Coaching, creating, and educating through a holistic approach
Where to start? First, Happy New Year; it’s 2020!
As a child, a teenager, and a young adult I remember thinking about the year 2020 and how I’d turn the big 60! What would my life look like? Well, it’s here and I don’t feel 60 (or what I thought 60 would look like). I know it’s because I’ve adapted a holistic approach to business and life. I focus on the top five non-negotiables our business coach taught us: drinking enough water, exercising no matter what, eating healthy (80% of the time), sleeping seven to eight hours each night, and practicing meditation/gratitude on a daily basis. People my age, older, and even younger keep saying, “Oh well, it’s bound to happen, we’re getting old,” “We’ll just have baggy arms and thighs,” “We’ll never have a strong core.” I refuse to believe just because we’re aging being out of shape or having “bad” health is a given.
As always, as we leap into 2020, we’ll continue providing authors/writers (and authors, your book is a business), women ages 40-65 who want to realize their dream to start a business become a reality, and professional speakers trusted information on relevant topics in business, health, speaking, and more.
Come along for the ride and create a holistic habit for business and life!
Last year I wrote about Monday Mindset/Motivation and this year I’m renaming my weekly column to Monday Musings. Why? Because I know no matter what, business, health, and living a balanced life is a holistic (integrated) approach; you cannot have one without the other. You’ve heard it before and it’s a fact. Period. I’m changing this column to encompass things I want to talk about (one rule: no politics!). I don’t want to feel pressured to discuss only motivation or mindset. Yes, being motivated and having a positive mindset is important, and I’ll touch on those topics, but this column is about much, much more.
Years ago I had a creative writing blog, “Colleen’s Creative Writing,” and the blog was my outlet for being creative and funny. I wrote about training for a marathon, writing a poem for my son’s senior high school letter, my mom’s journey with breast cancer and lots more. A business colleague suggested I incorporate the blog into our business blog, which I did, but in the process I lost my creative writing voice. Why? Because in my mind a personal creative writing blog and a business blog could not blend. Little did I grasp at the time, they can and should!
I realized it’s okay to mix it up, but more importantly, it’s necessary because business and life are mixed. Starting today, when you read Monday Musings you’ll be entertained and educated about my experiences, thoughts, and information, including, but not limited to, starting a business (book or other), growing a business (the good, the bad, and the ugly), what’s next after writing and publishing, living a healthy lifestyle, speaking, and much more.
What do you need to start and/or move forward?
Here’s where you come in because this isn’t about me or Peter; it’s about you. How can we help you? What is one thing you want to know more about to become a published author (the right way!) and start your business (book, coffee shop, video editing, web design…)?
- Writing plan
- Publishing plan
- Marketing plan
- Starting your business
- Finding places to speak
- Figuring out what’s next
- Figuring out how to balance business/health/life
I look forward to hearing from you and providing you with relevant information so you move ahead in business and life.
Looking forward to your 2020
Yes, 2020 is already here and the first thing we want is to help all of you looking to write your book and start your business become clear on your goals. One of the best ways you can straighten out your priorities and keep them in sight year round is to create a vision board!
Later this week Peter and I will make a more formal announcement of our first 2020 workshops, our 2020 Vision Board Workshop. This workshop is going to help you become more clear on what you want to accomplish as a writer and a business owner.
While we’re not quite ready for sign-ups, you can sign up for our newsletter and be one of the first people to know about this great workshop. When you sign up for our newsletter you will also receive, “The Guide To Develop Your Best Seller.” We created this guide to help authors understand the important basics needed to create a best-selling book.
When you sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch (we promise we won’t bombard you with emails!) you will hear about pertinent information on writing, becoming a published author, and starting your business, our new offerings, and more.
If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.” ~Everyday Power