Get Your Sassy Sprinkles Here!

Happy Spring, all! Listen, I've got some news. Three things:

1) All of my recent medical tests have come back negative and clear, except for a bunch of abdominal inflammation due to the effects of radiation. So far, my tests show that all the treatments I went through were successful! Now, all I have to do is wait patiently while my body repairs the resulting damage... To be honest, it's rough and my energy and stamina still aren't anywhere near normal but, it's a process! #igotthis

2) You might remember that last fall, I talked about making some changes to my business offerings. Those changes are in the works and they are pointing me towards focusing mainly on courage and confidence, especially with regards to overcoming major obstacles. With that in mind, I've started recording interviews with some challenge warrior friends of mine for my upcoming podcast called, Hard Candy: Even Life's Toughest Moments Can Be Sweet. Stay tuned for the launch of this inspiring podcast later this spring! (PS: I'm also working on a book with the same title...)

3) Speaking of confidence, my new free report, 50 Sassy Sprinkles for Instant Confidence, is ready and available now! I've put together 15+ pages of my best tips for boosting your confidence PLUS some bonuses! Why do I call them Sassy Sprinkles?? Well, if you've worked with me as your choreographer on a show, you know that my fave thing to do before curtain is to pass out what I call "sassy sprinkles" -- essentially pretend magic fairy dust that I sprinkle on your head with my fingers, for extra sass onstage. I have an endless supply and now I'm gifting all of you with a hard copy of my magic! 

You can get your copy on my website at www.pamelacwills.com right now!

Catch you on the flip side!

xo Pamela C.

One of Those Days

Have you ever had one of those days when you just feel like nothing's going your way? Like nothing you're working on is working? Or like nothing will ever work out the way you want it to?

Sometimes, no matter how much we think we are practicing positivity and gratitude, those old familiar fears, doubts and worries can sneak up on us, ambush us and bonk us over the head with their yucky negativity.

How do I know this? Haha, very funny. Yeah I know this very well because yes, it sometimes even happens to me! In fact, it just happened to me yesterday. Yes, really!!

Yes, even though I just celebrated my birthday on Monday -- during which so many people made me feel so special and I was reminded again of all the amazing love in my life -- I still had a crappy day after the birthday. Maybe it was just the letdown after experiencing so much special attention on my birthday (LOL) or maybe I just let myself be overtaken by that old Bermuda Triangle of fear, doubt and worry... Either way, the results were less than stellar.

Here's the thing: 

On one hand, my life feels pretty charmed, even including the fact that I just spent six months dealing with (and BEATING!) cervical cancer. That fact is included because I feel I've been given an incredible opportunity to decide what I really want out of life AND experience an amazing amount of love and support from my community. 

On the other hand, a bunch of new stress-mongers keep knock-knocking at my door, growing louder and more insistent every day. For example:

  • Since the end of January, my health has taken a small step backwards, with weird uncomfortable digestive issues and renewed fatigue topping the list. A new battery of tests this week (abdominal CT scan included) and a follow-up PET scan in Boston top that fun list. Hoping for easily fixable results from all of the above. Cross your fingers for me please!
  • My quest for new income sources has yielded several enticing bites but nothing solid as yet. Hey, if you're looking for writing, marketing or accountability help for your business, I'm your gal (and I'm having a sale this month)! ^^ Just click on that blue link ^^ for more info!
  • The waiting game continues with other payouts like insurance and my tax return...
  • Meanwhile, next month's bills loom ahead and this weekend is Celia's final college audition, in NYC of course! 

As you can see, if I'm not careful, these little buggers can spiral out of control and become big scary monsters (kinda like they did yesterday...). Who needs that, right?? Not me!!

So, I work EVERY. DAMN. DAY. to stay in gratitude, because I know that worry won't solve a thing. In fact, it makes everything WORSE. And I know that remaining focused on the positive in my life is not just the best but the ONLY way to keep moving forward.

These are my top remedies for keeping the scary monsters at bay and staying grateful when you're having one of those crappy, icky, negative, scary days:

1) Pull out your favorite inspirational book and READ IT
Those inspirational writers know a thing or two about helping you feel better. 

2) Talk to your bestie
There is nothing like a good old fashioned chat with your best friend to help you see things more clearly and make you feel better in no time at all. (Thanks, Angel and Celia! xoxo)

3) Find as many silver linings as you can
For me, the silver lining of a dark cloud represents the most beautiful, most subtly shimmering strand of joy that can be extracted from an otherwise awful situation. Seek and you shall find it.

4) Distract and conquer
Distract yourself by doing something fun! Crank up your fave tunes and have yourself a dance party!! Color a page of your most beautiful coloring book. Pull out your old photo files (paper or digital, it doesn't matter) and reminisce about the good old days. Go bowling!! Whatever floats your boat.

5) Make a list
Think about all the many, many things you're grateful for and write that shit down. Start with the air you breathe and keep going until you can't think of a single thing anymore. If you don't keep one already, start a gratitude journal or jar or box so you can go back and look for inspo on other days like this one -- because they will come up every now and again.

6) Help someone else
Helping a friend or a pet in need can really help you focus on something else while simultaneously helping you realize that maybe you don't have it so bad, after all.

7) Get your sweat on
Yeah, that PhD in body movement really comes in handy at times like these. See #4, Dance Party.

8) Create a vision board
If you haven't done this yet, I highly recommend this incredibly fun and relaxing way to bring your goals and dreams to life, either on paper or digitally, like on Pinterest. I personally use both media! Pinterest is always at the ready on my phone, useful whenever I'm waiting in line or waiting for an appointment. And there is just something so juicy about creating a paper vision board that really gets me jazzed! So much so that I'm leading a vision board workshop next Friday night, March 2nd at Innerglow Yoga in Mashpee! Check below for details!

© 2018 Pamela C Wills, Int’l

 One of my most recent masterpieces...

One of my most recent masterpieces...

  Especially grateful for these three rock stars: my daughter Celia, my mom Celine and my dad Jim. They keep me going and have my back like nobody else. Thanks guys! I love you so much! 

Especially grateful for these three rock stars: my daughter Celia, my mom Celine and my dad Jim. They keep me going and have my back like nobody else. Thanks guys! I love you so much! 

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Have you heard?? February is my birthday month, so I've dropped all the prices in my online Emporium for the whole month! Most of the digital/audio items are on sale for just $5 each -- including my popular Fight the Fright ebook.

But the juiciest discount is on my private telephone coaching service -- only $50/hr (my top hourly rate is normally $300). That means if you book your hours with me during this month, you can book as many as you like at just $50 -- and use them all year long! 

Take a look at www.pamelacwills.com and check the offers, they're pretty sweet! Happy February!


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Hey there! I'm Ringleader Pam!

It's true that many years have seen many hats on my head, but one thread makes them all part of one unique collection: my passion for story.

More than 25 years of experience in writing and editing, public relations, sales and marketing, social media, networking, teaching, public speaking and yes, even dance and choreography fill this gal's cocktail shaker of a life -- definitely shaken, not stirred -- and give me the ability to serve up exactly what my clients need.

Whether it's written content, sales and PR/marketing help, confidence boosts, a great speech, accountability and mentoring or dance lessons for the movement shy, my glass-overflowing positivity, optimistic attitude and contagious enthusiasm for my clients' successes took many years of many tries and fails to cultivate -- a success story of my own that has thankfully won me thousands of admiring fans! Want more? Download your FREE report at www.pamelacwills.com today!

HOW is it February ALREADY??

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I can't believe it's already February, can you?? Where did January rush to?? Raise your hand if you also feel like the first month of 2018 whooshed by in a blur...

Though we were only away for about 9 days, for me the biggest part of January was the trip to NYC my daughter and I took so that she could perform at her college theatre program auditions at NYU Tisch and Juilliard. Wow, what an epic week that was! She's an incredibly confident young woman and I admire her courage and determination soso much. She slayed her performances and felt great about the work she delivered. Two more auditions to go! Then we wait... until sometime during the end of March for the offers to start rolling in!

As for me, I'm super happy to say that not only did I survive our week in the Big Apple, but I actually managed to average about 9,000 steps per day, sometimes even with luggage! Can you believe it?? Of course, this week I've been feeling incredibly exhausted -- wow, I am soooo out of shape!! -- but I managed. We took the subway pretty much everywhere, saw four or five different areas of the city, somehow received free tickets to see the NYC Ballet (Balanchine!) and just really enjoyed our time together. We are so lucky and grateful for all the help we received from family and friends to make it happen financially and logistically.

Now that we're back home, I'm catapulting back into real life! I have to admit, it's a bit daunting to view my brand new life from this juncture, where I'm standing at Point A, looking towards Point B and not entirely sure how to get from one point to the other. Sure, it's exciting to have the chance to re-imagine everything! And I've done a ton of imagining and planning and strategizing over the past months. But somehow, a solid bridge between the two points has not yet materialized... 

Has something like this ever happened to you? If so, I'd love to hear about it! You're among the first to know that I'm launching a podcast very soon, all about overcoming obstacles. It's called Hard Candy: Even Life's Toughest Moments Can Be Sweet and it's gonna be amazing!! Stay tuned...

Meanwhile, since February is my birthday month, I've decided to slash all the prices in my online Emporium for the whole month! Most of the digital/audio items are on sale for just $5 -- including my popular Fight the Fright ebook.

But the juiciest discount is on my private telephone coaching service -- only $50/hr (my top hourly rate is normally $300). That means if you book your hours with me during this month, you can book as many as you like at just $50 -- and use them all year long! 

Take a look at www.pamelacwills.com and check the offers, they're pretty sweet! Happy February my friend!

xoxo Ringleader Pam

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PS: Thankfully, I've sailed through my initial recovery phase after spending the fall fighting cervical cancer. As you know, I’ve been working hard on new ways to support Celia and myself financially going forward. These next few weeks are critical as our funds have mostly run out and my income has not yet reignited... It would help a ton if we could reach our fundraising goal to get us through this crunch time. Any help you can give would be super amazing and appreciated!! 

Click this link to donate: www.youcaring.com/pamela-wills 

Thank you so much!!

 

© 2018 Pamela C Wills, Int’l


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Hey there! I'm Ringleader Pam!

It's true that many years have seen many hats on my head, but one thread makes them all part of one unique collection: my passion for story.

More than 25 years of experience in writing and editing, public relations, sales and marketing, social media, networking, teaching, public speaking and yes, even dance and choreography fill this gal's cocktail shaker of a life -- definitely shaken, not stirred -- and give me the ability to serve up exactly what my clients need.

Whether it's written content, sales and PR/marketing help, confidence boosts, a great speech, accountability and mentoring or dance lessons for the movement shy, my glass-overflowing positivity, optimistic attitude and contagious enthusiasm for my clients' successes took many years of many tries and fails to cultivate -- a success story of my own that has thankfully won me thousands of admiring fans! Want more? Download your FREE report at www.pamelacwills.com today!

Slow to get rolling in 2018?

If you're anything like me, recovering from a big challenge has you starting off 2018 with a bit of trepidation, or maybe you're just feeling a bit slow to get rolling. Whatever your challenge was, last year really turned out to be a doozy, amiright?? Nevertheless, we made it through the holidays, hopefully had some fun and started feeling a little more energetic and optimistic.

Still though, you might be feeling kind of emotionally hungover, like the remnants of that challenge still have you wrapped up like a warm but somewhat prickly blanket. It's hard to shake off those feelings of weakness and dis-ease, all those things you went through that still cross your mind all too frequently. And shaking all that off at this time of year, in the dark of winter, might be proving extra difficult right now.

Usually, at this time of year I'm the gal who's all gung-ho, starting the year with a BANG. Usually, I've got my brand new goals posted all over my office walls/on my phone/on my social media, plus a calendar already filled with a crazyass new rehearsal schedule and buzzy networking events three times a week. Can you imagine?? Well, this year looks a LOT different. 

I mean, for the past few months, my schedule has consisted mostly of doctor visits, hospital treatments, naps, an occasional Facebook post and more sleep. Not necessarily in that order.

Of course, once I finished all my treatments for cervical cancer and got the green light on my health -- along with the AWESOME news that I officially KICKED CANCER'S ASS in 55 days! -- I slowly started to push the edges of my comfort zone here and there, both physically and mentally. I gotta tell you, it was really really hard to find a balance between doing too much and not doing enough. And the going has been very slow, testing my patience pretty much every day.

Then, there was a whole lot of holiday activity, with invitations to get out and socialize here, there and everywhere. OMG I truly missed socializing during those previous, very sleepy 55 days!! Choosing carefully and saying no to most of the holiday invites was hard, too but getting enough rest during that first month of recovery was crucial to my success.

So I chose to stay at home, keep my pjs on and rest. A LOT.

All that rest did give me the opportunity to spend a few hours journaling, which is a fave activity I don't often get a chance to do. I wrote all about my 2017 experiences, released as much emotional baggage about last year's challenges as possible and really wrapped things up for myself.

I have to say, getting that done really helped me through the emotional hangover I talked about earlier. If you haven't had the chance to reflect and regroup like this yet, I highly recommend it. No worries, you're not too late! Here are a few things to consider:

* What were some highlights from 2017 that you're most proud of, that made you happiest? Even with challenges, there are always sunny moments here and there. Take a moment to remember them, and pat yourself on the back for your accomplishments.

* What actions did you take in 2017 that were new for you, or that pushed you to grow? Growth and challenges go hand in hand, so I'm guessing you'll find at least a couple of things to think about here.

* What were your toughest challenges? Maybe you had more than just the big one, like me. In addition to the cancer thing, I also let go of a relationship, a part-time job, a client and a car in 2017! All of which were no longer in alignment with who I was or wanted to be. Hint: your challenges might be the same as what pushed your growth.

* What were your biggest lessons? Take some time to dig deep here, as there may be more gold nuggets hidden under the surface than you think. Your growth moments can give you big clues about your lessons.

* What will you release and leave completely behind you in the past? Letting go is essential to moving on. 

And finally,
* What does your IDEAL 2018 look like? It's okay to dream super big here! Is it winning the lottery? Buying a new car? Landing your dream job or client? You can't dream too big here! Go for the gold!

Once you answer these questions, you'll see what you truly want to focus on in this new year. For me, it also helps to decide on a personal theme or word for the year, one that I can apply to my life on the daily. For 2018, my word is JOY. My intention for 2018 is to find joy in everything I do, to only pursue and accept work that makes me feel joyful, to give joy to others whenever and wherever possible and to bring joy into my home surroundings. After a year like 2017, this feeling of joy is a MUST for me!!!

Take an hour to answer these questions and see if it helps you shake off that blanket of MEH. If you haven't been feeling very gung-ho, either then maybe you just need to release a little more emotional gunk. Or maybe you just need more time to rest and heal. Either way, it's okay.

If there's one thing I've learned from fighting cancer, it's that listening to my body is the best healing tool I've got. If my body says we need to sit down and rest, I'm on it. If she tells me to take a nap, I'm down. If potato chips are the only palatable food imaginable (true story, for like three weeks during chemo), then Cape Cod Potato Chips are the only things crossing these lips!

Listening and ACCEPTING these intuitive cries from my inner self was really one of the toughest lessons I faced during my challenge. I am very sure that paying attention and honoring that inner voice contributed greatly to my success. In fact, it was such a successful habit that I plan to continue listening and honoring it from now on. This intention is the cornerstone of my radical self care plan, the one I'm taking into this new year and beyond.

I hope you'll join me! May our next 360 days be filled with joy and self-love! 

xoxo Ringleader Pam

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PS: During my recovery phase, which is definitely taking the full eight weeks the doctors told me it would, I’ve been working on new ways to support Celia and myself financially in 2018 because most of my former income sources are gone... It would be awesome if we could reach our fundraising goal soon, to give me just a smidge more time to get that income thing rolling again. Any help you can give would be super helpful!! 

Click this link to donate: 
 www.youcaring.com/pamela-wills 

Thank you so much!!

© 2018 Pamela C Wills, Int’l


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Hey there! I'm Ringleader Pam!

It's true that many years have seen many hats on my head, but one thread makes them all part of one unique collection: my passion for story.

More than 25 years of experience in writing and editing, public relations, sales and marketing, social media, networking, teaching, public speaking and yes, even dance and choreography fill this gal's cocktail shaker of a life -- definitely shaken, not stirred -- and give me the ability to serve up exactly what my clients need.

Whether it's written content, sales and PR/marketing help, confidence boosts, a great speech, accountability and mentoring or dance lessons for the movement shy, my glass-overflowing positivity, optimistic attitude and contagious enthusiasm for my clients' successes took many years of many tries and fails to cultivate -- a success story of my own that has thankfully won me thousands of admiring fans! Want more? Download your FREE report at www.pamelacwills.com today!

Goodbye 2017!

This was such a tough year, amiright?? 

Not just for me, but for lots of us. It’s been a wild ride for sure. 

That’s why I’ve spent a few hours this past week planning for a highly prioritized and focused 2018. And I made a few decisions. 

First and foremost :: 
My focus for 2018 is JOY, in everything I do.

Second ::
My priorities for 2018 most definitely include finding more and better ways to help you overcome obstacles and challenges with courage and confidence. I’m even starting a podcast to help deliver that content to you.

In the new year and beyond, I hope you’ll join me in my quest for joy.

I hope you’ll join me in getting super clear on what we want - and definitely don’t want - from life.

Join me in remembering how incredibly strong, resilient and courageous we can be.

Join me in committing to practicing compassion for ourselves and others.

In committing to practicing RADICAL SELF CARE.

Join me in promising to follow our hearts and our passions more often, more fully, every day.

Join me in practicing daily gratitude for soso much that we already are lucky enough to possess.

Join me in committing to always be learning, always be growing, never allowing ourselves to get stuck and fossilize.

Join me in moving our lives forward in the most positive ways we can right now, with what we’ve got right now.

Every. Damn. Day!

Let’s do this.

Look out 2018, here we come!!

xo Ringleader Pam

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If you haven’t had a chance to donate to our fund yet, it’s not too late - please consider helping us reach our goal -- every dollar counts! Here's the link to our page: www.youcaring.com/pamela-wills 

Thank you!!

© 2017 Pamela C Wills, Int’l


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Hey there! I'm Ringleader Pam!

It's true that many years have seen many hats on my head, but one thread makes them all part of one unique collection: my passion for story.

More than 25 years of experience in writing and editing, public relations, sales and marketing, social media, networking, teaching, public speaking and yes, even dance and choreography fill this gal's cocktail shaker of a life -- definitely shaken, not stirred -- and give me the ability to serve up exactly what my clients need.

Whether it's written content, sales and PR/marketing help, confidence boosts, a great speech, accountability and mentoring or dance lessons for the movement shy, my glass-overflowing positivity, optimistic attitude and contagious enthusiasm for my clients' successes took many years of many tries and fails to cultivate -- a success story of my own that has thankfully won me thousands of admiring fans! Want more? Download your FREE report at www.pamelacwills.com today!

WE DID IT!!

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It's taken almost two weeks for the news to sink into my still slightly addled brain but, it's all true -- we did it!! 

My 56-day treatment protocol to cure me of cervical cancer ended on November 28th. Two weeks later, at my first follow up appointment in Boston, my doctor told me that I am finished with treatments! And furthermore said that I am, quote, "disease free unless proven otherwise"!!

Like I said, it's been almost two weeks since I heard that and, well, I guess I must still be in denial that I had cervical cancer AT ALL because all I can think is OF COURSE I'M DISEASE FREE!! I mean, I've always been pretty healthy and the only pills I take are vitamins and supplements. This temporary challenge was always just that in my mind -- temporary.

Thankfully, I didn't have to go through this challenge alone. From the very first moment, when I got the diagnosis call back on August 2nd, I already had amazing support. On that day, I just happened to be surrounded by my daughter and two strong friends who all knew just how to keep my spirits up. In fact, one friend poured me a shot of vodka to steady my nerves and toast my upcoming adventure. What an awesome display of denial to start with, right?? 

Well, based on conversation from that hour or so of immediate support, I decided to go public with my challenge throughout my whole ordeal, while at the same time remaining deep in denial of its veracity, of course. Quite the balancing act, I tell you that much.

To be honest, I am so incredibly glad I made that decision! I cannot imagine how much more difficult my ordeal would have been if I hadn't gone public and remained silent. I cannot imagine going through something like this alone, without support. I cannot imagine what kind of dark and despairing place I would be in right now. I cannot imagine how deeply that kind of solitary struggle would have affected my family and me.

Thankfully, I don't have to imagine all that because the results of my public sharing speak for themselves. WE DID IT!! All of your prayers, messages, gifts, visits, comments, calls, donations, hugs, jokes, good juju and so much more helped to cure my illness and made this process so much more than bearable — I’d even call it joyful!

Yes! It's so true that thanks to you, the past few months became a joyful time for me when it might have been the exact opposite. You gave me hope, strength, energy, confidence, laughter and a whole lot of appreciation that I might not have ever felt otherwise.

In fact, I’m sure many of us never get the chance to feel the force of so much collective love and support in such a short time. While I would never wish a challenge like this one on any person ever, I do hope you get a chance to feel the power of love that I have recently felt. 

During this holiday season and well into next year, I wish more than anything that you feel the love and joy of being appreciated by your friends, family, coworkers and strangers. I'm sure there's no reason to get sick to experience this!! Maybe all it takes is taking a moment to recognize the love, savor the moment and store the good feelings in your heart. 

Meanwhile, please know that I truly appreciate you! Thank you so much for reading my stories and connecting with me here and elsewhere. I'm looking forward to giving you even more next year, so stay tuned! May your holidays be merry, bright and filled to the brim with joy, love and appreciation! 

xo Ringleader Pam

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If you haven’t had a chance to donate to our fund yet, it’s not too late - please consider helping us reach our goal -- every dollar counts! Here's the link to our page: www.youcaring.com/pamela-wills 

Thank you!!

© 2017 Pamela C Wills, Int’l


Hey there! I'm Ringleader Pam!

It's true that many years have seen many hats on my head, but one thread makes them all part of one unique collection: my passion for story.

More than 25 years of experience in writing and editing, public relations, sales and marketing, social media, networking, teaching, public speaking and yes, even dance and choreography fill this gal's cocktail shaker of a life -- definitely shaken, not stirred -- and give me the ability to serve up exactly what my clients need.

Whether it's written content, sales and PR/marketing help, confidence boosts, a great speech, accountability and mentoring or dance lessons for the movement shy, my glass-overflowing positivity, optimistic attitude and contagious enthusiasm for my clients' successes took many years of many tries and fails to cultivate -- a success story of my own that has thankfully won me thousands of admiring fans! Want more? Download your FREE report at www.pamelacwills.com today!

Radical Self Care

Recently, I've been reflecting on the phrase, RADICAL SELF CARE and thinking about how to best implement this idea into my life. Especially since I'm just about finished with all kinds of medical treatments for cervical cancer, I know I'll need to observe this concept very seriously this year. No swinging from the chandeliers for this gal (at least not until NYE)!!! lol

Seriously though. We over achievers all try to squeeze too much out of our limited energy reserves on any given day. During the holidays, we're even more determined to find that extra 25th hour in the day! Oh yes, I know you very well!

With this idea in mind, I found a blog of mine from four years ago that can help us all. I'm posting it here for your convenience!

READ THE BLOG :: CLICK HERE

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If you haven’t had a chance to donate to our fund yet, it’s not too late - please consider helping us reach our goal by Christmas. Every dollar counts! Here's the link to our page: www.youcaring.com/pamela-wills

Thank you!!
 

© 2017 Pamela C Wills, Int’l


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Hey there! I'm Ringleader Pam!

It's true that many years have seen many hats on my head, but one thread makes them all part of one unique collection: my passion for story.

More than 25 years of experience in writing and editing, public relations, sales and marketing, social media, networking, teaching, public speaking and yes, even dance and choreography fill this gal's cocktail shaker of a life -- definitely shaken, not stirred -- and give me the ability to serve up exactly what my clients need.

Whether it's written content, sales and PR/marketing help, confidence boosts, a great speech, accountability and mentoring or dance lessons for the movement shy, my glass-overflowing positivity, optimistic attitude and contagious enthusiasm for my clients' successes took many years of many tries and fails to cultivate -- a success story of my own that has thankfully won me thousands of admiring fans! Want more? Download your FREE report at www.pamelacwills.com today!

Have Tea with Me?

You know, it’s sooo true that I’ve been kinda starved for social contact lately! Hanging around the house in my pjs trying to boost my blood counts has been a real drag, tbh. Ugh I miss being out and about with you guys!!!

Thankfully, my bestie Angel Quintana gave me a great idea the other day during our weekly telephone catch up / mastermind: She thought I could get a little social by chatting with you all via video, so I took her advice! It really helped!

Here’s the clip (just click on the picture to view): 

And here’s the link to my blog that I talk about in the video chat:
"Slay the Scarcity Monsters": CLICK HERE

You know, gratitude is so very important to me, now more than ever. It’s the main thing getting me through my temporary health challenge this fall!! Thanks again to all of you who have supported me -- emotionally, financially, socially, and spiritually!! If you haven’t had a chance to contribute yet, it’s not too late. Please consider helping us reach our goal. Every little bit really does help! Here's the link to our crowdfunding page: www.youcaring.com/pamela-wills

Feel free to share this link!

© 2017 Pamela C Wills, Int’l


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Hey there! I'm Ringleader Pam!

It's true that many years have seen many hats on my head, but one thread makes them all part of one unique collection: my passion for story.

More than 25 years of experience in writing and editing, public relations, sales and marketing, social media, networking, teaching, public speaking and yes, even dance and choreography fill this gal's cocktail shaker of a life -- definitely shaken, not stirred -- and give me the ability to serve up exactly what my clients need.

Whether it's written content, sales and PR/marketing help, confidence boosts, a great speech, accountability and mentoring or dance lessons for the movement shy, my glass-overflowing positivity, optimistic attitude and contagious enthusiasm for my clients' successes took many years of many tries and fails to cultivate -- a success story of my own that has thankfully won me thousands of admiring fans! Want more? Download your FREE report at www.pamelacwills.com today!

Top Ten Things I've Learned

You guys, you wouldn’t believe how many silver linings to this process of healing I’ve discovered! I’m just amazed every day by the deep things I’m learning and experiencing. So many of you have been so incredibly supportive that I decided to share a few gems:

Top Ten Things I’ve Learned Since Being Diagnosed with Cervical Cancer:

1) Chemo is icky!! There are different kinds of chemo drugs that mess with different things like your taste buds, your stomach, your head, your nerves, your hearing and even your ability to concentrate. Getting it every week intensifies all of that. But the chemo nurses ROCK. We are so lucky to have this level of care right here on Cape.

2) Radiation doesn’t hurt while the laser is pointed at you. It hurts when you try to do otherwise normal things, like digest and eliminate... 😝 It’s also like an instant sleeping spell! Getting radiation every day plus simultaneous weekly chemo is the magic formula for success in my case, and also for lots of sleep and meditation time 😴 BTW the radiation therapists at CCH also rock!!

3) Denial is a most useful tool. 

4) Positivity is even more than useful - it’s essential to healing and thriving. Using denial to stay in a positive mindset will get you through the roughest of patches.

5) Asking questions all the time of everyone who might know the answer is the best way to feel confident about things like treatment protocols, side effects, insurance, etc.

6) Sifting through answers to your questions and weighing their pros and cons to determine your own best course of action is one good way to deal with a challenge like mine. Bouncing ideas off trusted loved ones is even better.

7) Unexpected people will judge you in unexpected ways for the most unexpected things, yes even when you’re down and out. Don’t let them rattle you, because it’s more about them and their own issues than anything else. Focus instead on healing yourself. And on #8.

8) Unexpected people will support you in the most unexpected ways - if you let them. Their caring will lift you out of your darkest moments when you most need the lift.

9) When you manage to get yourself dressed - hair and makeup included - and go out to be among humans, people will be surprised when you don’t look or act like a sick person. With reason, because cancer is a bitch that affects everyone differently. Tip: When they exclaim with confusion how great you look, just tell them it must be thanks to all that extra sleep you’ve been getting (see #2).

10) Asking for help is really really hard. Asking for financial help is really really waaaayy harder, because, well, see #7 and #9. Some people won’t want to understand your reasons for asking. Best to concentrate on the people who do, and be thankful for every little drop in the bucket. 

Here’s the thing: Gratitude is my most invaluable daily go-to mindset, now more than ever. It’s the main thing pulling me through this long dark tunnel. Thanks to all of you who have held bright candles for me in that tunnel and contributed in some way, we’d be lost without you!! If you haven’t yet, it’s not too late - please consider helping us reach our goal by Christmas. Every dollar counts! 


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The Big C Word

Hey there! I am so glad you remember me!! It has been a very long time since I wrote you a blog. Your patience is much appreciated.

Well. This year we call 2017 has been a pretty shitty one, don't you agree??

I mean, you know me -- I'm all cake frosting and sassy sprinkles most of the time but jeez loo-eez, these past ten months have been a real slog fest. Let's not even talk politics, natural disasters, mass shootings... I'm talking about really close up, really personal, really tough challenges.

So many people I know, friends and family members have been hit with all kinds of crap -- divorces and breakups, job losses, illnesses, loss of dear family members... As a result, I've seen families splinter, friendships teeter, careers dangle in limbo. It's truly been hair raising to experience. Hardly anyone I know has remained untouched in some way.

Yet at the same time, people have somehow come together, connected with each other in new ways, transformed like never before.

I know about this kind of experience up close and personal because I've been hit with my own supersized challenge this year. This summer, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Yes indeed, you read that right: The big C word.

Since then, I've thought almost exclusively about getting myself healed and how that process plays out (one of the main reasons why you haven't heard from me in awhile). At the moment, it's playing out in daily radiation treatments and weekly chemotherapy infusions.

Talk about change -- the other big C word.

Currently, my weekday routine consists of getting dressed, eating breakfast (if I can manage the sight of food), driving to the local hospital for treatment, driving home (while eating salted potato chips, one of the only things I can stomach lately), taking a nap (or two), trying to eat dinner, reading / coloring / watching TV / posting to Facebook for a couple of hours and then heading back to bed.

For anyone who knows me even a little bit, this pared down routine is CRAZY SLOW DULLSVILLE for me!!! I mean, I'm RINGLEADER PAM! I've been know to juggle eight or ten different projects PER DAY!! I'm a single mom! An entrepreneur! A dance teacher and choreographer! A writer and speaker! Come ON people, I cannot be sleeping this much!!! 

Yes, that inner dialogue played out in my head over and over, for the first couple of weeks of my treatments. I was beating myself up on a daily basis for not getting enough done. Seriously. Then one night, after hearing my lament for the umpteenth time, my genius daughter told me in so many words that my only responsibility right now is to heal -- and that is ALL. She was so right. Since then, I've realized that not only CAN I be sleeping this much, but I MUST -- at least for right now. So yes, I'm learning to accept this temporary change.

At the same time (because I can't just sit here and not think), I'm still wrestling with what meaning I might glean from this obstacle, what transformation I might engender once I'm through this dark tunnel of a challenge. I'm not entirely sure who I'll be, once I emerge from my current cocoon of healing.

But that's kind of exciting, don't you think?

I'm a silver lining type of gal, so I feel like I've been given a golden opportunity to re-think my life, re-calibrate my direction, re-energize my mission and focus. As a result, I'm marinating some really juicy new ideas, daring to imagine the many possibilities that lie ahead (check my Pinterest boards if you're curious!). It's a brave new world for sure, peeps!

Meanwhile, I'm also contemplating how a self-employed single mom can work enough hours to earn enough dollars while fighting the fatigue, nausea, brain fog and other fun side effects of chemo/radiation. Luckily, my genius daughter also started a crowdfund to help us through these challenging months of my treatment and recovery. We're about halfway to our goal right now, thanks to so many of you who've donated through Facebook -- we are both extremely grateful for your generous support. Every little bit helps, so we hope you'll consider contributing whatever you're comfortable with. 

Here's the link to our page: www.youcaring.com/pamela-wills

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Thanks again for hanging out with me today -- I promise I'll be back sooner than last time!
 

© 2017 Pamela C Wills, Int’l


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Hey there! I'm Pamela C Wills, Ringleader of The Creative Revolution

I'm an award-winning Choreographer and published Author with a passion for business -- YOUR business. I teach up-and-coming performing Artists just like you how to successfully embrace your inner BADASS with confidence, navigate opportunity with ease and take your talents to the next levelMy popular programs and services help my clients level up and make ginormous leaps with the creative passions that they just can't live without.

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