C.C. Chapman: Living an Amazing Life
“Normal is a really boring way to live your life.”
Rules are like rubber bands. Bend ‘em!
Be a good Friend (with a capital F) not just a friend!
Seagulls just fly into your life, crap on you, and fly away! Ignore the seagulls! Refuse to let them get you down!
Feeding Alka Seltzer to seagulls makes them blow up! ”Boys just know this stuff!”
Don’t let people swoop in and poop on you.
“Are you shaking your tail feathers over there? That was cute!”
@cc_chapman ONLY @BlissDom (He also heard my little twitter bird chirping and looked around to see who was tweeting. I turned it WAY down!)
Beer is social. Coffee is quiet chat with a close friend.
Life is too short for bad wine!
“Wine collectors ARE stupid. Life is too short.” DRINK that wine! Live your life NOW!
“Make sure you drink that wine. Take time for those in your life”
Give back to the world around you! =)
“Part of living an amazing life is giving back. Always give back.”
Play in the rain! Jump in the puddles! Have fun!!!!
Are you passionate enough to work your butt off to make your dreams happen?
“I’m a guy! We don’t have guilt!”
@cc_chapman This guy is a HOOT!
There has to be humor, intimacy, and (brutal) honesty to make a marriage work!!
Jeff Goins: When Good Writing Isn’t Good Enough
Going to have to admit that I was busy being captivated by CC Chapman’s workshop while Jeff was speaking in another room but several great tweets came out of there and I grabbed them! =)
You can be known for being known, without ever contributing anything of value.
Do you want to be famous, or do you want to be successful? They’re not the same thing.
Most communicators think that fame and success are the same thing, and they’re not.
Decide what you want to be remembered for, just one thing. Be specific and choose your legacy.
“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.”—Flannery O’Connor
I write for an audience of one: I write for me. If nobody else approves, I feel like I’ve honored my craft.
If you are sharing your heart and it resonates and feels deeply personal to you, it’s resonating w/ others too.
“It’s hard to build your craft in front of an audience.”
Find someone (honest) who can tell you (1) I don’t get it; (2) You are saying NOTHING or (3) people are lying to you.
I am afraid to_____. the reality is you don’t have control of the outcome, but you can choose not to be afraid
New to writing??? This might help.
Your readers don’t stay because of your genre. They stay because of your voice.
Inertia: it’s harder to get it going than to maintain the momentum.
And we’re back to where we started. The closing keynote was by Jon Acuff
“Honesty is the most powerful resource in blogging. Not talent. There’s a wealth of that.”
It’s no longer about when you were born. It’s about when you’ve decided to live!
HOPE is the currency that this generation cares about!
You cannot skip learning and editing on your way to mastering!
Don’t become an anti-mentor where people look at your life and want to do the opposite
The starting line is the ONLY line you control!
Begin with the end in MIND … not in stone!
READY is a myth! Nobody is ever truly ready!
Learn. Edit. Master. Harvest. Guide. You don’t get to skip steps!
Always start before you’re ready!
You can’t steer your boat from the shore!
You have permission to be HORRIBLE! Begin at horrible and build!
Never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.
Try a lot of different things during learning!
The question is not what are you best at. WHAT GIVES YOU THE MOST JOY?
Give yourself some GRACE and recognize you are in SEASONS. THIS isn’t FOREVER.
Fear is a liar! Fear only gets loud when you do things that matter!!!!
Enough is a slippery word … the line moves!
“What gives you the most joy? Figure out what you are called to do… Give yourself grace.”
When you refuse to hide your scars, you become a lighthouse for someone else.
Fear is schizophrenic
Refute the voices of fear by speaking truth!
Share your voices with others! Fear hates community!
“Share before you fix: Write your voices down. Refute your voices with truth. Then share your voices with others.”
I need a mirror friend. Someone who loves me enough to reflect truth back to me!
Share your fears with others. Fear fears community. Tries to isolate you and put you on an island.
To punch fear in the face:
- Write it down.
- Refute it (don’t argue it, refute.)
- Share it. Fear hates community.
Regret wants you to give your present to your past so you don’t have a future.
“There are enough jerk blogs on the Internet already, right?”
The secret to success is hard work. Quit looking for short cuts. (This was actually credited to Scott Stratten but it landed in the midst of these tweets and it fits.)
1 Insult + 1,000 Compliments = 1 Insult. Why do we do this? Let the haters go
JOY is contagious! =)
World change always starts with life change.
Want to dominate
@instagram? Tilt the camera!
You used to believe you were awesome! We all did!
The UNSTUCK are UNSTOPPABLE!
Never forget what it is to be led/guided! No one likes a person with huge ego who thinks they’re done learning.
And there you have them. My notes from BlissDom. It was an experience that I will never forget and one that I hope to repeat, even better, next year!