Find Your (Shameless) Spark

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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

  1. Find your (Shameless) SparkDenise R. JacobsWomen’s Success SummitMiami, FL21 May 2013Bust Blocks to Shameless Self-Promotion
  2. I am:@denisejacobsThis fine event:@Womens_Success #wssmiamiI’m talking about ways to find your:#shameless-sparkFor the Twitters
  3. Lucky, right?
  4. Upon finishing my first book…Photo: Dense Jacobs
  5. I had an epiphanyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/44085287@N05/4055814772/
  6. It’s all about this!http://www.flickr.com/photos/designandtechnologydepartment/4771136128/
  7. My book is on web design/developmentPhoto: Denise Jacobs
  8. Wanted to speak at web design conferencesUsed with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629076165/
  9. Who I was – vs -- Who I wanted to become
  10. Practicing Shameful Self-Promotionhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/kenzzz_14/7031233649/
  11. What does does that look and sound like?
  12. Exactly.
  13. Needed to bust through my blocks
  14. 3 Blocks to Shameless Self-Promotion
  15. 1) Fear of Uniqueness: Not enough
  16. 1) Fear of Uniqueness: Too uniquehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/tboard/2259391512/
  17. 2) Fear of being completely who you are
  18. 3) Fear of failurehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/2717325940/
  19. Not extending yourself/reaching
  20. What do these all have in common?
  21. Fear!Photo: Denise Jacobs
  22. Physical evidence of fearhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/grumpyfeline/4626401443/
  23. Subtle Fear: Inner CriticPhoto: Denise Jacobs
  24. The evil voices in your headhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/epsos/4887528060/
  25. Subtle Fear: Perfectionismhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/diepuppenstubensammlerin/7648792510/
  26. Subtle Fear: Procrastinationhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/irrezolut/2311904560/
  27. Subtle Fear: Busyness
  28. Fear has neurological effectshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/lorelei-ranveig/2294885580/
  29. Unclosed mental loopshttp://www.psychwiki.com/wiki/Zeigarnik_Effect
  30. Detrimental brainwaveshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/44568283@N02/4097561067/
  31. Know your Brainwaves
  32. Impedes generation of new neuron pathshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/vmcamposjr/3630714365/
  33. Fears create roadblocks
  34. How do we bust these blocks?
  35. “False Evidence Appearing Real”or, alternatively,“F*ck Everything And Run!”F.E.A.R. =
  36. “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
  37. 1) Manage your attention
  38. Self-acceptance and empathyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/pocait/2847866615/
  39. 2) Banish your Inner Critichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/3822942678/
  40. 3) Play!Photo: Denise Jacobs
  41. Flow!
  42. Reframe #FAILhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/2717326642/
  43. Reignite creativity; light shameless spark
  44. You’ll stop feeling like this
  45. But instead, enter into a special pacthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/wrote/2646295354/
  46. Being of value and service
  47. Much has changed for me…
  48. Because I am now joyfully shameless!http://www.flickr.com/photos/rvm_71/5011353192/
  49. Find your shameless spark
  50. Light up your self-promotion!http://www.flickr.com/photos/7730492@N03/4958540694/
  51. 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/
  52. 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”
  53. UpcomingWorkshop:Unfold Your BrainGet on my mailing list atDeniseJacobs.com/signup20% Discount for WSS attendees!
  54. DeniseJacobs.comdenise@denisejacobs.comtwitter.com/denisejacobsfacebook.com/denisejacobsdotcomslideshare.net/denisejacobsYour Creativity Evangelist ExtraordinairePhoto used with permission: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aarronwalter/4629078087/
  55. And finally…http://www.flickr.com/photos/27620885@N02/2609974180/i

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