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The "I Am" Movie

November 18th, 2008

Sorry this is posted late.  My family and I are on vacation and I am committed to being 100% present with them while they are awake. :)

The movie below is one that I made by myself (forgive the rough edges) for an entirely different project I was working on.  Yesterday I got to thinkin’ that  Maverick Moms might enjoy it too since it is about being perceived as one thing when you know you are much much more.

Enjoy!  Tomorrow I will try to post some photos from the amazingly remote and relaxing place I am spending the next two weeks.  Lucky for me it will give me the re-charge I need to fully step into being The Maverick Mom!

Playing Small Serves None of Us

November 17th, 2008

As most of you know, I’ve just returned from Ali Brown’s Online Success Blueprint.  My expectations for this event were high – I signed up last February and counted the days until it was time to go.  My friends Alicia Forest – www.creatingclientabundance.com and Elizabeth Marshall – www.marketingmarshall.com were going and I knew that spending time with them was going to mean big things for this new venture of mine. 

I just didn’t realize how big.

If you scorll though the posts here, it won’t take you very long to figure out that I’ve really been struggling with the laser-focus of this blog.  Because Andrea Lee  – www.andreajlee.com – taught me long ago not to let the little things stop me, I just kept designing and writing hoping that the clarity would come.

I arrived in LA with some vague notion that this blog could be a fun hip place for moms like me to hang out and talk about interesting things – not exactly compelling.  After listening to Ali and going around and around and around with Alicia and Liz, I realized it was meant tome something much much bigger – though I still wasn’t clear exactly what.

The God put Kendall Summerhawk – http://www.kendallsummerhawk.com/ - in a seat next to me.  It seems that between my two friends, they knew everyone in the room – lucky me!  Kendall was not only affirming of me and the size of what I wanted to do, she asked me two or three questions that led to the ultimate answer for The Maverick Mom.  And it is much much MUCH bigger than anything I was thinking of.

This will serve as a gathering place for moms who are tired of being judged as bad moms because we want a successful business and as bad business women because we want to be successful moms.  And, it will still be fun and hip, too.:)

Tomorrow I am going to post a movie that I thought I made for a completely different thing.  Clearly the Universe was way ahead of me because I made it just for this.

I keep repeating “Playing small serves none of us.  Playing small serves none of us.  Playing small serves none of us.” 

I just can’t wait to get this thing going and I invite you to join me in Playing Bigger Than You Imagined!!!

Maverick Quote

November 16th, 2008

There are two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.
                                                                   ~Albert Einstein

Maverick Quote

November 11th, 2008

“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”   ~Coco Chanel

Maverick Quote

November 8th, 2008

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
                                                                      ~Dodie Smith

Maverick Quote

November 2nd, 2008

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
                                                     ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Uncommon Local Radio

November 1st, 2008

When I was in college, my secret passion was working at the college radio station.  I never wanted my own show – I just wanted to intern with all the cool DJ’s, so that is what I did.

Every Friday afternoon I would run from some fraternity’s afternoon happy hour to the radio station on the third floor of the student commons.  Sometimes I made it on time and sometimes I did not.  Once, when I was having way too much fun and completely forgot, I heard an announcement come out over the radio “Would Sarah the Dancing Intern please report to the station.”  That became my radio nickname and it stuck.

What I loved about working there and hanging out with the hippest dj’s was learning about all this MUSIC that was out there that I had never heard of.  Hearing the latest from REM or Tears for Fears or 10,000 Maniacs (boy amd I dating myself) or The Cure or The Smiths was like pulling back the curtain on a world a I never knew existed.  I discovered the power that music has to open my eyes and open my world.

Fast forward several years and I lived in Memphis.  Once again I sought out the hippest source for music in a town re-knowned for giving birth to legendary talent.  And I found it in the strangest sort of set up I’d ever seen.  Community supported radio that was not Public Radio a la NPR.  This was grassroots radio of a unique kind and the name of the station was, and still is WEVL. (If you don’t know what a weevil is, look it up.)

Here, you might hear blues one hour, African music the next, gospel the next, Celtic the next - a mishmash assortment put together by the disc jockeys, the station management team and the community that supports it.  A truly unique music find.

So, rather than mess around with Satellite Radio, I just go to http://wevl.org/ and live stream whatever is on.  Let’s see…if I hurry I can catch the tail end of “Through The Cracks” – a Contemporary folk, alternative country, adult rock and everything in between show that’s been on the air for 10 years.  Won’t you join me?