Author Archives: Sandy

Small Purchases Can Add Up to Big Numbers

Tweet When I resigned from my day job six months ago my income dropped by over 90%. I had no severance package and no unemployment. I resigned voluntarily. I was not fired, let-go or downsized. All I had was some savings, my creativity, a notebook full of ideas and a belief that I could make…

Feeling a little scared?

Tweet “It’s scary!” “I feel like I just jumped out of an airplane.” “It’s like a roller coaster ride.” “My stomach is in knots.” Then… “It’s exciting, too.” “I’m learning to fly.” “I feel so alive.” “I feel like throwing up, but in a good way.” These are some of the things I’ve heard lately…

Who wants to be a superhero?

Tweet Who hasn’t dreamed of being a superhero with super powers? Who hasn’t dreamed of flying through the air, fighting villains with the latest, greatest superhero gadgets, making the world safe for mankind and all living creatures? But, being a superhero isn’t about having muscles and a body to die for or even having the…

Sedona Adventure

Tweet This past week I tucked another new experience into my memory banks – Sedona, Arizona. I attended the “Inspired Livelihood” workshop with Barbara Winter, Terri Belford and Alice Barry. It is difficult to describe exactly what went on before I left for my trip and what happened while in Sedona. First, I don’t consider…

Goals can get in the way

Tweet Earlier this year I set a goal of writing my 500th blog post by December 31, 2010. I set this goal for a few reasons: I reasoned that more blog posts would equal more site traffic when the search engines picked up on my ‘frequently updated content’. and I thought that by setting this…

We all need a Yoda

Tweet I recently asked a mentor “Do you work 24-7? You are always ‘on’. What do you do for fun?” I asked because she seems to be online all day, every day, sharing interesting website links, quotes and just general fun ‘what’s happening’ tidbits. It doesn’t matter if it is midnight, 9am, Wednesday or Sunday,…

There is no we, There’s just me

Tweet Sometimes I am tempted, and sometimes I give into the temptation, to promote The Dreaming Cafe as a ‘we’ organization. How can ‘we’ help you? ‘We’ provide… ‘We’ can help you… Contact ‘us’. Whenever I fall into this trap I always feel like I am lying, that I am misleading people. I feel that…

Springtime

Tweet I have been offline for 2.5 days. I have been clearing underbrush, raking, planting and generally working my ass off outside. Today I can barely move. I’m stiff and sore. My joints ache and I have numerous cuts and scrapes. And, I’m not even halfway down. The vegetable garden needs to be planted, trees…

What Motivates You?

Tweet What Motivates You? (This article was first published in The Dreaming Cafe’s weekly newsletter, Issue 50, December 27, 2009) As you continue to clarify your own goals and vision ask yourself “what motivates me?” Is it money? Love? Fame? Love for your family? The need to belong? The need to be right? The need…

Wake Up

Tweet I have been feeling very unsettled lately. I haven’t been sleeping. I’m restless. Irritable. Fidgety. And, it’s odd because over the last few weeks while working on ideas to redesign the Dreaming Café website I have become much clearer and focused in my self-employed life. The Dreaming Café’s new tagline “where self-discovery, self-expression and…