I’m about to go slightly hibernat-ey (yes, even though it’s pretty much the high of summer) and not do very much on the socialising/hanging out/sitting in the sun in the park front, for the next few months. Until I go to New York in mid-August for the Focusing Institute summer school to be precise.
Until then, I have much to do. My current projects are:
- putting together a framework and basic information for the 2011 Moon Diary, which I’m working on with Emma Jones, Nicola Pledger and Nadia Ansari
- preparing a bunch of workshops for the Welsh Training Academy
- and (biggest and most exciting of all!) completely reworking my marketing strategy and product offering. Sounds technical and horrible, but that’s only words. In practice, I’ll be putting together a bunch of creative fun activities that I think people will really enjoy!
The rationale behind this last point came from reading Michael Port’s Book Yourself Solid. (If you are self-employed or an entrepreneur with a small company, read it, I can’t recommend it highly enough.) It has been a total revelation and changed my outlook on marketing and selling my knowledge/expertise/products/offering – from “I know I *have* to but… – ick!” to seeing it as something simple and natural, which isn’t offensive like cold-calling can be, and which only requires a bit of thought, planning and a big burst of creativity. Which is what I’m getting ready to do over the next few weeks. Expect many amazing, beauteous and fantastical new things by the end of the summer: at least one free e-book, the Ping! ideas exchange, a happiness course and a mentoring programme, and a workshop or two. These are all bubbling away happily in my head and it’s time for me to make them happen.
While I’m exercising my creativity and having this period of intense cerebral activity, it will do me good to do things that keep me grounded – particularly bodywork, as I enjoy it so much, and especially as I’ve perfected an amazing multi-sensory massage and since my reflexology sessions totally rock.
- telling everyone about my sessions. Please spread the word as widely as you can and much good karma will come back to you! Here’s the link: http://www.beamazingtoday.co.uk/bodywork/ ready for you to share on Facebook, tweet, email, snail mail, etc. My sessions are amazing. No-one else does them quite like me. That’s worth talking about.
- treating yourself to a massage or a reflexology session. This is the option I recommend most highly. It’s good to do something amazing for yourself. You’ll thank yourself, I kid you not.
- treating someone you know to a session: your nan, mum, sister, wife, fiancee, girlfriend, or BFF; a sensitive man you know who doesn’t think massage or reflexology is only for girlies (cause it’s not!); your boss, even, if that’s the way you rock.
And I will dance my massage dance and smile at people’s feet (maybe even yours?) and work my magic and the world will be a happier place. And while I’m not doing this I will be pouring my heart and soul and sizzling synapses onto the flipchart / the page / the screen and smiling all the while and giving thanks.
So muchos thanks. Ta muchly. Much appreciated. You rock. Keep being wonderful. xoxoxo