Let Your Light Shine

Have you heard of the Shine Theory? It’s a movement of successful women empowering each other.
The idea of women competing or being jealous of each other’s beauty, accomplishments, friends, or talent is just outdated and wrong. When we help to polish each other, we all shine brighter. It’s also known as “the associative property of awesomeness.

An awesome group of entrepreneurs, creatives, and mission-minded individuals have joined with me to create a special place in the world called Shine Central. Every month I send out encouragement and valuable information to help you make your message and your purpose shine.
This song by the adorable Grace Vanderwaal says it all, I think:
“Light the Sky”
Stars, they got nothing on us
I don’t think you understand.
Let’s go out and do something we’d never do
Cause I feel like I can do anything when
My head is spinning and my feet off the ground
When I can’t stop dancing like no one’s around
And yeah, I think we were born to shine.
Cause the stars are dull when they’re compared to you,
And if people don’t like it then they can close their eyes.
Cause’ we’re not the same and we don’t have to try.
We’re brighter than fireflies, we’re gonna light the sky.
You can watch her mesmerizing performance here:
And the original article by Ann Friedman that coined the term “Shine Theory” is here: http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/05/shine-theory-how-to-stop-female-competition.html
I hope you have a fantastic weekend, and let your awesomeness shine bright!

Are You Keeping Track of the Right Things?

Tim Ferris is the author of Tools for Titans and The Four-Hour Workweek, and if you don’t listen to his podcast, you should.

Well… only if you want to learn from the world’s top experts on optimizing your potential, making your business as meaningful as it is successful, and living a life of balance and excellence. I know, it’s not for everybody. (wink)

Here’s a fantastic interview Tim did with legendary marketing guru Seth Godin (Tribes, Permission Marketing, altMBA) on

  • how to build real value and real connections by taking “the long cut” instead of the shortcut,
  • how to track what really matters and change the narrative of your life, and
  • how to teach our children to solve interesting problems instead of perform for approval.

I’ve saved it and listen to it over and over. Bet you will, too.

Listen here: Seth Godin: How to Think Small to Go Big