Stella hits and the kitchen is about to head into chaos…

It’s Tuesday morning and Stella has arrived…

We’re supposed to get about 18 inches of snow, so we’re hunkered down for the day, with our own version of ‘Kids Baking Competition” going on here – Jack is going to make German Chocolate Cupcakes and Chloe is making Lemon Icy Pops… should be fun – and messy. 😉

Yesterday, the kids and I spent a lovely (sunny!) day at the lake, visiting our favorite bookstore, and then enjoying pizza at our go-to summer pub.

No matter who is working at the pub, they all know Chloe and Jack, but this time we had a new server. While we sat there, one of the servers who regularly waits on us walked by the window and tapped to wave hello. Then the bartender came in for her shift and hollered over hello to the kids. As we were getting ready to leave, our server said that she and a guest at the bar were talking about how polite and well-mannered Chloe and Jack are – and that everyone in the pub seemed to know them by name.

And while she commented on my part in it (which quite honestly always means a lot to me, as we know how hard parenting can be at times!), I really give the credit to the kids, because not only are they polite, but they are engaged…

When someone asks Jack how he is, he immediately responds with, “Good, how are YOU?” with the intention that he really wants to know. When Chloe asks for something, she not only ask politely, but she’ll explain why she’d like it. When one of them wants a glass of water, they will ask for a round for everyone.

The way they interact encourages people to want to know them better, which is why everyone knows their names. 🙂

My point is, you can have a cursory relationship with people – or you can make slightly more effort and deepen the connection.

One way to do that is to show up and share.

My hope is that I’ve engaged with you just a little bit more over these last few weeks of regular connecting. I’m also hoping we can move into a dialogue over at my free Facebook group.

But regardless, the lesson is the same – in what way can you deepen your relationship with your audience, market, tribe?

Are you talking with them more often than at them?

Once of quickest (and for me, the most enjoyable) ways to do that is by hosting an intimate live event.

Yesterday, I told you that I’d share a free resource that will give you some critical behind-the-scenes strategies to hosting your own profitable small event that will help you see that you CAN do it, and it’s not as hard as you may think.

It’s almost ready so I’ll shoot you an email when you can access it, ok?

Ok, I’m off to the kitchen now to see what we can whip up!

Stay safe where you are –


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