Selling, Cussing & Protein Balls

So my reason for starting a blog is two-fold—I’ve always thought it was important for our brand (Posh Play) to have a voice, and talking is one of my strong suits (attempted humor). But perhaps more importantly, this is an effort to avoid asking my doctor to prescribe me Xanex. I’m kidding…kind of. The last couple of nights I have laid in bed—in the wee hours of the morning—tossing and turning…and writing this blog in my head.

I know, I’m weird. I have been blessed (insert sarcasm) with the awesome combo of severe ADHD (self diagnosed) and OCD (totally obvious), so I have a hard time sitting still. And my mind has a hard time resting. There are a lot of random thoughts and conversations going on in this little head of mine, so in an effort to clear the air up there, here goes.

Who am I? That’s a loaded question. My husband says I try to be too many things, and he’s probably right. But here’s the deal—I want to make the most of my time and opportunities. My career in television has taught me how important that is. So right now, my plate is really full, but that’s cool. I like it that way.

Here’s a little conversation I’ve had with myself—and a few of my close friends—lately, about selling. Now let’s be real, I sell a lot of stuff, and I get made fun of a lot for it. But here’s the deal, we’re all selling something. If it’s not a product or a service, you’re selling yourself and how you want people to perceive you, by the links you share, the pictures you post, or the comments you “like”. All of those things are your sales pitch to the people who “follow” you.

I’m sure people get tired of my Posh Play/iSantaCam/Core Elements/Do It For Durrett/Rodan+Fields posts on social media…I get it. But you know what? I’m not exactly all in on what you ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner or what you thought of the presidential debate (gag), but if I follow you, it’s because I’m interested in you—not everything you’re interested in, but you. All I have to do is scroll on by. It’s that simple.

With that being said, I truly believe in all the things I’m selling, including myself (can’t believe I just typed that…super cheesy, but oh well). I am such an s-show sometimes, but I’m ok with that, because I’m an s-show who has good intentions and tries really hard. That doesn’t always translate to the best result, but all I can do is keep trying.

Totally random revelation—and it won’t be a revelation to anyone who knows me personally. I say things at times that would make a sailor blush. Not on TV and not in front of my kids, but pretty much everywhere else. I wish I could blame it on spending years in locker rooms and clubhouses, but this one is absolutely on me (although that probably didn’t help ;).

In another one of those late night conversations to myself, I was questioning why I cuss, probably because I feel guilty about it. And this is what I came up with—it’s never (ok, hardly ever) mean, it’s just expressive. I just feel like my point is so much more clear when I can throw in a well-timed f-bomb! Clearly I’m not proud of this little character trait or I would’ve actually typed the word out 😉

So basically when I was writing this entry in my head a couple of nights ago, that was pretty much it. But then I thought to myself—maybe I should throw in a recipe. Seriously, I thought that. What’s wrong with me??? Who writes a blog with the most random thoughts and then throws in a recipe for protein balls at the end?

Me.

No clue how the next entry will go or if there will even be one, but if you’ve made it this far, bless you. I hope you enjoy your balls.

SUPER EASY PROTEIN BALLS

1/2 jar of almond butter
1/3 cup of steel cut oats
1/3 cup of honey
1/3 cup of chocolate chips
*Combine all ingredients together in a bowl
*Roll into balls (hence the name Super Easy Protein Balls)
*Refrigerate

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4 thoughts on “Selling, Cussing & Protein Balls

  1. Meredith

    Thank you for being you.

    I also started a blog just to get the verbal diarrhea out of my system. I often find myself holding back though, because I too worked in sports and prior to that worked in radio. And, those two industries don’t care if you drop an f-bomb or two. Now, the Christian Mom’s group and preschool organizations I’m in might raise an eyebrow or start to pray over me if I use the language I really want to use.

    And, I’ve made some “balls” similiar to your recipe except I use peanut butter, coconut, vanilla extract and flax. So, basically, it’s not really anywhere near close to your recipe but the concept is the same.

    How’s that for a random ass comment on a blog post?! Best of luck to you this season and looking forward to Opening Day tomorrow! Go Rangers!

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