Entries by Donna Gould

Who Are You Talking To?

“For better or worse, a writer is working all the time.” Robert Bruce I would argue that this premise isn’t 100% true – at least among the writers I hang out with. But for the sake of argument, let’s pretend it is. If writers are writing all the time, it would be safe to assume […]

Everything Interesting is 90% Boring

In an interview with Krista Tippett for The On Being Project, author Elizabeth Gilbert said, “Everything that’s interesting is 90% boring.” She was talking about how “creative” jobs may seem glamorous, but the work is actually tedious. Lately I’ve been feeling that way about blog writing. I love what I do for a living and […]

Eyeball Talking

Last week I watched an episode of Pluto Living in which the star {Pluto} says, “Eyeball talking is the way to go when wearing your mask.” Pluto is a “talking” Schnauzer from Canada who has become somewhat of a celebrity since her videos debuted on Facebook in March. She dispenses helpful advice on coping with […]

Tell Us How You Really Feel

“It’s bold to own your voice.” – Jamie Ridler “But I can’t say that, can I?” Of all the questions clients ask, this one’s my favorite. Why? Because it means they know what they want to say about themselves and their businesses. They just need help getting the message out there. Opening our hearts to […]

3 Ways to Put More “Heart” in Your Marketing

As women entrepreneurs and business owners, we can sometimes get in our own way. We’re afraid to say too much. Get too real. Or we think there’s some magic book of marketing rules that dictates what we can say and how we can say it. But here’s the thing: In today’s noisy marketing space, having […]

Take 5

I’m not embarrassed to admit it – I’m just plain exhausted. The end of 2019 seemed like a mad race to the finish. And the thought of setting goals, the pressure to plan something befitting the dawn of a new decade – even choosing my word for the year (a process I normally relish) – […]

Finding Your Tribe

At a networking event last week, a woman I’d just met asked if anything has surprised me on the journey from where I started my business to where I am today. Without hesitation, I replied, “The fact that my idea actually worked!” During the year I spent dreaming about Open Heart Creative, there was one thing […]

Blog Love

Writing blog posts is something clients pay me to do. And I absolutely love doing it. The downside? Completely neglecting my own blog. So – I promised my business coach in July that I’d re-start my blog in September. It seemed like a reasonable amount of time to come up with an idea worthy of […]