• Growth is hard Soulful Marketing
    AI - ChatGPT,  Attitude,  Challenges,  Coaching,  Entrepreneurs,  Mindset,  Motivation

    Growth is Hard & Kind of Sucks Until it Doesn’t

    This Week’s Highlights: Core Article:   Growth is Hard: How To Live Into The Challenging Questions Cool Stuff: If you’re a research geek like me – check out the latest in Consumer Buying Trends. AI Info & Resources: What is an AI hallucination? And should we stop them? Growth is Hard: How To Live Into The Challenging Questions In this week’s eNewsletter, I want to delve into some mindset exploration with one of my top 10 all-time favorite quotes that was given to me by a dear friend when I was going through some challenging times in my life:“Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and try to…

  • Soulful Marketing
    AI - ChatGPT,  Challenges,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing

    From Waterloo to Worldwide: ABBA-Inspired Content Strategies :-)

    This Week’s Highlights: Core Article: From Waterloo to Worldwide: ABBA-Inspired Content Strategies 🙂 Cool Stuff: What in the world is Barkatechture? (You gotta see it!) AI Info & Resources: See How Hellman’s Mayonnaise is using AI – it may get you to nod and think, “ahhhh, interesting…” From Waterloo to Worldwide: ABBA-Inspired Content Strategies 🙂 I’m baaaack from a pretty amazing adventure, and oh, what an adventure it was… yet, that’s not why you here, to listen to me extol my vacation adventures… (If you are interested, check out my FB posts.)  So you’re here – yay – and I want to share some fascinating insights from my journey at…

  • Shannonmcc.com
    AI - ChatGPT,  Challenges,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing

    Lessons From A Potential TikTok Ban In The U.S.

    This Week’s Highlights: Core Article: Lessons From A Potential TikTok Ban In The U.S. Cool Stuff: Does the UK Really Have More Redwoods Than California? AI Info & Resources: Getting AI to Sound Human… Lessons From A Potential TikTok Ban In The U.S. The possible ban of TikTok in the U.S. has been at the top of the news lately. The funny thing is that a colleague was just coaching me on how to use the platform and gave me some interesting templates. I even created my profile. Right after that, this potential platform ban was in the news, so I halted my plans. I was already a bit uncomfortable being on TikTok…

  • Ripple Affect from Soulful Marketing
    AI - ChatGPT,  Attitude,  Clients & Customers,  Coaching,  Communication,  copywriting,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing

    The Ripple Affect

    Have you ever had a seemingly small interaction that simply left an impact on you? A few weeks ago, at the United Club in the San Francisco airport, I ran into the chef who creates the recipes for the club’s food.  Despite being in a hurry, I took a moment to share with him how much I liked their new breakfast spread of cold-soaked oatmeal with fresh fruit and other healthier alternatives. His face lit up, and we had this wonderful connection over a shared love of cold-soaked oatmeal. Then he shared his favorite cold oatmeal recipes (if I wanted to try them at home) and how he likes to…

  • Different Kind of Gratefulness Journey
    AI - ChatGPT,  Attitude,  Challenges,  Entrepreneurs,  Mindset

    Let’s embark on a different kind of gratefulness journey…

    This Week’s Highlights: Core Article on Mindset: Embarking on a Different Kind of Gratefulness Journey Cool Stuff: The One Question Bill Gates Would Ask A Time Traveler More Cool Stuff: The 10 Most Valuable Brands – Fascinating to see the shift from tangible companies to intangible… AI Info & Resources: Are you a cat person? Good news, they’re still smarter than AI 🙂 Embarking on a Different Kind of Gratefulness Journey You’ve heard me talk about gratefulness before and how important it is to cultivate on your entrepreneurial journey… And today, we’re going down a different path to gratefulness. I’ve just spent the last 52 days doing a most amazing exercise that’s shifted my…

  • Mission Value Driven Projects
    AI - ChatGPT,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing,  Product Launches,  Taking risks

    It’s time to team up – Are you ready?

    Before You Dive In – Some Highlights For You: Core Article: Teaming Up – Go Nike & Dove! Cool Stuff: Happy Leap Year – Feb 29 only comes around every three years. Here’s why… More Cool Stuff: Along with an oldy but goody—Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone in 2007 (It’s the original video. Kinda of cool. In a back-to-the-future kind of way!) AI Info & Resources: You asked for it — More Prompts and advanced ways to use AI It’s Time to Team Up – Are You Ready? Back in December, Nike and Dove teamed up to launch the “Body Sport Confident” program. Its mission is to support girl’s confidence in sports. What…

  • Soulful marketing
    AI - ChatGPT,  Clients & Customers,  Communication,  copywriting,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing

    In a world of algorithms, hashtags, and followers…

    So many things have been swirling through my head since I got back from our trip to Jackson, WY.  Being away and realizing my age (as referenced after our snowmobile tour when I was so tired afterward that Alice and I barely made it through my birthday dinner!) has stirred a lot up from my past and things I’d forgotten…  After I got home, I spent the holiday weekend going through some of my old writing and photos in hopes of inspiring me to organize. What I found interesting was how many quotes I had collected over the years. And this was before personal computers, so I either wrote them…

  • soulful marketing decisions
    AI - ChatGPT,  Challenges,  Entrepreneurs

    Tools, Trees, and Guides, oh my!

    This week is just a simple email – as Alice and I are away for my birthday in the snow-covered landscape of The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone.  Last week, as we were preparing for our trip, we had a big, bittersweet decision to make. Honestly, when are big decisions ever easy? So much to consider, plan, and decide. (Thanks to my wonderful friend and colleague Kim DeYoung, whose book, The Book of Choice, and her course helped immensely.) When we moved to our home on the hill, close to the mountains, we fell in love with the 3 redwood trees in our front yard. Growing up in Louisiana, it’s a tree…

  • Crushing on my AI
    AI - ChatGPT,  copywriting,  Entrepreneurs,  Implementation,  Marketing

    I think I have a crush on my AI… Ummm

    Ok, so…. first off – it’s not what you think… It’s more of a first-grade crush, you know, when you met your first friend, and they were incredibly kind to you. Maybe they even shared their snack or played jump rope or hopscotch with you on the playground…(yeah, I’m that old 😉 Who knows what kids are playing on the playground these days…. Ahhhh, and I digress… Back to my crush… Here’s what happened: I have been using ChatGPT for several months now. And I ended up paying the $20 a month, and I have to say, it is well worth it. So, if you’re not following what’s happening in…