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Life coaching/ Art coaching - ????



I have NEVER been a fan of the self-help movement, and have watched the whole 'life coaching' genre take off. The main reason I have always been wary of people involved in this arena is that I think if they were really honest, they'd change the names of their seminars from things like How to Become a Millionaire to How to Become a Bazillionaire by Convincing Others to Pay You to Tell Them How to Become a Millionaire. I feel that most of the self-help gurus are just gifted salespeople...blah, blah, blah. However................


Last night I listened to a webinar (my new FAV thing) put on by Tonya Davidson regarding her Artful Success program. Normally, this type of thing would have me screaming for the hills, but Tonya is a genuinely inspiring person, and great businesswoman. Many years back, when I was starting out, we used to e-mail quite often re personal stuff, vacations, art, etc. What you see is what you get. Her business, Whole Lotta Whimsy, is my go-to place for metal clay supplies, in fact, the photopolymer plates she sells are the only ones I will use. She is a product researcher, like me, and is like a dog with a bone if she feels that a particular supply or supplier is great.

Long story short, she has put a wrench in my general distrust of the life coaching movement. Her new program, Artful Success, starts in March, and I'm seriously considering signing up. It is expensive, but here was my thought pattern: I would spend that much on taking a class to hone a skill, so why not to take a class to hone my skills in selling my newly honed skilled creations.:) I tend to have a bit of an ego when it comes to my business, embarrassing but true. I love my work, I love my website design, I love my blog design, I love all of my marketing materials, I love my Rock Star photographer and I love my display. Soooooooo.....what could I possibly learn? Well.....obviously lots, cause even with a great product and proper branding, no one has yet invited me to run the world. (Remember, when I run the world, the motto will be "Enough with the questions, people...JUST GOOGLE IT!!!!!".) OK, so there may be other reasons for the delay of my world domination.........

If anyone out there in innerweb world has any advice to give me re this class, please contact me. I'd love to hear your thoughts....which is kindof surprising, cause it's usually all about me:). OMG, I so need this book......


UPDATE: I did it! I signed up! Prepare to be dazzled!....ok, ok, perhaps prepare to glow slightly:) (No ADD here....wrote the post, asked for opinions/help, e-mailed others for opinions, didn't wait for answers....signed up!)

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