Wednesday, September 30, 2015
- Respect your signature style
- Have a book proposal ready to go (based on your blog)!
- Use all kinds of Social Media, not JUST Facebook and Twitter: YouTube, Vine, Snapchat, etc
And a few bits of advice from Crafty Chica Cathy:
- Embrace the New (ask your kids about the sites they are using to connect!)
- Make readers laugh, cry or gasp-whatever it is, find the magic!
- Know your 5 year destination-where will you be in this endeavor 5 years down the road?
- Know the top search terms for your site (and buy the url if available)
- Involve your kids!
Also, some tips from the younger generation, Maya in the Moment:
- Bring your own personality
- Have your hater blockers on!
- Variety! Use a lot of variety!
- Let yourself have FUN!
I'll leave you with their last piece of advice:
Have a plan of action!
- Know your Why
- What's your Goal?
- Embrace your Design
- Find your Brave!
- Dream and envision your Next level
And a few of my notes on each highlight:
Know Your Why
- Know your why-connect to your true passion and understand why it matters in the world!
- To find you why, finish the sentence "I am passionate about..."
- Once you know your why, it can give you focus and help you better evaluate opportunities.
What's Your Goal?
- What is your end game?
- What are my absolutes?
- What am I willing to do to accomplish goal?
- What am I not willing to do to accomplish my goal?
Embrace Your Design
- Be you!
- You have a unique voice!
- What was I doing in 2nd grade that I still love?
Find Your Brave!
***Notes/Thoughts from Beckee: This struck a chord with me! When we are blogging or starting a brand or business, it is easy to get so caught in what the audience wants or how to built the audience that we forget the whys and the goals and start to cater to the audience. However, if we find our own brave, take our unique-ness and go ahead and bravely share what we have to offer, THAT is the real success. At least that is what I took from this amazing speech!!!***
- Root yourself in what you have to offer
- Create a mantra that emboldens your bravery
- Try something out of the box
- De-Personalize (business related) decisions
- Create your Courage team (Another Beckee note-I love the idea of a courage team-these are the people that will buoy you up when you are in doubt, because you will be in doubt sometimes as you grow and build anything! I love my "courage team" which consists of some close family and friends!!!)
Dream and Envision your next level
- Have an idea of where you are headed!
And her last thought is well worth sharing-"Remember, we are all in this Together." (I love that this last quote she said is also a quote from Disney's High School Musical!)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
One last quick trick for kids close to the height requirements: One of the cast members told my nephew (who was right on the edge of 40" when we went with him to Disneyland). If your child is close to the height limit, tell them to take a deep breath and hold it in when they get measured. It makes them stand up straight and gives them the best chance to measure tall enough, Also, if they are at that super close stage, put them in tennis shoes with the thicker rubber soles and not in flip flops. That extra tiny bit might be all it takes! :)
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The other day, before taking off for this most recent trip to Disneyland, I posted the following on my personal Facebook page:
Do you have a favorite thing about Disneyland? A favorite ride, a must try treat, or tricks to get great seats for shows?! We have annual passes and are headed to Disneyland in a few days, but I find we kind of do all the same things each time so I want to hear your Disney favorites and see if there is any new inspiration for me!
Response to my message was varied. Some people took my plea seriously and gave me some great advice, one friend thought I was joking to even ask, and my brother-in-law commented that I was the one that should be giving the advice. I was really looking to see if I would learn anything new and awesome about Disneyland. Not kidding at all. But I realized that even with all the awesome advice I got, I did not learn anything new. Apparently my vast experience at Disneyland has not been for nothing. I have a pretty good idea of the tricks and treats and I know what my family likes.
And, maybe my brother-in-law was right, maybe I should post what I know.
Beckee's opinion about Park hopper passes: At Disney World, park hopper passes may not be worth it since the parks are so far from one another, but at Disneyland, it is absolutely worth it! The 2 parks are literally across a courtyard from one another.
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