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.

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!

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!

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! 


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

Please also 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!

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

Please also feel free to share this link wherever you like.

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.

Want to level up?
 Download your FREE report at www.pamelacwills.com today!


Raise Your Hand

Raise your hand if you're feeling like the end of 2016 cannot arrive fast enough!

Raise your hand if you are jonesing for a major change of wallpaper and new perspective!

Raise your hand if you are currently hunting down moto and inspo like your life depends on it!

TAG ME raising three hands over here.

Yes, 2016 has been quite the action packed collection of months. There were miles and miles of crazy ups and downs, twists and turns, peaks and valleys. Amiright??

Usually, I take time at the end of the year to give tips about how to manage holiday stress syndrome -- you are familiar with the symptoms, I'm sure. But this week, I just want to suggest that you take a few moments to congratulate yourself for surviving (and maybe even thriving in) the past tumultuous 11 months.

Once you've done that, might I also suggest that you take a further few moments to map your strategy for 2017? A big year lays ahead of us, with lots of impending changes, including a numerological shift from the past nine year cycle to the next, new nine year cycle.

Why is this important? Mainly these extra bits of information serve to give us clues about how we can manage the future, how we can find firm ground to stand on when the unknown rushes into our lives and how we can find success in our careers and relationships despite the unknown variables we inevitably must deal with.

That's why I use things like numerology and astrology. They help me to manage the unknown and give me that all important moto and inspo I crave so much.

Here's another way I'm prepping for the new year and new cycle: I am clearing out piles of clutter in my home office and renovating that space completely. And I am so excited about it! Clearing out clutter is one of my fave ways to get motivated.

Finally, my daily method of keeping myself motivated involves changing up my style. You may have seen my shorter, darker hairstyle recently. You may have also heard that I've put myself on an intermittent fasting program to reduce my sugar cravings. You may have also heard that I'm following my dance passion into all kinds of projects, including dancing the tango with my new friend Dr. Molly Sullivan for Cape Wellness Collaborative's Dancing with the Docs in March 2017! More on that later...

Meanwhile, tell me your fave ways of staying motivated and inspired, I'd love to hear all about it!

And meanwhile, ask me anything! I'd love to feature your questions on my Ask Ringleader Pam page! Just hit reply and ask away!

© 2016 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 of all stripes 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 leapswith the creative passions that they just can't live without.

Want to start leveling up?
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How I Went from Waitress to Ringleader

I used to be a waitress.

Yes, it's true.

It wasn't very long ago, either.

Even though I always had big dreams, it took me awhile -- a LONG while -- to figure out how to achieve them.

Growing up, I had always had big dreams to be a dancer, choreographer and writer. Sometimes, I even made attempts at pursuing those dreams. I've jumped into challenges both feet first on many occasions, with mixed results. And I've taken lots of side jobs along the way, many times as a waitress.

Kind of like the lead girl in that Broadway show "Waitress", where her exit strategy is winning a pie contest and in the end, she figures out that the missing secret ingredient had always been courage!

Sure, I've been courageous lots of times, like when I went away to college (Georgetown University in Washington, DC), or when I moved across the ocean to Germany for a guy even though I didn't speak the language yet (and lived there for almost 20 years) and then when I finally decided to end that difficult marriage and move back across the pond with my daughter in 2007. Fearless, yeah, that's me.

Funnily enough, when I started coaching others to be more confident onstage a few years ago, I realized that my missing secret ingredient wasn't courage -- it was authenticity.

All of a sudden, BAM! It hit me!! I realized that I had been living in disguise practically my whole life, working at things that didn't really matter to me. As a classic people pleaser, I was doing what other people wanted and expected me to do.

Can you imagine that??

That moment was a major turning point in my life. It pushed me to reassess all of my skills and talents and find a way to merge them into a viable collection of money making activities. It changed my perspective on how I could make a living. In the end, that moment gave me the Ringleader's hat because I knew I had to manage not just my own collection of skills and talents, but also the many different collections that my clients bring to me for help with.

These days, I wear my Ringleader's hat with pride because I know I earned it. I also know that I take my responsibility of helping others manage their own money making talents very very seriously.

It's true, we all have parts of our lives that we want to change. Often, we honestly don't know how to do it. Not very long ago, I had no idea how to go from being a waitress to being a ringleader. I didn't even know that I would choose to call myself Ringleader! All I knew was that I wanted to choose my OWN work on my OWN terms, but I couldn't see how that would be possible until I allowed myself to really be ME. 

Since I did that, I've been connecting on a super positive level with new friends, clients, projects, income, possibilities, opportunities, opportunities, and more opportunities. It is truly amazing how much of a positive magnet I've become since I really became my most authentic SELF -- Ringleader Pam!

Being yourself is the best gift you can give to yourself and others.

Want help connecting with your own money making talents? Contact me today for your complimentary Authenticity appointment. Let me help you connect with your secret ingredient. I am all about your success!

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© 2016 Pamela C Wills, Int’l

Revolution Ringleader Pamela C Wills is a choreographer and writer with a passion for business who teaches multitalented creatives how to turn their talents into cash. Her Get Your Big Break! program dives into three strategies to level up your creative success. Want to make money in the arts? Don’t just dabble in your art, download your FREE report, "Turn Your Talents into Cash: 10 Simple Steps" at www.PamelaCWills.com and start calling YOUR shots today!


Lemons, Passion and The Waiting Place

"Living the Dream" is an expression many of us often use sarcastically, sometimes with an added dash of ennui, cynicism, even regret. As if the idea of dreaming is the biggest joke on the planet. As if the idea of pursuing our dreams is completely ridiculous. It's an expression that serves to numb our passions, dumb down our goals and make it okay for us to forget about them, give up on them.

Well I say it is NOT okay!! Self deprecating humor is the quickest way to turn our fresh delicious hopes and dreams into moldy old leftovers that no one wants anymore. Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we give up on our most precious dreams just because achieving them isn't always easy? 

Giving up is lame. Keeping on is where it's at.

Keeping our passions fresh and front of mind keeps us young, vibrant and alive. Those passions drive us forward and push us to grow and improve. They bring us new experiences, new lessons and new connections. Why would anyone want to give up on all that goodness??

What about you, are you still feeling fresh about your creative passions? Do you still get excited about turning the lemons life sometimes throws at you into sweet lemonade? Would you still rather follow your dreams than stay miserable working for someone else's dream? Are you living your own dream yet?

Lots of big questions, I know. I realize none of it is easy, believe me. Just a few short years ago, I was there in The Waiting Place, too. You know, like The Waiting Place in Dr. Seuss' classic, Oh! The Places You'll Go!

Also known as "I love my job, I love my job, really I do!"...

You might even be waiting if you're running your own business. You might be playing small, avoiding opportunities to grow. You might just be afraid to grow. Growth means change and change can be scary. I know. I get it.

Here's my advice: Grow anyway. Change anyway.

Change is going to happen, whether you like it or not. Whether you direct the flow or just let it happen to you. I guarantee that! So why not put yourself in the driver's seat? Why not jump right in and push yourself to grow and change?

Make your own choices instead of letting the choices choose you. 

Make the decisions yourself before the hard decisions become even harder and start to chase you down. Make the changes before the changes happen to you, blindside you, throw you for a loop. Because they will.

#followyourdreams

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© 2016 Pamela C Wills, Int’l

Revolution Ringleader Pamela C Wills is a choreographer and writer with a passion for business who teaches multitalented creatives how to turn their talents into cash. Her Get Your Big Break! program dives into three strategies to level up your creative success. Want to make money in the arts? Don’t just dabble in your art, download your FREE report, "Turn Your Talents into Cash: 10 Simple Steps" at www.PamelaCWills.com and start calling YOUR shots today!


Three Peas in a Pod

Over the past few days, I've talked with a bunch of friends and clients about creativity, business and change. A lot of the conversations revolved around one or two of those concepts, but rarely did they orbit in a simultaneous, positive direction.

That kinda made me go, Hhhmmm...

Kind of like, these three things do not go together. Creativity, separate entity. Business, totally separate entity. Change, yeah well, it happens. One of these things is not like the other to most Artists.

But, as an entrepreneur, I've experienced firsthand that those three words -- creativity, business, change -- are practically interchangeable! 

So, what's really going on here??

I mean, these are all smart, exceptionally talented Artists with tons of creative juice. It's not like they are holding it in or holding it back, they are actually practicing their crafts, without exception. A couple are even practicing their craft full time. 

So what's the catch?

Something is holding them back from truly succeeding and satisfying their goals and ambitions, either monetarily or creatively. Or both. Like so many Artists.

So what is that something?

In my conversations with Artists, their reasons are often just varied examples oflife happens. Family obligations, time management, financial constraints all play big roles in the why nots. But those are temporary. They mostly ebb and flow.

Other times, the reasons go deeper. For example, many Artists dread the whole idea of doing business. Of selling their work. It's as if promoting their art -- telling people about it instead of waiting to be discovered -- somehow makes it less valid.

Of course, you and I both know that's BULLfeathers. If you don't promote and sell your work, you will always be the quintessential starving artist. Who has time for THAT shit??

NOT us.

Another reason involves the idea of valuing yourself and your work. Putting a price on your creativity is NOT cheesy nor slimy, it's how you make a living with your talent. Right??

Listen, you have a product, your work. You charge for that product. You charge what you're WORTH. You do NOT charge what you THINK people MIGHT be willing to pay. No no no! That is not how we do business! 

Once you start going down that rabbit hole, once you start believing that sneaky little snarky voice that tells you everything you really don't want to hear from every imaginary judgmental Judy you've never even met, you're finished. Kaput.

Creativity and talent have VALUE. Your skills and experience have VALUE. Your time has VALUE. Add it all up. There's your price. Ask for it. You will get what you ask for, one way or another.

Another reason I hear is that change, or the very idea of change, is too scary. We fear the unknown more than we fear any situation we already live with. We can really get used to anything. Which is why so many Artists sit at desks every day, working at day jobs and even careers that bring no joy. Days drift by in wisps of gray after gray. For many Artists, it's hard to even think of the day job as the banker, the investor, the silent money partner in our business. For many Artists, the day job is slavery, no more, no less.

You know I have a newsflash for you:

If you want to be somewhere other than where you are, doing something other than what you're doing, you are going to have to change some things.

Pretty simple.

Creativity, business, change. Three peas in a pod.


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© 2014 Pamela C Wills, Int’l

Revolution Ringleader Pamela Wills teaches multi-talented Artists of all stripes from around the globe how to stop dabbling in their art, call the shots and start making BANK from their talents to positively impact the cultural landscape. Get your FREE gift at www.pamelacwills.com and get rolling today!