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Find Your (Shameless) Spark

Find Your (Shameless) Spark



This session is A Creative Dose™ – a booster shot – to inspire your creative thinking for your personal brand. Being true to yourself and loving what you do is a key part of being able to ...

This session is A Creative Dose™ – a booster shot – to inspire your creative thinking for your personal brand. Being true to yourself and loving what you do is a key part of being able to promote yourself shamelessly... Learn about the mysterious alchemy that occurs in the brain – and how to exploit it to find your best self for stardom.



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    Find Your (Shameless) Spark Find Your (Shameless) Spark Presentation Transcript

    • Find your (Shameless) SparkDenise R. JacobsWomen’s Success SummitMiami, FL21 May 2013Bust Blocks to Shameless Self-Promotion
    • I am:@denisejacobsThis fine event:@Womens_Success #wssmiamiI’m talking about ways to find your:#shameless-sparkFor the Twitters
    • Lucky, right?
    • Upon finishing my first book…Photo: Dense Jacobs
    • I had an epiphanyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/44085287@N05/4055814772/
    • It’s all about this!http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/4771136128/
    • My book is on web design/developmentPhoto: Denise Jacobs
    • Wanted to speak at web design conferencesUsed with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629076165/
    • Who I was – vs -- Who I wanted to become
    • Practicing Shameful Self-Promotionhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/kenzzz_14/7031233649/
    • What does does that look and sound like?
    • Exactly.
    • Needed to bust through my blocks
    • 3 Blocks to Shameless Self-Promotion
    • 1) Fear of Uniqueness: Not enough
    • 1) Fear of Uniqueness: Too uniquehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/tboard/2259391512/
    • 2) Fear of being completely who you are
    • 3) Fear of failurehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/2717325940/
    • Not extending yourself/reaching
    • What do these all have in common?
    • Fear!Photo: Denise Jacobs
    • Physical evidence of fearhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/grumpyfeline/4626401443/
    • Subtle Fear: Inner CriticPhoto: Denise Jacobs
    • The evil voices in your headhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/4887528060/
    • Subtle Fear: Perfectionismhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/diepuppenstubensammlerin/7648792510/
    • Subtle Fear: Procrastinationhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
    • Subtle Fear: Busyness
    • Fear has neurological effectshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lorelei-ranveig/2294885580/
    • Unclosed mental loopshttp://www.psychwiki.com/wiki/Zeigarnik_Effect
    • Detrimental brainwaveshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/4097561067/
    • Know your Brainwaves
    • Impedes generation of new neuron pathshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/vmcamposjr/3630714365/
    • Fears create roadblocks
    • How do we bust these blocks?
    • “False Evidence Appearing Real”or, alternatively,“F*ck Everything And Run!”F.E.A.R. =
    • “Fear is not real. It is a product ofthe thoughts you create. Do notmisunderstand me. Danger isvery real. But fear is a choice.”- character of Cypher Raige(played by Will Smith), AfterEarth
    • 1) Manage your attention
    • Self-acceptance and empathyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/pocait/2847866615/
    • 2) Banish your Inner Critichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/3822942678/
    • 3) Play!Photo: Denise Jacobs
    • Flow!
    • Reframe #FAILhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/2717326642/
    • Reignite creativity; light shameless spark
    • You’ll stop feeling like this
    • But instead, enter into a special pacthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/wrote/2646295354/
    • Being of value and service
    • Much has changed for me…
    • Because I am now joyfully shameless!http://www.flickr.com/photos/rvm_71/5011353192/
    • Find your shameless spark
    • Light up your self-promotion!http://www.flickr.com/photos/7730492@N03/4958540694/
    • My articles for further readingnetmagazine.com/features/four-secrets-enhancing-creative-productivityalistapart.com/articles/reigniting-your-creative-spark/alistapart.com/articles/banishing-your-inner-critic/
    • My books!The CSS DetectiveGuideCSSDetectiveGuide.comInterAct WithWeb StandardsInterActWithWebStandards.comMy chapter:“Learning with theWeb”Smashing Books #3 &#3 1/3SmashingBook.comMy chapter:“The Missing Elementof Redesign: Story”
    • UpcomingWorkshop:Unfold Your BrainGet on my mailing list atDeniseJacobs.com/signup20% Discount for WSS attendees!
    • DeniseJacobs.comdenise@denisejacobs.comtwitter.com/denisejacobsfacebook.com/denisejacobsdotcomslideshare.net/denisejacobsYour Creativity Evangelist ExtraordinairePhoto used with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629078087/
    • And finally…http://www.flickr.com/photos/27620885@N02/2609974180/i