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the master series: tara gentile

this friday, the roost tribe will be welcoming THE tara gentile to the master series as she joins us to discuss “the power of positioning“. tara and i go way back (almost 6 years!) and though i’m not sure if she knows it, she was one of the primary people who helped me get my creative biz off the ground. over the years, her business insight has knocked my socks off. she’s total rock star and marketing GENIUS and i’m honored to have her contribute to the roost tribe this week.

tara is the creator of kick start labs, a microbusiness community and resource library where over 200 members support each other in navigating the new economy. she’s also the founder of CoCommercial in astoria, oregon–a coworking and education space for independent works and thinkers. her work has been featured in fast company, forbes, dailyworth, design*sponge, creativeLIVE, sxsw, etsy, and the new york times bestselling book, $100 startup by chris guillebeau. just to name a few!

LIVE THE FUTURE/the show tara’s latest endeavor is one you won’t want to miss. LIVE THE FUTURE/the show is an an 8-part audio miniseries, aimed at understanding how we’ll live in the future and how that future is now. it aims to bring leads across all aspects of life together to discuss what’s already changed, what’s shifting now, and what we can expect in the future. the goal is to bring you new ideas, inspire you to make fresh changes, and open your eyes to emerging possibilities.

tara will be interviewing over 20 thought leaders and pioneers on our rapidly changing culture and what we can expect in the years to come. you can see the full guest line up and sign up to receive every episode (for free!) here.

tara elsewhere: web | twitter | instagram | facebook

so come join the roost tribe and get your learn on! don’t forget, tara’s article on “the power of positioning” will go out this friday, may 16th.

join the roost tribe! >> goinghometoroost.com

what is the roost tribe? the roost tribe is a membership that welcomes you to a family of creatives for just $5 a month. by joining, you’ll become a part of an incredibly inspirational community. members receive a welcome packet with several informational e-books covering blog growth, pitching your products, writing product descriptions, going home to roost’s creative story and a list of top industry resources. additionally, each month members receive printables, patterns, illustrations & clipart, a plant based recipe, adobe illustrator tutorial, iphone & desktop background, special guest articles on creative topics and more all delivered right to their inbox!

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making motion

April 12, 2011

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making motion

Solving complex problems requires an inquiring mind and the willingness to experiment one’s way to a fresh solution.
– Daniel Pink, Drive

are you ready to move on your creative goals, but just don’t seem to be going anywhere? between life, work, family and everything else we can all find ourselves stuck in a rut. if you’re ready to pursue your dreams but just need that little extra push, this e-book is for you. making motion: 7 steps for doing more with your creative life by tara gentile is a short, power packed book to help you get the ball rolling on your dreams and aspirations. it’s the same strategy that tara has used in creating her own empire, and she shows you how to build a successful business while maintaining balance with your hobbies and interests at the same time. get started the right way by heading on over to scoutie girl to learn more!

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the art of action

February 23, 2011

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do you have a dream? i know you do. we all do. i have some so big that i’ve never even shared them with you. dreams can be scary, right? what if i can’t do it? what will people think? how do i even get started?

that’s where the art of action comes in.

if you’ve followed tara gentile and scoutie girl for very long, you know she’s a master of action. she takes her dreams and turns them into realities. quickly!

the art of action
after reading so many of your stories from the do what you love giveaway, i can tell so many of us are struggling to get started on our big dreams. you’ve been laid off from work, don’t like your job, or are just too tired from it when you get home to even think about your dreams.

there’s an art to action, and a way to accomplish your goals, one step at a time. that’s exactly what tara’s goals are for the art of action. it’s an e-course where you’ll learn step by step how to act on you big dreams and goals in life, and put them into action.

“Your big dream is your art. Your idea, a brushstroke on canvas. Together, we will set up your easel, get out your paints, ready your brushes, and begin.” – Tara Gentile

the art of action
it’s all about execution. the art of action will help you put what you learn into practice. it will help you define your goals, finalize your concepts, and move forward.

it will help bring your dreams into reality.

the art of action tara gentile visit the art of action to learn more, get inspired and register today. spots are limited!

i’ll see you in class!

xo, bonnie

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hello, friends! are you wanting to start a blog soon? have big intentions for the one you already have? whether you’re a newbie to the blogosphere or a seasoned pro, tara gentile’s blogging your passion e-books are here to help!

52 MORE weeks of blogging your passion

tara is the editor of scoutie girl blog (a must read if you don’t already) and is celebrating the one year anniversary of the release of her first e-book, 52 weeks of blogging with passion! can you believe it’s been a year?! 9 months later she released the sequel, 52 MORE weeks of blogging your passion, and as i’ve discussed both of these helpful e-zines before (here and here) i highly recommend them. tara is a motivator unlike any other i’ve met, and in each of her books she supplies you with 12 fresh intentions and 52 incredible writing prompts to keep you blogging year in and year out.

52 weeks of blogging with passion concentrates on giving you permission to blog about yourself and your business in an interesting way to your readers. it helps you beat writer’s block and gives you prompt after prompt to help keep you writing all year long.

52 MORE weeks of blogging with passion is all about blogging with intention. it focuses on helping you reach your goals and create a community. it teaches you how to engage your readers and keep them interested.

blogging your passion

that’s right! get 40% either 52 weeks of blogging with passion or 52 MORE weeks of blogging with passion by using the coupon code ‘ANNIVERSARY’ at checkout. but only until tonight! sale ends wednesday, december 22 at 11:59pm EST.

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We don’t know where our ideas come from – but we know they don’t come from our laptops.
John Cleese

When my husband quit his job at the end of August, I had a misguided belief that I would be able to concentrate full-time on creating the business I dared to dream about. I would write prolifically, connect with power brokers, advocate for a movement towards creative living & mindful spending, and generally do great things with my time & energy because I could concentrate.

But concentration isn’t very good for creativity.

If you‚ are racing around all day, ticking things off a list, looking at your watch, making phone calls and generally just keeping all the balls in the air, you are not going to have any creative ideas.
— John Cleese

Concentration – even focused, productive work – doesn’t push us, it doesn’t make us more confident, it doesn’t stretch our ideas and play with our minds. It kind of shuts us down.

Last week, I had a bit of a breakthrough: I will not be creative & influential & wealthy & prolific sitting in front of my laptop for 12 hours a day.

Creativity requires a kind of “oasis” as Mr. Cleese puts it.

My creative oasis is an evening walk. Immediately after Lola goes to bed, I download the latest Fresh Air podcast, don a pair of shoes fit for a 20 minute walk, and exit through the front door. My iPhone connects me to a greater world as my feet connect with the uneven sidewalks.

When I come home, I don’t reach for my laptop again. I reach for a stack of Moleskines that hold rough drafts and notes. I might draft 3 posts from ideas that struck me during my walk. I’ll finish them off in the morning when my mind is again fresh. Or they may just sit and wait for when they’re needed.

We spend so much time wishing & hoping for more time, more concentration, a more conscious approach to what we want to create. But I’m with John Cleese, part of my work – in fact, the part that creates the most meaningful results – requires shutting down, creating space, freeing yourself from the demands productivity. It requires sleep. It requires selfcare.

These are the things I absolutely must prioritize to be as creative as possible (read: successful & satisfied).

Bold creativity – the kind that great ideas come from – requires work that doesn’t feel so much like work: the acceptance that beautiful things come from a place that we can’t control.

If I want to truly increase my influence & output, it’s time to honor my creativity oasis. I hope you will too.


Tara Gentile empowers you to live more creatively and challenges you to change the world with your money on Scoutie Girl. Take her free 8-part mini course of creating more action in your life.

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my dear friend and blogging genius, tara gentile of scoutie girl is at it again!  Do you remember her first book?  Well buckle up, as the sequel, 52 MORE weeks of blogging your passion, will get you blogging with intention in no time!

sometimes i blog with intention, whereas other times i have to admit that i get lost in blogland and lose my aim.  in 52 MORE weeks of blogging your passion, tara answers questions on how to engage your readers more thoroughly as she teaches you to inspire, lead and provide true value to them.  you’ll be setting goals, reaching them and creating a connected community through your blog in no time!

52 More weeks of blogging your passion

{blogs & tea by jen ramos}

tara is a true motivator and has a special knack for getting your bloggie bum into gear. her new book will guide you through 12 months of 12 intentions and 52 fresh writing ideas.  if you’re ready to step your blog up to the next level, this book was made for you!  

52 MORE weeks of blogging your passion is now available for preorder.  buy it today at a special discounted rate and take advantage of tara’s invitation to attend an exclusive webinar with her where you can ask questions, meet other bloggers, and learn a lot! you’ll receive the first 3 chapters at time of purchase (14 writing prompts) and receive the full ebook on september 22.  tara has done everything from help me get started blogging (many moons ago) to setting up my own e-course and e-book.  she is genuine, brilliant and so eager to help- and from my own first hand experience, i highly recommend her work to you. get started by clicking here!

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