Are You Sitting On The Fence?

Dont fence me in FL-last day


I know I’ve been talking about it here and elsewhere and you may be wondering…
Is Fearless Launching right for you?
TRY IT FOR 30 DAYS, and see what you think!



So… You can try it out for 30 days and see if you like it or not!

THE ONLY LIVE CLASS OF 2015 starts Monday, May 18th and goes for the next 6 weeks.
Want more info?

Fearless Launching 2015


Anne Samoilov is the Creator of Fearless Launching. She recently re-launched her signature program for 2015 and she updated me on its new contents.


1) Can you give us a little background on your “roots” and how you came to start Fearless Launching?

I really got started working in visual effects and animation. I worked in production from my very first job as a receptionist all the way to the last role I played as a Producer.  So – I’ve seen project management, delivery, shipping, and launching at every level in a completely different industry. Plus – I worked mostly at start up divisions and companies…so it prepared me nicely for the online world.

The difference is now I’m going back to those roots as a way to start working on new projects and products for you!

2) Who is your program for? Who is it not for?

This program is for someone who is ready to set their business up for a launch – which might take some time depending on where they are in their business. It’s better if someone has a business already and then with the help of this program and community, you’ll start seeing the systems and activities you need to do way before the launch. Even beginners can gain something from the program because sometimes a stand alone launch of a product or event or service tells you a lot about the type of business you want to build.

If you’re looking for a step by step tech guide, this isn’t it. We cover strategy, big picture planning, team building, systems, and how to reach your right people before you launch.

3) Do you see a trend is what is selling online…i.e., products, services, membership sites? Or, is it a matter of personal preference/style?

Trends come and go – sometimes I’ll notice that everyone’s using a “free” book to kick off an evergreen launch funnel or start a launch process that’s running on autopilot. Sometimes I notice people doing a webinar series – multiple webinars for their audience during their launch. It’s easy to get stuck on things that other people are doing as way to show you what you should be doing. Not everyone should do an online course with a member’s area that then leads to a live event. You have to be willing to think outside the box and push yourself to ask/answer what do your people want!

4) What is different about your program from other programs?

I still see Fearless Launching – after several years of launching it – as a unique program that’s not aiming to teach a system or blueprint, but rather a program that gives you a map to personalize. Think about road trips across any given country. There are so many different possible roads to take. Not one will be the right path.

My program aims to teach launching as a means to growing and strengthening your business too…I learn something new every single time I work on anyone (or my own) launch.

I learn what I’m no longer willing or wanting to do in my business. I learn about new things I want to create. I learn new technical skills. It’s a learn extravaganza.  

Fearless Launching gives you a place to learn 10x faster and with a group of like minded and like-hearted people who are all pushing their ideas out into the world.

5) What is included in this newest round? How does it work?

The newest round of the program is 6 weeks of core content covering the 6 main areas where launches go astray. There’s also a library of additional master classes and resources meant to deepen your understanding of the connection between launching and your business. The biggest change with this time around is that there are 3 levels to choose from – all the way to a limited time offer coaching program with me!  Also, the class now features 2 live calls per week for the Pro and VIP levels – one call is a kickstart to the week ahead and the other is our regular office hours where everyone can attend to ask questions and get support.

We work together for 8 weeks total and by the end of it you either have a complete launch plan set or you are actually ready to launch…or you’ve decided to retool your offer or some other not so strong part of your launch puzzle.

6) Anything else you’d like to add, Anne?

Fearless Launching is literally a piece of me at this point. I love the members, I love the content, I love the ideas that come out of the group…and the energy of the community keeps me working and striving to do more and give more. If you do nothing else, at least grab the launch toolkit * because that will give you a good idea of the content inside the program and also … please reach out to me if you have questions!


Full Disclosure: I’m a founding member of Fearless Launching as well as a proud affiliate.

This Is Not A Fearless Launching Promo




This is not a Fearless Launching promo.

While you’re here, though, the least you could do is take a look at Anne Samoilov’s *Fearless Launching toolkit. If you do nothing else, the free *toolkit is a valuable item to have in your back pocket–whether you’re launching a large project/business, a mini one, or anything in between. Did I mention it’s FREE?

If, while you’re rummaging around the Fearless Launching site after reading my updated interview with Anne from a few years ago, you may discover that Fearless Launching is right for you after all–in that case, I highly recommend the program! There’s nothing else quite like it.

But, don’t take my word for it. Check out what Anne has to say in my updated interview, where she will answer questions such as, “What is Fearless Launching?” “Who Is Fearless Launching for?” “How Has Fearless Launching changed since it began? and the like.

And, while the *Toolkit is free, the program is invaluable as well as reasonably priced. (You will see by the massive content and supplemental resources she describes below.) You get all the iterations–tweaked and refined from over the years–to the better-than-ever program, including the VIP Version of Fearless Launching today.   Note: From now on, Fearless Launching will only run once a year.

Here’s the link to the interview:

Full Disclosure: I’m a founding member as well as a proud affiliate.

Light On Marfa: A Photo Journal


They say this about Marfa, Texas:

 Hard to get to but worth the trip.


And worth the trip it is.


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GIANT! as befits the western of the same name filmed in the fifties by George Stevens west of town on Rte. 90 about 17 miles.

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I can never sleep the night before a trip. At my 3 AM wake up call, I had already been awake for hours. One 1 ½ hour car ride, two plane trips and a three hour drive later, I would arrive at this small, dusty town, the county seat of Presidio County, Marfa,Texas.

Marfa is a mile high. I noticed my shallow breathing shortly after picking up my rental car at the El Paso Airport as I headed back southeast for my solo trip toward my destination. Some five minutes of deep breathing later, and it gratefully subsided.


I had come for a women’s retreat during the second week of April. There were eight of us as guests, and five as presenters–one for each of the five days we were there allowing a day on either side for travel.  A killer chef named Simone–who’s also an incredible singer–served up gourmet delights each evening at an amazing meeting/place for all of us to hang and dine at complete with furnishings by local furniture designers

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It was a perfect setting for all concerned who were a mix of bloggers, graphic and clothing designers, product merchandisers, alchemists, coaches, podcasters, photographers, artists, and curators.

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Staying at an Air B&B guest house, The Gypsy Castle Lounge Suite,, I was met by host, Genevieve shortly after unpacking. 3 friendly, resident cats kept me company while I usually had the run of the adobe ranch house to myself.


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Marfa is small town, population around 2,000, where walking and/or biking is possible to most parts. Genevieve had graciously secured a bike for me to use. Still wound up after the day’s journeys, I pedaled around town early that first evening to check out some of the sights.

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 Marfa is an artist’s, designer’s and photographer’s dream, with opportunities everywhere you turn for inspiration.

And, the light. Ooh, the light.

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Partly put on the map in the late sixties by minimalist Artist, Donald Judd, when he relocated to the area from New York City,, his minimalist mark can be found throughout town at his many residences, artists studios and library–not to mention his several nearby ranch lands.

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Today, Marfa continues to be a mecca for artists, creative thinkers and anyone looking to explore and inquire–of self and of its wide, open spaces. All that and more is Marfa. It’s surroundings, national parks, local people, sights and sounds and its welcoming atmosphere are some of the best to be found. I met many people who ended up here while visiting Marfa and never left. I now see why.


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IMG_5743 IMG_5756Adiós! Until next time, Marfa.

7 Ways To Find Your Right Fit

The-Dress-Lamp-Tree(photo: Tim Walker)

There’s plenty of fish in the sea….and dresses in the trees.

Which one do you like?

I used to love looking at fashion magazines (kept all my old 17 Magazine issues for years) and fantasizing which outfits I would buy. Once I got a job in retail I could pick out my own clothes and buy the latest fashions–the ones I liked.

Wasn’t always that way.

As a young girl, I used to inherit my sweet cousin’s hand-me-downs, which usually didn’t look great on me. They were either too big or the wrong color. She was a deep brunette, me a towheaded blonde. There was that one, brown dress that I wore for my sixth birthday party, I think it was. It was all wrong… but that’s another story!

The good news is…you can learn to choose which clothing (literally or figuratively speaking) fits you–on the outside AND on the inside.  Stay with me for a minute:

    1. It’s not comfortable. That brown dress? It was scratchy as Hell. I couldn’t wait to take it off and throw on a t-shirt and shorts. So, pay attention to your intuition when something doesn’t fit your style or “feel” right.
    2. The color is all wrong. Sometimes things just make your eyes hurt. They’re too bright or sickly looking–a real turn-off. You may be able to tweak it. Look for ways that you could add to (accessorize) or take away (revamp or recycle). Otherwise, toss it!
    3. You normally wouldn’t be caught dead in it. Are you wearing that hideous thing as a favor to someone else that is not to your benefit at the risk of sacrificing your own taste? Make sure you’re not cramping your style.
    4. It was someone else’s idea of a great thing. Not everything will work the same for you as it does for someone else–for any number of reasons. The thing that makes one person soar sinks you like a stone, or visa versa. Politely learn to say “No”. Thanks, but no thanks!
    5. You’re not getting positive feedback. It funny, when you think something is going to go over great guns, is going to be the winning ticket, a million dollar idea–or the design of the year and instead falls flat on its face. There’s no way to predict what’s going to be a success, and engagement–or a lack thereof–can be a good indicator it’s time to try a new design.
    6. You’re wearing it because you think you should. Everybody else is doing it! Must be a great idea. Not. Don’t just hop on the latest trend because someone says so. Watch Anna Wintour in this video on the subject to find out what she thinks is the dirtiest word.
    7. It’s just not you. The bottom line, and you can trust your gut on this one, if you can’t see it, feel it, smell it, hear or touch one or more of the above in some way, you’ve already figured out your answer and it’s time to cross that baby off your list and don’t look back.

Learn how to study and know You.

Then, Do You!!

PS~I’m eyeing the red, strapless number on the bottom branch.


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