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It’s not nearly as bad for you as you think

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I put off writing this blog post.

When you leave the office for the day, you may tell yourself, “After dinner, I’m gonna write up a storm.”

Then you sit down to watch TV. One show leads to another…and another. Before you know it, it’s time for bed.

So, like…


Stop feeling guilty for taking care of yourself

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Has anyone ever made you feel guilty for taking a nap?

“Naps are for children,” some say.

“Only lazy people need naps,” others lament.

“If you had slept longer last night, you wouldn’t need a nap,” friends complain.

They all sound reasonable, don’t they? After all, if these people didn’t…


How to stop fear before it stops you

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Is fear stopping you from doing your best work?

Do you hesitate for any reason at all when facing a challenge?

If you’re human, I’ll bet the answer is yes. Maybe even a “hell, yes!” You may not admit it in public. You might not tell your closest friends. …


3 simple ways to do it right now.

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Every comprehensive course on writing starts with a plan to find your writing voice.

That’s bad advice, especially if nothing on the list of choices fits.

You already have a voice. Your best friends know it. Your family has heard it. …


And we all do sometimes

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Life is tough sometimes.

Other times it’s overwhelming.

If you’ve ever felt like giving up, you’re in good company. All these people went through tough times before they became the legends we know today:

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Walt Disney
  • Bill Gates
  • Colonel Sanders
  • Jim Carrey
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Tyler Perry


How to use anger to move you forward

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Last week when I stopped to look back over my life, I got hopping mad.

So many missed opportunities. So much potential wasted. So many well-meaning but crippling comments I’ve taken to heart and built a life on.

Have you ever felt…


You don’t need to know everything.

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H. Jackson Brown, Jr., author of Life’s Little Instruction Book said,

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

The first time I gave a speech I spent my life preparing. The topic was me. …


Three simple tips that earn you the right to be heard

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What scares you most about writing?

I just found an article that listed 15 different fears writers experience. Chances are you’ve felt more than one of these. Here they are:

  • No talent for writing
  • Not believing you’re really a writer
  • Looking like a fool in print
  • Having nothing to say


Season your words and actions with grace

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Grace is something we all want, isn’t it?

When you’re in trouble, grace means someone else paid to get you out.

In sports, grace means you move with fluid precision and your work becomes art.

To a stranger in a new place, grace moves some to offer their hand in…


The one thing that drives success

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Are you ready for a fresh start?

2021 is just around the corner. Do you have any resolutions? If not, what are your goals?

The first month is the ultimate test for all your plans. You start happy, fresh, and ready to move. As you stretch, your muscles (physical or…

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