Points to anyone who can figure out which movie I am quoting in the title of this blog post. I suppose there could be many movies that have that line in it, but I’m thinking of one in particular. (Post your guess in the comments!)
So here’s a bit of a newsy post (bordering on ranty, even)…lots of stuff happening.
Here’s what got me all excited about this book (which Jamie was ever so smart to quote):
Warning: During the process of this book you will get dirty. You may find yourself covered in paint, or any other number of foreign substances. You will get wet. You may be asked to do things you question. You may grieve for the perfect state that you found the book in. You may begin to see creative destruction everywhere. You may begin to live more recklessly.
In that paragraph alone, it’s like Keri Smith has me figured out. I have issues with hurting books. And, I could certainly stand to live a bit more recklessly.
More creativity is a good thing, and I’m hoping that this book (along with the check-ins facilitated by Jamie) will provide just enough structure so that I don’t go from excited to overwhelmed.
Ideally I’ll be able to share images of the results of how my journal destruction turns out, but as you’ve probably noticed, there are no pictures on this blog. It will be a learning experience.
Are you participating? Let me know in the comments!
Have you signed up for @havi’s and @Pistachio’s (aka Laura Fitton) course (on May 20) on how to use Twitter to help your business without making an ass of yourself? I’ll be there. (Oh, and if you are not following me on Twitter, yet, I’m @victoriashmoria. Say hi so I can follow you, too!)
The early bird discount is available until this Saturday (instead of today, as originally planned) – isn’t that kind of them?
In case you are not sure why this matters, check out today’s post from Havi. (Twitter version: If you act like an ass on Twitter, people won’t send you business, even if you do good work, because they don’t want to spread the assery.)
Or, if you are feeling like you don’t need this because you don’t have a business (yet), you can check out this post about my thoughts on that way of thinking. (Twitter version: If you feel stuck, sometimes you can unstick by learning something new, out of the normal order. If there’s a recording, why not? Low risk!)
Seriously, though, if you see starting a business in your future, don’t wait to learn about this. It takes time for good people to find you on Twitter, so why not start now?
I signed up for Lisa Baldwin’s Gentle Art of Clutter Clearing e-course.
If you are not following her on Twitter, you totally should be. She’s @zenatplay and is so much fun. I met her through Havi and she is super helpful, super kind and utterly hilarious to hang out with, so of course I had to experience her course.
Plus I have heard from a trusted source who took the course previously that it’s amazing, and they continue to refer back to the materials even now.
It starts May 25, but is set up so that you can do it whenever it fits your schedule.
You can check it out and see if it’s for you here. Don’t wait too long, though – the course is limited to 30 spots!
I am hard at work putting together the signup form for my mailing list. The people on that list will be the first to know about any cool things that are happening and eventually even get some newslettery goodness.
Oh, and soon, there will be a reason you want to be on the list, since that list will get first dibs and a special deal on my upcoming “launch”. Launch is in quotes because it feels weird to call it a launch, since you’ve seen me working toward it. But it is a launch.