Monday, June 22, 2015

Gardener of Dreams (G.O.D.)

by Ann Baldwin

When we plant a seed, what do we do then?

We nurture it with the right amount of light, water, and protection, along with have hope, faith, and belief that it will grow. With our patience and all of the above, mixed-in with desire and lots of LOVE, it blossoms into a beautiful flower, plant, tree, herb, vegetable, or fruit.

What happens to our DREAMS, when our heart plants the seeds in our mind?

We often forget to NURTURE them. They lie buried, deep inside, dormant, just waiting for the proper care and nourishment to GROW ~ 

Remember to FEED your DREAMS daily; nurture, care for, and love them often.

Here are a few fun, quick, simple, &/or easy action steps you can do now:

  • ~ Write and/or Sketch them out and post them, where you’ll see them every day.
  • ~ Record them in detail (audibly and/or visually) and express how good it makes you feel to be, do, or have your dream; then, listen and/or watch often.
  • ~ Cut-out pictures from a magazine of your dream and post them, where you’ll see them often.
  • ~ Go window shopping (physically or in cyberspace), take a test drive, search homes for sale  and/or visit an ‘Open House’, talk with a travel agent (get more clarity on your dream).
  • ~ Visualize yourself being, doing, and/or having your dream now.
  • ~ Make contact (connect) with people who are, do, and/or have what you want. Surround yourself with as many of them as you can (physically and/or on the internet).

Happy Trails and Remember:

Sweet Movie Dreams,
Love Always, 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Got Your Attention?

How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone
By Sam Horn

Book Review
by Ann Baldwin

Would you like to quickly connect with others and capture their undivided attention to make a meaningful and lasting impression?
As Sam Horn says, “we’re living in a society of ‘INFObesity’ and people are experiencing more impatience, alienation, and chronic distraction.”

In her new book, Got Your Attention? How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone (Berrett-Koehler 2015), Sam gives you simple and easy techniques on how to captivate your audience, whether it’s one person or a large group, so you can achieve your goals.

Do you have a book launch or film release, job interview, funding pitch, or conference presentation you’re preparing for? Do you write web copy, advertise, or market on the internet?

I highly recommend Got Your Attention?, because it will teach you how to lure and hook your target audience, get them to say “Yes”, and keep them coming back for more.

Sam Horn is the Intrigue Expert and a messaging/branding strategist with a 20-year track record for getting results for her clients such as Intel, NASA, Boeing, Cisco, KMPG, and British Airways. She is the former executive director and 17-year emcee for the Maui Writer’s Conference. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, The New York Times, and Washington Post. She’s been on every major TV and radio network, including NBC, ABC, CBS, and MSNBC. 

You can connect with Sam Horn at and purchase a copy of Got Your Attention? at Amazon .

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