Tag Archives: Happy Hooplah

Jul 16 2014

How to Make Your Dreams Come True (or, How I Became a Mom)

It’s with over-the-moon happiness, joy, pride, excitement, love and All The Emotions that Luke & I get to announce that we’re the parents of this 9 wk old, 11+ pound bundle of deliciousness.

We’ve been parenting her since 6/16, & while the adoption won’t be finalized ’til the end of the year-ish, we’re now secure in the fact that this is our daughter – and we’re so beyond-beyond we have to shout it from the rooftops.


This is our first official family-of-3 photo, taken Saturday morning. She even gave us The Ward Eyebrow to show how much she belongs.

Luke & I decided we wanted to adopt in Dec ’12, and it took 9 months to pick an agency, get the paperwork done, etc. We’ve been “on the books” since September (when our profile started to be shown to birth Moms), but only had 4 days notice last month when we were told that we were “chosen”.

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Jul 10 2014

Wanna be part of the small studio audience for Create Your Dream Career?


Need help creating your dream career?

Want some hands-on help from yours truly for 3 whole days?

Not shy to be on-camera in front of the Interwebs?

Live near San Francisco or wanna travel there*?

Then click here to apply to be part of my studio audience for my CreativeLive course from Sept 11-13th.

I’ll be calling a lot on my studio audience to walk through the exercises I’ll be showing, and they’ll be the ones to have my ear in class first and foremost. There’ll even be time for some coaching!

There’s a small number of spots available (under 10, I think!), and while the submission deadline isn’t ’til September, it can’t hurt being an early bird.

I really hope to meet/see/hug/help you there!

* Considering my only coaching package costs $3397, a round-trip ticket to San Francisco and a hotel room for 3 or 4 nights could save you a pretty penny.

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POSTED IN: Creative Career Cheer

May 21 2014

Multi-Passionate Must-Haves (30 products worth $2046+ for just $97!) ends tomorrow!


mpmhDon’t say I didn’t warn ya!

The Multi-Passionate Must-Haves sale (that I’ve co-organized and contributed to)  is ending tomorrow at 11:59pm PST.

If you’re someone with a lot of different interests, passions, and projects on your plate, then you need to check this out. All of the products were hand-picked to address the specific challenges of being a multi-passionate, namely: career, fear, and productivity.

30 courses, audios and ebooks – worth $2046.95 ! – that help you to integrate your many passions into your life are yours for just $97 until midnight tomorrow. That includes my workbook, An Effective Escape, along with:

  • 365 Writing and Blogging Prompts by April Bowles-Olin ($47 value)
  • Bewitch: Cast your Spell to Get the Customers You Crave by Kris Oster ($99 value)
  • Board of Your Life by Tanya Geisler ($150 value)
  • Brilliant Boundaries by Kylie Bellard ($27 value)
  • Business By Design by Megan Auman ($99 value)
  • The Digital Launch Playbook by Joel Zaslofsky ($67 value)
  • Easier Email by Cairene MacDonald  ($67 value)
  • Energy Management 101 for Introverts by Tanja Gardner ($47 value)
  • Facebook for Artists by Cory Huff ($25 value)
  • The Fierce Love Course by Molly Mahar ($97 value)
  • Find your very own GPS readings by Sas Petherick ($142 value)
  • The Good to Know Project, Zines 1-5 by Amy Ng ($10 value)
  • How to Build a Blog You Truly Love by Liv Lane ($49 value)
  • How to Say No by Tiffany Han ($25 value)
  • Journal Yo Feelings Out by Jenipher Lyn ($15 value)
  • Journaling Your Awesome Future by Deb Cooperman ($15 value)
  • Launch Your First Profitable E-Course by Halley Gray ($97 value)
  • Life is Messy Planners by Mayi Carles ($40 value)
  • Marketing for Creatives by April Bowles Olin ($27 value)
  • Playshop in a Box by Melissa Dinwiddle ($37 value)
  • Playtime with your Inner Muse by Jennifer Lee ($27 value)
  • Power Play by Amanda Genther ($97 value)
  • The Purpose Paradigm by Laura Simms ($18 value)
  • Sex, Love, Liberation by Ev’Yan Whitney ($27 value)
  • The Soul Fire Code by Satya Colombo ($75 value)
  • Supporting Multipotentialite Kids by Emilie Wapnick ($27 value)
  • The Ultimate Virtual Retreat by Jen Louden ($198 value)
  • World-Changing Writers Workshop by Pace Smith ($297 value)
  • You Again Yoga by Caren Baginski ($89 value)


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May 20 2014

The 8 Secrets that Proud Renaissance Souls Know (and grab 30 muti-passionate-friendly products for $97 today!)

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Lookit! It’s all the amazeballs contributors to the 2014 Multi-Passionate Must-Haves sale!

Today’s the day! Multi-Passionate Must-Haves is out and I’m over-the-moon to let you know about how you can help your multi-passionate self, give back to others (by supporting my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer team!), & get 95% off some of the best products created by and for multi-passionates (including moi!).

But first? I have to let you know the 8 secrets that proud Renaissance Souls / scanners / multi-potentialites know, in no particular order:

  1. Having multiple passions is a blessing, not a curse. It means that we’re quick and eager to learn, that we’re enthusiastic to jump into something new that we’re fascinated by, that we have a shorter learning curve than the average person, and are quick to move on (and learn from!) “failure.” We’re natural creatives, entrepreneurs and researchers.

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Apr 02 2014

Off on a Craftcation (& an aw-inducing photo)!

Not to rub it in, but I’m heading to the beautiful beachy town of Ventura, California to get my craft on at Craftcation!

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I’ll be both working and playing there this Thursday and Friday, giving a talk on An Effective Escape: Building Your Biz So You Can Quit the Dreaded Day Job & being a panelist two times over!

Then I’m heading back to LAX so I can rent a car and hightail it to spend a few days with this face – my 15 month old nephew, Kash – and his parents, my sis- and bro-in-law!


Don’t you want him to deliver little newspapers to your house?

If you’re gonna be at Craftcation (it’s sold out!), make sure ya come to my office hours/book signing/panels/talk and/or tweet me over at @WhenIGroUpCoach. I’ll also be taking plenty of Instagram shots of both the conference & my nephew, I’m sure!

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Mar 21 2014

On the last week of Grown Up Gigs…


Next week is the last week of Grown Up Gigs: An Inside Look at Dream Jobs Held By Real People – but no tears!

There’s still tons of inspiration, wisdom, a-ha moments, and celebrations between now and then.

Here’s all the goodness that’s still waiting for ya:

  • Jessika Hepburn describes her journey from Prime Minister wannabe to Creative Leader & Community Matchmaker of Oh My! Handmade.
  • my private interview for Sokanu’s Finding Your Life’s Calling event, which ties oh-so-well into my own Grown Up Gigs story
  • I reach back into the archives to spotlight one of my very first Grown-Up Gig interviewees (it’s a surprise!)
  • a live interview with marketing strategist Halley Gray of Evolve & Succeed
  • another live interview with artist & author & possibilitarian – and one of my personal heroes – Kelly Rae Roberts

Get on the list for your own clarity and motivation behind your grown-up, passionate career!

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Mar 17 2014

Discover your passionate career, get individualized attention, & save $100. Win-win-win.


Launching jewelry lines.

Starting to treat your Etsy store like a business.

Quitting your job(s).

Getting ready to bike across the country.

Enrolling in restaurant management programs.

Becoming an illustrator + artist + surface designer.

Starting plans to open a design studio and coaching space.

Taking on event planning clients.

Being able to talk to your loved ones, friends and even managers about the type of work you want to transition into.

That’s what my Career Campers from fall 2013 are reporting they’ve been up to…and that’s just 2 months after we officially wrapped up! 

Career Camp is the first step to finding what you love to do, what’ll make you want to get out of bed in the morning, and where to spend your precious time.

If you need help finding the passionate, grown-up career that makes you feel on-purpose and fulfilled, click here to find out more (and save $100 if ya register before 11:59pm Eastern on 3/19!).

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Feb 19 2014

Grown Up Gigs: The Free Event!

I’ve been working on this for the past few weeks (months?) behind the scenes, and I’m over the moon to announce the live, free, 3 week long, mega amazeballs Grown Up Gigs Event!

From March 10th-28th, you’ll be getting an email each weekday with live and recorded interviews with:
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The best part? All you have to do to get all the deets as I announce ‘em – and attend each live interview plus my 4th Entrepreneuriversary party – is to sign up here.

Excitement! Have you seen this lineup? I’m still pinching myself.


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Jan 28 2014

Tapping Into Your Inner Child

I’m thrilled thrilled thrilled (thrilled!) to be able to show you guys my presentation + interview from the Reboot Workshop back in October here in NYC.

I spent my 15 minutes on speaking from experience on tapping into your inner child, and how it pays such a big fat role in my life and my biz.

The video even shows the slides I was showing behind me, and let’s just say that they include lots of embarrassing old show shots. (Can we say spandex leopard-print bell-bottomed sequined jumpsuit? Yes, yes we can.)

Here it is:

And after I was done, TED Speaker and the founder of 1 Second Every Day Cesar Kuriyama interviewed me (and Lucille, my pink ukulele!):

What did you takeaway from the video(s)? Any questions for me? Like the spot in the video where I totally lost my place?

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Jan 02 2014

Last chance to get your invite for tomorrow’s Clubhouse Coworking Day!


The very last reminder email with all the details of my invite-only Clubhouse Coworking Day (where you get to meet new peeps, tear through your To Do List, and pick my brain) will be sent out at 9a Eastern tomorrow.

Sign up here before then to make sure you’re there.

So. Fun.

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