Let passion fuel your writing

Mary E. Knippel's heart painting

Mary E. Knippel’s heart painting

Do you stress about what to write about on your blog? 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 whomever the speaker was, 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.

 As a journalist for over 35 years, I have a system to make creating your content fun…schedule your free Unleash Consultation today and stop agonizing about having something to write about! 

What are you passionate about?

 

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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?

 

Photo credit:  MaryEKnippel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making Dinner is Making a Difference

dinnertableIt breaks my heart that there are so many women who are not seen and heard. So many women who have been told that making dinner is just their role in life and not a very important role at that. I believe making dinner has a significant impact and is making a difference for you and me, along with everyone else in our lives.

The art of making dinner may sound old fashioned and the act seems a ritual these fast-paced days do not accommodate. However, I think the art and act of making dinner tells us you care about the welfare of your loved ones (including yourself)! It represents your commitment and compassion. It demonstrates organization and creativity. Above all, it celebrates love and connection.

Dinner is an opportunity to feed the body and nourish the soul.

Dinner is an adventure, an exploration and an experience that can last a lifetime. I would like the phrase “from making dinner to making a difference” to be an invitation to a new way of thinking. Yes, making dinner is a vital and valuable skill. A skill every individual needs to have to be nourished on a routine basis. The fact is, many are put in the situation where making dinner is ALL they feel capable of and are viewed as only being capable of that one thing. When the reality is that dinner is just the beginning of their contribution to the world.

I had the opportunity to be on the Women’s Empowerment Stage (hosted by Rebecca Hall Gruyter) speaking about this subject and you can now watch the video on the Women’s Empowerment Channel.

 

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Be the 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 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.

[Free Training] Give it away for free…

excited little girl

become an excited child with your writing…Mary E Knippel.author

Do you ever wonder: “What if I blog? Really share what I know, and end up giving away what I’m supposed to be getting paid for?”

I recently had a conversation with a curious soul who was concerned that if she started blogging, she’d be giving “it” all away and there wouldn’t be any reason for people to hire her. She’s just getting started and not at all sure about how big the market is that she is here to serve, or what exactly she is going to be providing. All she knows is there is something more she is compelled to be doing…something that matters…something that makes a difference. 

I understand the hesitancy. Just like in the Bush’s Baked Beans commercials, everyone wants to know the ingredients in the secret sauce.

The truth is that you have more than enough information to share on our blog AND get paid for your expertise. You are overflowing with passion and a wealth of knowledge to inform, entertain and inspire your readers.

I’ll say that again…what makes you good at what you do…and will draw clients to you…is that you are overflowing with passion and expertise to inform, entertain and inspire your readers.

So – Get Excited about your writing and share that excitement with your readers on your blog and social media. Give them a chance to know, like and trust you...build a relationship…then they will come to you…hire you and buy from you.

The hesitancy, in my opinion, is that so often overwhelm takes over with the questions of where to start…what to say…causing a shut-down resulting in no start.

In the words of a beloved mentor Mary Engelbreit...Snap Out of It!

Grab a pen, paper and journal and for five minutes don’t think; just write. Write about what is going on in your life, what happened yesterday that surprised you, what you are looking forward to next week, what you want to accomplish by the end of the year, or whatever is has been rumbling around in the back of your brain and demands attention now that you are inviting those thoughts to be heard. I guarantee that after five minutes you will have material for your blog, newsletter, and social media!

I’d love to hear what you come up with. Hop over to my Facebook page and share your thoughts.

 

[Free Training] Passion fuels your writing…

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 whomever the speaker was, 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.

 As a journalist for over 35 years, I have a system to make creating your content fun…schedule your free Unleash Consultation today and stop agonizing about having something to write about! 

What are you passionate about?

 

Photo credit:  MaryEKnippel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light for your journey

 

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 fails to find 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 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.

Unleash your light…

 

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.” Margaret Fuller

 

Are you on fire? Do you burn with passion about your writing? Do you have a slight flicker when it comes to what you want to write about? Or, is it a smoldering ember of frustration which fails to find the fuel to create a true flame?

If you are a business owner or entrepreneur, an aspiring author or someone with a legacy the want to preserve… your passion is your fuel.

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 and your voice needs to be heard. You are the only one who can create the whole story from all the bits and pieces to tell it. And there is a specific audience waiting 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, 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 in terms your clients and customers can understand and act upon not only helps you validate your position, it also helps those you are meant to serve find you.

I help reluctant writers find the words and the way to share what they want to say. I invite you to sign up for a 30-minute Complimentary Unleash Consultation to unleash your light today. 

Giving it away for free…

excited little girl

become an excited child with your writing…Mary E Knippel.author

Do you ever wonder: “What if I blog, really share what I know, and end up giving away what I’m supposed to be getting paid for?”

I recently had a conversation with a curious soul who was concerned that if she started blogging, she’d be giving “it” all away and there wouldn’t be any reason for people to hire her. She’s just getting started and not at all sure about how big the market is that she is here to serve, or what exactly she is going to be providing. All she knows is there is something more she is compelled to be doing…something that matters…something that makes a difference. 

I understand the hesitancy. Just like in the Bush’s Baked Beans commercials, we all want to know the ingredients in the secret sauce. The truth is that we have more than enough information to share on our blog. We are overflowing with passion and expertise to inform, entertain and inspire our readers.

I’ll say that again…we are all overflowing with passion and expertise to inform, entertain and inspire our readers.

So – Get Excited about your writing and share that excitement with your readers on your blog and social media. Give them a chance to know, like and trust you...build a relationship…then they will come to you to hire you and to buy from you.

The hesitancy, in my opinion, is that we are overwhelmed with where to start and what to say that we don’t start. Let me help you in the words of a beloved mentor Mary Engelbreit...Snap Out of It!

Grab a pen, paper and journal for five minutes about what is going on in your life, what happened yesterday that surprised you, what you are looking forward to next week, what you want to accomplish by the end of the year, or whatever is has been rumbling around in the back of your brain and demands attention now that you are inviting those thoughts to be heard. I guarantee that after five minutes you will have material for your blog, newsletter, and social media!

I’d love to hear what you come up with. Hop over to my Facebook page and share your thoughts.

 

A special invitation…

A special invitation to Unleash…to come home to yourself…to find your something more…to recognize the bigger impact you have on the world.

It’s time to recognize just how much influence you have and the far reaching effects of your legacy. Let’s talk about the priceless legacy you share every day without uttering a word, but simply by being yourself.

You don’t have to show up in a Superwoman costume and carry a Lariet of Truth as Wonder Woman does to get your point across that your voice is important and you have something to say. Whether it is the message of your business, the message of the non-profit you are associated with, or the personal convictions you live your life by, it is your truth.

That is enough to make it important to share with the world…because it is your truth…what you are passionate about. Your truth and the force of your will shapes your future. At times, the path may seem to be a tangled mess and you don’t know how anything will be resolved. But, somehow, it does. When the stressors in our lives cause us headaches and heartaches…losing a job…moving to a new city…the death of a loved one…or being diagnosed with a catastrophic illness…the cause of our stress and how we cope become intimate and equal portions of our legacy. My husband and I have made two major moves during our almost 40-year marriage. Both times were the result of the high tech companies he worked for closing their doors without any warning. The first time there was voice mail message saying the employees were to report to another location and would not be allowed into the building. The second time I came home to find him sitting at the kitchen table with Realtors. Moving away from family and friends was hard. Leaving the familiar world we knew and had been born into was heartbreaking. I made up my mind to shape our future to be something positive. The lemonade from those lemons was the I adjusted my attitude and got excited for our new life. My husband had a new opportunity  chance for my husband to have his dream job and to do cutting edge work. I coached our 5-year-old on the wonderful new friends she’d meet and the beautiful part of the world we’d live in. It was my chance to shine in my new position of strength and as a visionary projecting the future dreams of our little family. I got to re-invent myself with each move. Each time I realized that the outside environment may have changed, but I was at home within myself. 

I extend a special invitation to YOU to Unleash…to come home to yourself…to find your something more…to recognize the bigger impact you have on the world.

 

Independence…declare or despair

What does it mean to be independent?

          • To be free to express who you are and the gifts you have to share with the world.
          • To have the confidence to be yourself.
          • To have the ability to use what you know to benefit yourself and those you love, and the world at large.
          • To be able to  inspire others to be themselves.
          • To have the clarity of your story, how it has impacted you,  and how you impact the world.
          • To have the sense of purpose and share your passions with the world.
          • To be resilient, savvy, or self-reliant.

 

I think a woman of independent means is more than someone who has sufficient funds to live a life of her own choosing. She is someone who knows who she is, and her generous natures allows her to share her gifts with the world. Her wisdom, integrity, graciousness, compassion, insight and depth of understanding.

Milestones in our lives carry us from dependence to independence in various ways. As infants, children, and adolescents we are dependent on our parents for food, shelter, guidance and our sense of security. As adults, we long to cling to that security at times, while fiercely designing and defining our own paths. Sometimes the road may be bumpy, however, no one is handed a road map in this life…we make it up as we go and the same goes for handling the challenges that appear along the way.

I have declared my independence in various ways throughout my life – from stamping my foot as a toddler, saying “me do it,” to rolling my eyes in defiance as a teenager with my arms up to my elbows in soapy dishwater taking my turn washing the supper dishes, to heavy sighs and shoulder shrugs at the typewriter keyboard after another confrontation with a disagreeable office supervisor.  

The power of my independence exists in my attitude and my creative spirit

I am a woman of independent means because I have wit, charm, and, a very important commodity often in short supply, patience.

Asserting your independence means being willing to stand alone with your convictions, hold firm to your decisions and be resilient in the face of adversity.

When I attended Spring Quarter in London as a college freshman at the ripe old age of 30, some thought I was crazy. First of all, that I had quit a perfectly good secretarial job to attend college full time. Secondly, that I would run off to London for three months when I was a happily married woman. Somehow, it appeared I was breaching married etiquette by choosing to pursue an individual goal instead of deferring and maintaining the pre-determined “wifely duties.” Perhaps it did look like a declaration of independence on the surface, and it was of sorts. I was declaring that London was my favorite city in the entire world and I had a chance to spend three months there, in a study abroad program through the university. I made a dream of mine a reality. I applied for a loan and had the trip of a lifetime. My independence didn’t depend on unlimited funds, or the cautionary approval of family and friends.

My independence depended on me claiming it for myself and declaring I mattered enough to speak up for myself. Your independence does too.

The Unleashed Homemaker is an independent woman with frailties, strengths, failures, and victories.

What does independence mean to you?

 

Light your path clearly, so that others may follow

 

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.” Margaret Fuller

 

Are you on fire? Do you burn with passion about your writing? Do you have a slight flicker when it comes to what you want to write about? Or, is it a smoldering ember of frustration which fails to find the fuel to create a true flame?

If you are a business owner, or entrepreneur who is passionate about their business and industry, you have the fuel.

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. And there is a specific audience waiting 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, 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 in terms your clients and customers can understand and act upon not only helps you validate your position, it also helps those you are meant to serve find you.

Your Writing Mentor helps reluctant writers find the words to connect with their clients and customers. We are confident you have the light within you to create a clear message so that your clients and customers may find you.