How to Show Enthusiasm (Even when your not the most enthusiastic person you know)

Ideation
Enthusiasm turns Everyday boring, into an experience! Dance when you walk into your office, if you’re alone or with friends. Gets your blood pumping, makes your feel silly, and it makes everyone come alive! Challenge yourself daily to disrupt with fun things. Example: at 11:03 every day, toss a coffee bean into the air and try to catch it with your mouth. “But I’m afraid!” Turn your fear into enthusiasm. Use that fear as a guiding post of your future, and go that way. Smiling can help you get through it. It will not kill you. Fear and excitement are emotions caused by the same chemical release in the human brain, with the only difference being the story we have about the thing causing the emotion. Turn that “But I’m…
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Do exactly what you wanna do in your business

Irresistible
Follow your gut, do things that scare you a little, and above all else, honor your curiosities! It is in those moments that magic is made in your own experience, and breakthroughs occur. Don’t cower to ‘what it’s supposed to look like’ or you will fail. This is your business, right?!? If you think a thing will make your biz look good, you’re doing it for them. If you think doing a thing because it would be rad, now you’re on to something awesome. Be interested, not interesting. Ask a lot of questions of people you admire who are ahead of you in the game, not because you are stealing their ideas, but because you are hungry to learn and be a better you. Be generous with you ‘thank you’s’…
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Handful of Headlines

Speaking
First things first- what’s the big idea? Good ideas come when you slow down long enough to think about the reality of your business. Every day, I see businesses passing up media opportunities mostly because they are afraid that ‘no one will show up to their party.’ They don’t even try. It is a reality. But every business person that does great on a TV interview started as a frightened mouse-like person that almost peed their pants before the camera guy Steven said, “3… 2… 1… You’re on.”   To get your creative juices flowing for your business, I have prepared a handful of headlines for you to take, modify, and blast forth into content land.   How-To Headlines: How To Take a Compliment; life coach and mother of four…
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True Leaders Don’t Create Followers, They…

Goal Setting, Ideation, Irresistible, Speaking
This is my favorite way of living life; via example. I believe in excellence in self, and also by celebrating the strengths of those around me. It is magic made in this moment. Teams are solidified, leaders are empowered through their own behavior, communities are lifted. "Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens." Carl Jung Taken a step further, once you are awakened, you can only then use this to create an awakening in those around you. "Great leaders find ways to connect with their people and help them fulfill their potential." Steven J. Stowell
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How to Achieve Balance in Business and Life

How to Achieve Balance in Business and Life

Speaking
Standing in the back of the room at Ignite today, I'm busy doing a tree pose, cause it makes my body feel amazing on and off between sitting and stair hopping. Have you done the tree pose? Try it now. Leg straight, sole of one foot on opposite leg. See picture. Now hold for the count of 5 breaths. It's not as easy as it appears. While trying to achieve balance in this pose, as in life, I try to make the perfect pose with my body. I try to do the right thing. The only thing is, I keep fucking falling over! I'm achieving the actual pose for about 3% of the time, the other 97%of the time, I am swaying one way or another, practicing with my muscles,…
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A Red Carpet Life: from Pauper to Fierce Publicist

A Red Carpet Life: from Pauper to Fierce Publicist

Speaking
[caption id="attachment_207" align="alignleft" width="373"] Asenath Horton, Publicist for Women Owned Businesses[/caption] 'Throw me to the wolves and I will come out leading the pack.' It's a picture of my bare feet. Well actually it was the view beyond my feet, of the hammock in my backyard, and of the wildly majestic garden filled with organic produce beyond my painted toes. My heart says contentment, of perfection in the moment... and I have many of these moments now. Let me take a moment to get real with you. I have seen the backside of a live cow's ass many times in my life; those cows now runnin' fo they lives. Care for a filet, my friend? There was a time when there wasn't one thing right in my world. As a little girl, I recall…
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A Plan VS. An Adventure

Goal Setting
The thing about prescribing success comes down to one solid point: the outcome. Success is simply a perspective. To some it is clearly defined, while to others, the definition alone defeats the purpose in life. No matter where you fall on the spectrum between well thought out plan and an adventure, eventually, you will get 'there'. Stop subscribing to bull-shit expectations and just do you more. I always fantasize about a specific place and time in my minds eye; I can see the billowing pink clouds reflected in the water at that's whetting my toes. As I lay sit back and close my eyes... it smells like honeysuckle in full blossom. As I lounge in a hammock without a care in the world, I feel the sunshine-soaked breeze touch my elbows…
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Creativity Can Be Messy

Content Generation, Ideation, Irresistible, Marketing
During a dinner party the other night, my kitchen was unrecognizable. I had at least 17 ingredients for homemade pizzas scattered over every surface: pineapple and ham on countertop one; cheese, peppers, olives, tomatoes, and mushrooms on two; pepperoni, spinach, fresh mozzarella on three; sausage and onions simmering on the stove; and a grand total of three pizza dough and sauce stations. It was magnificent! We had 16 people over, and one of the little guys, 8 yr old Eric, got to hand-throw his dough for the first time in his life. At this particular moment, dirt from the floor didn't exist. Not because the floor didn't have something questionable on it, it was because the velvety feeling of soft pizza dough... the way it ripples of the air when…
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Empower Your Inner Energy To Do More

Irresistible, Speaking
There are more big ideas in this world than there are people willing to simply be themselves and express their ideas: DO THE WORK FRIENDS. Fear of failure and loosing face creates an unwillingness to show what you are really made of. This stops innovation dead in its tracks. "We should stop being afraid!!! It's interesting to me, that the largest percentage of women who aren't afraid to be authentically themselves have been abused in one way or another," explains Sidney Weeks of Fiore Jewelry. "It's incredibly sad that it takes something so ugly to bring out some of the best pieces of us." With just cause, on average, Women hide 75% of their personalities while men hide 45% of their personalities. Speaking of gender generalities: When SHE Says "Hey team, I'm…
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Fear Can Help You Kick Ass

Goal Setting
Have you ever heard someone say, "Feel the fear and do it anyway." If you're like me, I have at least a thousand times, and I despise it more and more every day. A few years ago, I started experiencing more success when instead of feeling the fear and doing whatever it was I was apprehensive of anyway, I simply used fear to my advantage. You see, fear and excitement are emotions that are born from the same place, and inasmuch, the same set of hormones are released to rage through our human-ness and make big shit happen. We don't doubt excitement. When we think of our dreams as a play we could really make possible in our lives, we feel ecstatic and start doing whatever it takes to have…
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