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goals publishing

Why Finishing A Book Is Harder Now Than Ever (And How to Gain the Competitive Edge)

Setting out to write a book often comes with a surge of energy and inspiration. The words flow and the ideas emerge.

Maybe you’re writing a nonfiction book to help expand your platform or share a new tool with the world. Maybe you’re penning the next bestselling mystery series.

No … Read more

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goals

A Rant About the Small Ways We Think Big

He knows himself greatly who never opposes his genius

William Blake

I’m writing today to see if I can add something to the ongoing discussions people have around goal setting and achievement.

I’m basing this post on my own experience of pursuing various goals at various stages. I have experienced … Read more

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traits to embody

Stop Trying To Do Everything By Yourself

Solopreneuring can be a beautiful thing.

Instagram depicts the blissed-out lifestyles of the indie creative. Hipsters able to live their dream of selling handmade whatnots while vandwelling in the Ozarks. Shiny and successful location-independent podcasters who send out fresh doses of inspiration while beach-hopping around the world. Youtube stars who … Read more

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freewriting

Freewrite Instead of Sitting and Thinking

The more you freewrite, the more you become yourself.

Unburdened writing gets you in touch with your own voice.

Through the ongoing practice of writing without constraint, being totally free, you learn to trust your inner wisdom.

When you freewriteā€¦

  • Nobody is telling you how to write or how you
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freewriting

The Art of Finding the Right Question While You Write

Questions are powerful.

When you ask yourself questions, you can work this mysterious magic to transform a “train” of thought into a more flexible fluid thing where anything can happen.

When we’re writing something, it can happen that we get caught up in the momentum. We think that because we … Read more

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freewriting traits to embody

Use Your Peripheral Vision! [Depth Freewriting Strategy]

A writer’s peripheral vision

Sometimes the best ideas have to sneak up on you.

You know the feeling. You’re doodling around with one thing or another, then WHAM! Like lightning, inspiration strikes. Eureka! You race forward with your new discovery. The world is forever changed.

It’s a beautiful feeling, and … Read more

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freewriting goals

Is It Bad to Set Really High Goals?

You’ve heard about the placebo effect, yeah? When people are given pills that do nothing yet they miraculously start to feel better?

The key part of the placebo effect is that the people taking them don’t know the pills do nothing. The placebo effect is about believing that they’re receiving … Read more