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Coming out of the magical closet.

Coming out of the magical closet. Brandcampblog Nov 24, 2015

Have you ever thought telling someone a big, deep, dark secret would implode your whole life? Have you ever freaked out because you’re SO different that NO ONE could POSSIBLY understand, and then shared your weird anyway? Yah. You need to meet Emma Smallbone. She came out as a medium and empath after establishing a […]

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Money blocks?  Huddle up.

Money blocks? Huddle up. Brandcampblog Nov 17, 2015

Once, a few years ago, I took one of those Heal Your Money Blocks classes because I was sure that I was pretty much money-broken. Later, I found out that my business had made more money in the previous year than the teacher’s had when she penned one of those tell-all, trendy-to-be-transparent essays about her […]

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Your brain is an asshole.

Your brain is an asshole. Brandcampblog Nov 12, 2015

Like you, I get tons of e-mails every day. When I’m paying attention, those e-mails provide writing material like this: “OK, I need to think on this and get back to you. My desire is an unstoppable force and my butbutbuts are an immovable object.” We ALL face excuses in our lives, and we’re all […]

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29 ways to stop hiding in your business.  (i.e. My tiny encyclopedia of failed attempts to hide.)

29 ways to stop hiding in your business. (i.e. My tiny encyclopedia of failed attempts to hide.) Brandcampblog Nov 19, 2015

You have a business and sure, you’d like to be seen a little. But not like…BE SEEN be seen. You want peeps to give you money, but that doesn’t mean you want to actually be vulnerable in any capacity! Can’t people just see THE REAL YOU without your having to go through the exquisite torture […]

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I DON’T WANT TO SERVE YOU. (and other taboo topics)

I DON’T WANT TO SERVE YOU. (and other taboo topics) Brandcampblog Nov 9, 2015

I don’t want to serve you. Serving implies that I fall at your feet, obey your every wish, and succumb to your every whim without question. Serving means I’m the woman who scrubs your feet during a pedicure, or the waitress who doesn’t make eye contact while bringing your food to the table, or the […]

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Don’t let the Adultopus win.

Don’t let the Adultopus win. Brandcampblog Oct 27, 2015

There are 15,000 reasons to worry about the profitability of your business first and everything else second. Yes, your kids need shoes and college keeps getting more expensive. Yes, you want life insurance and health insurance. Yes, you want a retirement account and…yes. Yes yes yes yes yes. I understand. I do. That makes you […]

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Joy is a choice.

Joy is a choice. Brandcampblog Oct 22, 2015

Every now and again, I’ll catch myself stacking work on top of TV shows on top of movies, with podcasts and Instagram to fill even my private in-the-bathroom moments. I’ll move from screen to book to device to TV to car radio and back to screen, circling through to keep entertained for every moment, faster […]

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30-second sales tweaks that don’t suck (and make all the difference)

30-second sales tweaks that don’t suck (and make all the difference) Brandcampblog Oct 29, 2015

When it comes to the world of selling our work, we can focus on making big-picture financial goals, the advice of endless(ly dull) business books, and implementing complicated strategies until the end of our days. But even if you’ve got the right tools in place, the right pricing in your business, and the appropriately weird […]

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Call me, maybe!

Call me, maybe! Brandcampblog Oct 20, 2015

If you’ve ever wanted to hop on the phone and talk because we can (no other reason necessary), here’s your chance.  There are 100 completely free 15-minute spots available, and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Let’s talk about what’s good, what’s difficult, and/or what’s lovely in your life right now.  Is this for real!? Yup.  […]

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how to be weird in a way that attracts your peeps + builds your business

how to be weird in a way that attracts your peeps + builds your business Brandcampblog Oct 15, 2015

Recently, I had a new dominatrixing client referred to me by one of my most trusted peeps, and yet I was really hesitant to get on our first call together. Online, this woman appeared to be chic and elegant, styled and fancy. (All things I am not, as evidenced by everything I’ve ever created ever.) […]

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The waterfall, the bucket, and big magic.

The waterfall, the bucket, and big magic. Brandcampblog Sep 22, 2015

In the storied past — which all of us remember, to some extent — you had to go seeking most anything you wanted to consume. To obtain a book, you had to go to a store or your local library. To read an article, you had to pick up a magazine or a newspaper. To […]

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The trouble with mentors and the problem with bullet points.

The trouble with mentors and the problem with bullet points. Brandcampblog Oct 20, 2015

Today, an uncomfortable topic. Mentors, and when their voices in your head kinda sorta totally take over and hijack your ways of being in the world, and then the awkward fight to get the voices in your head to be your own again. Eeeeesh. There are mentors I’ve paid to engage with, mentors I’ve only […]

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A GUIDE TO INSTAGRAM FOR SENSITIVE and/or SARCASTIC TYPES

A GUIDE TO INSTAGRAM FOR SENSITIVE and/or SARCASTIC TYPES Brandcampblog Sep 17, 2015

Refuse to follow the Follow-Backsies rule. If you’re not interested, you don’t have to follow back or like or pay any attention to the people who are giving you attention on social media. Followers are not community members without a leader doing the hard work of bringing people together, consistently and thoughtfully. A hashtag does […]

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You are called to expand.

You are called to expand. Brandcampblog Sep 15, 2015

The game of it is getting more alive each day, refusing to close or to stifle your whole being in the face of despair. The trick of it is opening relentlessly, letting all the world reach you: exposing your neck to a creature who may bite. Refusing to kill off your most vital bits when […]

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THE LONELIEST PERSON ON EARTH (and other reasons I cried in Hawaii)

THE LONELIEST PERSON ON EARTH (and other reasons I cried in Hawaii) Brandcampblog Sep 19, 2015

Right so. I’m in Hawaii. Everybody is all jealous, and I got a shit-ton of unfollows on Instagram because I’m good at cropping life to make it look perfect here, because um…it’s not very hard. Have you seen Hawaii? Aim camera in direction of ocean + years of professional photography experience = click, done, perfect. […]

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10 measures of success that don’t include dollars

10 measures of success that don’t include dollars Brandcampblog Sep 10, 2015

+ Working from home without losing your mind. + Going through a tube of sunscreen per week due to incessant beach visits. + Spending more than an hour outside on a work day. + Refusing to lead with price. + Going for the little win. + Going your own way, even when it’s pretty much […]

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Jeanette Leblanc goes to war with the muse: an interview

Jeanette Leblanc goes to war with the muse: an interview Brandcampblog Sep 3, 2015

We artists are at war, most often with ourselves. Our work is terrible or horrible or brutal or painful. We’re sure it sucks. We can’t stand to look at it. And so we run from the muse, from the work, from the words, in the name of staying safe and staying sane. Even when the […]

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Too tired, too stressed, too busy.  Sound like you?

Too tired, too stressed, too busy. Sound like you? Brandcampblog Sep 1, 2015

I freaking ADORE the ocean. But it also scares me. When I’m standing chest-deep in the water, watching a huge wave bear down on me, I can’t help but be a little terrified. My feet lose their grip on the bottom. The wave takes over as it passes — sometimes gently, sometimes leaving me scrambling […]

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For those dreams that will not die.

For those dreams that will not die. Brandcampblog Sep 8, 2015

Give me mess, and questions with no answers, and long days spent doing absolutely nothing but cuddling under a blanket with the perfect roast of coffee to drink. Fuck perfection. Fuck professionalism. Fuck the thin veneer meant to mask worlds of hurt and derision. Give me the truth. Give me your pain and your vulnerable […]

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10,000 hours: in defense of doing it wrong

10,000 hours: in defense of doing it wrong Brandcampblog Aug 27, 2015

When I was 14, I was the world’s greatest poet. I knew everything there was to know, and my perfectly rhyming, perfectly innocent poems were my star babies. I finished my poetry projects on time and I got an A+ long before anyone else had even submitted their work. This writing stuff is easy! I’m […]

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Doing the work: THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.

Doing the work: THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Brandcampblog Aug 25, 2015

You are not allowed to fall at the feet of the muse and play victim. You are called to show up. To give it time. Commitment. Playmates. (It isn’t great work because it’s easy. It’s great work because it is only yours to do.) You will fall down and you will let yourself down. Without […]

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Let’s find a way in.  (That’s what she said.)

Let’s find a way in. (That’s what she said.) Brandcampblog Aug 20, 2015

It’s different every morning. Sometimes it’s cleaning up the kitchen, righting everything in my path. Emptying the dishwasher and wiping the counters while waiting for my coffee to finish brewing. Sometimes it’s listening to a podcast and hoping something sticks. Sometimes it’s setting up my office outside, and lately it’s been heading for the local […]

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Do the work every damn day. Starting now.

Do the work every damn day. Starting now. Brandcampblog Aug 18, 2015

It’s easy to get stuck in the not-doing. There are bills to pay, floors to mop, groceries to get, meals to cook, vendors to e-mail, clients to call, notes to write, articles to publish, photos to edit, and people to love. We push the hard work, the deep work, and the important work to the […]

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What does it actually look like to work from home?

What does it actually look like to work from home? Brandcampblog Aug 13, 2015

I always love seeing what my favorite people do all day. When do they wake up, when do they eat breakfast, when do they take breaks, and how much do they get done in a day? How much structure do they have, where do they work, and what does ‘typical’ look like? While I don’t […]

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To a bigger life.

To a bigger life. Brandcampblog Aug 6, 2015

My dreams aren’t small. My life is big. I care too much about living, about drinking beers with friends and reading and painting and long lunches and days at the beach and spontaneous roadtrips to schedule myself within an inch of my life or sacrifice the endless now for some indeterminate future where I’ll have […]

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Worshiping at the altar of Busy

Worshiping at the altar of Busy Brandcampblog Aug 4, 2015

I finished writing a book! And do you know what happened? Absolutely nothing. The world doesn’t hold a parade or launch surprise fireworks or ship you a case of champagne because you finished a book or completed that project or sold that thing or lost those pounds. It keeps on keeping on, and it’s your […]

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Leaving the School of Judgement and Mullets

Leaving the School of Judgement and Mullets Brandcampblog Aug 11, 2015

I can say “I like going to Whole Foods” kindly and simply, because I like looking at pyramids of lemons whilst picking up my citrus fruits. Or I can say “I like going to Whole Foods” with disdain, as if your choice to not be at Whole Foods right now makes you lower than cockroach […]

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How to stress less when your bank account is skinnier than Kate Middleton

How to stress less when your bank account is skinnier than Kate Middleton Brandcampblog Jul 23, 2015

You’re broke. Or you feel broke, even though technically there’s money in your bank account. You’re getting paid $1.17 after taxes or child support payments or expenses. You owe thousands upon thousands of dollars in credit card debt. Your clients aren’t booking like they usually do. You’re freaking out. You can’t quite breathe. Feeling powerless […]

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Find Your Voice in Oahu this September

Find Your Voice in Oahu this September Brandcampblog Jul 21, 2015

You’ve been hanging around my website (or podcast or classes or e-mails) and you feel like you know me, and I know you, and we’ll get along like a house on fire. In fact, you suspect that we’ll get along like a whole freaking block on fire. Awesome. That’s qualification number one, check. Qualification number […]

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On taking care of yourself. (Or not.)

On taking care of yourself. (Or not.) Brandcampblog Jul 28, 2015

“I’m not very good at taking care of myself.” My client confessed it as if she was telling me she’d killed a puppy or strangled her next door neighbor for playing music too loudly. Instead, I laughed. You’re not good at taking care of yourself? Oh hi, welcome to the club. We all have cycles […]

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