Creativity Fuels Creativity

Have you ever heard the term ‘Creative Loafing’?  I believe the time I give over to being purely creative for the sake of fun and relaxation is super valuable.  My mind has permission to jump off the tracks and go wherever it wants and often times I will get a burst of inspiration that I can take back to my business.

How about you?  What do you do to satisfy your creative nature?

I love to doodle… though I’ve been working on the same big doodle for a couple years now.

I also love to color – but I don’t enjoy children’s coloring books.  I sometimes print off adult coloring pages, with a preference for those with complex patterns and detail.

My friend Wendy Piersall just released her own book of really fun coloring designs and I just got my copy!

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Order your own from Amazon: Coloring Animal Mandalas :)

Speaking of being creative and finding business benefits – I’ve been bringing some of my doodle creativity into my business, like these Appreciation Doodles I’ve given away as a bonus with the August Issue of Image Monthly and the Underline Doodles I’m giving away in September.

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How do you bring your creativity into your business?  I’d love to see examples!

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Meet Our St. Pete Beach Business Conference Speakers & Advisors

Nicole Dean & I hosted a fun hangout today with most of our incredible Speakers & Advisors coming to help us rock our Beachpreneurs Lifestyle Conference in St. Pete Beach.

Watch to learn more about them and get their business lifestyle tips!

Grab your ticket to the event!
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I Care

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If you need some extra support and encouragement to get through something tough… do me a favor and tell me.

Like most people, I’m awesome… but I can’t read minds ;)

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Don’t Hide Yourself

This will be quick, it’s just a thought that’s been tumbling around in my head over this past weekend at NAMS10 in Atlanta.

Don’t feel the need to hide yourself.

I’m a big gal.  I have been since my early twenties.  I used to avoid cameras – ducking, running, putting up my hands – even cursing at the person trying to take the shot.

I didn’t like seeing myself in photos because of my weight.

When I went to my first live event I promised myself I would not do that.

I am who I am and I look like what I look like.

Last year I loved the pictures people were taking of me because my weight was down.  This year I’m not so wild about them because my weight is up.

But you know what?

I’m not hiding from the camera & I’m not hiding from people.

Yes, I’d like to be slimmer. Yes, I’m annoyed that weight seems to be an even tougher challenge since coming through my health quirks of recent years.  But no – I’m not going to go hide because of it.

At NAMS10 I was approached on more than one occasion by other ‘women of size’ as one called it with a message of appreciation.  One gal I met for the first time told me it was a source of inspiration and a confidence boost for her to see me up on the stage.

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I totally understand why she said it. You don’t see many big women on stages… it’s tough for people to see through a weight issue to value the person’s expertise and personality.

Here’s the fact:  I WANT to lost this weight.  I AM working on it!  I want the world to see an incredible shrinking Kelly again… but in the meantime – I’m not hiding.

And whoever you are and whatever you don’t like about yourself, you mustn’t hide either.  You’re robbing the world of the chance to love you and accept you for who you are deep down.

Don’t hide from cameras and don’t hide from people.

Get out there and be you.  When someone aims a camera or smart phone at you – SMILE :)

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Do You Lie To Yourself?

A lot of people start their with a lie.  Are you one of them?

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Are You A Chronic Business Spender?

Spend about 12 minutes with me and hear my heart on the problem of being addicted to spending money on your business.

Would love your feedback on this.

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Spend A Little Time Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

The whole issue of comfort and the ‘comfort zone’ is a bit of a paradox.

On one hand, I believe that you should make your work space as comfortable as possible so you’ll want to work there.

On the other hand, I think you should DO things that make you feel distinctly uncomfortable!

Working in a comfortable physical space means you can focus on doing work outside of your mental comfort zone ;)

Are you IN or OUT of your comfort zone right now?

Did you wake up this morning and follow the same routine you’ve had for years?  Routines are comfortable and if they truly serve your long term goals, they’re great.  For many of us, these habits are not helping to move us forward.

What if you get up and do something fresh and new?  What if you reach out to communicate with something new?  What if you decide to do something bigger and better that you’ve ever done before?  Sound a little scary?  A lot scary?

I’d like to motivate you to vacate your comfort zone, what do you say?

Three powerful audio’s you can listen to right away:

Dig in and enjoy!

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Order Solopreneurs are Smarter

I’ve written a book I’ve titled “Solopreneurs are Smarter: Why Soloprenuers Rock the Online Business World” and it helps to fulfill my goal of proving that Solopreneurs ARE Smarter!

Four strong, smart solopreneur women that I’ve had the great honor of partnering with over the last ten years contributed to the book.  Alice Seba, Lynette Chandler and Christina Lemmey wrote a guest chapter.  Nicole Dean wrote the Foreword.

This week I ordered a test printing to make sure that I haven’t blundered anywhere with my formatting so within the week I’ll have a paperback copy in my hands.  I expect to place my first ‘big order for the book within two business days after that.  So, I fell comfortable opening up the door to advance orders.

Yes, I have a huge grin on my face :)

You can read more about Solopreneurs are Smarter and place an order for your hand signed copy here. (Sales on the paper backs are currently closed – but you can order it on Kindle for only $2.99!)

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How Can You Not Just Go For It?

You have so many choices today.  Will you choose to just go for it?

Haven’t you chosen ‘or not’ enough for a lifetime?

One of my favorite quotes, and I apologize that I don’t know who to credit it to:

“You don’t have to be more than God created you to be – but stop being less.”

This challenges me to consider whether I’m making the most of what I have to work with every day.

What does it makes you think about?

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