• Business,  Inspiration,  Life,  Philosophy

    10 Resources to keep you “Inspired” in life and business

    After a chat with a fun and quicky realtor James Bruney (if this doesn’t feel quirky – just you wait. ;-P He’s got some big ideas in store! ) We discussed many of the resources that inspire us – and I realized a lot of these people have become integral to my daily life – to staying motivated and to keep the “inspired” in “Inspired Video Marketing”. If you feel your life and your business struggling due to the affliction of unmotivation or stagnation, the best medicine is to pursue the knowledge that all of these greats have! Without droning on too much, let’s get to it. “Crushing It” by…

  • Cameras,  Life,  My Story,  Philosophy

    When you lose your bag in Amsterdam

    Some of you probably saw my vlog two weeks ago (hint: it’s this one) Then radio silence: And now, I’m back! With interesting stories to share. The biggest one being that, on my way from the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam into Amsterdam Centraal (the main train station) I left my day bag (sorry Jesse!)(not featured in the video as I added it later) on the train. I had taken it off and set it on a luggage rack while having to stand on a fully packed train. At the station, I was in such a rush to get off before the doors closed that I somehow forgot it. And didn’t…

  • Life,  Philosophy

    The 4 Questions to be Asking Yourself on the Daily

      Going back to boot camp a couple of weeks ago, (seriously, some days you learn more and have more ideas in one day than in many spans of days!) I came up with several questions to live by and so far, when applied, they are doing me well. Perhaps you saw the “why” video, the first two are along that line. When dealing with current clients, potential clients, friends and anyone in your life, ask yourself: #1 Am I MORE after dealing/interacting with this person or situation? I don’t care how you define “more”. Happier, maybe. More knowledgable, inspired, entertained etc etc, I think you can FEEL what it means…

  • Life,  Philosophy,  Updates

    Thank you 2017, Hello 2018!

    One year ago today I launched “Inspired Video Marketing” as my full time gig. (Okay FINE, hecklers, it wasn’t called “Inspired Video Marketing back then). I don’t remember what thoughts I had going into it. What I DO remember is that half of January 1, 2017 was spent on my bed, listening to an audiobook, wondering what the heck I had done in quitting my full time job to pursue video marketing. I remember being scared, I remember needing to go through the “What’s the worst that can happen?” exercise. I also remember being hopeful. We all dream of doing that one thing, of not being beholden to someone else,…

  • Business,  Life,  Meet the artist,  Philosophy,  Sample work,  Updates

    10 Legendary Lessons on Video Chronicling a Legendary Pool

        This summer has been a whopper! You all know that after having worked Pool Construction for 3 years while doing Video Marketing part time, I made the leap to video full time January 1 of this year. Somehow this summer I ended up marrying the two and have been chronicling the making of a Legendary Escape these last 4 months. (For info on what a Legendary Escape is, click here) Each day, my cameras, tripods, mics and I would commute or carpool the 1 1/2 hours to this Legendary site and capture the magic unfolding while, yes, helping out as needed. The goal was and is to make…

  • Life,  My Story,  Updates

    I’m married! *gasp*

    Last Saturday, in a flurry of activity and snow, I was wedded to my boyfriend of 5 years. I’m married! Eeeek! It was a wonderful adventure where my husband broke his glasses 30 minutes before showtime and had to tape them up in true nerd fashion (look below to and you can see it), our officiant asked me if I would take Daniel to be my wife, and we all braved frostbite in order to capture some Winter Wonderland photos. (For the record, I was going for “Elven Princess”.) My mom and my family did amazing work turning a simple Pavillion cabin into a very official and beautiful hall, and…

  • Life,  Philosophy

    Musings

    Our assignment in my weekly Marketing club was to read the first chapter of Mike Dooley’s “Life on Earth”. For those of you who don’t know, Mike Dooley is the master behind TUT.com and the inspirational Universe notes that we can get daily. He is New-agey, but also uber positive, and when I read his reminders or in this case his book, I feel reassured. I just read a passage where he talks of our “amnesia” in this life where we have forgotten how great we are. And we only need to “wake-up”. “Prior to time and space, you had it all, but it was boring. Then you learned how to…

  • Life,  Philosophy

    Too much comfort, too many expectations, too little happiness

    I find that I am the most happy when my joys are small, and somewhat infrequent. That sounds strange, doesn’t it? In this age of abundance to excess, why skimp if we don’t have to? Let’s take advantage of the cornucopia of desire fillers, we think. But what start out as desire fillers become desire fuelers. Have you ever noticed that you buy an expensive toy (a car, new phone, new tv) etc, and while you are excited and giddy at first, the happiness flatlines? You’re on to the next purchase, next toy.  We become accustomed to our surroundings. We acclimate. We adapt. Science shows that our happiness returns to…

  • Life,  My Story,  Updates

    Sometimes we have to fall, to fly

    Last Saturday, I checked it off the bucket list. The Thursday before, I was writing in my journal, musing about my upcoming decision. While skydiving is fairly safe, 1 in 100,000 don’t make it, and those are WAAAAY higher odds than winning the lottery.   Thinking “I want to be at peace with my choice. Yes, if I forgo it, I’m safer. But at what cost? Letting the fear win is NOT the answer. This experience, skydiving, is symbolic. Will I fly, or fall? Will I let my fear consume me and back down? I’ve been living in fear. Not all the time, not dramatically. But it’s there. The fear of failure,…