Present Your Fees With Confidence (a poem)

Present your fees with confidence
There’s no need to be shy
A track record of value is a
Great reason to buy

Don’t think it’s either/ or
Helping out or getting paid
Money’s just a system
A consented form of trade

I know that aiming high in price can
Sometimes make us nervous
But undervaluing ourselves does
Clients a disservice

Not saying rip off customers
Negotiation’s fine
But still, don’t go too low in price
Don’t give away your time

Your service and/or product take a
Lot of energy
The value you provide
Should come with a great fee!
🙂

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No Failure In Formula (A Poem)

No Failure in Formula
Similac? No shame.
Don’t be embarrassed by
Enfamil’s name.

Yes, there are upsides to
Feeding from Mom.
But some of us can’t keep that
Up for too long.

No lack in lactation
Could fill up a lake
I nursed for 3 months (that was)
What I could take

We’ve heard breast is best
But is that really true?
I say that what’s best is
What works for you
(especially with two! 🏻🏻)

Determine what fits both what
Mom and babe(s) need
Bottle, breast, both are all
Great ways to feed!

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Killing Debt (a poem)

I get a thrill (from the)
Debt that we kill
Love watching that balance go down
So we up and move (when I’m)
3 weeks from due
Even when my man wasn’t in town

I get a rush (from the)
Loans that we crush
So all waking hours, I write
(How) much can I earn?
what costs can we burn?
The finish line’s far, but in sight

Might say I’m obsessed
It’s not wrong, I guess
And sure, a vacation sounds nice
But there’s something more,
A future secure
That’s worth all the sacrifice

Not one bit deprived
I’m more than alive
I don’t feel like I’m missing out (truth be)
Told, I can’t hide (that I)
Feel some smug pride (that we’ve)
Chosen to do this all-out

So what will I do
When the chase is through?
What foxes will I next hunt? (When you’ve)
Got self-control to
Smash through your goal
There’s nothing I cannot confront
😊

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Too Many Clients?

Too many clients?
You’ll shortchange them all
A tower of business built
Too high can fall

A good kind of problem
To have rich demand
And still too much market can
Get out of hand

Set back and assess
Be sure to be wise
When your work’s quality
Starts to be comprised

The long-lasting names
Expand even slow
Resist the mentality of
Just Grow! Grow! Grow!

Don’t sacrifice value
For people who pay
(If you do, your professional
Image gives way)

Say no to new business
When the load is too heavy
The dam just might break (when)
You grow b’fore you’re ready

An abundance of business
A blessing no doubt
And still take good care you don’t
Burn yourself out!
😊

 

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Reasons to Write (Poem)

Write to tell, or write to sell?
Good content does both
Captivate as you create
Boost your sales growth

Identify the purpose for the
Words you generate
To motivate, persuade, express
Inspire or educate

Don’t be hokey, sleazy sales-ey
Still have to stand out
(Make things on the “write to tell” side
If there’s any doubt)

But money makes the world go round
Sad to say it’s true
As you create, should contemplate
What can this do for you?

Still don’t neglect the artful side
Of how things ought to be
It’s possible for sales copy
To be done tastefully

And while we’re at it, think about
How you use punctuation
And for the love, don’t overkill
On crazy exclamations!!!!!!!!

Write to tell or write to sell
Pros/ cons to both the sides
It’s your pen, so think and then
It’s your choice to decide

🙂

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Falling Out Of Fashion?

“There, I just said it. I’m scared you’ll forget about me.” -John Mayer
..:
Will my books of poems just sit on the shelf?
(Will they) ever be read by anyone else?
In a world where everyone baits for clicks
There’s anxiety that my stuff just won’t stick.

Will the things that I create
Stand the test of time? (Is it)
Yet another case of
Out of sight, then out of mind?

New posts and opinions come out every day (why would)
Anyone care what I have to say?
We’re all searching for meaning, a sort of permanence
All while fighting to maintain relevance

Maybe my words won’t last
I’ll swallow that reality
But I’ll keep and collect them,
guard and protect them
Even if just for me
😀
“What bothers me most is being another unremembered casualty. We all want to be remembered.”
-The Fault In Our Stars

 

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Weary the Lord

“Weary the Lord”
-Joseph Smith Jr.

Open up to God
Tell Him all your fears
He’ll listen to it all
There’s nothing He won’t hear

Spill your insecurities
Your (quiet) desperation
Tell all your anxieties
Every (past) frustration

Pray daily, even hourly
More so, if you need
Do what fits the situation
Cry, confess, and plead

Our sins, mistakes may stain us
But of this be sure:
There’s nothing we can do
We can’t be too impure

No topic is off limits (for the)
Lord who gave you life
He’ll love and listen every hour
In the day or night

So when your heart is heavy
Fall down on your knees
Open up to God
You can experience peace
😀

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