An Invitation to Thrive

THRIVE Oct 2015Is it time for you to THRIVE in your business, blog or ministry? Sometimes we get this feeling like we’re on the verge of something amazing – like we are finally ready to make a change…an impact…a difference. When we get that feeling, we know it’s time to THRIVE (even if we’re scared)!

Fortunately, we don’t have to do it alone. There is a small group of Christian mompreneurs who are eager to meet you and work with you as we each embrace the joys and challenges that come with growth. We’re meeting – live and in person – October 26-28, 2015 in Virginia Beach, VA. And we would love for you to join us – but only if you are committed to connecting and thriving!

Imagine what it would be like to:

  • Have a sounding board of trusted professional Christian women who understand your goals and are committed to helping you succeed?
  • Work closely with a professional writer, coach and marketing consultant who can help you map out your strategy and execute your plan to grow your business or ministry?
  • Share your successes and challenges with someone who truly supports you and is willing to walk beside you on this journey?
  • Have the resources you need to make decisions quickly and move forward with confidence and clarity?
  • Actually accomplish the goals you set for yourself and your business this year?

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Win a Ticket to Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta

Type A ConI’m honored and thrilled to be a part of the amazing speaker team for the Type-A Parent Conference for bloggers in Atlanta, GA, October 8-10, 2015! I was introduced to this group a few years ago and have been blown away by the depth and scope of their practical knowledge about all things internet. And, even more importantly, I have been pleasantly surprised to discover how warm and welcoming they are to newbies.

That’s why I want to take a “newbie” along with me this year! Someone who hasn’t yet had the pleasure to learn from this wonderful group of bloggers. If you’re new to blogging or even just thinking about it – this would be a great opportunity to dive right in and immerse yourself in the blogosphere. And if you’ve been blogging for a while and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, you are guaranteed to learn something new at this event.

You can find out details about the event and speakers here: Type-A Parent Conference.

Want to learn more about Type-A Parent? I wrote about my first experience at the annual conference here. And I shared lessons from the podium when I spoke at the Type-A Bootcamp in Walt Disney World (fun!) on how to turn your blog into a business here.

Enter to win a ticket to Type-A Parent Conference here!

Three Free Tools for Saving Time on Social Media

One morning I opened up my Facebook Page, determined to share something encouraging or funny or at least somewhat valuable and I stared at the blank “status update” window for about five minutes. I started typing a few times only to quickly delete the text and resume my writer’s block. Then, I did what any productive professional would do – I spent the next 20 minutes browsing through my feed hoping to be inspired or, at the very least, distracted. Eventually, I closed my browser without having left a comment. And I got to work.

Has that ever happened to you? I think we put a lot of pressure on ourselves because we’re told that social media is a wonderful tool for business and that we need to make sure we’re active online. But sometimes, we’re just not in the mood to be social. Other times, we’re perfectly happy being social, spending hours mindlessly watching pet videos and liking someecards when we should be working…or spending time with our families. But we get swept up in all the smiling faces and we can’t seem to click away. (It happened to me twice while writing this blog post!)

That’s why I use a few tools to help me organize my time on social media. I’m not trying to be sneaky by pre-scheduling updates. Instead, I’m trying to be productive so that I’ll be able to spend my time online having real, live conversations with people – not stressing over what to write. And I’m getting help sifting through all the distracting (but entertaining!) messages so I can concentrate on the ones I want to read and comment on.

I rely on these three free social media management tools to help me better prioritize my time online: [Read more…]