Mad Love Monday #42

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week (or so), and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. Some fun advice on getting stuff done from Goddess Leonie. It involves Big Girl Panties and Wild Donkey Rides (I just realized how that sounds, but don’t worry, it’s completely G-rated). The Dance indeed. What a wonderful way to look at serving my Right People. Have you heard about the new gangs? They’re the “Cribs” and the “Beds” and you don’t want to find yourself in between them if you have babies, are expecting to have babies, or hoping to have babies soon. * * * Have a madly marvelous...

Mad Love Monday #40

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week (or so), and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. •    Kind of what I wanted to say after seeing “The King’s Speech;” definitely what I needed to hear. •    Who you callin’ a perfectionist? Okay, okay, I give up. I like what this post says, but wonder if I can be imperfect without trying to do it perfectly? •    I have been looking for a model like this for years! Rest assured that a Siesta Policy is going into my P&P manual posthaste. * * * Have a madly marvelous...

Mad Love Monday #38

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week (or so), and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. I’m way too excited about being mentioned in Havi’s post as the inspiration for the Fake Band of the Week. A fantastic Christmas present from someone who doesn’t even celebrate it (maybe it’s an unChristmas present? Like “a very merry un-birthday to you?”). Anyway, if you aren’t stalking admiring Havi and her business partner Selma the Duck yet, here’s your chance (that’s my very merry Christmas/unChristmas present to you). Wow, my neck is a bit tired from all the nodding I did while reading this post about receiving. For me, and many others, it can be much easier to give than to receive. But if everybody’s giving, no one is receiving. Sometimes we have to give others the gift of receiving (tricksy, ain’t I?). I confess: I’m addicted to too many damn projects and I need to do something about it. Marie Forleo has a four step plan to give me the kick in the pants I need and I thought I’d share it with you (not that you have this kind of problem, oh no, not you!). * * * Have a madly marvelous...

Mad Love Monday #37

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week (or so), and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. Also, I know it’s not really Monday but it’s gotta be Monday somewhere, right? Check out this post by Pamela Wilson of Big Brand System for some good pointers on using images effectively in your copy. I think I need to move my photo on my About page. . .what about you? Anything you need to change after reading this? Ahhh–we can all breathe a sigh of relief thanks to Jo VanEvery’s suggestions on how to handle the dreaded questions at holiday parties. Thanks to her, I now know how to respond and ask in a more mutually comfortable way. If you have a business or are thinking about starting one, get your eyeballs on this now. Naomi Dunford and Dave Navarro are doing a fre*e video series on how to failproof your business. I just watched the first one and by telling you about it, I’ve done task #3. Go check it out so I can talk about this without having to explain everything. * * * Have a madly marvelous...

Mad Love Monday #36

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week (or so), and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. Write on (pun intended)! I’ve long been passionate about this school of thought (yes, another pun, I know): students learn better through concrete examples than abstract ones. For example, instead of showing a student what an outline for a paper should look  like, give them a written paper and have them extrapolate an outline from that. I have used this technique to great effect with my clients. I’ve heard this before in different forms, but what really got me were the three steps to take to fix the biggest marketing mistake almost everyone makes. Umm, what? This post on A-list blogging was written by a 16-year-old? Actually, I’m not that surprised. Believing in the intelligence of teenagers is one of the main reasons I want to work with them. You may have seen similar posts before, but jump on this one so you can say “I knew him when. . .” * * * Have a madly marvelous...

Mad Love Monday #35

A collection of all of the random things I loved on the internet in the previous week (or so), and why you might love them, too. Or at least crush on them. “What do YOU do to stave off the holiday crazies?” A good question from Jen at Inspired Home Office. Even better are her answers to the question. I love the idea of “filling up my heart-well” before the season starts. I also totally relate to her need to reign in creative thinking. Yes! I feel totally justified about my Mad Love Monday round up posts now. Thanks, Marissa, for 10 reasons going down the rabbit hole is a legitimate use of my time! Can I get a hell-to-the-yes on loving Christmas? Tara puts into words how I feel about the season. * * * Have a madly marvelous...