Bless Your Heart! Play Bigger Today Without Spending a Dime

People really value authenticity, even when you’re a weirdo, if you do it with integrity.

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SNL's Church Lady

How would you like to work with her?

Want to play much, much bigger without spending a dime?

Years ago everybody in college, your first job, and most likely your well meaning family and friends, told you that you that if you were going to be in business you had to sacrifice your femininity and your individuality on the altar of “getting ahead” and “being professional.” Let’s not forget “being good,” which generally meant apologizing for being human and managing the best cover up possible, instead of being the real live person you were born to be. See photo at left. 

  • You wore uncomfortable clothes. 
  • You stifled your loud, snorty, or goofy laugh because you were afraid of drawing “non-professional” attention to yourself. 
  • You denied your own unique experience in this thing we call life in order to “fit in.”
  • You resented it, but felt like you had no choice.
  • You secretly listened to the Purple Rain album and sang along at the top of your lungs to every word while driving to work. Oh wait, that’s just me! 
    Prince from Purple Rain

    Prince knows how to fly his freak flag way high!
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Online business is different because

  • People really value authenticity, even when you’re a weirdo, if you do it with integrity.
  • Lucky for you, people don’t want dry, boring, canned, “professional” speeches.
  • People want to do business with a person, not a sterile, faceless logo.
  • People trust you a lot faster (and do business with you) when you let the facade go and just be yourself.

Often sharing your most demanding, scary struggle (and how you overcame it) can be the point where people connect with you. In other words, let your freak flag fly a little so people can get to know you. This is the place of power for you where everything breaks loose and your business skyrockets to the next level. I’m planning a live workshop series this Spring that helps with this and more. Please sign up for my newsletter if you want more information as this freak flag unfurls and waves high. :)

So what’s surprising, fun, weird,  or freaky about you? Please scroll down to the comments below and fly your freak flag high and proud! :D 

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10 Responses to “Bless Your Heart! Play Bigger Today Without Spending a Dime”

  1. ***Ha~! Lori~! Did you write this about me? ;-) You did, right? Is it because I’m misguidedly candid, overly enthusiastic and like to take strange photos? Photos, mainly of the messes around my house for my FB friends to see just how horrible of a house-keeper I am? Or is it because I post on FB too much, drink too much coffee, share too much (WAY TOO MUCH) about myself?

    Personally, I know I cuss too much; sometimes just for the shock value. (Dear, Vulgarity…how you can comfort me~!)

    Oh, and if a thing (animal, vegetable, mineral or emotional) is in anyway something I can become addicted to–I do…for a while. Until I don’t.

    I’ll practically tell anyone about anything they want to know about me…because I’m Bullet-Proof…or, actually, I just really don’t care. I have very few, teeny tiny secrets. I love doing the full tilt boogie on the social web…with both sides of my brain, and my life on my sleeve.

    All of that sure let’s the people I work with, or for, know exactly what they are getting. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I don’t know if I could do it any other way. Ha~!

    Now, I must go, because I’m in the same pants I’ve been in for the last four days (all the while going guerrilla ;-), my hair is nasty and I need more coffee.

    *smoochies and *biscuits, doll~!

    • Enjoy your shower, Janet!! ;) I love your wit and candor. Not everybody’s as brave as you, but we could all certainly learn from your spontanaity & sense of humor. XXOO

  2. Wendy R Wolf

    Thanks for this wonderful encouragement Lori – and the fun video ; )

  3. OMG! Is that Eureka Janet talking to Lori? I’m rolling on the floor laughing! Why? Because Janet IS the funniest, freakiest author to hit the scene in the past year! It’s like a convergence that You Two know each other! Janet was the one who got my attention by penning my name -with eyebrow pencil- on her forehead. Talk about distinguishing herself among my 600 FB followers. I have a crush on BOTH of You.

    Super great blog series, Lori ~*~Thank you.