal empowerment strategy to live a life unleashed.

 

Let’s have lunch and connect!

I promise you this will be an event you will be glad you attended! 

Register today!

A little bit about The Enchanted Woman. It is more than a business network. It is  a place to hone your voice, and develop yourself as an individual, and entrepreneur.

The Enchanted Woman vision goes beyond networking and business to embrace our personal place, and responsibility in the collective good within our global communities, small and large.

[Free training] Carry yourself like a Superstar!

 

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Adele at 58th Grammy Awards (i2.mirror.co.uk/)

Did you watch the Grammys this year? There was Adele pouring her heart into her music and all the time something was going terribly wrong. Did you notice what she did? She kept right on with her performance singing All I Ask in front of the star-studded audience! Fans witnessed first-hand grace under pressure. Although she’d won 10 Grammy awards in every category in the past, technical difficulties marred her live performance. 

Can you relate? Now, before you scoff that the world is not ever going to hear you sing outside of the shower, or masked by a multitude of voices at services, I’d like you to think about the essence of the situation. Has that ever happened to you? All eyes are on you to perform…something you’ve done hundreds of times, or for the first time and you are so nervous.

How do you respond? What do you do when you are challenged by a situation out of your control? When you are confronted with the stress of not measuring up to expectations…whether the expectations are from outside judgement, or your own internal measuring stick? 

Some tips you may want to consider:

  • Exercise – choose whatever you will be motivated to stay with to help you feel good and maintain your health.
  • Take deep breaths. Inhale and exhale slowly.
  • Count to 10 slowly. Repeat, and count to 20 if necessary.
  • Do your best. Instead of aiming for perfection, which isn’t possible, be proud of however close you get.
  • Accept that you cannot control everything. Put your stress in perspective: Is it really as bad as you think?
  • Welcome humor. A good laugh goes a long way.
  • Maintain a positive attitude. Make an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones.

One of my favorite tips is to get out in nature for a walk, to sit and sip tea and write in my journal, or escape into an old movie. Adele had a good cry, dismissed the incident with a comment that stuff happens, and treated herself to a favorite food.

Adele doesn’t let that one incident stop her from performing again. Neither will you because you are a Superstar!

 

 

Your personal mentor…

Greek columnsIn Greek mythology, when Odysseus sailed off to Troy he left behind his precious son and entrusted Telemachus, his old friend Mentor, with the task of helping Telemachus grow up to be a wise leader, by teaching, counseling, challenging, and encouraging him.

I have had some wonderful teachers, mentors and guides throughout this journey we call life. Some have taught me formally in the classroom. Some have come disguised as a chance encounter at the grocery check out line. Or, a walk on the beach where I received the magic of Nature’s nurturing. Other mentors have shown up when I had particular challenges such as the cancer diagnosis, getting voice mail that our employer has suddenly closed up shop, or coming home to find my husband at the kitchen table with realtors. My Mentors have helped me develop strategies, tools, and coping skills to adapt to the many surprises I have encountered. The surprises I now consider gifts.images

I know the value of having someone help you identify and then champion your goals for you. Someone who will be a mirror reflecting your hopes and dreams. Someone to adjust the focus of your obstructed view to help you see the reflection of the amazing human being you are right now.

  • Not after losing 10 pounds.
  • Not after publishing the great American novel.
  • Not after establishing a 6-figure business.
  • Not after speaking live to a crowd of 5,000
  • Not after…(you fill in the blank)

Someone to help you open the widows on your business, to your life, to let in fresh air and blow away the myths of doubt and fear that hold you back.

There is great potential in the gift of a life-altering experience. What comes after you crumble is how you rise up. And as you rise up, you may discover that your new normal is a an amazing life.

I help women leverage their impact through writing…to transform readers into clients and customers by polishing your pearls of wisdom…reclaiming your voice…from tag lines to social media posts…from blogs to books…from free reports to entire websites…unleashing your true purpose message.

I want to serve you as your personal mentor to help you live a life unleashed. Let’s have a conversation…a free discovery call…schedule your 20-minute talk here.

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[speaker] Unleash 2016 with Business Mastery!

EXPERT word cloud, business conceptThe Enchanted Womantm Business Mastery Conference

February 3, 2016

9:30am – 5:30pm

Contra Costa Country Club
801 Country Club Dr., Pleasant Hill CA

 

Come discover how to claim your expertise and shake things up to unleash your best in 2016!

  • Blow the dust off that Business Plan
  • Shore-up your Business Systems . . . Including your Money and client attraction Systems
  • Update your Marketing Plan
  • Hear about some 6-Figure Sales Systems to Automate Your Business
  • Revisit  your Sales Process
  • Look at your Planning, and Time Management Strategies
  • Reconnect with your “Personal Why!”  
  • Stand out passionately as an Expert
  • . . . and more  

The mission of The Enchanted Womantm…and a few Good Men…is to foster authentic personal and professional development, to inspire, educate and support women entrepreneurs (and a few good men) to carve their character with unstoppable intention, to make choices as though their legacy is legend, and to live, lead, and work with vision and volition, in the spirit of true collaboration, and Enchantment. Cyndee Paulson-Heer founded The Enchanted Woman with Authenticity, Triple Win Collaboration, Mutual Success, a strong sense of purpose and a more than casual nod to childlike wonderment, enthusiasm, resilience and an unstoppable will

Not only am I a Professional Member of The Enchanted Woman Community, I’m excited to be a featured speaker at the Business Mastery Conference. Please join me along with many other amazing speakers for a day packed with inspiration, information and stimulation to catapult your business to the next level. 

Early bird tickets are $67. Register here!

[Free training] Authenticity is your brand!

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-group-women-friends-chatting-image29061124Building a relationship on line involves sharing quality content…in your own words…being authentically YOU!

What the heck does that mean?

Sometimes we struggle with wondering what to say, and we think…that just doesn’t make any sense, or how in the world does an ordinary person like me find the words to write quality content on my blog?

Well, I’ll tell you a little secret.

I’m using my words right now and sharing quality content (I hope you think it’s quality content). My writing style is conversational – just like my speaking style. By writing about something that has been a challenge for you and offering a suggestion and or solution to your dilemma, I am providing quality content. 

What I think happens to so many entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by all the details of their business. 

Do you feel you have to wear roller skates to keep up?

Writing is a necessary and vital component of your business, but somewhere in the past you may have been told that you couldn’t write. So now, you are hesitant, reluctant, or even afraid of writing.

That breaks my heart because I know you have a lot to say.

You have a passion and are an expert at what you do. And that’s what writing about your business is. You are sharing your passion with readers in order to help them understand why you are doing what you do and feel the way you feel. Not rocket science. Definitely something everyone is equipped to do once you relax and allow the words to come. Speaking from your heart allows you to capture the words…the authentic words…your readers are longing to hear. And when they hear them, they will recognize you as the solution they are seeking.

Okay,  I hear you thinking…”that’s easy for you to say,” I can energetically feel your resistance.

But think about this…what if because you expressed yourself, your thoughts and dreams, your challenges and solutions…someone else felt heard, you validated their thoughts, they felt someone else understood them, and as a consequence they didn’t feel so alone.

What if you made a difference in someone else’s life because you expressed your thoughts?

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Regardless of what has happened in the past, you are a successful business owner who is in charge of all the elements of your business…including writing!

No really, you are already an author. Now, it is a matter of moving the words from your head to the screen/paper and sharing them with your readers.

As far as the content goes, you already have that in your head because just about anything that interests you will interest the people who are looking to connect with you. Yes, that’s right…talk about- 

  • how your first job was such a disaster and the lessons it taught you 
  • how proud you are of the Little League team you sponsor
  • the yoga retreat or the trip you took to wine country (it’s important to have down time and get recharged)
  • the fundraiser for your child’s school (volunteering is an important part of your life)
  • what is going on in your industry

…in other words, talk about your life and your business.

Be Authentic because being YOU is the only brand you can be!

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Business of wayfinding

1 copyJanuary is International Wayfinding Month. I just love the promise and potential of that word wayfinding.  Do you like to hike and explore different parks?  Or is your comfort level how to find the nearest restroom and the shortest distance to the food court? Even if your navigating skills  excel as you stand at a map at the mall trying to figure out which level your car is parked on, you know about wayfinding.

It is a term that defines the spacial and environmental information systems that help us find our way in our built environment. The signs that get us from place to place, direct us to the right road, to find the appropriate train track and point us to the correct gate at the airport.

How does wayfinding apply to business? As business owners, it’s up to you to create the systems to communicate and connect with your clients and customers. Using a variety of means available to stay visible (blog posts, articles, and social media to name a few) to your clients and customer, you make it a simple choice for them to choose you. Inform, educate and inspire. Transform readers into clients. Attract them with your knowledge and expertise, then keep them coming back with impeccable customer service and delivery of quality products and performance.

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