• 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…

  • Business,  Marketing,  Philosophy,  Social Media Tips

    I want you to COMMIT

    We’re over a week into 2017, how are we all doing on our New Year’s Resolutions? For me, I’ve meditated 7 out of the 8 days in 2017. I tell ya, that one day is going to haunt me as I round out 2017 with 364 days of meditation, but whatever. It’s not about beating ourselves up over our mistakes, it’s about resolving to do better, and doing so. Then taking pride in our victories. Really, I don’t care what your specific resolutions are for this year. What I really want out of you is COMMITMENT. Are you committed to what you do? If you are, I want to SEE…

  • Technology

    READ THIS: Before you restore your iPhone

      I made a mistake. And of course I didn’t realize my mistake until it was too late. For a while, my iPhone 6 was acting weird- it said I had used up 11 GB of data, which, for a 16 GB/actually 11.86 GB phone was a lot. But when it came time to add up how much my apps were really taking up, it was like, 3 GB.  I even deleted my Facebook app trying to make enough room! Eventually I resigned myself that I had to restore my phone. Which I know shouldn’t be a big deal, but freaks me out every time that something will go wrong and…

  • Social Media Tips,  Video Marketing 101,  Video Marketing Tips

    NEWSFLASH! Your video doesn’t need to go viral to work

    We refrain from posting our videos because we wonder, “Who would watch this?” “No one will share this.” “What if my video only gets 10 views?” All valid concerns… if misguided. You’re right! You probably will not get shares on every video, especially if you’re doing it yourself. AND, yes, some of those videos will have minimum views, BUT that’s okay. Because you know what? You don’t need THE WORLD to watch your video and you don’t need EVERY VIDEO to reach the world. Sometimes, all it takes is one. This video (above) had around 12 views (it still has less 200) when the RIGHT couple saw it.  (below) In this…

  • Philosophy,  Video Marketing Tips

    The Number One thing you can do in Video Marketing

    This is a quick blurb. It won’t take me very long to share this best bit of Video Marketing wisdom. It also happens to be the same wisdom that exists for all adventures and activities in life that are worth while. You ready? Start. Yup. That’s not me starting my blog, that’s me telling YOU to START. THAT’S the biggest and best thing you can do! What do they say, an ounce of action is woth a pound of ton of theory? (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Don’t know how to do it? Doesn’t matter, I know you can figure out, just START. Pick up your phone, turn it to selfie and…

  • Social Media Tips,  Video Marketing 101,  Video Marketing Tips

    Are you using Video Marketing? You’ll want to start after reading these 10 statistics.

    After looking at A LOT of video statistics… I believe these are the most compelling. If you are doing video marketing- good job! I’m sure you have found it to be awesome and could give sway to some of these numbers. If you’re not, read through this list and I’ll see you on YouTube soon. 😉 1. Dr. James McQuivey, a Forrester researcher, estimates that one minute of video is equal to 1.8 million words. One. Point. Eight. Million. Why say in 1,000 words, or in 1 picture when you can say it in an equivalent of 1.8 million words with a video that captures you, your company and your…

  • photoshop,  Tutorials

    How to do a simple Vignette in Photoshop

    Happy Tutorial Tuesday everyone! If you wanted an easy way to get an adjustable vignette in Photoshop, here you go! Whether you’re an aspiring photographer, a graphic designer or working on your marketing (or anything else, really), knowing how to make a vignette in Photoshop is a good skill to have. If I am going too quickly, pause the video – I do have written steps; if you are already familiar with Photoshop, ignore all my side comments and just listen/watch. Happy Editing everyone!