Month: March 2017

Do You Have Impostor Syndrome?

30 Mar, 2017 , , ,

Impostor syndrome is the phenomenon when a high-achieving individual struggles with accepting their own accomplishments and holds anxiety about being exposed as a “fraud.” In simple terms, you are afraid of success and that fear of success holds you back from achieving your full potential. Perhaps it’s the book project you’ve been sitting on for […]

7 Unique Habits That Indicate Intelligence

29 Mar, 2017 , ,

How do you define intelligence? It’s not an easily defined concept and certainly doesn’t look the same for every person. Yet, researchers have found a collection of unique or “quirky” habits which may indicate intelligence and contribute to higher productivity, creativity, ingenuity, adaptability and ability to grasp complex ideas. 1. You’re a Bit Messy Especially […]

Feed Your Writer’s Brain with These Productivity Podcast

24 Mar, 2017 , ,

It’s time to grab your headphones and tune in for a little brain food! From productivity, motivation and writer’s tips, there’s a bit of something for everyone. 1. Invisibilia This podcast endeavors to bring to light the “invisible” parts of our world and society — the things you never think of but touch our lives […]

Is All Press Really Good Press? How to Deal with the Haters

22 Mar, 2017 , ,

The simple answer is no. Bad press exists, and unfortunately, some of it is malicious in its intent. When bad press strikes, you have the opportunity to react to in a multitude of ways. You can lash out, get angry and essentially give the “haters” exactly what they want OR you can be calm, cool, […]

6 Steps to Writing a Knockout Book Synopsis

17 Mar, 2017 , ,

A synopsis is a brief summary or survey of your book. It’s usually found on the inside jacket or back cover. The synopsis should give your reader a pretty good understanding of what your book is about, what its value is and draw them in enough to make a purchase. The importance of a book […]

Taking Time for YOU

15 Mar, 2017 , ,

Have you ever felt like you were trying too hard to focus on a task at work, but in the end found yourself clicking between e-mails and Facebook? That’s because it is impossible to focus 100% of the time on anything, the simple solution to this dilemma: take a break! The typical American mindset is […]

Using Facebook to Promote Your Book, Part II

13 Mar, 2017 , , ,

Last week, we discussed the first 6 steps in the process. If you missed my post, check it out here! Today, let’s talk about the remOur next post will be on the remaining st 7. Create a Facebook Ad. Facebook ads are simple, cost effective and ideal for targeting a particular niche audience. Most people […]

Using Facebook to Promote Your Book

9 Mar, 2017 , , ,

Raise your hand if you have a Facebook. Now, keep your hand raised if you’ve ever considered Facebook as a tool to promote your book or business. If you haven’t already, you should! Facebook may have started as a personal networking site, but it has become so much more. As an author, you should explore […]

The Different Personalities of Writers

7 Mar, 2017 , , ,

What does a writer look like? How do they act? What are their strengths and weaknesses? HOW and WHY do they write in the first place? If you’ve been searching for definitive answers, stop now! No True Definition There is no singular definition of what a writer is. It’s one of the things I so […]

Year Round Gratitude — Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

6 Mar, 2017 ,

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt When I first heard that quote, it nearly knocked me off my feet! I’d never considered the disservice I was doing to myself by comparing my success and happiness to that of others. As they say, the grass is always greener, right? Sometimes, gratitude feels like […]

Productivity for When You’re on the Go

2 Mar, 2017 , , ,

Work doesn’t stop or slow down when you’re on the go. For many authors, business owners and entrepreneurs, travel is an inevitable (and exciting!) part of their careers. Through my own business and authorship, I’ve had the privilege and honor of traveling the world to meet and speak with like-minded individuals about goal-setting, productivity and, […]

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