Day 12

How often do you decline an invitation because you know no one else who is going, or feel less than confident that your presence will be appreciated, or you choose “default mode” and watch your fave TV trash instead?

Today I had a magical day of twilight zone-ish ups and down, changes in direction, unexpected opportunities, unexpected friendships made and positive lessons learned about the amazing human race that I am part of.

All because I chose to be proactive and hold two business meetings (my own business), accept an unexpected offer, and attend an evening event that challenged my comfort zone.

Gratitude ❤︎

 

 

Day 8

Live Simply

This one came from the Insta feed of “Martyvids” … “It doesn’t have to be difficult for something to work. Instead, it can be simple and significant. The largest challenge can be coming to this understanding”. In other words, I took this to mean, stop over-thinking stuff (my genius talent in the world is over-thinking […]

Day 1

500 days

How did this 500 day personal challenge come about? Blame Gary Vaynerchuck for one, though he’s not the only catalyst that inspired me to launch this challenge … there have been many others who inspired me to act over the years. Ultimately though, in time, the biggest inspirer of action has to be oneself, and […]

What would happen if we were gentle with ourselves in our desire to be creative?

Cheryl Strayed with Marie Forleo

If you have ever beaten yourself up cos you think you’re not a real “creative” please take a look at this video. We need to be gentle with ourselves and stop feeling ashamed that we’re not living up to external expectations. Amen.

2016-10-02-14-50-51Be comfortable with being different. My ex-husband used “different” as an insult and I felt it as one at the time. I know better now. ❤︎ “Different” is the only way to be!

Seona

Tips for creating content that people care about ❤︎

Creating remarkable content and sustaining peoples’ interest in your blog means creating something that they genuinely care about. What do people care about? They want to see that you are just like them. They want to get to know you, to trust you and to like you. We all know this as online communicators, but how do we achieve it? There are lots of different ways to demonstrate empathy with your tribe. Here are three that they will appreciate;

  1. Tell them about a major stuff-up that you perpetrated recently. Don’t gloss over it so that you don’t look as much of a fool as you felt at the time. Communicate the feeling of failure. Share it. Show it. Let them relate to it. They will herald you as a hero for having the courage to admit what you did.
  2. We all have flaws that we try to hide. Try highlighting them instead. People will be gob-smacked at your audacity. They’ll love you for it.
  3. Having trouble conquering a fear? Share it. Be vulnerable. The world desperately needs vulnerability. Vulnerability is raw courage. I am fearful that my online work will go unnoticed for the rest of time. I have taken a full year out of a law degree to achieve a strong online presence and write a book. I’m scared it will flop and people (my relatives and friends) will secretly laugh at me and I will have wasted a precious year of my life. I’m doing it anyway – so are you. Show them.
  4. Make a list of the above and add to it. Add things that people care about. Write the list on a card. Carry it with you in your “writing” satchel with your laptop. Every time you put something online, consult the list to see if you have fulfilled one of your benchmarks for work that people care about — work that is remarkable ❤︎

Fuck Ya Donald. This is me.

I said on the weekend Time in Nature video (TINS 8) that I would make an announcement this week about how the nature of my online “stuff” is changing . I’m making one small but major change; my name! Currently known mostly as “Ms 50 Plus”, I am moving to being Seona. It’s who I am, after all. You’ll still see the Ms 50 Plus title in places because it’s the domain name of my blog, and it’s the name of my Youtube Channel. This move has to do with authenticity and vulnerability; Here’s the raw video …