Accentuate the positive (sing it Bette!)

Sunday’s are supposed to be my day for reviewing, accessing, evaluating… buying a thesaurus.

This week has been a little hit and miss in more ways than one, but for today I’ve decided we’re going to accentuate the positive

This week, the social media campaign for Inspired Cooking went live. This baby has been many man-hours of work for a group of women who may all go completely postal if it doesn’t sell well Inspired Cooking(no pressure or anything). It was one of those projects that seemed like a great, easy fundraising initiative at the beginning. I channelled Jeremy Clarkson “How hard can it be?” and then promptly fell on my face with exactly how hard it can be to try to get these kinds of things organised around lives, businesses, family, work, pregnancy and even an impending apocalypse! Seriously, publishing a book is hard! Still, the marketing machine is up and rolling now and the initial feedback has been positive enough that I think all our long-suffering blood pressures are starting to ease.

I made a personal commitment to my health, and to trying to manage my pain and my fitness over the next few months. This has been boosted somewhat by an e-mail I received from IsoWhey, hold on, I’ll copy and paste the pitch;

“IsoWhey Complete® is much more than a protein powder;

it’s a unique formulation that supports healthy fat loss and digestive health;

and it’s a program that guides you every step of the way with fresh recipes and fitness tips.”

IsoWhey Complete 4 x flavours

The nice people there are sending me a 28 day trial run, and they’d like me to write about it! I’ve never done something like this before, so it’ll be a completely new experience for me… frighteningly it’s probably going to force me to do something I’ve been avoiding… step on the scales. It’s only fair if I’m reviewing the experience for them that I include the primary metric people will be using to gauge it’s success right? *shudders* there is a number I could do without knowing but I can promise you one thing, I’m in no danger of becoming terribly thin in a mere 28 days, so don’t worry. In fact, I’d probably survive with no food so long as I could drink water for that length of time.

Lastly in the news department, I read a blog post entitled “beating myself up. It’s all my fault. I only have myself to blame.” My ears are still ringing a little. As progressive as I profess to be, as over it as I tend to say I am (without wine) and as well-adjusted as I might look to the casual observer… it appears I’ve still got some issues… Say it with me “not everything is my fault”.

2 comments for “Accentuate the positive (sing it Bette!)

  1. September 14, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Hmm it appears like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m
    thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything.
    Do you have any tips and hints for beginner blog writers?
    I’d certainly appreciate it.

    • CJ
      September 18, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Honestly, my main piece of advice is always to relax and be cool. I’m the absolute Queen of getting myself all riled up and worried that I’m doing things wrong or that I’m not good enough, but it’s very rarely true. When you’re blogging, even specifically business blogging, a large part of what you’re selling is yourself. Your attitude, your knowledge and your voice, and while those things are fairly easy in person (most of the time) it really is just harder to do in print. You’re going to have to write your way through and find your voice.

      In the beginning, read everything back, and if it doesn’t sound like you talking, change it until it does. You have a unique perspective, a unique voice and a singular way of looking at things, and that’s what’s going to carry you through in Blogging. You. Be the youest you you can, be even MORE you than you are in person. On the other side of that though, forgive yourself when it doesn’t come out perfectly, you’re so awesome that just being you takes a little practice. It’ll come good, you’ll see *g*

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