Pj has lived in several U.S. port cities, Europe, Greece, and the Middle East. A marketing professional, mystery writer,and futurist, Pj is known to those with whom she works as a problem-solver, an innovative thinker, a top-notch communicator, a visionary, and the soul of a group. She is the owner of the Boston, Massachusetts based company Genius II. Pj is the woman behind the new Facebook page, Survival for Blondes. Make sure that you check it out, even if your only connection to our hair color hue is that you tell a fabulous blonde joke. One of the many things that endears Pj to me, is her passion for women to take control of their health, wellness, and planning for anything that might come our way. Let's hear it for Pj!
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ON WINNIE THE POOH AND SUCCESS 101 by Pj Schott
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Jen asked me what I would say to the woman on the edge of being brave, and starting something new in her life? Great question ... tough answer.
The short reply: Dream big and work with at least one net.
The longer answer: If you're starting a small business, launching a writing career or simply want to be the best [fill in the blank] in the whole world ever ... act as if you've already succeeded.
Read everything you can on your specialty. Start each day listening to a motivational recording such as Napoleon Hill, David Allen, or Tony Robbins. Or a book about, or by, one of your heroes (Oprah, Steve Jobs, or Anne Lamott). Consult with experts in the field and subscribe to them on Facebook. Join organizations that will nurture and support you.
Most small business fail. Most novels never get written. Most dreams never become reality.
Get a plan and work said plan. And if you don't have an income-producing partner or a trust fund, learn to save and invest wisely.
Passion is only one ingredient in the mix. Expertise in your field is only one job skill required. You need a business plan. A marketing plan. And these days, you'll have to be somewhat of an expert on social media (inbound marketing). For every income-producing hour, you will spend one hour on the "back end" of the business (the books, correspondence, phone calls) and one hour promoting the business (seminars, networking, and social media).
And, when the going gets tough, take comfort in the fact that Pooh is there to get you through those Dark Nights of the Soul
"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you."