To grow your audience – and fill it with raving fans who love you and love what you’ve built – do the following: serve well, over deliver, add crazy value, love them, solve their problems with your gifts/ products/services/knowledge, be authentic, be honest, and focus on the followers you currently have (rather than always chasing […]

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As I mentioned earlier in this issue, Q1 of 2017 was not the best for myself or the dream I’m building here at The Pursuit. I can go into why in the future, but today, I want to tell you an important reminder. If you are feeling depressed, burnt out, crusty, bitter – WHICH HAPPENS […]

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The following tactics only work if you have a firm foundation: knowing your audience, serving him or her well, solving their problems, having a clear mission and message, standing out from competitors or others in your industry, etc. Beyond those big picture ideas, here are some boots-on-the-ground exercises for you: HAVE A WEEKLY STAPLE Content […]

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“Start each day with a grateful heart.” We’ve all heard it. Intellectually, we know it makes sense. Gratitude changes everything. It helps us see things differently. It helps us appreciate where we are. It allows us to be present in the moment. But how often do we really practice it? How often do we make […]

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  You sit at your computer, reading an article on how to improve productivity and creativity. You’ve been here for an hour, trying to get the juices flowing. Nothing is coming out of your brain that you find at all creative, original, or innovative. Maybe you are a writer, a filmmaker, a speaker, a producer, […]

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“Be curious. Release expectations. Take pleasure in small things and expect good things. Cheerfully engage the moment. Let this become our practice, our mastery, our art… Have a gratitude practice. Write down all the things you learned, accomplished or are thankful for each day. Then, write down what you need to do tomorrow so you […]

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Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them—without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment.* We often read about starting […]

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As a successful freelance editor for publishers and independent authors, a physically disabled home-schooling mother of three children who have some special needs, a cognitive trainer, and a member of my parish council, I’m often asked how I do it all: “How can you possibly be so productive?” Peter Shankman had me on his podcast, […]

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In every business or job, we all want to find ways to improve our productivity both with our teams and our work loads. We all have those days where we can’t seem to get ourselves on task. We stop and start, we get bored and find ourselves falling into that time-sucking rabbit hole: social media. […]

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By Kelsey Entrepreneurship, dream chasing, world-changing work – it’s not for the faint of heart. The hours can be long, the disappointment can be crushing and the payoff can take years. All of that gets much worse if your spouse or boyfriend isn’t on Team Take Over The World with you. Why can’t they see […]

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