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.

My Gift to You for Christmas: Free Online Course on How to Tell your Story

Photo by Hannah Byrnand

So I officially launched my online teaching program yesterday. The launch course is called “Change your Life: Tell your Story”, and is the prelude to the main course, “My Life as a Story” which comes out in February next year.

“My Life as a Story” is a three-course package; Writing Memoir, Blogging and Social Media for women 50+

Cross the bridge to a life of legacy & creative expression and take this free course!

If you want to express yourself creatively, do some deep thinking about your life and leave a legacy all at the same time then this series of courses could be what you’re looking for. You can take one course or two or all three (for a healthy discount) but the main thing to know is that the thing that sets theses course apart from most other online course is the personal interaction and support from the course creator ~ Me!

You can access the free Launch Course by signing up to this blog ~ “Follow Seona” ~ or if you have already subscribed to the blog you can go directly here to get your course. Happy learning, Merry Christmas and I’ll see you in the New Year ❤︎

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 ❤︎