May 03, 2018
Recently I attended the Chicago Spring One of a Kind Show as an exhibitor and I was interviewed by Regina of NBC Chicago. I was so crazy nervous. I had to meet the crew at 6am which meant getting to my booth by 5:30 to prep it for the shoot. I thought it was a good Idea to get some coffee on the way and chug it. WRONG! That only made me get overheated and jittery. Add onto that the fact that the AC was not yet on at that time of the morning and I had to do stuff to get my booth ready.
By the time the crew showed up I was jittery and sweating. I looked like a drowned rat and stuttered all over my words. The practice walkthru was as big of a hot mess as I was! Somehow I took a moment to pause, pull up my hair so I felt more comfortable, and pulled it together (mostly) for the live taping.
Here is the new clip. What do you think? Have you ever been on live TV? if so, how did you do?
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January 04, 2021
When you complete a big accomplishment, and you are asked how you did, do you normally focus on what you did wrong...or do you celebrate what you did well?
I admit that I have a habit of dwelling on what I didn't do as well as I had wanted. Sometimes I even get on a fixation loop of replaying my mistakes in my head. But what I have learned is that this is not a productive behavior and can lead to anxiety and depression.
What I have started to do is focus on what I did well and acknowledge that first. Then instead of looking at my errors as mistakes, I view them as areas of improvement instead of calling them failures. For every area of improvement that I identify, I assign a new action or make a plan to improve so that maybe I don't repeat that behavior or pattern in the future.
Today I want you to reflect on 2020. Push those negative thoughts aside.
January 03, 2021
Every great movie has a great soundtrack that accompanies it. The music sets the stage for the emotions of every scene. It pulls you in, your heart syncs with the rhythm of the beat, and you will connect with the moment and really feel the emotion more deeply than if there was no music.
Visualize this: If you could write your movie, the way you would want it to look, what would the story be?
January 02, 2021
The ability to relate and to connect, sometimes in odd and yet striking fashion, lies at the very heart of any creative use of the mind, no matter in what field or discipline.
-George J Seidel
Welcome to Day 2 of my 30 Day Challenge: Cultivate Creativity and Nurture Joy. Today we will look at connecting with yourself using a sensory scan.
To begin this challenge, simply sit down. You can do this exercise anywhere you are that is a safe place to just sit and exist for a few moments.
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