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About Courtney Kenney

I’m Courtney Kenney, author and book launch consultant. Like you, I’m on the author’s journey. My focus is to improve my craft, learn new marketing techniques, and sell more books as I grow my authorpreneur business. I want to share what I’ve learned to help you become a more productive and prosperous author.

10 Ways to Get Organized, Clear Your Head, and Set Yourself Up For Success

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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.

10 Ways to Conquer the Negative Self-Talk That Is Holding You Back

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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 [...]

Recommended Books for Your Creative Journey

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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 [...]

Can Creativity Make Us Happier?

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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 [...]

How to Beat the Winter Blues

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Winter can be rough especially for those of us who live in cold climates. Take it from me. In Chicago, temperatures can hover around 20 degrees Fahrenheit for weeks. Combined with the wind, it’s not fun to venture outside most chilly days. Winter is hard on our mental well-being. Here are 5 ways to beat the winter [...]

Six Surprising Ways to Boost Your Creative Energy

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Want to boost your creative energy? Albert Einstein said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” Do you consider yourself a creative person? As a writer and creative entrepreneur, I’m always seeking ways to boost my creative energy. Here are 6 unexpected ways I’ve found to amp up my energy and keep my creative energy going throughout the [...]

5 Reasons Why Writers Should Feel Good About the Future

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Writers should feel good about the future. It’s hard to keep a positive outlook when the media feeds us fear and negativity. Good news doesn’t sell, but there’s a lot to be excited about especially when it comes to technology innovations. Here are 5 reasons you should feel good about the future. 1. Today’s children are [...]

Rescue A Bad Day – 10 Ways to Be Productive Even When You Feel Awful

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Ever have one of those days where you don’t feel well and all you want in the world is to be a couch potato? And your long to-do list is calling you, but your brain and body are not cooperating. It’s going to an unproductive day. Before you give up, try these ten tips to rescue [...]

How to Build a Treadmill Desk. Get Fit While You Work

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Authors and entrepreneurs are busy people. We sit every day for many hours to write, blog, email, or plan our next project. We hustle, and we love entrepreneurship because it’s fun. We create intellectual assets and build our businesses. There’s just one problem. We sit too much and it’s hurting us. Consider building a treadmill desk [...]

Increase Word Count with This Simple, Free Tracking Tool

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I often hear from writers who are struggling to find time to write. Many of us lead busy lives with families, day jobs, and everything else life throws our way. How do we make writing a consistent habit? There is a way to increase word count using a simple, free tool which you can download by [...]