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Facebook Update: Groups Show New Member Referral


If you’re running a group on FB, you’ll want to know this. This week FB has updated their groups by highlighting new members.


Give Your Facebook Posts Rock Star Glamour

Do you think your Facebook (FB) posts aren’t getting noticed? Do you feel that they lack luster compared to the other posts coming through your newsfeed on Facebook?

If you want to give them the attention they deserve: Give them rock star glamour.


FB TIP: Check Your Facebook Messages


Is your Facebook profile closed to the public? Check your messages once in awhile to see if you have messages from Others hidden and waiting to be answered -you might just have an order waiting for you!

How to get there?

-In Facebook, Go to the Blue Top Nav Bar
-Click Home
Look for your name and personal dashboard down the left side of the page
Click Messages (Other reveals itself)

Here’s to Cultivating Your Creative Independence

TIP: How to Gauge Interest in Your Art

Have you ever wondered if your art or product is going to be a hit with your customers? Do you know if they even like it?

Ever thought of a poll?

Here’s one way to engage customers online. As I introduce new work on my blog, I also try to remember to include a poll to gauge their interest.


TIP-Using Sleep to Improve Your Cognition

We all know that we need sleep for rejuvenation and many of us skip it –like breakfast. I know that since I was a teen, that I needed a solid 9 hours of sleep before I could function, then I popped out like a pop-tart ready to meet the day head on. I still do. I insist on it.

Matthew Edlund, author of The Power of Rest states that, “You need REM sleep and deep sleep to learn, and perhaps around seven to eight hours total to prevent heart disease, stroke, depression, and infections, all of which can really mess up brain function.” Along with food, water, sex, chocolate, and wine, rest and sleep is required for your survival. Okay, so I added chocolate and wine, but this creative knows how to feed her mojo. 😉

Every sleep-deprived animal eventually dies.” Edlund continues. “If you know what you’re doing, like adding predreaming to your presleep rest time, you can improve brain function and make sleep fun.” I know I don’t want to prematurely die, I’ve got too much to do. The thing is, many of us are slowly killing ourselves without realizing it. We think we can get by with a half-assed effort of sleep but then can’t figure out why we didn’t have the reflex to get out of the way of the oncoming car like we would have last week. That happened to me.

Lack of sleep not only kills us slowly, driving while falling asleep at the wheel kills us head on. It’s tiring to hear others tell us gently that we should get more sleep. It’s even more annoying when they continue to tell us to get sleep. Why do we ignore them? They only care. Perhaps we’re not giving ourselves the permission to stop being hero?

I’m giving you permission now. Stop playing hero. 😉

Edlund noted that one working mom holding 2 jobs and raising a 2 year old was completely stressed, tired, and frazzled. Even as an entrepreneurial DINK, I have felt as drained and zapped as she. Once she ‘decided’ to rest one entire weekend, read: no work, just sleep, she felt rejuvenated brimming with new ideas and energy. It’s transformative. Simply an awakening we didn’t know could occur with simply shutting the World out and opening ourselves to REM.

So, have you lost your creative mojo? When was the last time you had energy? Perhaps it’s time you carved out a little solo R&R for Monday morning, eh?

One last tip: Try not to do any administrative technical stuff like coding just before nodding off, you may find yourself tossing and turning for the next 90 minutes. I found this out the hard way. You might practice decompressing the last 90 before the land of nod. I usually schedule what time I’m heading to bed and force myself to walk away from the computer -it’s tough, but it will be there tomorrow. 😉

Have a nice weekend!

Here’s to Cultivating Your Creative Independence

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