Do you have a hard time saying no? Still trying to build up the nerve to ask your boss for that well-deserved raise? Do you notice you’re not getting what you need from you those closest to you? Many of us avoid tough conversations because we don’t want to experience conflict and feel the gritty feelings that come along with it. In this Dear Chela, You’ll learn how to use conflict as a tool to get what you want and even embrace those sticky situations in which things go sideways! What are your thoughts on dealing with conflict? What
Raise your hand if the day to day grind is sucking all of the energy you’d like to give to a creative vision! I see hands!!! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a creative project (read: piece of writing,) that I’ve totally wanted to devote some attention to but other priorities get in the way. For me, it’s always something I want to create that’s a little scarier than usual, or will take some time to really wade through. While I do engage my own creativity on the regular, there is always something nipping at me that
Holy Goodness there’s a lot being thrown at us. Every moment of every day we’re faced with a litany of messages and possibilities for where to put our attention and energy. For anyone trying to carve out their own path, referencing other’s work, expertise and tips can be supportive and helpful. Except when it’s overwhelming and paralyzing. In this Dear Chela, we explore the question, how do I know which direction is right for me? How about you? How do you find resonance with what you’re up to? Share in the comments. Are you seeking clarity on something? Want some
Lots of marketing questions rolling in lately. I can see why. Marketing is a vast topic. The fear of being pushy or overbearing or turning people off seems to be a big one. I’m wondering if this has a lot less to do with learning tips and strategies than it does to uncovering what aligned and authentic expression feels like for you and your offering. In this Dear Chela I share about my own relationship to my life’s work being about far more than closing a sale and how to feel your way through a marketing strategy instead of figuring
Things go a little to crap here folks. Foiled by my adolescent sense of humour and the first-take-no-edits promise! But when I do get it together, I offer some practical tips to getting into the thing you’re resisting. While this episode of Dear Chela looks specifically at how to establish a regular yoga practice in the face of some ‘maybe I’ll do it tomorrow’ inner negotiations, it can apply to whatever you’ve been putting off. May it be useful. Got some tips of your own? How does this advice land for you? I’d love to hear from you in the
So many things to do, so little time. Familiar? It would almost be boring if it wasn’t so relevant. When you’re kicking off an entrepreneurial venture, the options for where to invest your finite resources can be downright paralyzing. In this Dear Chela we tackle some strategies for how to discern the focus and actions that are right for YOU. Not for others. Cookie cutters are for baking cookies, people, not your life’s work. Let’s jam… Come share your perspective in the comments and if it’s resonant for you, please share me around. Do you have questions? I’ve got insights
Not sure which way is up when you’re in a new place? Navigating unknown territory can be incredibly disorienting. What do you anchor into to help you know what to focus on when everything feels new and uncertain. In this Dear Chela, I lay out some advice for navigating the new. How do you navigate unknown territory? Have any advice? Join us in the comments. Do you have a question for me? I want it. Ask me here.
Are you struggling with how to put yourself out there? Do you have healthy disdain for marketing? Terror of social media? Visibility make you want to barf almost as much as some of the schmoozy marketing campaigns you see out there? If so, can you please come over to the blog and have a chat about this? I think we need some serious healing around marketing. I considered not even posting this repetitive rant of a Dear Chela, but the market without marketing questions come up over and over. I’m now toying with the idea of creating a whole program
I get an astonishing number of questions about unavailable dudes. I spent the better part of my youth pining for them. Maybe it’s an unacknowledged calling of mine to help people walk the hell away from PRPs (potential romantic partners) who are unable to meet them. In any case, I both know the pain that this gal is in AND gave her the tough-love-smack-down. Want a tough love smack down of your own? Have a burning question? Ask me.
What’s my passion? Where did my passion go? Can I re-ignite a fizzled passion? Why did my passion for this disappear when I tried to make it a reality? (short answer: because dealing with reality is hard and sucky.) If you’ve ever tried to make the leap of turning what you’re passionate about into a vocation only to hit the wall of- I don’t like this anymore- this is for you. It’s the classic tale of Sarah the pie maker from the E-Myth. Open the bakery. Baking pies is sucky. Can you fall in love again? Let’s chat about it…