In the not too distant past, we were all building empires online. But are times changing yet again? Is there a more effective, softer, space to come from in your marketing?
Please leave a comment below and let’s talk it out.
I love this Jenny! I've been on this page and felt like maybe I just wasn't getting it, but the empire thing hasn't worked for me and I was feeling like I was pushing my stuff, not trying to connect from a real place to make ripples in someone else's life. One of my core beliefs in marketing is that people are smart and deserve love and respect...anything less is just empty business and I'm not doing it. That means that I don't use tricky (creative, sure, but we know the difference) titles or mysterious info to try to hook people, but can I admit that I see people really successfully doing that and I get a little pissy about it? Well there it is!?! Anywho, I'm loving the podcasts!!!
I love the Ryze empire, and only see it growing, and I'm at peace with that.
It's beautiful :)
JennyBBones I thought you might, miss. (You might also get behind Ryze's first info-graphic on the hidden steps to powerful learning which I just posted :P)
And I'm interested in your podcast setup, I've had a number of people approach / encourage me to do one myself...
My voice is in demand, y0 :D
Jason Fonceca Could you post the link here? I went over but couldn't find the infographic. Wants! :)Happy to chat about my very limited podcasting experience. Maybe we could learn together. Hit me up in Skype sometime: jennifer_bones
Jenny, thanks so much for the thoughtful and soothing messages that you are sharing with us. We absolutely don't hold it against you that you didn't post your audio yesterday. Some of us were busy with our own challenges and didn't notice. The rest who care also understand.
Empires are overrated. If I recall from history classes, empires eventually crumbled or were overtaken by enemies. How much better it is to create ripples that gently move into streams and rivers, eventually having an impact on distant shores.
Like Peter and Carol, my goal is balancing my life and business, and always with joy.
florabrown Isn't that the truth? We tend to be so worried about what others will think if we do or don't do something...but chances are, they're too busy worrying about their stuff to notice. There's freedom in knowing that. Space. Good stuff! Great stuff!! :)
You seem to have your finger on the pulse these days JennyBBones . This is where I am right now. I've spent the last few months working to establish the balance between my projects and the rest of my life, and trusting that the projects I continue with will be enough. It's been an exercise in seeing my work as an aspect of my full self, along with other things.
I've had to make some tough decisions about what to continue with and what to let go of. But with patience and a lot of breathing the way becomes clear, and the strength to act on the clarity soon follows. I guess it's a good problem to have.
Thanks for the affirmation. It's good to know that this kind of impulse is in the air, and that others are feeling it, too.
Peter Crowell It literally brings a tear to my eye, to think how truly interconnected we are. I mean, we all 'get it' on an intellectual level (sort of lol) but to witness it, to watch it in action, is a mind and faith altering event.
I'm not sure if we've ever had such easy access to this evidence...I believe social media, and the real time global conversation it started, makes it so easy to affirm now...we are all one. AND, I do believe we're all headed down the right track...if there is a right track...but that's another conversation altogether...
Somewhere along the way, I got brainwashed to believe that the easier, softer way was the wrong way -- that hard and effortful was the way it had to be, especially when it came to business. So my business became about joylessness, contraction, and miserliness -- not about joy, expansion, and generosity. And I was miserable. So now I'm embracing the values and attitude you are suggesting, Jenny, because life is meant to be enjoyed, not survived. I'm keeping your father and all your family, including you, in my thoughts and prayers. I love you too.
Carol Hess "Life is meant to be enjoyed, not survived." WOW! That's going into my list of all-time favorite quotes...or potential taglines *wink*Thank you so very much, Carol. I always love what you bring to the conversation!
just love your voice and who you are and what you share. empires are fine for what they are -- but you know, WE are the beings that are meant to enjoy this planet. big big love.
pegkd Thank you Peggie, and for your friendship that comes with those inspiring chats I love so much~!