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I love this. You have put into words something that I've been struggling with for the past couple of years - how to embrace toe woo without damaging my credibility. I am not sure how this will ultimately show up in my life, but I love, love, love how you've explained this - especially the bit about science catching up with the woo (and with you!). That puts a whole new perspective on things.
Thank you! :)
1 day, 19 hours ago on Embracing the Woo
Well, if THIS isn't delightful, I don't know what is. :) Thanks so much, @Soulati | Hybrid PR - I remember our first meeting with such fondness. You were so wonderfully generous with your time and support. You inspired me to see the potential of social media in very real world terms.
Thank you for everything you bring to make the Web a smarter, happier, more delightful place. xo
5 days, 5 hours ago on The Happy Friday Series: Suddenly Delightful Jamie
That there is some serious, unfiltered truth.
I can SO relate to the dangers of following the path of least resistance/high accolades ... doing that which comes (comparitively) easily just because we can, even though - in truth - it's sucking the marrow from our soul's bones. Been there. Done that.
It's easy to do things we don't really care about because ... well, because we don't really care about them. If someone told you they hated your cappuccino, it wouldn't have broken your heart. But, if you'd thrown your heart into working for the non-profit and someone bad-mouthed your work there ... totally different story.
Playing the "long game" is the smart strategy, but it's SO much easier to knock off the quick hits. Trouble is, those quick hits pile up and turn into a long game of their own ... one that's heading in the opposite direction of where you want to go. Again: ouch.
Glad to have stumbled across your blog. Love this post & look forward to reading more.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Never get good at the things you hate doing or you could miss making out with Robert Redford
My thoughts are with you, Sandi. Thanks for sharing yours.
2 months, 1 week ago on On Plans, Winging It, and Flexibility
@Soulati | Hybrid PR :) I'm not loving the stress part, but I'm grateful for the work (and the $$ that accompanies it), and even MORE grateful for what I hope will be a bit of a breather over the next two weeks. THANK GOODNESS!!!
Oh - and I can't focus 100% either. Who can?
4 months ago on 50 Small Business Blogs To Watch: Infusionsoft Infographic
@Soulati | Hybrid PR This has been my busiest summer yet in seven years of running my own business. It's also the first summer that has included a few weeks of NO CAMP for my daughter. The results are actually pretty good. She's at an age (9 1/2) where she can amuse herself (under duress, of course), and I think it's been really good for her to experience some unstructured time for a change.
I'm just wrapping up two big (and whirlwind) projects this week & am keeping my fingers crossed for a lighter work load over the next couple of weeks. Planning a couple days off with my girl and then, the following week (when she's with her dad), a couple days off with my beau. No travel except day trips. Just enjoying days that are work- and agenda-free. Can't wait!
Hope your #MomInSummer has been a success.
Almost back-to-school. Yay!!! :)
Congrats, Jayme! Niiiiice :)
4 months, 1 week ago on 50 Small Business Blogs To Watch: Infusionsoft Infographic
Yeah. I'm like one of Pavlov's dogs ... but with less drool. ;)
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Coffitivity: Coffee Shop Noise and Creativity
I ADORE Coffitivity. I've been using it for the past month or so, and I'm completely addicted. I mix it with my Gipsy Kings station on Pandora to replicate the overall sound ambiance of my favorite in-town coffee shop. I swear it actually has become like a "work trigger" - Coffitivity goes on and my mind is like, "Oh, it's time to work. Got it."
When I work in the actual coffee shop, people always ask me how I can get anything done with all the noise. I think that it actually helps to drown out my inner voices (critic, monkey, etc.). Also, I have a nine-year-old daughter who hardly ever keeps quiet at home, so I'm used to the noise.
I'm struggling to meet a project deadline, so I don't have time to respond fully, but I just wanted to thank you, Lori, for writing this. It's SUCH a good question and I will be thinking on it more. Love the way you get right to the heart of it. ;)
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Have You Got it All Figured Out?
@Sandi Amorim Ahhhh ... 3AM epiphanies. Those are always fun. My iPhone has been a lifesaver when it comes to capturing those random ideas and saving them for the morrow. :)
6 months ago on A Credo for Living Your Best Life
Fabulous, Sandi. Just what I needed to hear. :)
@Lori Oh, yes! The problems DO get more challenging. Hopefully, you get the chance to ramp up your skills and confidence at the same time. Life definitely throws us curve balls (some quite devastating), but we eventually catch up.
And I agree. Sometimes boring is lovely. ;)
6 months, 1 week ago on How Do You Define Success?
Wonderful, Lori. This is one of the best definitions I've heard.
I have experienced this more and more as I get older - a sense of calm and confidence that comes from having been around the block once or twice (or more). ;) I have replaced my fear of the unknown (and biting self-doubts) with the knowledge that I can do (almost) anything ... that I have what it takes, I've proven that over and over.
This definitely feels like success. It's not about money. It's not about fame. It's about feeling comfortable and competent in my own skin and because of my own abilities and sensibilities.
BTW - you have one of the best smiles ever - glee, effervescence, and just the right touch of "fuck you." It's a beautiful thing.
7 months ago on For Everyone Bitching About Mike Jeffries of Abercrombie and Fitch
@KenMueller Yes! "Tickled" is a sort of pinkish, purplish color - very bubbly and bouncy. ;)
7 months ago on 5 Ways to Have Fun With Your Blog Readers
Well, color me tickled! So glad you liked the idea and ran with it, and I love your take on the topic. I am anything but a purist when it comes to blogging, and I LOVE the idea of making your blog a space for fun and camaraderie. There are about a million cliche metaphors about blogs, but I think my favorite is when people refer to their blog as their "house." When people come to my house, I want them to feel welcome, comfortable jumping into the conversation, and like they are having a good time. I think you do that so well, and I'm happy to be here!
@Sandi Amorim HA! Yes, it surely is!!! :)
9 months ago on It’s About Time (to disrupt your beliefs about time)
Time is really all we have, isn't it? It IS about time that we created a healthier relationship with this, the only real currency we have.
And yet, we are so willing to waste the time we have - fritter it away in pursuits that do not bring us joy or fulfillment.
Thanks for the clever reminders. I always love a good, swift kick in the butt from you, Sandi. :)
@jennwhinnem Ain't no need, indeed. :)
Are you a New Englander now, or born & raised? I'm a north-of-Boston girl. If we're this close, we need to get together - BUB or no BUB (but, preferably with). :)
You're right about the suspicious thing being particularly prevalent in this neck of the woods. We're an 'ornery bunch on the whole. ;)
I'm learning more and more that having FUN and spreading FUN is what it's all about. I love to make people laugh or smile. I'll talk to complete strangers just to see if I can get them to grin. It makes their day, and mine, too.
Off and running - SO glad you got here & kept the party going! :) xo
9 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Should Life Be Serious?