I love helping others. I love giving people ideas on how to be creative with their branding message or their business until one day, a person very dear to my heart told me to stop giving away ideas for free. That people need to pay me for everything I come up with. That I’m short-changing myself and doing myself a disservice by freely advising or sharing ideas.

It dawned on me that maybe that person was right? What was I thinking wasting ideas on people who aren’t paying me my worth! So I became fearful with sharing free advice or tips.

Until I came across Maya Angelou’s quote (below). It helped confirm what I knew deep in my gutt that I’m not the least bit worried about the ideas I share or the free advice I give others because I genuinely want to help. I realized after talking to numerous people that I never really get stumped when it comes time for thinking of ideas. My ideas flow like Niagra Falls baby! 🙂

So I stopped fearing that I will run out of ideas and most especially, I stopped fearing that people are running away with free advice because guess what???? I also realized that people who try to run with my ideas don’t really know what to do next, so eventually they need me to execute it!

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Published by Sweeney Mae - Marketing and Events Expert

Sweeney Mae is an award-winning Marketing Professional who has organized thousands of events and has collaborated with hundreds of organizations in the last 10 years of her career. She has worked with some of the great movers and shakers in the industry: Bill Walsh, America's Business Expert; Jarvee Hutcherson, Founder of Multicultural Motion Pictures Association; Max Amini, Actor and Comedian; Apl de Ap with the Black Eyed Peas and many more! Some of the organizations she's worked with includes: The American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, NBA All Stars and more! She's passionate about helping start ups and small business owners in improving their marketing skills and strategy.

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