2. I’m taking these 10 days off to start a Youtube channel
This is something I’ve been thinking about + talking about for aaaaaages and now that I’ve told you about it, I HAVE TO DO IT. If you have a Youtube channel, please tell me everything I need to know! I’m working my way through an online course, but I welcome any and all suggestions and wish-I’d-known-sooner insights.
3. After 9 years of almost weekly requests, I’ll be offering one-on-one coaching
Want help with your blog or business? Writing? Your money stuff? Habit stuff? For years, very sweet readers have asked me if I’m available for coaching and I’ve always said no. But I’ve been quietly testing the waters and on July 1st I’ll open my coaching services up to the public. If you want first dibs, make sure you’re on my list!
4. This month marks Yes & Yes’s 10-year anniversary and we’ll be celebrating with a sale!
Post-vacation, we’ll be commemorating the year of Yes & Yes‘s birth – 2008 – with a 28% discount on all ecourses and books. It’ll be 48-hour flash sale and the date is TBD, so you might want to make sure you’re signed up for email updates so you don’t miss it 🙂
As always, thank you for making Yes & Yes part of your online life. I so appreciate it!
Fellow bloggers, creatives, and self-employed types! I rounded up the best, most helpful stuff for you!
Reminder: On December 1st I’m wrapping up my 1-on-1 blog coachingSecret Weapon. Like, forever. If you’d like to be one of my very last clients, click here and we’ll see if we’re a good fit!
Mariah Coz’s Webinar Rockstar course dramatically up-leveled my live class game. Like, webinar attendees often tell me in the chat that I’m good at it. One student actually wrote “I BOUGHT THAT SHIT SO FAST.” 😂 Totally recommended if webinars are part of your marketing strategy!
I really appreciated Sarah’s honesty here. Blogging has changed a ton since I started, when there were no marketing campaigns and it was all about telling stories and sharing ideas. When I was a teenager and in my twenties it was my creative outlet. I would spend entire days writing, taking photos, screwing around with my design, happily staying up until 4 in the morning. But I haven’t done anything resembling that in YEARS.
What would it feel like to see your face or your products in the pages of Oprah’s magazine? How would it affect your business and bottom line? Would you have to hire more people? Work long hours to fill the gajillion orders?
It’d sure be nice to find out, right?! Today, I brought in Susan Harrow, media coach extraordinaire, to share her Oprah-impressing secrets!
Are you sick of me talking about how you need to use Pinterest for your blog and business? A huge part of using Pinterest easily/effectively is the Tailwind app – I LOVE IT. It allows you to schedule pins for months into the future; it’s truly ‘set it and forget it.’ Click here to try it for free – no credit card required!
You know what else is good for business? Authenticity. In the same way that people meet you in your personal life and decide you’re the greatest thing since sliced bread, and you click and become besties and have wine and calamari outings once a week…people will come across your business and like not only what you’re selling, but HOW you’re selling it. They’ll like that you use cliches every chance you get, have a technicolor website, and that you make them feel comfortable and safe.
Related: Knowing when it’s time to quit. I loved the honesty and candor that Betsy and Warren shared about ending their business and their podcast. So few people have that level of transparency online and I so appreciated it.
It’s 6:30 pm and I’ve spent the entire day in my pajamas. Not for a good, fun, ‘treat yo’self’ reason but for a ‘so busy you don’t have time to get dressed’ reason.
I’ve been wearing these pajamas while I ghostwrite and proof four, 700-word blog posts. I’ve been wearing them while I schedule a month of Facebook and Twitter updates. I’ve been wearing them on a conference call with a client who talks over me, interrupts me, and requests three rounds of edits.
If ‘this isn’t working’ had a uniform, it’d be pajamas-as-workwear.
I’m happy to report that this ‘too busy for real clothes’ era is in the past. These days, I have a set of morning habits that include putting on real clothes and walking the dog before I even read email (!!!)
But before I could do that, I had to
a) acknowledge what wasn’t working
b) stop doing the stuff that wasn’t working
Friend, in case you need it, here is your permission. If something’s not working, you’re allowed to stop.
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