Why I Started This Journal-Blog
Last month I read a fabulous book (via audible.com) titled, THE MESSAGE OF YOU, by Speaker, Coach, and Humorist, Judy Carter. The book was chock full of hand-holding actionable strategies for monetizing ones story or message.
As I consumed Judy Carter's book, with anticipatory giddiness I was easily able to envision my own presentations. With hopeful imagination, I began to long for a perspective that was not only content-driven but also entertaining, thought-provoking, and provided motivational seeds that would allow listening audiences to pay it forward.
To make a long story short, since reading Judy's book I wondered; if followed with meticulous step-by-step application, would Judy Carter's strategies yield significant results? Naturally, as a Clinical Psychologist, I hearkened back to the hundreds of research studies I was exposed to during my clinical training. As a consumer of research in my private practice, I rely - in part, to the scientists who have replicated evidenced-based studies over and over again, thankfully with predictive results.
However, there are two distinct differences that can't be ignored, I am not a creator of research data and I don't plan to be the Rosa Parks of this project. Plus, no one in their ever-lovin' sane mind would consider my preliminary ramblings anything close to scientific.
Julie Powell's solo (none-scientific but eye-opening) experiment, as she blogged about her journey of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Geez, I don't know if I'm ready to share my preliminary thoughts with my Master-mind group. Why not? Oh wha' da heck.
Well, let's hope this canary exits the mine alive. Stay tuned.
Brigitte T. Griffin,
An Admitted OCPD
Brigitte is a licensed Private Practice Clinical Psychologist who dwells in the crack-den affectionately known as Pinterest. She blogs regularly about her deferred dreams of being an Interior Designer in a Private Practice With Style Blog.