Fabulous! You're in the right place!
What you'll find inside:
• A simple, step-by-step plan to help you clear clutter without forcing you to get rid of all your worldly possessions.
• Steps are broken down into easy 5-15 minutes chunks to fit into even the busiest schedules.
• Find your personal "sweet spot" between too cluttered and too tidy to maintain.
• Advice, guidance, motivation, and a dose of sass to keep you going through the entire process!
“This is a great resource to turn dread into fun! Our home is not bad on the surface, but this is really helping to let go of negative thinking. It’s a helpful tool for couples. I don’t know how my husband and I would start otherwise. So yea for that!”
— L.C., Dallas, TX
Would you rather not have to burn all of your worldly good in a sacrificial fire to the Organizing Gods (dance optional) just to have an organized home?
When I first started my professional organizing business, I noticed something pretty significant:
The popular organizing rules don’t always work very well.
Sometimes, they can even make the situation worse. (Insert dramatic music here.)
Through my years of working with clients, I honed a simple way to help clear clutter and create an organized home.
Even if you have oodles of clutter. Even if you've never been organized before.
From Hot Mess to Hot Damn! outlines the simple, straightforward process that's helped hundreds from the casually cluttered to haphazardly hoarded let go of the clutter and create an organized home.
This step-by-step process will walk you through clearing clutter without it becoming to chaotic or overwhelming. Then you'll organize your space in a way that works best for your particular needs.
When you're finished, your home will flow with ease.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
• The only ground rules you'll ever need to create and maintain a clutter-free and organized home.
• The organizing rules you should break.
• The specific process to clear clutter in such a way that you'll always see progress and stay motivated.
• The parts of clutter clearing process that will suck - because forewarned is forearmed.
• Questions to help you determine what stays and what goes.
• Success tips to help you maintain your hard work for life!
Plus, you'll find links to bonus downloads that will help along the way.
THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU IF:
• You're ready to discover your personal organizing style.
• You're ready to let go of what is no longer serving you. (Not everything...just what you no longer truly need.)
• The popular organizing methods didn't work for you.
• You feel like a lot of organizing advice and books are too judgmental or "preachy." I do too which is why I wrote this book!
(NOTE: if you're looking for hard-core minimalism this isn't the book for you, but I appreciate you giving this a look!)
“Melinda is a tremendous help. The advice she’s given me is invaluable, and she makes everything so clear.”
— K.H., New York City, NY
From Hot Mess to Hot Damn! will help you find the sweet spot between "get rid of it all!" and "I give up!"
Whether you're tackling only the "spare room of doom" or an entire home filled with clutter up to your eyeballs, From Hot Mess to Hot Damn! will guide and motivate you every step of the way. In the end, you'll have created a home that you love and reflects your personal organizing style.
TURN YOUR HOT MESS INTO A "HOT DAMN!" NO SACRIFICIAL FIRES NEEDED.
Ready to tame your hot mess once and for all? Buy From Hot Mess to Hot Damn! today!
Of course you are!
INSIDE YOU'LL LEARN:
· * How clothing sizing was created. Spoiler alert: this is why you should ignore sizes altogether.
· * The checklist to help you determine which clothes stay and which clothes sashay away.
· * A step-by-step plan on how to clear out the wrong clothes with minimum chaos.
· * How to create an organized closet so you can enjoy getting dressed each morning.
“I just LOVE my closet!!! Now I like to hang out in here and drink wine while I stare at it; it’s so pretty! ”
— K.K., Fort Worth, TX
Helping clients create a fabulously organized closet is something that's been near and dear to my heart from the very beginning of my business.
What we wear and how we feel we look has such an effect on our energy and attitude.
Think about how you feel when you put on something that makes you look good. You stand a little taller. Beam a little brighter. The day often goes well.
The opposite unfortunately has as true of an effect. Have you ever said, "I'm having a fat day," hate everything you try on, settle on something you feel less-than-splendid in, and subsequently have a crap-ass day?
Sucks doesn't it?
Imagine walking into your closet and knowing that everything fits, is flattering, and makes you feel fabulous.
How much nicer will your days be when your morning runs a little smoother because you weren't searching for your favorite top?
How much more fun will clothes shopping be because you know what you have in your closet and what you need?
Feels fantastic, doesn't it?
"KICK-ASS CLOSETS" IS A SIMPLE, 7-STEP GUIDE TO TRANSFORMING YOUR CLOSET FROM CHAOS TO A CRAVE-WORTHY SPACE YOU'LL LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING DRESSED IN.
WHO THIS IS FOR:
Anyone who is ready to shed the clothing that no longer fits their current body/lifestyle and create an organized closet that they'll enjoy getting ready in every day.
WHO THIS IS NOT FOR:
Those looking for specific fashion advice. While I'll talk a little bit about fashion staples, certain fashion industry practices that are less-than-splendid, how you'll look and feel better in clothes that properly fit, and accepting who your life and body in its current state, the mission of this e-book is to help you clear out the clutter and organize your closet.
ARE YOU READY TO:
· * END THE PSYCHOLOGICAL TORTURE
· * CLEAR OUT THE THE CLOTHES THAT DON'T MAKE YOU FEEL YOUR BEST, AND
· * CREATE A CLOSET YOU LOVE?
Buy "Kick-Ass Closets" today!
Forget everything you think you know about the odds of “making it” in the music industry. Today, odds mean nothing and success is not about lucky breaks. It’s about conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising and simply working harder and being smarter than everyone else. We are living in the midst of an industry renaissance, one that has left the record companies desperately struggling to maintain their prominence, as a subculture of dedicated, DIY (do-it-yourself) musicians have taken over. These days talent is a given and success has to be earned.
In 2008, Ari Herstand boldly turned in his green Starbucks apron to his manager, determined to make a living off his craft as a singer/songwriter. Almost a decade later, he has become a founding member of the new DIY movement and a self-sustaining musician, all without the help of a major label. Now, drawing from years of experience, Herstand has written the definitive guide for other like-minded artists, the ones who want to forge their own path and not follow the traditional markers of success, like record sales, hits on the radio or the amount of your label advance. Incredibly comprehensive and brutally honest throughout, How to Make It in the New Music Business covers every facet of the "new" business, including how to:Build a grass-roots fan base—and understand the modern fan Book a profitable tour, and tips for playing live, such as opening vs. headlining etiquette, and putting on a memorable show Become popular on YouTube, Spotify and SoundCloud Get songs placed in film and television Earn royalties you didn’t know existed and reach your crowdfunding goals
Musicians will not only be introduced to all the tools available today but will be shown how to effectively leverage them to actually make money. More important, they will develop the mindset to be aware of new advancements both online and in the real world and always stay in tune with a constantly evolving landscape.
There has never been a better time to be an independent musician. Today, fans can communicate with their idols by simply picking up their phones, artists are able to produce studio-worthy content from their basement and albums are funded not by "record men" but by generous, engaged supporters. As result, How to Make It in the New Music Business is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.
There’s a reason today’s ubiquitous pop hits are so hard to ignore—they’re designed that way. The Song Machine goes behind the scenes to offer an insider’s look at the global hit factories manufacturing the songs that have everyone hooked. Full of vivid, unexpected characters—alongside industry heavy-hitters like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Max Martin, and Ester Dean—this fascinating journey into the strange world of pop music reveals how a new approach to crafting smash hits is transforming marketing, technology, and even listeners’ brains. You’ll never think about music the same way again.
A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Music Business is written for every musician who needs to learn the business of music, as well as for all businesspeople entering the music industry. Author Michael Miller covers all the key business topics and reveals the wealth of job opportunities in the music industry from a business perspective.
?Covers finding an agent, negotiating contracts, publishing songs, collecting royalties, and promotion strategies
?Also covers such nonmusician industry careers as artist management, concert promotion, music production, and radio
?Features essential information on the new frontiers of electronic and online music
While many books have been written on the business-to-business aspect of film promotion, Marich’s volume is one of the few that focuses on the techniques used to sell motion pictures to those in a position to truly make or break a film—the public. A highly navigable handbook that breaks down a complicated process into manageable strategies in an easy-to-read style, Marketing to Moviegoers is a must for all professionals and students in today’s rapidly evolving film industry.
The Internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratizing force, a place where everyone can be heard and all can participate equally. But how true is this claim? In a seminal dismantling of techno-utopian visions, The People's Platform argues that for all that we "tweet" and "like" and "share," the Internet in fact reflects and amplifies real-world inequities at least as much as it ameliorates them. Online, just as off-line, attention and influence largely accrue to those who already have plenty of both.
What we have seen so far, Astra Taylor says, has been not a revolution but a rearrangement. Although Silicon Valley tycoons have eclipsed Hollywood moguls, a handful of giants like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook remain the gatekeepers. And the worst habits of the old media model—the pressure to seek easy celebrity, to be quick and sensational above all—have proliferated on the web, where "aggregating" the work of others is the surest way to attract eyeballs and ad revenue. When culture is "free," creative work has diminishing value and advertising fuels the system. The new order looks suspiciously like the old one.
We can do better, Taylor insists. The online world does offer a unique opportunity, but a democratic culture that supports diverse voices and work of lasting value will not spring up from technology alone. If we want the Internet to truly be a people's platform, we will have to make it so.
The Reel Truth details the pitfalls, snares, and roadblocks that aspiring filmmakers encounter. Reed Martin interviewed more than one hundred luminaries from the independent film world to discuss the near misses that almost derailed their first and second films and identify the close shaves that could have cut their careers short. Other books may tell you the best way to make your independent film or online short, but no other book describes so candidly how to spot and avoid such issues and obstacles as equipment problems, shooting-day snafus, postproduction myths, theatrical distribution deal breakers, and dozens of other commonly made missteps, including the top fifty mistakes every filmmaker makes.
From personal experience and his years as a freelance reporter covering independent film for USA Today and Filmmaker magazine, Martin uncovers the truth about the risks and potential rewards that go with chasing celluloid glory. Whether you're writing a screenplay, looking for financing, about to start shooting, or thinking about investing time and money (or someone else's money) in an independent film, The Reel Truth is a must-read.
Donna Walker-Kuhne is the president of Walker International Communications Group. From 1993 to 2002, she served as the marketing director for the Public Theater in New York, where she originated a range of audience-development activities for children, students and adults throughout New York City. Ms. Walker-Kuhne is an Adjunct Professor in marketing the arts at Fordham University, Brooklyn College and New York University. She was formerly marketing director for Dance Theatre of Harlem. Ms. Walker-Kuhne has given numerous workshops and presentations for arts groups throughout the U.S., including the Arts and Business Council, League of American Theaters and Producers, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for Arts to name a few. She has been nominated for the Ford Foundation’s 2001 Leadership for a Changing World Fellowship.
Drawing on extensive research and reporting, Heidi Waleson, one of the foremost American opera critics, recounts the history of this scrappy company and reveals how, from the beginning, it precariously balanced an ambitious artistic program on fragile financial supports. Waleson also looks forward and considers some better-managed, more visionary opera companies that have taken City Opera’s lessons to heart.
Above all, Mad Scenes and Exit Arias is a story of money, ego, changes in institutional identity, competing forces of populism and elitism, and the ongoing debate about the role of the arts in society. It serves as a detailed case study not only for an American arts organization, but also for the sustainability and management of nonprofit organizations across the country.
Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations is the comprehensive, practical guide to building and sustaining a more effective organization. Solid strategy is now more important than ever, and this book provides a clear framework for designing and implementing an effective and efficient planning process. From identifying stakeholders and clarifying a shared vision, to implementing plans and revising strategies, the discussion covers all aspects of the process to help you keep your organization united and on track into the future. The field's leading authority shares insight, advice, helpful tools, and specific techniques, alongside a widely used and well-regarded approach to real-world planning. This new fifth edition includes new case studies and examples along with up-to-date resources and references, and new multimedia-related content.
Innovation and creativity produce great ideas, but these ideas must be collected and organized into an actionable plan supported by a coalition of support to make your organization great. This book provides expert guidance and perspective to help you bring everything together into a workable organizational strategy.Discover an effective approach to the strategic planning process Identify issues, establish a vision, clarify mandates, and implement plans Manage the process with continual learning and revising Link unique assets and abilities to better accomplish the central mission
Public and nonprofit leaders are forever striving to do more with less, and great strategic planning can help you build efficiency and effectiveness into your organization's everyday operations. Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations provides the framework and tools you need to start planning for tomorrow today.
This book guides readers though the step-by-step processes of technical direction and the responsibilities of the TD in the mounting of a theatrical production. Leadership, management, relationship building, personal responsibility, and problem solving are addressed, demonstrating not only how to become a more efficient and effective TD, but also how to be a collaborative member of a production team that artists will seek to work with again and again. The book also addresses scene shop design, facility repair and maintenance, and finishes with a brief overview of other areas of technical theatre that help round out the far reaching skill set of a successful TD.
This book is perfect for university courses in Stagecraft and Technical Direction and for the aspiring Technical Director.
This second volume presents a cross-section of the most diverse and dynamic stage directors defining today’s American theater, in conversation with director/producer Jason Loewith. A follow-up to the immensely popular first volume, which has sold over eighteen thousand copies, much has changed in the twenty years since The Director’s Voice debuted. “The nonprofit model has been turned on its head,” Loewith notes. “Institution-building is out for these directors; creating a distinctive voice from a multiplicity of influences is in.” Together, these directors sketch a compelling portrait of the art form in the new century.
Interviews include: Anne Bogart, Mark Brokaw, Peter Brosius, Ping Chong, David Esbjornson, Oskar Eustis, Frank Galati, Michael Kahn, Moisés Kaufman, James Lapine, Elizabeth LeCompte, Emily Mann, Michael Mayer, Marion McClinton, Bill Rauch, Bartlett Sher, Julie Taymor, Theatre de la Jeune Lune (Barbra Berlovitz, Steven Epps, Vincent Gracieux, Robert Rosen, and Dominique Serrand), George C. Wolfe, and Mary Zimmerman.
Jason Loewith is a producer, director, and writer. He has served since 2002 as artistic director of Chicago’s Next Theatre Company, where he conceived, co-wrote, and produced Adding Machine: A Musical, which had an award-winning run off-Broadway.
An essential reference guide for film professionals on every side of film financing, 43 Ways answers the question that every filmmaker and producer ultimately faces, the issue that can make or break any venture into the film industry: How do I finance my feature film? The third edition includes updated information and coverage of new options for financing.
In his clear and concise style and with expertise amassed over his nearly twenty years of experience in the film finance industry, Cones breaks financing options down into six main areas: gifts and grants, investor financing, domestic government subsidies and tax incentive programs, lender financing, international finance options, and studio or industry financing. Beginning with the forms of financing most likely to be accessible to independent feature film producers, Cones proceeds to other forms that become increasingly available as the producer’s career matures.
As an objective adviser, Cones provides specific, concise information regarding the many possible financing strategies and lists the distinct pros and cons of each strategy. This guide covers the options for film financing in rich detail so that even first-time producers and filmmakers will be able to make educated and informed decisions about the best approaches to financing their films. An extensive bibliography contains additional information about each form of film finance. Cones also counters much of the bad advice being provided by pseudoprofessional film finance consultants and points out scams that may separate unwary film producers from their money.
Although the book focuses on financing feature films, much of its information is relevant to the financing of other kinds of projects, such as short films, documentaries, videos, and multimedia and theatrical endeavors. Anyone considering making or investing in a feature film will be well served by this practical and helpful guide.
Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraisingprovides a concise introduction to the latest research in the nonprofit marketing and fundraising field, reviews current controversies, outlines the major theories and models of fundraising, and presents suggestions for future research. The text guides the reader through the myriad of research undertaken on nonprofit marketing and fundraising, summarises important findings and key thinking on fundraising strategies and processes, offers conceptual insights into emerging themes and emphasises recent advancements in digital fundraising.
Chapters within the book cover, inter alia:
criticisms of nonprofit fundraising and the research literature that has responded to attacks;
issues connected with the questions ‘why people donate’ and ‘what characteristics describe the "giving type"’?
‘theories of giving’ and of donor retention, including foundational research relating to nonprofit relationship marketing;
charity advertising (including criticisms of its use) and the branding of nonprofit organisations.
This shortform book provides a useful overview for advanced students and scholars moving into the field.