No matter what I create after this creative sabbatical, it will not come from a place of deprivation. It will come from ease and confidence. And it will come from a place of safety and not fear.
I once had a manager who constantly had us keep tabs on our main competitor. She'd arrange special meetings where we would sleuth into who they were hiring and why; where we'd all gather around and gossip about their new team photos. We'd hire agencies to one-up them at every turn: SEO agencies, PR agencies, … Continue reading What Happens When You Focus Too Much on the Competition?
Earlier this week, I lead an online workshop for community builders to help them look back on 2016 and plan for 2017. If you missed it, you can still access the worksheets, my own planning worksheets, and the audio file. As I walked through the plans for the new year, the biggest ah-ha! moment that I noticed … Continue reading Set Your Intention for 2017, Set Yourself Up for Success
We need a framework for self-care in this profession. Here are 7 steps to take each day to take better care of #1.
We burn out because we lose all sense of ourselves. The shouts and demands and the subtle persuasion of our community members drowns out our voice. The business goals ignore what brought us to our work in the first place. We forget who we are.