It’s Monday. I’m exhausted.

sleepy kittenIs this you? You had a great weekend, slept pretty well, but woke up on Monday morning feeling like you’d been hit by a truck.

Pretty sure they call that a weekend hangover – and it doesn’t even have to involve alcohol.

If this is how you feel today, what do you do?

  • You could push through and do your thing, even though you feel like crap
  • You could hang it up and take the rest of the day off
  • You could take a nap and hope you feel better later
  • You could veg out in front of the computer and tell yourself you’re getting stuff done – when you’re really not. (“hey, I’m sitting at my desk so that must count, right?” – nope, it doesn’t.)

Here’s the thing. When you’re not feeling your best (or even semi-great), you end up not really giving 100% to anything in particular. You dance around the focus sweet spot but never quite get there. You can try to force it, but you won’t get great results.

But you’ve got too much to do, right?

If the idea of taking the afternoon off makes you feel like an enormous slacker, I get it. Oh boy, do I get it.

Here are a few things you could try:

  • Take 15 minutes and get some fresh air. Fresh air boosts your alertness naturally.
  • Drink some cold water – with lemon if you have it. Cold + citrus = awake.
  • A 15-minute power nap can do wonders. Really, try it. No less, no more.
  • Jumping jacks, yoga poses, or even dancing for a few minutes will get the blood flowing and wake you up
  • Take a whiff of peppermint. Oil, tea, whatever.
  • Switch tasks to something you really enjoy doing – engaging tasks stimulate the brain.

If you feel like crap today, take time now to course-correct so you can rock the rest of the week!

Is your marketing sucking the life out of you?

DandelionI’m so tired of traditional marketing.

You know what I’m talking about – it’s all around us…on the news, the radio, in the mail, and don’t even get me started about what’s online…

“Sign up NOW!”

“Buy my stuff!”

“CRAZY DEALS – but only ’til midnight!”

“DON’T MISS OUT!!”

“LIMITED QUANTITIES!” (on a digital product…?)

“LAST CHANCE!!”

“BUY NOW AND GET MY 43,591 BONUSES!!!!!!”

Everyone is shouting over each other so they will be heard, and it ends up being a big ball of noise.

It makes my skin crawl.

Every day I talk with really smart, talented people who have the most beautiful gifts to share with the world, but they’re afraid to put themselves out there, because they don’t want to be like THAT. It’s slimy and sucky and gross.

And when they DO promote their gifts, they feel like slinking off to a dark corner. They don’t want to be one of “those marketers”, and neither do I.

It really doesn’t have to be this way, though. You don’t have to sell your soul and be all stressed out in order to promote your business.

I prefer to do what I call non-sucky marketing.

Non-sucky marketing makes you feel alive inside. It feels easy, free-flowing, and is fully aligned with who you are how you want to show up in the world. It won’t feel icky at all. Sure, you’ll still have to do the work, and make no mistake, you DO have to promote and SELL (shudder), but it won’t FEEL so hard.

What is non-sucky marketing?

Well, I’m glad you asked. I’m so passionate about this topic that I’m actually getting on the phone to talk about it, and I’m inviting everyone who wants to join me. For free.

This is not a sales tactic, and I’m not selling a damn thing. I really just want to give you some tools to help make marketing easier for you, and after the call I’ll invite you to share your biggest challenges in running your business. I want to know what you struggle with.

That’s it. No strings attached.

Please join me tomorrow, July 17th, at 11am PT / 2pm ET for a free call on Non-Sucky Marketing

We’ll talk about how to make peace with your marketing so you love it (It’s a relationship, you know. ), how to know when you’re working out of integrity, and the #1 way to make your writing & promotions easier.

I’ll also share personal experiences about my own love/hate relationship with marketing – what has worked for me and what hasn’t, and why I vow to do it differently.

My intention is that you’ll leave feeling empowered, with a new vision of how to promote your business authentically.

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