Author Archives: Dyana Valentine

Grow with grace

Just because you are good at something does not mean you have any business doing it. If the old outfit doesn’t fit the new, taller, in-demand you, ditch it and go for a sequined suit version of your biz.

Been There, Seen That Goal

"I've been there and seen all the tips on goal setting and new year's resolutions around business planning. Honestly, it feels like kicking a bag of laundry uphill. I need a fresh perspective on stuff (my stuff) that feels stagnant and old. Can you help?"

Do you have a “Plan B?”

This week’s question is, “I’m about to launch a huge project and I wonder if I should have a Plan B in place before I start?” Plan B from Dyana Valentine on Vimeo. I’m a fan of Plan Bs in the following circumstances: If there are more variables than Plan A covers; When a...

End of Year Traditions

I realized as the holidays/new year approached that my anxiety started to creep up. ACK! went my brain. What are my 2011 goals? What has 2010 been all about? What remained undone? What's getting rolled over and what projects need.to.die? You might be getting tight in the chest just reading about my spin--breathe deeply...

Year-end pause with Dyana Valentine and Jodi Womack

A lot of us get into a bit of a frenzy at this time of year--we (meaning I) feel pressure to look back and analyze last year then create a plan, strategy or make a commitment for next year. What would it be like if we just paused, really paused and celebrated the opportunity...

Thanks-getting

While co-working this week, Beth Goldfarb, from Cause Farm Creative, asked me, “How do you ask for a testimonial? Do you simply ask, ‘Can I have a testimonial?’ or do you qualify it and customize the question to get a useful response? Can you tell I have an opinion on this? Beth and I...