Go confidently into your dreams!

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Midlife Women: Shatter your 5 dream-blocking fears

by Sandie Eggers

In this article, you will learn:

  • The 5 fears blocking midlife women from fulfilling their dreams and living their next best lives
  • How to shatter those 5 fears with 8 Timeless Truths and 4 Inspired Ideas
  • In “The Achiever’s Guide to Failure”, a special offer eBook, you’ll learn tips, techniques and strategies to succeed in spite of failure

What stands in your way?

Let’s be honest.

It’s one thing to encourage you to not let anything stand in the way of fulfilling your dream, but the reality is, things do stand in your way, with many of them coming from inside us, whether they come from the circumstances of our childhood, from what influential others (like parents) have said about us or by what we learned about ourselves as adults.

I call them “Dream Blockers” and they are often built upon fear. These Dream Blockers stand in the way of our living the lives we were created to live, lives that can bring us the deepest...

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Living life

Uncategorized Apr 07, 2017

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A moment of pause . . .

Uncategorized Mar 07, 2017

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TUESDAY TIDBITS: 8 Graphics Trends for 2017

Uncategorized Mar 07, 2017

By Sandie Eggers

In last week's TUESDAY TIDBITS, I briefly talked about updating the visual elements of your brand, such as logo, website, and so on.

It got me to thinking:  If you're going to evaluate your graphics, what does "up-to-date" look like?  Well, Venngage, the go-to place on the web for info graphics, has created an info graphic showcasing 8 trends for 2017. 


 

A WORD OF CAUTION:  When it comes to your brand, I am not recommending you go willy-nilly, embracing all of these trends without regard to what your brand stands for.

For example, if one of your brand attributes is "traditional", embracing all of these modern trends would fly in the face of who you are, who you say you are, and who your customers/clients know you as.

At the same time, a "traditional" brand should not mean "outdated company." There is a way to update even a traditional brand without its losing its traditionalism. To do so requires the skills of a graphic artist who also...

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Do you think you can?

Uncategorized Mar 06, 2017

Enjoy! 

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THURSDAY THOUGHTS: Can Brands Steer Clear of Politics & Still be Authentic?

Uncategorized Mar 02, 2017

AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

Here's a very interesting article from the Business Insider regarding the near-inevitability of brands having to go "political" to remain authentic. What do you think?  

(h/t to my client, Frank Pleticha, for sending the article.)

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WEDNESDAY WOW: 20 Weird Ways to Stop the Hiccups

Uncategorized Mar 01, 2017

Courtesy of: The Fact Site

  1. Pinch your nose and drink a glass of water. An effective method to cure hiccups is to pinch your nose and hold your breath while gulping down a glass of water. It also work if you swallow a large amount of food at one time such as rice. If you still have hiccups after the first attempt, you should repeat the steps again. Usually, the hiccups will disappear with 2 – 3 attempts at most.
  2. Eat one teaspoon of honey.Add one teaspoon of honey into a glass of water. Before drinking it, make sure you have already stirred it thoroughly. Honey has the ability to tickle the vagus nerve and put an end to your hiccups.
  3. Use two straws to drink a glass of water.Fill a glass with water and put two straws in it with one of the straws pressing against the side of the glass. After that, you are to drink the water with the two straws. When drinking the water, make sure you gulp down as much water as possible.
  4. Sip a teaspoon of spicy sauce.Some people manage to stop...
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TUESDAY TIDBITS: 3 Brand Problems & Their Fixes

Uncategorized Feb 28, 2017

By Sandie Eggers

To conduct a thorough brand review requires much more than addressing the 3 problem areas I'm sharing now. However, as you begin thinking about these problems and their solution, you'll have a better understanding of the key elements of your brand, any problems with your brand, and solutions to those problem.

PROBLEM #1:  Do your customers/clients share the same brand image as you?

Some of the tell tale signs that they do not are customer/client comments like:  

      • "Oh, I didn't know you carried that product/provided that service"
      • "You say in your Values Statement you are  'X' but I've only experienced 'Y' with you.This seems inauthentic."  
      • "I started doing business with you because of 'A' but, so far, I've not seen 'A'"

 

SOLUTION;  Develop a customer questionnaire to probe deeper and ask a few of your ideal customers to respond. You may want to give them a little incentive to do so, like a discount on their next purchase, a free...

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