Saturday, March 28, 2009

I'm Giving it Away This Year

Well, almost...

Right now, I have a "day job" that, while completely unrelated to my calling, provides me with just about enough income to keep a roof over my head, food on the table and in the cat bowls, and the bills more or less paid.

Right now, many people don't have what I have, and are struggling to keep a roof over their head, food on the table and the bills paid.

So, after a lot of thinking, I've come to a decision. At least for the forseeable future, for the most part, I will be giving my life coaching gifts back to the Universe. There may be times when I will need to charge a small fee to cover my own expenses, pay a bill, or make sure there's food in the cat bowls, but on the whole, my plan is to donate my services as much as possible to those who really need them now.

The reality is that the people who could really use some coaching and encouragement now are those who are, through no fault of their own, in no financial position to afford the luxury of hiring a coach. Paying someone anywhere from $50-$250 a session is just not an option when you don't know how you're going to pay your mortgage or utility bill. Yet, this is where I can be of the most service. I'm not quite sure exactly how it's going to work, but my initial goal is to focus on providing short-term, immediate future, "get over the hump" coaching, instead of long-term, life design coaching. It'll be different, and it's a bit scary putting it out there, but I think it will also be fun, exciting and very rewarding.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Free: The Complete Idealist's Guide to Growing a Creative Business

The regular price on this workshop recording and handout package is $7.99, but it is currently being offered for free! Simply use code GUIDE2009 when you check out.

The Complete Idealist's Guide to Growing a Creative Business: 37 Ways to Really Make an Artsy Living

The recording and handouts for this class include:
  • Practical information about why and how the businesses of Complete Idealists are the promise of success in this economy, and how YOU can be one of them.

  • Real-world guidance to accompany your idealistic dreams...including realistic, actionable tips for distilling all of the overwhelming information and resources that are available.

  • 37 unique, and sometimes shocking, ways that you can make a living from being your wonderful artsy self.

  • This get-together was designed entirely by and for creative souls who want to enjoy making a living doing what you love. When creativity is fueled with community and inspiration, there's really no limit to what we can do!

    Saturday, March 14, 2009

    How to Start Losing the Fear of Your Finances

    Some of us have probably seen the lengthy commercials for Kevin Trudeau's book, "Debt Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About" for $19.95.

    Don't go out and buy it. Borrow a copy from the library instead, and start reading. If you don't have a library card, now's a really good time to get yourself one! Even if you only get as far as reading about how credit card and collections agencies work, you will definitely feel a lot better about yourself! Trust me on this. You will feel a LOT more empowered. I feel loads better than I did this morning.

    I borrowed a copy from my library yesterday, and have spent the last hour and a half reading it and taking some of the steps recommended in the book. I got my yearly free copies of my credit reports that I'm entitled to, reviewed them, and was very pleasantly surprised. I had thought mine would be a nightmare, but it's actually pretty good.

    I'll be sharing some of the stuff I learn here, but if you can borrow a copy of the book, it'll definitely help.

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