Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A month ago I announced on this blog that my husband and I had bought our very first house. And I'm happy to report that we're all moved in and slowly getting settled.
But now I'm moving again -- at least virtually that is.
In an effort to streamline my life I'm merging this blog with my portfolio website, Javacia.com. Eventually all previous Writeous Babe posts will be there and both WriteousBabe.com and Javacia.com will take you to the same place (because if you think I'm letting go of my URL you're crazy).
Until that process is complete I ask that you would join me over at Javacia.com for new posts. I've decided that I'm going to publish a new post every single day in July. Head over to javacia.com/blog to find out why.
Javacia a.k.a. Writeous Babe
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
|Having fun with the B-Metro blog team!|
I often find inspiration in the most unlikely of places.
About a week ago I covered the grand opening of Michelson Laser Vision's new facility for B-Metro magazine.
My eyesight is pretty good right now, so I hardly need vision correction surgery, but I left that event seeing more clearly nonetheless.
Learning more about Dr. Marc Michelson made we want to be the best at what I do.
|Dr. Marc Michelson with his assistant Maragaret|
Dr. Marc Michelson has been the recipient of the "Best Doctors in America" award for 15 consecutive years. He performed the first myopic vision correction procedure in Alabama (photorefractive keratoplasty or PRK) in 1991. Dr. Michelson is recognized as a leader in the field of refractive surgery and has been ranked in the top 1 percent of refractive surgeons in the country.
As I build my blog coaching business I want to be counted as one of the best coaches in the country.
Dr. Michelson has the only WaveLight EX500 Excimer in the state of Alabama. This platform is the fastest excimer approved by the FDA in the United States.
As I build See Jane Write and seek to make it a national network I want people to say it is the best network in the country for female writers, bloggers, and entrepreneurs. I want the programs of See Jane Write to be cutting edge!
And just like Dr. Michelson I want to help people see things differently.
|Lance Taylor of WJOX 94.5 FM with Dr. Michelson|
At the open house event I had a chance to chat with Lance Taylor of WJOX 94.5 FM who had LASIK surgery at Michelson Laser Vision 12 years ago and has had 20/15 vision ever since! Taylor describe the change as going from a regular to HD television.
I want to help people see themselves and their writing, blogging and business dreams in high definition. I want to give them confidence and clarity.
Perhaps the best treat of the night was chatting with Dr. Robert Morris, president of the Helen Keller Foundation, who Dr. Michelson a copy of a collection of Helen Keller quotes that he helped publish.
As someone who loves quotes, I wanted Dr. Morris to share some of his favorite Keller quotes with me.
Here's one that stuck with me for the rest of the night and probably will be with me for the rest of my life:
I left the event knowing that more than anything I want my business to create joy.
Do you need vision correction surgery? Mention B-Metro and get the following deal at Michelson Laser Vision:
LASIK/ PRK- $2000 per eye instead of $2500 per eye
12 Months Follow up Care with Doctor
Enhancements - $300 per eye during post op period, if needed
Monday, June 1, 2015
In my "Life Event" Facebook post I explained why I once believed I'd never buy a house.
I’ve always felt that buying a house is like marrying a community. It’s like saying I’m with you for better or for worse, till debt due us part, or something like that. For most of my adult life I’ve feared this kind of commitment. I’m a gypsy at heart. I get bored with places in a flash.
But the Birmingham area -- mostly because of See Jane Write -- has changed this heart of mine. She’s making an honest woman out of me; she’s convinced me to settle down.
So I guess you could say my husband and I put a ring on it – metaphorically at least. We're homeowners!
We're calling the house Bowsers' Castle, which you'll appreciate if you were a gamer back in the day (or now).
But that Facebook post only told half the story.
Honestly, there was a time when I never thought I could buy a house. When I was younger saw homeownership as something reserved for folks from wealthy families. I come from a family that never had much money. Even though my parents worked very, very hard they always struggled to make ends meet. They weren't able to purchase a house and we were no stranger to eviction notices taped to the front door.
But on December 31, 2014 I declared that 2015 would be the year I would go after all those things I once believed were beyond my reach and now here I am a proud homeowner.
What about you? Are you making the same mistake young Javacia once made? Have you convinced yourself that a dream of yours is impossible and out of reach?
As we enter a new month, I want to challenge you to take on a new mindset. I want to challenge you to believe that you can make your wildest dreams come true and then I want you to develop a plan to do just that. Remember a goal without a plan is just a wish and nothing will work unless you do, so let's get busy!
If you need help with your plan, let's chat! I'm now accepting appointments for one-hour consultations via Skype. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
How would you behave if you were the best in the world at what you do?
This is a question business expert Marie Forleo once asked and it's a question I ask myself often.
On Thursday, May 21 I'll be on the B-Metro social media broadcast team covering an event celebrating one of the best doctors in the world.
Michelson Laser Vision is moving to a new location at UAB Highlands, 1201 11th Avenue South, Suite 501. Join me Thursday at 5:30 p.m. for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. There will be complimentary appetizers and drinks, live entertainment, and a chance to win door prizes. Free valet parking will also be available.
Dr. Marc Michelson has bee the recipient of the "Best Doctors in America" award for 15 consecutive years. He performed the first myopic vision correction procedure in Alabama (photorefractive keratoplasty or PRK) in 1991. Dr. Michelson is recognized as a leader in the field of refractive surgery and has been ranked in the top 1 percent of refractive surgeons in the country. Dr. Michelson has the only WaveLight EX500 Excimer in the state of Alabama. This platform is the fastest excimer approved by the FDA in the United States.
Bladeless LASIK Eye Surgery is the most common type of vision correction surgery performed at Michelson Laser Vision to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Dr. Michelson is also Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine.
Learn more at MichelsonLaserVision.com.
Disclosure: I am receiving monetary compensation from B-Metro magazine for my time, but
all opinions are my own.