Greetings All --
Let's call this one a potpourri! So much going on!
With spring around the corner, I thought I'd clean house, so to speak, and let you know what's happening, plus share some wisdom in a different format. Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested!
Read on ...
THE LOWDOWN ON MIRNA
A number of you have asked about Mirna, my client who is working her way out of homelessness. Mirna is a delightful person, a shining light, and the woman can belt out a tune!I wrote about her situation in previous newsletters and if you're still interesting in helping her take a giant step toward her dream of being a professional singer, the time is NOW. She has to send in her full application fee to the USA World Showcase by the end of March (she's been sending it in pieces as she gets donations). Plus, I'd love to see her get one night of lodging and airfare so she doesn't have to take a bus to Las Vegas.
At this point, $300 more would accomplish the fee and lodging. If you would like to contribute, please send me a check or money order by March 15 and I will see that it gets put to good use: P.O. Box 832, Hoboken, NJ 07030.
Next week, March 13 to be exact, I'll be appearing as a guest with career consultant Maggie Mistal on Martha Stewart Living Radio Sirius 112. We'll be talking about "Career Serendipity" and if my first conversation with Maggie is any indication, it will be lively. The show is at 3 p.m. EST.
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Also, while I'm on the topic of radio, if you missed my interview on Women On Top with host Erin Weed in Denver, we talked advice, we dished about The Secret and we even talked about Mirna. Check it out on my Web site press page.
THE UPCOMING FOX FILES
Speaking of Erin Weed, I'm excited about my upcoming Game Plan column on her and her business, Girls Fight Back. It is no coincidence that the column will go live on Friday, March 7, as I timed it to celebrate International Women's Day (March 8). Erin's vision of every girl being equipped to protect herself when she enters college is already national in scope and as far as I can see it has no bounds.
Another inspiring woman, Shannon Durig, will be the subject of a Game Plan column this month. Shannon has played the lead in the Broadway hit Hairspray since 2005 and will celebrate her 1,000th show next week. Read about how it feels to be "1,000 shows into the dream" and other nuggets from my conversation with her in the March 14 edition of Game Plan.
As always, if you miss any Game Plan columns on FOXBusiness.com, the entire archive is on my Web site press page.
CLIMBING THROUGH THE GRAY AREA
I didn't even know who Brad Bird was before the Academy Awards, but his Oscar moment is one I will long remember.
"I want to thank the Academy and I also want to thank my junior high guidance counselor for a meeting we had where he asked me, 'What do you want to do with your life?'" the writer/director of Ratatouille said as he accepted the award for best animated feature film. "I said, 'I want to make movies' and he said, 'What else do you want to do with your life?' I said, 'Make movies' and he said, 'What if you couldn't make movies?' I said, 'I'd have to find a way that I could.' 'What if movies didn't exist?' 'I'd have to invent them' and we went on like this until we were sick of each other. I only realized just recently that he gave me the perfect training for the movie business."
Oh, the people who direct us early in life! Bless them and curse them for their praise and their criticism. Many of us in life coaching have them to thank for our jobs today because so many of our clients want to recapture the joy they felt while painting, acting, writing, playing an instrument, shooting photos or other creative pursuits. Many of them did not go the Brad Bird route. Instead of being persistent, they listened to their elders, took the road well traveled and majored in something not remotely related to their passion.
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My clients have been improving their daily lives, taking risks, daring to imagine sweeping changes. I even unblocked a terrific guy in just one session, as you can see from his phone message to me: "I want to thank you for our session together. It was clarifying and exciting. I went home and I wrote like mad all night. [The next day] I took a walk and I listened to like 18 pieces of music and at least half dozen, I think, are excellent."
Contact me for a consultation and let's see what we can do together.