So I embedded my last radio show in this and it might just start up automatically. I don't know how to fix that, but hit pause if you aren't ready!
The gist of Saturday's show: When you put yourself out there on the internets...is the voice you create sustainable? If you come out guns ablazin' can you maintain that sort of presence through all the ways you communicate? I think authenticity is the way -- whatever that means to you. I won't stop beating that drum!! The other thing is, make it about what you are...not about what you aren't. If you build your presence, tearing down someone elses, all they have to do is change and you've got nothin'...so take the time to express you. It's so worth it!
My son popped in, while I was recording, to show me that the mask I made of foil, paper, and glue, for one of his toys, had fallen apart. I was reminded why I call this Indie with...because I am. An indie with a kid, a life where things collide, and of course, things fall apart.
Today I feel lucky enough to have read a few blogs that were full of passion and honesty. On Valentine's Day I think a li'l passion and honesty should especially be celebrated, right? Here are two amazing ones to get your heart beating a little faster:
A Love Poem for Entreprenuers by Jonatha Fields (Be still my heart, this one is hot!!!)
Love is Ugly by Kelly Diels (This one gets all in your heart!)
While reading those blogs, I felt motivated to put more of the same out into the world. And so I present to you this bowl of homemade granola. It's so good and it might find a home in Oralgasm Sweet Shop, but it's more than that...
I like "granola trust" because in my mind it sounds like "guerilla trust" and that's the journey I'm on. I love granola, not just because it is so goooood. See, granola that's been all cinnamon and honyefied doesn't look all that different at the finish than it does at the start to me. There's a moment when it smells delish, but if you take it out too soon, it's still soft, grrrrr. There's another moment that if you take it out too late...there's burnt bits and I just hate that. I learned that there's a moment in between these extremes...when I trust. I trust my nose and my know-how, that the granola. is. done. One day it hit me...in life & in business...you have to trust. You have to trust BIG. You have to believe in what you know then, let it go. Let your heart go and not choke your spirit with worry.
I have always said that if I could get paid to worry, I'd be a rich woman...I'm good at it. But it isn't sustainable. Worry is exhauting and energy draining. Worrying about my granola doesn't make it taste better...I'll let you carry that analogy wherever you may. Here's to granola (guerilla) trust!