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How to Write A Book or Finish Any Writing Project in 90 Days

It’s easy to freak out over big decisions. Maybe you’re worried a decision now might screw everything up later. Maybe you still don’t quite know what to say or how to say it. Or you know what to say, but you’re not sure you can find the right people to read it or to support you. But your words can’t change the world if they’re not in it. So here’s a four-step process (and a free download!) to finish your project in 90 days.

The Introvert’s Guide to Conference Survival

Conferences can be pretty intimidating to introverts. At the same time, it’s an opportunity to connect with mentors and peers and readers. So here are a few pro-tips to get through them successfully.

How to Capture the Perfect Idea

Writers debate the topic of ideas a lot. Most fall into two distinct camps: ideas as mystery gifts and ideas as precious gems.

But what if there was a better way to never run out of great ideas to write about?

Why You Give Up On Your Goals (and how to prevent it)

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Have you ever decided it was time to get fit (or write a book, or declutter, or, or, or…)?

Excitement is rocket-fuel for a new goal. But at some point, the Red Bull wears off and things get harder. Here are some tips to help push through.

Advice For Moving Forward Toward Your Dream

I’m honored to be a guest today on Tammy Helfrich’s podcast, Right Where You Are. I share my story about adoption, becoming a writer, leaving my corporate job, and a little bit about Eight Essentials. I encourage you guys to pop on over and check it out.