4 posts from month 09/2011

Asking My Mentor About… Making Time

Exploring Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

This is the fourth installment of Christine and my monthly Peer-to-Peer Mentoring series. On her blog, I answered her question:

"What methods do you have in place or have made use of that allow you to obtain objective feedback on your web-design to be sure you're reaching your target markets? Do you have anybody who specifically markets in your field or perhaps an un-biased colleague who helps 'test' your site to be sure that they would 'buy'? Please share how you research and refine this topic in your work."

My Question to My Mentor:

"You're a multi-talented lady, and I fancy myself the same. You're baking a number of very interesting pies at the moment. How do you ensure each pie (i.e., each interest/passion/business/avenue of expression) gets adequate attention? How do you make the time for everything you do and still do your best? I am in a constant struggle with making more time for my writing… and, less imperatively, my cross-stitching, and I want to learn from your ability to manage multiple interests."

Christine's Answer:

Creating Yourself Great question, one I’m constantly re-visiting in my own work! But wait, you didn’t get an intern yet so you can go out joy-riding? Just kidding... Entrepreneurship is about transformation, flexibility and openness to try new things. Multi-talented business persons are great at creating activities and projects, but sometimes develop a tendency to become over-committed. Despite this, as talented as you are at creating projects, so are you smart enough to create time for your cross-stitching my multi-talented friend!

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Dana Wilde: Septemeber 2011 Innerpreneur Spotlight

Dana Wilde

Dana Wilde Artist, Creativity Activist and Writer Dana Wilde Art Become Dana Wilde's Fan on Facebook

I am:

an Artist, Creativity Activist, Writer.

My passion is for:

creativity, emotional intelligence, freedom from lies, and communication skills.

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The Expectations of Others

Expectations From the moment we are born we are shaped by the expectation of others. Their assumptions weigh us down. They sit like a backpack, heavy on our shoulder. Sometimes invisible to us. These ideas about us are not ours, but we can hold onto them as though they are.

Our Energy Mustn't Be Squandered

We need to be conscious of what people ask of us, and what they reward us for being.

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Beyond All the Negativity or Love For My Video!

Business Growth Summit I've learned something about myself. I have performance anxiety. It cripples me. It makes me freeze. When it envelopes me, it blocks me from seeing the whole. It's hard to see out of it. All I can see is through it. I've had it since childhood, but before now, I hadn't seen it for what it was. Even thought she's been right beside me for so long.

Here She Goes Again

My negativity, the voice in my head, she is ANXIETY. FEAR. JUDGEMENT. over what I am. Before I thought she was helpful, saving me from my own embarrassment. But now I see that she acts better than me, in attempt to keep me down. She needs to feel better than all the shit I create.

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