Failure IS the way to success 🙂 And the sooner we realize it, the faster we get to where we want to go!
I don’t even like to call them failures, but more-so discovering ways that are not the best or ideal way which leads me to the VERY BEST WAY to do things. As the saying goes “Fail your way to success”!
I know one thing for certain in business. It is never a straight line from A to Z! There will be detours, bumps in the road, and more. And sometimes we have to abandon ship and start over. It is just the way of it and it is beautiful. Which brings to mind another old saying that I love:
As an Admin of the Social Media Support Group on Alignable I am happy to announce that for the benefit of our members, we will be starting some educational ZOOM webinars and other awesome events.
If there is a topic you would like help with please let us know.
Our group is growing quickly and it appears there are quite a few folks who are needing help with getting started on Social Media in general. So we will be doing an intro to using Facebook and using Facebook Pages & Groups.
Maggie does regular blogging classes with small groups of people and here are the details about the classes….
Your Own Blog Up & Running in 4 Weeks
Do you have a message to share? Or do you just want to express yourself in some way?
Maybe you love to cook and you want to share your excitement and enJOYment of it. Or maybe you know a lot about a certain topic like fixing old motors or lawn equipment and you would like to share what you know to help others and make the world a better place. 🙂
Or perhaps you are a small business owner or solopreneur who wants to get your message out there and brand yourself more….. Or maybe you want to eventually monetize aka make money from the information you know.
Whether you want to share information for fun or for business or both, blogging is a perfect way to share what you know!
I have found blogging to be one of the most powerful and effective ways to reach my target audiences, create value for myself and my businesses, and to get people to Know, Like and Trust me.
I am forever on Zoom networking events where people are asking about how they can expand their business reach and get their company’s message out there? And I always offer the suggestion of blogging! Blogging has been a huge catalyst in my various businesses and has given me a lot of personal satisfaction as well. I love that I am able to express myself in my blogs and to use my creativity.
Starting a blog might be exactly what you are looking for!
There are countless and unlimited reasons to blog and there is no right or wrong reason for it. A blog is simply an online journal of some sort that shares information. And you can blog about whatever you want when you want!
My Four Week Course to Help YOU Launch YOUR Blog!
A small group of soon to be Bloggers will spend 4 weeks with me on Zoom classes for 1.5 hours each week. If you are one of them, you will learn everything you need to know to start a blog and get it up and running…. right from the name of your blog to where to start your blog online. You will also develop your reason why you are blogging and the theme of your blog. You will take your blogging from ‘just an idea that I might want to start a blog’ to having an official blog up and running!
In between classes we will connect, share and learn in a private Facebook group to help us implement everything that everyone is learning and to trouble shoot any challenges. This group is also a great support network and very often meaningful relationships are formed through it.
Dates For The Class
Dates are determined by the group once we have a few people interested in the class. I very much like to customize and match the needs of my students.
$147 US for the entire course with a full money-back guarantee. Complete my course and if for ANY reason, you do not feel it was valuable, your money back guaranteed! You’ve truly got nothing to lose, but everything to gain. Think of where this could go!
What Former Students Have Had to Say:
“The course was very rewarding and able to get me pumped up about blogging and my business.”
After 1 Week: “This course so far has taken the mystery out of blogging for me. It has already taken me over the hump and has been pivotal. It has been the key for me to becoming confident about starting a blog!”
“I was afraid of blogging but Maggie has simplified it and makes it possible for anyone to do.”
“I am a factual and hands on person and I loved how Maggie had us write some sample blog posts and then critiqued them with some suggestions that really opened my mind up to even more possibilities.”
So there you have it. If you have any questions or would like to discuss joining an upcoming class please feel free to reach out.
You can book a 15 minute time slot in my calendar for a ZOOM or a phone chat or you can just fill out the email form here:
We are all creative beings by nature and it seems as though people are awakening to their creative gifts even more so these days.
There are two things that I want to talk about today that can help with creativity. First, you need to encourage and foster it and secondly, you need to be conscious of training your brain to think creatively.
Encourage creativity and you’ll increase creativity. This is true of most things you want to see more of in your life. Encouragement can work wonders in a short time. How do you encourage creativity, though?
First, by paying attention to it. Your subconscious mind tends to give you more of what you pay attention to. If you ignore the creative aspects of your life, you are telling your subconscious that they are unimportant. If you consciously note when you are creative, and you look for opportunities to be creative, your subconscious mind will start feeding you more creative ideas. And the more you seek creativity, the more you will find. 🙂
And there are so many ways to even see creativity in your day. Cooking is a great way. You can see what ingredients that you have in your fridge and come up with a creative way to make something different. I love to do this when making soup. I use up leftovers and clean out the crisper drawer of veggies to create a unique soup every time! Cooking is an easy way to boost creativity.
Write Those Ideas Down!
Another way to encourage and increase creativity is to write your ideas down. Keep an “idea journal.” If you do this regularly, you’ll notice that you often start having more ideas the moment you start to write. A so-so idea may normally be forgotten, but by writing it down, you may remember it, your subconscious works on it, and it can transform into something very creative. You can use a journal or a note app on your phone for example. I have found that my phone is best because I can pop my ideas in there whenever they hit me and wherever I am at the time.
You can also encourage greater creativity in yourself by putting creative ideas into practice. If you paint or write, for example, try anything new. Even just driving a different route to work to see if it is quicker can help. The point is to get your mind working outside of its regular patterns. Another cool tip is to try using your non-dominant hand to perform tasks. This stretches your brain and wakes up new synapses and even helps to increase memory!
A real example I have is that over the years I have had people in my house for family events or holidays and people offer to pitch in with washing the dishes and that is always helpful. But believe it or not I have learned different things from people about even washing dishes because this put me outside of my ‘normal’ range when it comes to the doing of dishes. One of the things I do now after being inspired by someone’s else’s way is to fill the sink with hot water and dish soap and let a batch of dishes soak for awhile :-). And a side note is I always use a non-toxic dish soap…after all we do eat off of these things. If you need a good recommendation let me know 🙂
Change Your Surroundings & Get Our of Your “Normal’
Just changing your surroundings can encourage creativity. If you want more creativity in your love life, do something different with your loved one than what you would normally do…. Go on a picnic or hike up a mountain. Just try something different that gets you out of that normal range!
If you write, try sitting on a rooftop to write. Or try using a voice dictator before you write. Sometimes that allows your creative juices to unleash in a new way and new creative ideas pop out. If you need new ideas for your business, take a notebook to the park and sit by the side of a river. A change of environment can get your brain out of its rut and habitual thinking.
The more you use random techniques to foster creativity, the easier it gets. I am at the point now that I am so creative my mind hardly shuts down.. LOL!
Here is an example that I use for ideas of things to write about, which I am never short off. 🙂 For me it is more wanting to have more time to write about all the things that I want to or could write about.
I grab a book like a quotes book or a health book and I open it up to a random page and then I scan the page and grab a quote or a line of information. That is it. It starts me off on my writing journey. I then just take that quote for example, and share what thoughts I have on it or what I get from it and then I expand on it.
If it is a health fact for example, and I am writing something for my health blog MaggiesVitaminsBlog, I might do some extra research on the topic by Googling or just expand on what I know already.
I find I am NEVER short on ideas to write about because I just have to look around me and get inspired by whatever is there. Once you open your mind up to doing this, there is no shortage of creative ideas!
I hope you found this helpful and I would love to have you comment and share your ways to get your creative juices flowing!
I recently switched out one word for a new word and it has made such a difference in my life and work!
In fact, I have been teaching it also to my large team of entrepreneurs.
You are probably curious as to what the word is so here it goes.
The word is ‘INVESTMENT’ verses for example ‘EXPENSE’ or ‘LOSING TIME’.
Words used like this:
If I purchase or take supplements I am investing in my health.
If I pay for a course, I am investing in myself and my business.
If I take time to do my daily yoga, I am investing time in my health and in my peace of mind.
If I take time to read an educational book I am investing in my knowledge base and again in me!
If I eat nutrient dense food, I am investing in my health and vitality.
If I spend money on tools for my business, they are not expenses to me, they are an investment in my overall profitability and business growth.
When I speak positively, I am investing in my mental wellness.
Okay I think you get the idea. So rather than seeing things as ‘expenses’ when you invest time, money, or attention to something, see them as the investments they are.
Investing in something is a form of leverage also!
Even saying the word Investment instead of ‘An Expense’ changes everything for me. An investment makes me feel empowered and fills me up. The word expense makes me feeling as though I am losing something.
“Limit your ‘always’ and your ‘nevers’ – Andy Pochler A great point! ….. especially for those of us who are entrepreneurs and passion seekers. Things are always changing and technologies are always advancing too! This is the whole fun of things…. nothing stays the same. We need to ebb and flow as we go along. … Continue reading Limit Your ‘Always & Your Nevers’
Failure IS the way to success 🙂 And the sooner we realize it, the faster we get to where we want to go! I don’t even like to call them failures, but more-so discovering ways that are not the best or ideal way which leads me to the VERY BEST WAY to do things. As … Continue reading Just Start Again….
Are you one of those people that believe making money has to come from hard work? If so, you might want to rethink that.
Sure we need to put in effort but the belief that making money or amassing wealth is hard is more crippling than the actual effort involved!
Here is a great quote from Esther Hicks to open our minds up to leveraging thoughts of ease around making money and having more abundance in our lives.
“If you believe that you must work hard in order to deserve the money that comes to you, then money cannot come to you unless you do work hard. Financial success, or any other kind of success, does not require hard work. It does require alignment of thought. You simply cannot offer negative thought about things that you desire and then make up for it with action or hard work. When you learn to direct your own thoughts, you will discover the true leverage of Energy alignment.”
Excerpted from Money and the Law of Attraction on 8/31/08
As an Admin of the Social Media Support Group on Alignable I am happy to announce that for the benefit of our members, we will be starting some educational ZOOM webinars and other awesome events. If there is a topic you would like help with please let us know. Our group is growing quickly and … Continue reading Alignable Friends!
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I recently switched out one word for a new word and it has made such a difference in my life and work! In fact, I have been teaching it also to my large team of entrepreneurs. You are probably curious as to what the word is so here it goes. The word is ‘INVESTMENT’ verses … Continue reading How Just ONE Word Can Make Such A Difference