Like the Butterfly…

Moving Butterfly

Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time.  

Deborah Chaskin

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Our Deepest Fear…

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

I wish I could take credit for this, but it comes from Marianne Williamson. What is your deepest fear?

13 Quotes to Inspire Writers

Inspiration
 
“Believe in yourself and in your own voice, because there will be times in this business when you will be the only one who does. Take heart from the knowledge that an author with a strong voice will often have trouble at the start of his or her career because strong, distinctive voices sometimes make editors nervous. But in the end, only the strong survive.”– Jayne Ann Krentz
 
“This is for writers yet to be published who think the uphill climb will never end. Keep believing. This is also for published writers grown jaded by the process. Remember how lucky you are.” – Terry Brooks
 
“It’s never too late–in fiction or in life–to revise.” – Nancy Thayer
 
“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” – Jack London
 
“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator.” – Seth Godin
 
“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” -Ernest Hemingway
 
“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.” – C. J. Cherryh
 
“You don’t find time to write. You make time. It’s my job.” – Nora Roberts
 
“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” – Betty Ford
 
“The expert at anything was once a beginner.” – Hayes
 
“You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.” Neil Gaiman
 
“Write your first draft with your heart. Rewrite with your head.” – Mike Rich
 
“Write what you know. Write what you want to know more about. Write what you’re afraid to write about.” – Cec Murphy

Social Media Quotes

I just love a good quote! Don’t You? Quotes reaffirm what we already know, and they are great sources of inspiration. So without further ado here are 10 social media quotes from brands, social media mavens and other marketers.

  • “Our head of social media is the customer.” McDonald’s
  • “Focus on how to be social, not how to do social.” Jay Baer
  • “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, what happens on Twitter stay on Google Forever.” Jure Klepic
  • “Quit counting fans, followers and blog subscribers like bottle caps. Think, instead, about what you’re hoping to achieve with and through the community that actually cares about what you’re doing.” Amber Cadabra
  • “The beauty of social media is that it will point out your company’s flaws; the key questions is how quickly you address these flaws.” Erick Qualmann
  • “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” Dale Carnegie
  • “Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.” Seth Godin
  • “Privacy is dead, and social media holds the smoking gun.” Pete Cashmore
  • “What used to be cigarette breaks could turn into ‘social media breaks’ as long as there is a clear signal and IT isn’t looking.” David Armano
  • “We’re not in control of the conversation, so we need to monitor it and adjust our strategy accordingly.” Anonymous

Do you have a favorite social media quote? Come on by my Facebook and share it!