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Spring Clean Your Social Media Presence!

Spring Clean Your Social Media Presence!

Four to five minutes is not the most time to pack in tons of tips and strategies on TV, but I  sure did do my best to share that for you this morning.

Today, we’re spring cleaning our social media presence for all you personal brands and business out there!

In the above video, I share some spring cleaning tips, tricks, tactics, must-download apps for your phone, and even some info on my very own media conference happening next Wednesday in Montreal. Yes, Media Women Montreal is one week away, so grab your ticket

The Shaping of a Woman

The Shaping of a Woman

Happy International Women’s Day! Happy #IWD2019!

Today, March 8th, marks the 108th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a day that honors the fight for our rights as women– to end hunger, end poverty, end domestic violence, fight for gender equality and rally around each other as women.

The shaping of a woman starts with you, and it starts with me. It starts with the encouraging messages we tell our daughters (and sons). It starts with planting seeds… many seeds over time. My parents planted those seeds in me, and I am forever grateful. They never told me I could be equal to a man – because there was no reason to be. I was told to keep my eye on the prize, go for what I want, and work hard to prove to myself that I could make something happen. Men didn’t matter – my goals were what mattered. “Always be the hardest working person in the room and go the extra mile no one else is willing to go,” my dad would tell me. “When they can’t outwork out, you become valuable, then you become invaluable, and that my sweetie, will become your real advantage.”

Media Women Montreal: An INTERACTIVE Women's Media Conference is HERE!

Media Women Montreal: An INTERACTIVE Women’s Media Conference is HERE!

Welcome to the first Media Women Montreal: An INTERACTIVE Women’s Media Conference. I’m really excited to create this conference in Montreal with my incredible partner, Jaime Damak.

Mark your calendars!

WHEN?

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
5-9pm
Ruby Foos Hotel
7655 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, H4P2H2

Join us for an evening of strategic learning, inspiration and networking. We are bringing together TV/Radio Journalists, Producers/Editors and PR/Social Media experts in 3 panels for an intimate and interactive evening of sharing and fun!

Snow Day, In The News and A Salary for Stay-At-Home Moms

Snow Day, In The News and A Salary for Stay-At-Home Moms

We awoke to a snow day… each boy for their respective schools. Man, can you spell H A P P I N E S S? Yup, they were pretty darn happy. I, on the other hand, shuffled my day around and am working from home. I also just baked a banana bread for the kids who came here to hang. I surprisingly didn’t mess this one up.

Note the last cake-baking episode below. I baked a vanilla cake – OUT OF A BOX and it somehow came out like this. Who f’s up a Duncan Hines vanilla box cake? I try, lord knows I try! I am just not handy in the kitchen. I pulled it out of the oven after 36 minutes (what the recipe called for),  and the inside WAS LIQUID. Sheer soupy liquid. I followed the recipe, and still THIS UGLY THING.

Why I Quit Making New Year’s Resolutions to Explore Possibilities Instead

Why I Quit Making New Year’s Resolutions to Explore Possibilities Instead

I don’t need studies to know that writing down goals works.  I’ve seen the proof over and over.  Still there is some impressive research surrounding goals and why writing them down makes a difference.

Back in 1979, Harvard researchers supposedly interviewed their graduates and found that 84% had no goals, 13% had goals but hadn’t written them down and 3% had not only written down their goals but had a plan to support them. Ten years later, they interviewed the same people and discovered that those 3% who had written down their goals were earning 10 times as much as all their other classmates.

Years later, wanting to verify that the Harvard study ever existed or had validity, Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, set out on a study of her own. She gathered 267 people — men and women from all over the world, and from all walks of life, including entrepreneurs, educators, healthcare professionals, artists, lawyers and bankers. The youngest was 23 and the oldest 72.

1-On-1 Life Coaching with Erica Diamond

1-On-1 Life Coaching with Erica Diamond

“Every year we follow the same routine, we list New Year’s resolutions that we vow to keep, we cross our fingers, and we step into the next year. Unfortunately, only 8% of New Year’s resolutions are successful.” – Deepak Chopra Center

How would you feel if you could truly live your purpose and passion, make a strategic plan to manifest your goals, get unstuck and live your life to the fullest? And then how would you feel having someone hold your hand throughout the process– your own accountability partner.

I am here to help.

The Creative Entrepreneur’s Guide to Transforming Your Dreams Into Reality

The Creative Entrepreneur’s Guide to Transforming Your Dreams Into Reality

Tell us about your inspiration for Make It Happen.

I wanted to make it easier for people to design and create their own reality. There’s a lot of talk about making your dreams come true, but as glorious as this idea is, I personally didn’t feel there were enough examples of women who’ve actually done it. After many battles with my inner critic, I decided it was time for me to take a stand and take the next step in my entrepreneurial journey.

If You Didn't Post It, Did It Really Happen?

If You Didn’t Post It, Did It Really Happen?

If there has been one constant in my life over the past decade, it has been writing. Writing this blog, writing a book, writing speeches, writing TV segments each week, writing interview questions, writing proposals and pitches. Me, my keyboard and a cup of coffee have been my life for the past decade. So much so, that my kids often hand me their essays and say, “Here mom, can you proof read this?” And I never do… I want their words to be their own, not mine.

So when I attended a ‘lunch and learn’ on podcasting last week, and a lovely woman came up to me and said, “Erica, I have been a fan since day 1. I have been reading your blog for almost 10 years and I sense a shift. You aren’t writing as much as you used to.”

And I realized it’s starting to show.

You Do You, Boo

You Do You, Boo

Let’s think of this as your Wordless Wednesday (so I’ll keep it short). Or your Wisdom Wednesday. Or your Wake Up Wednesday.

Definition ‘ You Do You, Boo’ Urban Dictionary: When a person wants to do something that will cause them to be judged but they do it anyway. “Joanne wants to wear her hair in pigtails but she is getting weird looks from her classmates but her friend Ella likes them and says “you do you boo.”

It’s easy to get caught up looking at other people’s gardens, or lifestyles, or followers, and compare it to yours. Your homework on this Hump Day is to do you, boo.

Do your thing, do it well, enjoy it, be crazy and wild while you do it, and stop giving a shit about what others are doing.

You do you, boo.

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