Great Writers Deserve a Great Editing Team

Writers sometimes shy away from hiring a professional editing team or service because of a perceived high cost. They opt to give their work to friends or freelance writers at a ‘cheaper’ rate. While the constraint of resources is understandable, there are benefits to be considered for hiring an editing team. There are many facets[…]

The Secret Formula to Success

Everyone wants to be successful. Books are written about it. People attend seminars to discover the secret to success. Philosophers pontificate on the meaning of success. How do you define success? Well, not to be outdone, my brother recently sent me an email (You may have seen a variation of this yourself) that quantified success[…]

How To Start Building An Author Brand Before Your Book is Published

Even before your book is published, it is possible to build an author brand that creates excitement and anticipation for your product. Experienced publishers will often insist on the importance of authors creating an emotional connection with readers before even they read the author’s work. Your readers should feel as if they know you without[…]

Two Things That Keep You From Go!

On Sunday, February 14th, Valentine’s Day, those who were not out to dinner with their loved ones were likely watching the “Great American Race,” the Daytona 500.  With any race, whenever there is a crash on the track, the yellow flag comes out, signaling to all the drivers that they must maintain their positions. They slow[…]

Improving Your Communication Ratio

My wife and I recently bought a new Chevrolet Traverse to replace the 14-year-old Hyundai she was driving.  Since that purchase, I find myself noticing all the other Traverses on the road. You’ve probably experienced the same thing. You buy a new car and suddenly start noticing all the other cars of the same make.[…]

Turn Off Your Edger

There’s no denying that our world has become more hectic, more “noisy.” We keep multiple to-do lists, constantly overbook, and take on too many projects. And lets’ be honest, we’ve become comfortable with that. With all this activity, lots get done. But some things suffer in the process. We don’t give ourselves adequate time to process, to think,[…]

Don’t Let Passion be an Excuse for Staying Stuck

We all want to work in the areas of our passion. consultants and coaches abound with insights and techniques to help you “discover your passion,” “live your passion,” “have more passion.” It’s appealing to think that you can spend your days working on all the things that feed your soul and energize you emotionally. Listen, I’m a[…]