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Take care of yourself {Backstage with Darieth}

backstage newsletter Mar 18, 2020

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Volume 9 | March 18, 2020


You don’t need me to remind you that we are facing an unprecedented time in our lives. The Coronavirus has impacted everyone on this planet in one way or another. Whether you or someone you know is battling the virus, losing money in the stock market, out of work or locked in their homes in fear that the world is coming to an end, it’s indeed a challenging circumstance that is outside of our control. But you know what I believe is in our control, how we choose to respond to this. The experience we choose to have, the thoughts we choose to think and what actions we decide to take. Above all, I invite you to choose love over fear. To choose to do the things that make you happy and make you feel good and to dream bigger, yes dream bigger in the midst of this chaos. I know that may seem contrary, but here’s the deal. We get what we focus on, no matter what! And since so many of us now have more time “at home” to focus on things, you may as well make it big! Check out this video I did inside my facebook group, “Behind the Curtain”. You’ll need to gain access if you haven’t already. 

Whether you believe you are a leader, or not... the world is desiring that you share more of yourself. You are the medicine this world needs. Your sensitivities, your heart, your intuition, your empathy, your story and your experienced wisdom can be a compass for others in these times filled with stress and doubt.

It doesn’t have to be scary, rising into our power and leadership is a truly beautiful journey.


P.S. My calendar is full of women who are saying “yes!” to their dream of crafting a more beautiful life and business! If you’re ready to journey alongside me and other creative women making their dreams come true, book into my calendar here.

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Connecting with my mastermind sisters and my mentor in Miami earlier in March.

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Diving into the set up, content development and rollout of my upgraded YouTube Channel. BTW Please click here to subscribe and hit the notification bell to be notified for new episodes. 

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Home in Michigan for two weeks with my family as my mother recovered from her lung surgergy. (She's doing fantastic!)

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Breathe through the mayhem.

When faced with hard and confusing times it’s so crucial to spend time in connection to yourself and to God. Sit in silence and use this time to reflect on what it is that you most desire. We are being forced to slow down and to re-evaluate what’s really important. To be calm and reflective and mindful of how we treat ourselves, each other and the planet. So take a few breaths, give thanks for this time to renew and reset.



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A situation like the one we’re facing will force you to re-evaluate a few things. A few weeks before the Coronavirus hit us in full force I was toying around with the decision to change my relationship with my health and my body eat plant based - whole foods. One of those things I know to be true for me and in general. You can’t make half a decision and expect full success. It’s either all in or no go. Well I’m confirming it’s 100% plant based. I’ve had some delightful meals since going plant-based and tons of Kale Salads, loaded with veggies.

Here’s a cool pinterest board you can follow.

And since I don’t count myself as a great cook I had to come up with some quick easy snacks I can eat. Check out what I came up with.

My favorite snacks are my two (not so fancy sweet and savory) popcorn recipes. 

  1. Organic popcorn with vegan cheese and ghee, cayenne pepper and sea salt.
  2. Organic popcorn with organic honey, ghee, crushed cashews, organic vanilla extract and sea salt.


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While I’ve had to postpone my upcoming retreat in May, I am looking forward to the many great events that are on the calendar once we transition back into everyday life! I have the All Rise: Art of Storytelling Retreat available in July, September and late October. 

As we navigate life post COVID-19, I know we will likely all have a renewed sense of purpose and desire for greater freedom in our lives. Check out information about the upcoming retreats right here, so you can put the experience on your vision board and start dreaming it into existence. 



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I can't believe it's been 6 years since I retired from my career as a news anchor! So much has happened since that time and I'm honored that Pittsburgh Magazine wanted to share my story! In this feature I share about the evolution of my career and personal life. You can read the full feature online or grab a copy on shelves now! 



The Pittsburgh premiere of 50 Shades of Silence in Pittsburgh May 6th at the August Wilson Center has been postponed in light of COVID-19. I will be sure to keep you updated as we make plans to reschedule. In the meantime if you or someone you know is being impacted by cyber harassment or revenge porn, you can get support and resources to navigate the challenges at www.50shadesofsilence.com



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TONIGHT!!!! I’m hosting a live training tonight at 8pm EST on the keys to building an effective speaker marketing plan. Why not spend your downtime finally learning how to build that business you’ve been dreaming about!  In this training you’ll learn:

  • How to leverage your signature story so booking agents get excited about choosing you
  • Offstage strategies to ensure on stage success
  • Special delivery techniques to boost future sales and get more clients
  • Learn unexpected ways to increase your exposure and income 
  • And how to greatly accelerate your speaking business success




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There’s never been a better time to get access to an online community to learn about building a virtual business and leveraging speaking to grow your brand!

This month in the Speak. Serve. Soar private membership community, we are learning all about Magnetic Video Confidence & Lead Generation with Elyse Archer. You’ll learn how to generate 100+ leads/month through video, even if you’re terrified to be on camera. 

When you join us in Speak. Serve. Soar this month, you’ll learn:

  • How to be insanely confident on video and overcome any fears of visibility once and for all
  • How to know exactly which social media platforms make sense for you to build your brand on in 2020 and beyond
  • How to write compelling copy and titles for your videos that actually gets people to watch!

Join us to learn a simple and duplicatable process to turn your videos into warm inbound leads.

If you really want to stop hiding in plain sight and unleash your inner celebrity to be the expert and influencer you’re meant to be in your industry, then I'd love you to join us! Join us live on our Masterclass call Thursday March 26th at 8pm EST. Join here. 



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If you’re an author, speaker, coach, activist or consultant who dreams of being an influencer and making a greater impact helping others to live their best lives, I’ve got options for you. I’m here to help you build the life and business of your dreams!

Click here to schedule a complimentary discovery session with me.



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You are called to make a bigger difference. To impact the lives of others with your story and your mission. To create the dream business that has you living your purpose, serving ideal clients on a global scale, stepping up as a leader in your industry. You know you want to be a successful speaker but you wonder...

  • Where do I start?
  • What business elements I'm I missing?
  • How can I get the publicity, media attention, traction that I desire?
  • How do I leverage my story for more exposure?
  • What are the steps to take to get booked at major conferences and events?
  • How can I effectively sell from the stage?
  • Can I present my message globally?

I can tell you all this and more… and I do so in my intensive 90-day group Mentorship, Offstage: the Business of Storytelling. 

Offstage is a very special program available by application only. If you’re interested in being a part of an exclusive and powerful mentorship, book in for a call with me now.



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