Ever gotten halfway through writing a novel only to freak out? Discover how to break through first draft FOF-- Fear of Failure.
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 [...]
Have you launched a book and found it difficult to sell copies? Maybe you tried paid advertising and lost money, or posted about your new book on social media, but heard crickets? If so, it could be time to rethink your launch strategy. Many traditionally published authors include a 2-3 month pre-order phase. Selling copies to [...]
Feeling overwhelmed with clutter? Here are 10 ways you can get organized starting today! Think of each step as something you can do in 10 to 15 minute chunks. You can spend an afternoon working through everything on the list or tackle them bit by bit each day.
Does your inner critic often trigger negative self-talk? I hear from many authors at all levels of success. No matter the experience level, we all share something in common—negative self-talk. Negative self-talk can pop up when you’re least expecting it--when you just finished a book or when you’re stretching yourself toward a new creative goal. You’ll [...]
Many books have helped me on my journey to live a more creative life. I hope these recommendations help you in some way. On Life Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life – Eugene O’Kelly The Top Five Regrets of the Dying – Bronnie Ware Creativity and Passion Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert The War [...]
Research suggests creative people are happier than everyone else. Why are so few people talking about the impact of creativity on success and happiness? Disregard the mental image of the starving, depressed artist toiling away in a studio. Anyone can be creative. That’s right—you and I can be creative when we open our minds to new [...]