How to Tell Your Pandemic Story to Engage New Readers

The Covid-19 pandemic has been quite tough on the creative economy. Events got cancelled, sponsorships got shelved, and sales tanked. There are plenty of sad stories of people who were at the cusp of something significant just before the pandemic hit and lockdowns began. However, during all that, new opportunities started springing up, out of[…]

Do What Makes You Nervous

Not all of us are born with the “daredevil gene.” Some people thrive on adventure, boldly going where no man has gone before.  The thrill of adventure and even the sense of danger energizes them. Others, not so much. But whether you are a thrill seeker or avoider, it’s often the places that make you nervous, the situations that stretch you and[…]

Don’t Miss Your Moment of Opportunity

Despite your best strategy and planning, sometimes the most important opportunities for your growth and success catch you by surprise. These moments of opportunity are not predictable. They catch you by surprise. For the most part, there’s nothing you can do to force them to happen. However, what you can do is be prepared to “seize the moment” when[…]

Giving Honor

The other day, I was talking to a friend, a young woman I’ve only known and worked with for a short while. We were talking about someone we both know, and neither one of us particularly likes. This person has a pretty high position in an organization where my friend volunteers. I was enjoying (probably a little too much)[…]

Lead With Gratitude

I like taking personality tests – Myers Briggs, Strength Finders, Enneagram, DISC – I’m sure there are others. Probably the one I’ve used the most is the DISC test which gives you a “score” in each of these four personality types: Dominant – change-agents, leaders, extroverted, task-oriented Inspiring – outgoing, communicators, extroverted, people-oriented Supportive – reliable, consistent, stable,[…]

Your Calling Hidden in Plain Sight

In life, there are constant demands on your time and attention.  It’s easy to get lost – to find yourself going through the motions. You are working hard, paddling as fast as you can, trying to keep your head above the waterline and not drown in your to-do list. Along the way, perhaps you stop and[…]

What You Need to Grow

Recently, I was on the phone with a client. We had started a ghostwriting project with them, and the first draft just didn’t turn out the way either of us hoped. Capturing someone’s story in the right way, with the right tone and “voice,” is not an exact science. Sometimes the writer nails it, but not[…]