Promotion with Integrity is Juicy

Promotion with Integrity is Juicy

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Orange quartz crystals on barytine. Image by and uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Géry Parent, accessed via Creative Commons Search.

This soundfile is the recording of the free phone chat promised in the post below. Enjoy!

Introduction

Promotion with Integrity is promotion that feels good. It feels juicy: lovely, yummy, creative, fun.

If that’s hard to imagine, start with our “Grounded Promotion”post! You might try the guided meditation you’ll find if you click on the link to the sound-file at the top of that post, and go to the last 15 minutes of our Grounded Promotion recorded phone chat.

Once you’re grounded…it’s time to generate some enthusiasm for your promotional work. And, as Disney’s Mary Poppins said,

“For every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and snap! the job’s a game.”

Fun and enthusiasm are PART of promoting your work! Seriously! (And yes, that’s a pun!)

Each post in this series is meant to give you one part of the whole. Taken together, they are meant to make a noticeable difference in your zest for promoting your work (project, nonprofit, business, cause, art, book, healing practice) with integrity. INTEGRITY MEANS WHOLENESS.

So often, we promote our work because we are told we have to.  From a mindset of obligation and let’s face it, dread, we promote our work with something less than enthusiasm and less than wholeness.  Sometimes, it’s a chore, compared with the work itself, which we love. Guess what? Promoting your work can become part of your work.  (Shout-out to our soul-colleague M who pointed this out on the Grounded Promotion phone chat.)

So, ok…where’s the juice?

Some might say: in your pelvis.

Yup. I went there. This post engages your creative, generative, let’s just say it: SEXUAL superpower: the power of creation! (You can find it in your sexy brain if that works better.)

Steps

  1. The first way to get juicy with your promotion is to give yourself a playdate. Give yourself a time to PLAY. Creativity takes time. And during that time, it can feel…oceanic, wild, tempestuous, emotional, flowing, silly, happy, childlike, scary, experimental, and even sad. It’s ok to allow your emotions to arise–that means you are doing your playdate right! Remember you are playing with focus: how would you LOVE to promote your work?  Go ahead: just make stuff up! In fact, that’s the point. You are a fountain of creativity. Record your ideas with respect.  You don’t have to act on everything.
  2. But you do (to play our game here) “have” to choose ONE (1) idea to act on. Which will it be: the wildest? the silliest? the easiest? the least expensive? the safest? the most creative? the one you think will build the best relationships with your people? the one that gets you indelibly branded as…your brand?
  3. Measure the results. If you want ideas of how to do this, comment with a specific question to this post and you’ll get one, free!  Measurement isn’t usually classified as juicy; trust me. Observing your results will help you integrate changes you like into your regular old everyday marketing plan…you have one, right? If not, repeat 2 and 3 above til you do! For more “sensible” ideas, check out these.

Phone Chat

We will offer a free Juicy Promotion telephone session for an unlimited number of participants. Here is what you need to know to join us:

Date: Monday, June 6, 2016

Time and Duration: 4pm Eastern US Time for one hour     NOTE: This is a different time from the last one! We are experimenting (juicily).

Cost: Free.

Call-in number: 641-715-3276

Code: 187944# (you will be prompted to give this code once you call the call-in number)

Purpose: Helping you juice your promotion. To get more out of this session, think about these ahead of time: what are you promoting? does it feel boring? life-threatening? somewhere in between? if so, how would you describe how it feels? were you able to try the three Steps above? what happened? there may be time on the call to share your Steps and even your results. There will definitely be time to strategize how to do the three Steps.

Meditation

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Tropical orange beauty (hibiscus). Image by and uploaded to Flikr by Peggy2012CREATIVELENZ, accessed via Creative Commons Search.

Just notice you are breathing. The tropical orange beauty above is pouring her blessings out on you. Which part of you takes in her stream? (No one else is watching; experiment!) Receive her creative juice on any part of you that needs it. Allow your parched parts to drink. Now place a part of you under her stream that doesn’t necessarily need it. Creativity and juiciness aren’t so much about needing as wanting. Notice there is no scarcity. You can drink and drink–and the next person to do this meditation can too.

NOW take your work you want to promote in your hands and hold it up to receive the stream. Watch as juicy creativity begins to pour over your work. What happens next?

Watch and see. Enjoy. Please? Thank you.


We hope you’ve enjoyed our juicy post! For all the posts in the series, click here. Our next post  in the series comes out Monday, June 13th. To work with RAISING CLARITY on promoting your work with juicy integrity, contact us here.

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