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Sunday, March 6th, 2011
I know I’ve been a little M.I.A. on the blog the past couple weeks.
I have a good reason. I have a great reason. I have just finished my first nonfiction book proposal…in only ONE WEEK! I found a bad ass bootcamp led by the big bad ass herself, Jen Sincero. I have worked with mentors and writing coaches in the past, but this was my first foray into a group coaching experience with a deadline that seriously had me living outside my comfort zone. However, since I promised myself I’d do big things like that this year, I rose to the challenge.
Well, by day three I knew I’d never settle for anything less from myself or a coaching experience again. Here’s my testimonial I did for Jen that day. I absolutely would do one every day if I wasn’t busy finishing my proposal. Here’s me, sans glamour, talking turkey about the bootcamp:
Here are the things I learned:
1. In Order to Live Big, You Must Act Big — Expect big things from yourself and those around you.
2. Declare Your Intent — Loudly and publicly.
3. Hold Yourself and Others Accountable — Set a deadline and stick to it. We used a private Facebook group and Twitter chats as part of the energy-lifting, tool sharing experience in addition to Jen’s intense and informative packets/workbooks and calls. They helped my A.D.D. ass stay on task and in the game.
4. If There’s a Book Inside You, Jen Can Get It Out — Jen’s energy, down-to-earth approach, ability to let herself and others use “colorful” vocabulary when no other words will do, use of mad tools both online and off are unprecedented. I now have at least three books arm wrestling their way out of me, and I can’t wait to share my journey of finding an agent and getting published with you…because I know I will. I own that.
I don’t get any kickbacks from promoting Jen or her amazing Book Proposal in a Week Bootcamp. What I do get — I get to share with you an amazing experience I had. You know you have a book in you. Let it out.
Thursday, March 25th, 2010
We’ve all heard the thousands of terms used to describe social media “experts” – so what’s in a name? Here are 3 of the most popular terms and what they mean:
Ninja (n.): a person who must assume many roles, navigate the darkness, and stay on the path of the true. – SocialMediaNinja.net
Guru (n.): an intellectual or spiritual guide or leader; any person who counsels or advises; mentor; a leader in a particular field – Dictionary.com