Grant Baldwin: How To Get The Speaking Gigs You Want and Get Paid For Them and How To Share Your Message with the World

Grant Baldwin: How To Get The Speaking Gigs You Want and Get Paid For Them and How To Share Your Message with the World

Welcome to season 2, episode 1 of The Erica Diamond Podcast! We hope you enjoyed your holiday break.

Listen for new episodes every 2nd Monday!

If 2020 is the year you want to make speaking your career, get paid to speak, or just improve your public speaking skills, this episode is for you!

Grant shares with us how to get the gigs we want, and get paid for them too. When I met Grant in Nashville this past fall, he blew me away, and I knew I wanted to share him with you.

The 7-Day #GetOffTheFence Challenge is Here! Join Me!

The 7-Day #GetOffTheFence Challenge is Here! Join Me!

The 7-Day #GetOffTheFence Challenge is Here. Join Me on Instagram!

Since I have made it my life’s mission over the past ten years to empower women to get off the fence and unstuck, I’m super excited to launch my 7 day #GetOffTheFence Challenge to guide us into 2020.

It’s simple to participate!

Follow me here on Instagram and follow my daily life coaching homework to begin getting off the fence. The challenge will go 7 days long.

Food For Your Mood

Food For Your Mood

Today is Blue Monday, a day rumored to be one of the saddest or “most depressing days of the year.” It falls on the third Monday of every January. As the days are shorter and darker, many people experience seasonal depression.  The less sunlight in combination with cold winter weather, many just want to stay indoors and put their head under their covers.

Are there any foods that could improve your mood?

For starters, starting off your day with breakfast is the best way to increase your alertness, energy and mood for the day.  It’s easy to feel better in the morning if you jumpstart your day with breakfast. You will increase your chances of experiencing that same great feeling all day if you include these types of foods:

Ending The Stigma of Addiction

Ending The Stigma of Addiction

My name is Dan and I am an addict.

Whenever asked, I am happy to share about what happened years ago and what life is like now. My mom brought me to Montreal shortly after being born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For all of my Freudian therapy over the decades, the only “traumas” I have been able to identify in my childhood are related to divorce and a genuine sense of abandonment by my biological father. Besides this, I had a privileged childhood and life. I did the JPPS/Bialik/Marianopolis/McGill circuit (all private schools in my city), and even finished first in my B Com class.  I went on to start a career on Wall Street (which I guess can help mess anyone up!), had a lovely girlfriend (to be wife), and the sky was the limit for me.

My introduction to drugs came quite early, but the abuse really started in New York City with cocaine and quaaludes.  For many years, everything was manageable.

But suddenly, it no longer was.

Why Does Doing the Right Thing Sometimes Feel So Wrong?

Why Does Doing the Right Thing Sometimes Feel So Wrong?

“This will hurt me more than it will hurt you!” 

No kid ever believed this when they heard it come from the lips of their parent, usually just before they were going to be spanked or punished. And those of us who did hear it, swore that we would never say it, and many of us also decided then and there that we were never going to spank our kids.

Other expressions like “My way or the highway” and, of course, “As long as you’re living under my roof, you’ll…” -fill in the blank.  The message was clear… you were living in your parent’s house, there were rules and consequences for breaking those rules, and there were clear expectations about the responsibilities you had as a result of being part of the family unit and a child – making your bed, taking care of your younger siblings, setting the table, etc. – whatever the requirements were for your family.

Can We Chat Over Coffee? The Answer is YES!

Can We Chat Over Coffee? The Answer is YES!

Can We Chat Over Coffee? The Answer is YES!
As I shared two weeks ago on Instagram, I decided I wanted to give back to my Montreal community, so please mark your calendar for in 48 hours:

Thursday, September 28th, 8:30am – 10:30am
The Standard Cafe
5135 Rue Sherbrooke West, Montreal, QC, H4A 3M6.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

So, this came up in my Facebook memories yesterday. My second blog post ever. Feeling all sentimental this week since it was our 8th blogiversary on Monday, so I thought I’d do a little #ThrowbackThursday in honor of anniversary week.

Wow, how times have changed (like the weight gain since this post), and yet still remain the same!

Enjoy blog post #2 – exactly eight years later.

Reflections on 8 Years of Blogging

Reflections on 8 Years of Blogging

Today we celebrate the 8th anniversary of a blog that was born out of feeling stuck, on the fence, alone, confused, and wanting to create a space for women to get inspired, get off the fence, grow, succeed and thrive. You have made that happen. I am grateful for this community who has stood by me in my darkest hours, my greatest triumphs, and given me a safe place to be authentic myself. You have also helped each other, and inspired each other into action. Never underestimate the power of a few simple words on a page.

This year I am celebrating our Blogiversary by flying to Toronto to attend an evening of women’s empowerment for WIFT (Women In Film and Television), and you can follow that journey on my social media channels.

The Future of Business is Female

The Future of Business is Female

Workforce analysts predict that by 2018, more than half of American small businesses will be run by women.

Just let that soak in for a moment…

Every March, Women’s History Month celebrates the storied accomplishments of women in American history. Successful women have played a vital role in shaping the course of life in America and around the world, and that role is only growing with time.

And the numbers speak for themselves.

CONTEST ALERT: Moments Worth A Million Miles with Aeroplan

CONTEST ALERT: Moments Worth A Million Miles with Aeroplan

Who doesn’t love a great contest?!

So when I can share a great one with you, WomenOnTheFencers, I love it!

With back to school upon us and Canadian Thanksgiving next month in October, this time of year is all about managing the busyness of our lives. I wanted to draw your attention today to something cool that Aeroplan is doing that is reaaaallly exciting! For those that might not remember, I have proudly been Aeroplan’s Brand Ambassador for a few years now.