April Preview – Showers and flowers

by Theresa Reed on March 31, 2015

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Back in the day, I looked forward to Easter almost as much as Christmas.  Oh the Easter basket!  My parents were always careful to hide these elaborate treat-filled wonders but it never took me long to find mine.  I was motivated by that candy (still am)!

After mass, we would spend the day doing “egg fights”, feasting on ham and watching “The Greatest Story Ever Told”.  For a little Catholic girl, there was one other thing to enjoy: the new outfits.  Every year, I would get a new dress and shoes just for the holiday.  And sometimes, if I was very lucky, I got a little purse.  Those little white purses were treasured prizes that I would stuff with Bonne Belle lip smackers and little powder compacts.  Although I was never a girly girl, makeup and purses always tripped my trigger.

And it’s funny how some of that old kid stuff remains: my love of candy, makeup and purses (along with old religious films) are still strong.

One other thing I like about this time of year?  The showers and flowers.  It seems as if everything starts to bloom at once here!  Although my husband has different flowers planted designed to bloom in various times of the year (leading to a gorgeous yard all year long), the first signs of crocuses are the ones that I look forward to every year.  They say: “Spring is here.  Check me out.” Kinda like a little girl with a new Easter purse.

This is a busy month at The Tarot Lady hub – things are in full bloom!

First of all, I’ll be hitting the main stage at the annual Tarot School’s Reader’s Studio!  If you have not purchased your tickets, there is still time…and a few seats left.  Come and join me and tarot fanatics from all over the world as we toss cards, practice our skills, learn new techniques, feast, and laugh!  This is one of my favorite events of the year and I’m counting down the days.  I hope to see you there.

This month, the blog is also hopping like an Easter bunny with posts such as:

  • signs from loved ones who’ve passed on
  • which tarot cards indicate education
  • can a “negative” card be positive?
  • my daily routine from getting up to wine o’ clock
  • and more!

I’m also going to be talking with Damon Stang, a fellow Gemini and a badass tarot reader!

Let’s get our spring on!

Blessings,

Theresa

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2015

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Soul Proprietor – What to do with business drama

by Theresa Reed on March 30, 2015

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Tonight I’m going to be doing a lecture at a University.  What am I talking about?  Online plagiarism in the blogosphere.

This opportunity could not have happened if I didn’t have experience with business biters stepping into my online hub and raiding my henhouse.  Over the years, I’ve had to deal with a constant stream of internet thieves who felt free to help themselves to my blog posts, web copy, and even my header.

Worse yet, some of these content thieves were not random strangers.  In fact, one of the most blatant rip-offs happened from a peer that I thought I could trust.  You can imagine my shock when I saw my webcopy for my tarot business consulting almost word-for-word on her webpage.

While these incidents hurt my ability to trust people in the online tarot world, they also forced me to get a lot smarter about protecting my turf.

I learned how to properly copyright my blog (which was very handy when one salty woman demanded “proof” that my material was copyrighted).

I learned how to issue a DCMA takedown notice.

I learned how to alert Google to these shenanigans.

I  wrote a blog post on what to do if this happens to you (I get emails all the time about this post from entrepreneurs from many different industries).

And now I get ready to deliver a talk on this subject. To a university no less.

Wow.

The takeaway: if you find yourself in a situation with your business – any situation – use it as a teaching moment for you and for others.  Don’t let one failure or let-down pull you off-center and or make you give up in disgust.

Empower yourself and then empower others.

The most resilient and successful entrepreneurs take their lumps and turn them into gold that they lovingly share.  Be that person.

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”  ~ Maya Angelou

Blessings,

Theresa

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2015

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