Can't love someone else if you don't love yourself first, right? This is one of the key foundations to a happy, healthy relationship. Whether you're currently with someone or not, doesn't it make sense to be happy and take care of yourself so you can be the best you for everyone in your life?
Yep. Jumping on the bandwagon. I hope you guys enjoy them =).
This first one was kind of for practice, and I'm basically jumping in and learning as I go, so if you expect super high quality videos with a professional production team and no background laundry/children/cats/whatever, then you should probably adjust those expectations lol.... I am far from wealthy financially (for now ;) ) and just starting to put all this marketing stuff together to create websites and videos that serve a purpose.
With any luck, that purpose will be for you, the audience... and - as a bonus - me too =).
I've known about Hootsuite for a while, but when I first learned about it, the layout was a bit confusing and I don't think they'd integrated with Facebook yet. It was a few years ago. Or I could just be remembering wrong and it just didn't mesh with me very well at that point because of my lack of knowledge... who knows? ;)
In any case, I decided to try it again and now have the ability to schedule my posts to each and every one of my Facebook and Twitter profiles, which is pretty amazing! Right? I'm thinking I'll try the free version with very select profiles first and then upgrade if it works well (can't beat $9.99/month!).
Yep, I'm at it again - or should I say "still?" Some of you who follow my Facebook might know I got a gnarly cold a few days ago, so I was pretty much out of commission for the weekend. Yesterday, too. But I feel a lot better today, aside from the fact that I still sound like a bad impression of The Nanny!
Fortunately, attending webinars, watching videos, and taking notes doesn't require me to speak at all =). From here, I plan to go ahead and create a marketing strategy for authors that anyone can duplicate and customize - calendar/schedule included.
My book is finally out on Amazon!
Everyone who is friends with me or follows me on Facebook will know all about this already, but I can't help but be super excited!
The idea for this book kind of fell into my lap after writing a series of five articles for a client. I was so inspired by the topic that I decided to expand on it in hopes of making a big difference for people in their relationships with themselves and others. Apparently, it's already working! =)
I just finished attending a webinar by Mike Klingler, who is a coach I follow on Facebook. Every time I attend one of these, I always have a million ideas shoot through my head about my own business, and have been having some thoughts on the Soul Vomit anthology especially.
The reminder to continue learning was a big focus this evening. There were other focuses as well, but that one struck me especially hard for some reason. I love learning. I love information. I also dropped out of college the last time I tried to go... but I still feel like that was a better choice than continuing when my passion is already right in front of my face in the form of Broken Publications and my own writing.
I know what my cause is and what I stand for, and that's stopping domestic violence and helping victims to leave their abusers and thrive in happy lives afterward. I'm really hoping that some of the things I've learned will help others to do just that and allowing others to publish their stories in order to raise awareness as well as giving people a chance to write out their experiences for therapeutic reasons. Maybe it will help them just like it helped me.
The last time I tried to quit smoking, I tried to do it cold turkey. I bought a shelf to build to keep myself busy and worked on it.
I spent about 8 hours teary-eyed and crying that day, had an unbelievable urge to cut off my toes, and made my kids' lives miserable. It was a bad day! I ended up smoking before the night was over.
This time, I have a plan... and I prepared myself over the past few days, mentally and physically.
Yesterday, I did not smoke right after I ate, and I did that on purpose. I also smoked less than 5 cigarettes all day yesterday, which made it much easier for me to realize I can do this.
I've been thinking a lot about how much I love my job. Who else can say that they get paid to do what they love? Granted I don't write as much fiction as I would like to, but I do write every day and write many different styles of work.
Working for myself, from home, has become the best thing I can imagine doing. I still have time to be with my family, to cook meals, to clean (most of the time, haha), and to write and promote for myself as well.
Twisted yet positive coffee enthusiast with an appreciation for blood, mystery, and Root Beer floats.
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