“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 […]
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“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” – Anonymous I wrote this before the COVID-19 s**t storm hit, and have struggled with whether to revise or toss it. Who needs more crap to sift through when we’re focused on staying afloat? But one of the ways I cope with anxiety is by being productive. So I’m […]
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 […]
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) – […]
“At its heart, a compelling brand story is a kind of gift that gives your audience a way to connect with you as one person to another.” Ann Handley Just in time for the holiday shopping blitz, the WSJ reported at least a third of the online reviews for major retailers are phony. In my […]
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 […]
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 […]
I journal… to remember to forget to journey inward to let what’s inside out.
The heart-shaped balloons and bedazzled boxes of candy started hitting shelves January 2nd. I think buying chocolate a month and a half before gifting it to your sweetheart is a bit sketchy. But I do enjoy seeing hearts at every turn. They’re a daily reminder of the value of moving through the world with an […]
It’s practically impossible to resist the urge to make that “new year, new you” vow. You know the one: To look better, feel better, be better. The world is awash in advice for making sure 2016 is our best. Year. Ever. We should walk more, read more, sleep more, call more. And eat less, drink […]
I’ve been telling stories about people, places and businesses my entire career. As Chief Storyteller at Open Heart Creative, I am privileged to share my story in the process of helping other business owners share theirs.
- Donna Gould