Jan 182013

As the self-taught tech department, I find that each improvement leads to more improvements.  (They also compete with blogging time.)  Here’s a small re-cap about recent changes:

A new e-newsletter provider has led to a lot of site changes and an enormous learning curve for the tech department.  (Guess who???? ) So, if you want to receive our “once in awhile newsletter” hop on over to the main site and sign up.  I don’t spam ~ it comes out once a month-ish. You already know I’m not a high-pressure marketer.  Forwarding my newsletters (with a note) is a great way to help connect your friends with me.  I appreciate it.

What Kids Need to Succeed: Four Foundations of Adult Achievement is now available in multiple e-reader formats including Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Sony Reader and…. [here]

By the way, if you like to read and you’re interested in supporting authors this link will take you to Smashwords where you can join an affiliate marketing program.  Look around.  Sign up.  Introducing your friends, family, team members and readers to new books is a nice thing to do, don’t you think? (It’s a great way to encourage writers to keep writing!)

I’m also proud to announce the arrival of a brand new program created to help people manage negative self-talk  and get unstuck!  Inner Critic to Inner Ally: A Beginner’s Guide is available as an online self-study, with or without 30 days of e-mail support from yours truly. It’s getting great reviews from direct sellers, a management consultant and a few mental health providers.  Although I originally wrote it with direct sellers in mind, I think it’s good for anyone struggling with “one foot on the gas and one on the brake.”

That’s what I’ve been up to.  What’s good with you?

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Thanks for your support, encouragement…. and helping to spread the word.

Apr 222011

For the past six months or so my travels have taken me to meetings and trainings with lots of women in direct sales. A funny thing happened….  I started hearing a term that I hadn’t heard in a long time. I kept running into people who wanted help to manage their “Inner Critic.”

I’ve heard it (the Inner Critic) called a lot of things:

  • When I connect with online writing communities like NaNoWriMo, there’s a lot of talk about “The Inner Editor….”
  • When I worked in the addictions field, lots of people called it “The Addict in the Attic,” or “My Disease”
  • “The Committee,” or “The Jury” comes up in more general conversation

The point is, it seems to be something most of us struggle with from time-to-time.  My friend Annie says “Most people are one thought away from being happier, healthier and more successful.” I agree with her. Regardless of the ‘title’ I have held at any given time, my work has been about offering people the opportunity to connect with a new thought. I like that. Mastering that ‘voice in the head’ that says ‘you’re not good enough’ is important work.

This came in my e-mail the other day and I saved it.  It seems to fit.

“It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years building systems and developing habits that depend on them. Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses. Today, however, we need new lenses. And we need to throw the old ones away.” – Kenichi Ohmae

I’ve created an affordable self-study program to help people think differently about their Inner Critics.  It’s a download, designed to be 3-hole punched and housed in a notebook.  It’s over here.