I can guarantee it WILL change the life of others.
For the next 48 hours, I’m offering a special incentive. Those who donate a minimum of $100 to the Light Campaign will receive a free one hour phone session with yours truly.
Things we can talk about:
You can have the best concept in the world, but if it’s delivered in the wrong way, there’s a good chance it will end up going nowhere. When you align your message and the way you communicate, you increase your odds that the right people will receive your words at the right time — and do something. This “something” is your desired outcome: buy, share, discuss, donate, publish, apply,…More...
Marketing collateral, an investor pitch, your Best Man’s speech, donor thank you notes, a love letter… writing is everywhere and often holds weight of daunting implications. The mere act of putting pen to page can result in temporary paralysis. To alleviate some of this stress, I’ve outlined basic steps to push your writing forward.
Think about WHO will be reading (or hearing) it.
You want your writing to be applicable. This is hard…More...
Which costs more?
Before you reach the counter, a wide grin flashes at the sight of your arrival. You’re greeted, “Hello! How are you, sister?” and asked if you’ll have your usual order — black coffee with sugar, no milk.
As your coffee is prepared, you settle in at the table overlooking the outdoor market. There are three additional chairs surrounding the table; sometimes you’re joined by others. Today you’ve brought a…More...
During the past week, I’ve taught my most advanced students how to write a research paper (for more about my time in Nepal, visit here and here). The sixteen- and seventeen-year-old monks have never heard the term research before, and words such as “references,” “introduction,” “outline,” and “conclusion” are new additions to their vocabulary.
When I first explained their assignment, their charming smiles hid…More...
When I signed up to raise $9,000 for the Discover Outdoors Foundation, I figured it was going to be work, but I didn’t realize how much. Fundraising is hard. Really, really hard. And it takes more time and effort than you think. A few things I learned:
1. This will be a focused commitment.
You’re fooling yourself if you think people will simply hand over money. They…More...
We’re exposed now more than ever before.
Our steps are easily trackable, our buying decisions traceable with the click of a mouse. We document our lives on film for our friends and the world to see. We post our professional accomplishments on open social networks. We look for validation and response from what we show the world, from names printed in magazines to recognition in the neighborhood coffee stop.
Yet we… More...
I often hear the following:
- My relationships aren’t fulfilling.
- I’m not meeting the right people.
- I’m not as connected as I’d like to be.
- My employees don’t respect me.
- My team isn’t as close as when we first began.
- I’m not introduced in the way that I’d like.
- I can’t find people who share my interests.
It’s easy to place the blame on outside factors and fault something external, something beyond our control — a difficult situation,…More...
I’ve attended dinner parties with incredibly talented, driven individuals. But for whatever reason, the energy isn’t right. People who should be brainstorming and dreaming together end up at opposite ends of the table. Conversation seems forced and inauthentic.
This frustrates me beyond words.
You want people to tell stories.
A dinner can be a long time to sit next to someone in which no connection is shared. Guests don’t need to stay in…More...
This may sound hokey, but stay with me.
If you were an outside observer watching the events of your life on a movie screen, would you enjoy what was playing?
When we’re able to remove ourselves and consider our decisions objectively, we gain valuable information. Our emotions no longer dictate action. By stepping back, we can better identify the path we’re traveling on.
Are you moving closer towards your goals and the…More...
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