Fun, Games and New Year Celebrations

Dec 27, 2022 5:56 pm



Toby figures out his Christmas gift from Kevin. Everly enjoys the Younis tradition of slurping fresh orange juice through a candy cane straw. Francis and Toby Renée take their baby boys to Spain for the holidays.

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Did you see us pop up live to play Jackbox Games on Christmas Eve? We had a great time and hope to pop up with games more often in the coming year.

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How to Reduce End-of-Year Stress by Shelley Carney

Parties, decorating, baking, special meals with hard-to-find ingredients, dressing up in holiday gear, family gatherings, and travel in cold, snowy weather. 

Wrapping up projects for our business, completing forms and year-end paperwork. 

Why do we wait until December to do so many things at once?


While the end of the year can be a joyful and celebratory time, it can also be a source of stress because of the pressure to meet deadlines, buy gifts for the holidays, plan family get-togethers, and set goals for the new year.

Oh, yeah, and we’re also trying to commute or travel for Christmas vacation when the weather is at its worst.

The holidays are a time for celebration and spending time with loved ones. This often involves a lot of planning and preparation, from buying and wrapping gifts and decorating the house to planning and shopping for meals and gatherings.

As we reach the second half of life, our holiday traditions go through some changes. Toby and Shelley spoke about those changes for encore entrepreneurs in the Messages and Methods livestream, Christmas with Retirees: What Makes a Holiday Happy?

Click here to read the rest of Shelley's informative article on LinkedIn.

Here's our next week in content:

4 pm MST, Wednesday, December 28, 2022. Shelley Carney, Livestream Coach: Livecast Lifestyle


Forget TikTok, This is How I Get Video Views Now!

TikTok was all the rage in 2022, but what is working in short-form video now and will keep bringing results when TikTok loses its grip on the US market?

Gone are the days of relying on one long-form video a week to promote my brand and business. I've found a new way to get my videos seen by a wider audience, and I'm excited to share it with you.

If you want to learn how I'm getting all these views and growing my online presence, make sure to watch this video until the end. And don't forget to hit that subscribe button to join my community and stay up-to-date on all my new content. 

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7 pm MST, Wednesday, December 28, 2022. New Mexico Day Trips with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis


2022 Wrap Up: Hits & Misses Plus What's in Our Field Kit

Join Shelley and Toby as we discuss our 2022 successes and failures and what we learned about our operation in a process of continuous improvement. Also, see our video on the equipment that makes up our field kit - the one we take with us on every outing.

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11 am MST, Thursday, December 29, 2022 Women Conquer Business with Shelley Carney and Jen McFarland


Top 8 Shows of 2022 for Women Conquer Business

The goal of this episode is to celebrate the past year of the Women Conquer Business show and to give viewers a glimpse of what's to come.

What were your favorite moments of 2022? What did you learn and how did you grow?

Join Jen and Shelley as they share their answers to these questions and explore their feelings about the year ahead. 

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1 pm MST, Thursday, December 29, 2022. Messages & Methods with Shelley Carney and Toby Younis


Recap 2022 and Predictions for 2023 and How to Prepare

In this video, we'll be looking back at the major events and trends for Messages and Methods and encore entrepreneurs in 2022 and making predictions for what we can expect in 2023 in our lives and content marketing.

We'll cover technology and marketing culture, and provide insights on how you can prepare for the coming year. Stay informed and get a head start on your goals, as we take a deep dive into the future and explore what's in store for the next 12 months.

Join Shelley and Toby as they share stories and experiences from 2022 and their vision for encore entrepreneurs in 2023.

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The top 10 content marketing trends for 2023

Adobe Communications Team | 11-21-2022

The world of content marketing is constantly changing as dominant trends come and go. You have to stay current on what’s popular today if you want to get ahead of the competition tomorrow.

There’s a lot that is new and exciting in content marketing. In this guide, we break down the 10 biggest content marketing trends for 2023 to give you the latest information and an up-to-date list of action items so you can start the new year off strong.

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Schedule a Free Consultation with us to discuss how you can become a content creator or incorporate content marketing into your business in 2023.


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