Tonight’s dinner is chicken, “baked” potatoes & green beans. I used skinless, boneless chicken breasts. Covering the bottom of my crock pot with the chicken, I then covered the chicken with water & sprinkled on low sodium soy sauce for flavoring.
After covering the chicken with a sheet of foil, I cleaned my potatoes, pierced them & wrapped them in foil. I place the potatoes around the edge of the pot to help seal the foil on top of the chicken. I then put the crock in the pot & cook on high until dinner.
I am simmering green beans in my small crock pot. Dinner is cooking & I am able to focus on other things!
Oh, chocolate chip cake mix cookies for dessert!
Easy & delicious. No time to prepare in the morning? Simply put dinner together the night before. Place crocks in your fridge until morning. Cook on low if simmering all day, high if less than 6 hours. Make certain you post notes for yourself so you remember to put your crock into your pot. Enjoy!
Growing up in St. Louis, Gooey Butter Coffee Cake was one of my favorite things. Years later, I enjoy creating & making cake mix cookies. Imagine my delight when I saw that Betty Crocker had combined 2 of my very favorite things! I admit I haven’t tried this recipe yet but I promise I am going to make them as soon. If you make them before I do, let me know what you think of them. Enjoy!
An Inventive & Effective Leader
Following Tom’s Example
Recruit the Right People
Make It Look Good
Many Hands Make Light Work
Finally, They Come to You
At this point, like Tom, you can sit back & watch the work continue without any effort on your part. Well, almost. You still have work to do. However, your listeners, subscribers, numbers continue to grow without any effort on your part. All you need to do is help other people & continue to create new content. Not bad, huh?
Never Rush It
Keynote or Workshop
It All Prepares You for This!
Speaking to a live audience enables you to connect more directly with your market. You must however be prepared personally & with your material before you step in front of the microphone! Every other step before this prepares you AND your message to do the job well!
Look at Me!
Short is Very Sweet
Never Let it Overwhelm You
Share, Share, Share
Now You Can Print
If you decide to self-publisher, there are so many more options than when I had my first book published. In addition, self-published books get more respect today than they did even 10 years ago.
You really need to do your homework to determine which option is better for you & your book. Which ever option you choose, remember, the success of your book always rests in your hands!
You might believe this is an unnecessary step. You would be mistaken. A booklet serves many purposes in this process. Let’s see what some of them are:
Allows You to Expand Your Message
Your blog series should contain plenty of useful information. You never, however, want to put everything about a topic into any one piece of the process until you get to your book. And even then, you want to be able to refer readers to other formats, like a video or podcast, for even more information. Anyway, while your blog series is more detailed than the infographic, you should have more information to share. I find once I write my blog posts, I begin finding other information to support my message. Or people write comments that offer information or ask questions that help me see areas I need to further develop. A booklet allows you to do this.
Quick to Put Together
You might scoff at creating a booklet, preferring instead to wait until you complete a book. A full length book may take 6-12 months to complete. A booklet can be finished in a weekend. This doesn’t mean you simply throw it together. You always want to create a quality product. Some items, however, can be created in a shorter amount of time than others.
Easy to Giveaway
I always produce a digital version before I have a print version made. A digital version can contain hot links to your blog, your podcast, videos, social media & third party supporting information, like a book that adds on to your message. A digital booklet makes an excellent giveaway for people that subscribe to your mailing list. I just add the PDF to my website & make that the landing page.
A Quick New Item for Your Product Table
If you are really hot on your topic, you want to share it with people as quickly & easily as possible. A booklet allows you to have a physical product to sell when you do events. Your booklets may contain all the information some people want. They are also an inexpensive way for members of your audience to take a piece of you home with them at a low cost. When you do a bang-up job during a presentation, people like having a memento for lack of a better word, to take home with them. While books can be expensive, a booklet is usually only a few dollars. You may find your booklets are the best selling item on your product table.
It Is More Forgiving
There is nothing worse than spending months-years writing a book, having it printed only to discover all the changes you want to make. It’s always hard to let go of your book once you are done writing it. You always want to do MORE! I’m talking about major changes. Info you could have added. Mistakes. A booklet allows you to see where there are holes & gives you the opportunity to fix them. And at a much lower cost then a book. I only print a few booklets at a time so I can make revisions as necessary.
Now you can see how important a booklet is in this process. It is well worth the time & minor expense to produce a booklet, ensuring your future book is filled with even more valuable information than you thought possible.
Is the Subject Expandable?
A Path to Podcasts & Videos
Design Graphics for Blog & Social Media
Determine the Best Time to Post
While we have lived in SoCal for many years, I remember the long cold days of winter. I grew up in St. Louis & we lived in Illinois before moving to SoCal. The beauty of winter in December & even early January soon spreads out before, well, forever. Or at least it seems that way. I always found the best way to spend my time indoors during cold weather was with projects. Good Housekeeping & I are sharing 9 DIY projects for your home. I believe perking up your home is another way to enjoy your time indoors during cold weather. These projects may be just the things to help you settle in & relax until Spring comes again! Enjoy!