Have you ever struggled to press the “send” button on your art? Whether it's a book, painting, sculpture, or blog post, many of us struggle to release our work into the world. Even sending an email asking someone for help is hard (there's one sitting in my draft folder right now that I've stared at 18 [...]
Does your life feel stuck on repeat? Do you wake each morning to live out what seems like the same day? Maybe you seem stuck like Bill Murray's character in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day. Maybe you feel like something in your life is missing. You’re not alone. Creativity is the missing ingredient for many of [...]
95% of authors don't know what to expect during a book launch—especially a new author. This 1 simple question--asked while you're still writing your book--can save you time and wasted effort. Discover how to nail your book launch.
Writing through the "saggy middle" can be difficult. Here are 7 ways to break past your inner critic and write better, faster middles!
Is the weather warming up where you live? Here in Chicago, winter is finally loosening its grip, and the air feels fresh. To me, spring means renewal. Maybe it’s because my birthday is around the corner, but I always feel like starting new endeavors this time of year. This month, I am re-dedicating myself to creativity. [...]
Do you have a hard time saying “No” when new opportunities come up? I’m not talking about a birthday party invitation, I mean those big, hairy job decisions that sometimes rear their heads when you least expect. Example: I was wrapping up a big book launch for a client when, out of the blue, a former [...]
Have you ever wondered what an ordinary day is like for an entrepreneur? Are you considering quitting your 9-to-5 job and striking out on your own to live the entrepreneur life? Do you have the discipline to stay focused and on track? I made the leap to a full-time entrepreneur in 2016, and now I work [...]