Quit Looking Behind You, You’re Not Heading That Way

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“Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.” ~ Henry David Thoreau I’m guilty of looking back. I mean really guilty. Lately, I’ve been thinking about what I could’ve, should’ve, would’ve done instead of what I actually did. I catch myself nearly […]

Do You Live What You Believe?

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“To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi So in last week’s post about stepping out in faith (find it here), I told you about how I’ve wanted to be a novelist since I was five years old. Here’s my earliest memory of writing: crafting a story in the […]

Why Persistence Matters

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“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never ~ in nothing great or small, large or petty ~ never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”~ Winston Churchill One of the main reasons that people fail to achieve […]

Need Permission To Follow Your Dream?

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  “You wanna fly, you got to give up the sh*t that weighs you down.” ~ Toni Morrison I kept getting told as a kid that when I grew up, I needed a good paying job with great medical benefits. That, my father said, is something to strive for. He meant well, I’m sure, but […]

Overcoming Fear, Part 2

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Well, last week’s post got a lot of hits so I figured it’s probably a topic that people struggle with or at least are interested in. This post expounds on what I learned during EntreLeadership, not just for writers but also for anybody wanting to overcome their fear & pursue their dream. For starters, Dave […]

Writing Advice ~ Overcoming Fear

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So, a few months back I went to a 1-day Dave Ramsey EntreLeadership event. It was a motivational class for people who wanted to learn more about owning their own business. But I figured it probably applied to writing, too, since working on a book is usually a solitary event, no set hours, no boss […]