fbpx

Blog

Does The World Need Another Madonna?

Another Oprah?

Another Aurora James?

Another Meghan Markle?

The short answer?

Yes, yes, a million times yes! (I know. Crazy-pants talk. Hear me out.)

When we’re doing our work, building our business, putting in the time and effort and love & tears, it can sometimes be hard to resist thinking that we’re wasting our time.

I’m not doing anything original, you might think.

Or, [Name of internet-famous person here] has been doing this since the dawn of the internet, and they’re much better at it than I am.

But that’s simply bullshit.

First, because there’s absolutely nothing new.

Nothing.

Everything’s been done, in one way or another.

And it’s been that way since long before you made your appearance on the planet.

The only real novelty lies in your interpretation of your work. Your take on it. Your voice. Your style. Your YOU.

For example: There will never be another Madonna.

At least not until Lady Gaga comes along. Sacrilege? Maybe. But on paper, they are more or less the same, aren’t they?

But the world doesn’t look at them on paper. And they don’t experience them as a list of bullet points or a bio.

The world sees their big boldness. Hears their outrageous, touching and fun messages. And connects with the heart of what each woman produces.

Madonna gave us permission to wear underwear as clothes and not worry about our bra strap showing. Lady Gaga gave us permission to make millions being freakish. Both of which I’m grateful for!

Those who have gone before you haven’t done it better –  they’ve just done it their way.

Your way is just as vital. And totally just as hot.

What will you give us permission to do?

XXXO

Riding The White Picket Fence. Visual Omitted.

You can’t have it both ways.

Last week, I chatted with an old friend who recently quit her job. And I asked her, point blank, what she really wanted to do with her life.

She answered without hesitation—but packed with doubt and not one ounce of zest!

When I called her out on it and asked what the real answer was, not the one she thought sounded “realistic” she told me she was riding the fence & leaving her options open. Yes, she wants to go after her red carpet dream…but shouldn’t she be flexible with her wants?

NO WAY! Here’s why.

If you want to start your own tech company, own your own cupcake factory, or host your own talk show, you need to pick which side of the white picket fence you’re on and commit—hardcore.

There’s a reason they call it blind passion. Because you don’t let yourself see anything else than what your heart truly desires.

There are Jobs (9-5 business as usual).

And then there are Red Carpet Dreams (holy bananas, I get paid to do this?).  

If you ride the white picket fence, you’re going to feel those painted stakes every single day. Visual omitted.

Get off that fence and cartwheel towards your red carpet dream.

XXXO

Raise The Red Flag (Because It Takes Guts To Trust Your Gut.)

Did you watch the “design an outfit for my friend” episode on Project Runway a while back?

Ok, so in case you missed the show, here’s what you need to know:

The top 3 winners had GREAT relationships with their clients.

And the losers … well, not so much.

To “WIN” in business, you need customers who partner with you.

You DON’T need customers who drag you down, make you cry, or have you questioning why you ever went into business for yourself.

And yes, some people you thought would be perfect clients can turn out to be total nightmares, and it’s not your fault.

You don’t need to be more professional; you need to RAISE THE RED FLAG and get those people OUT of your life.

So what are your RED FLAGS?

Here are some of mine.

1. No slackers.

My programs are intense. I expect you to do the work.

2. No complainers.

Nothing gets accomplished when you complain.

3. No closed minds.

I am super-duper-uber open-minded. I’ve heard it all. I’ve done it all.

I believe that Closed Minds = Closed Opportunities.

Since there are 7 billion people on the planet, I say no thanks to slackers, complainers, and closed minds. And there are STILL plenty of perfect customers out there for me.

Your turn.

Sharpen up your pencil and pinpoint YOUR red flags.

XXXO