Writing Blogs, Articles, and Books to Boost Your Career – Part 2

Narrowing the Scope of Your Article Now that you’ve selected the topic, you must narrow the scope of your article.  Consider these guidelines for defining the specific issue and treatment: *  Focus on one element of the topic *  How to’s for implementation *  Steps and procedures *  Pros and cons, particularly for controversial issues *  Key ideas, tips, and …

The Naked Dream

I was having a recurring dream:  I would be involved in a business meeting or speaking engagement, and look down and realize, oh my gosh, I’m naked! I was surprised and embarrassed, and woke up each night wondering what that crazy dream was all about. During the same time period I was beginning to write my first book, and found …

A Letter to Mrs. R

Do you need to write a letter to the critical, negative voice inside your head that continually tells you that you can’t write, or teach, or sing, or do whatever you want to do?  I think it’s important for each of us to confront that voice by writing to whoever is blocking your dream.  After reading my letter, perhaps you’d …

Imagine

Are you a brilliant professional who, like Rodney Dangerfield, gets no respect? Has your career plateaued and you don’t see a way to jump ahead of your competition? Are you frustrated that your big ideas are not given the consideration they deserve? If these questions resonate with you, imagine for a moment that you have just authored your book . …

Daily Habits

My mother always told me to make my bed every day.  I love sliding between the smoothed sheets at night, and will even make the bed minutes before I’m ready to go to bed just to have that pleasure. Once I reached my goal weight and lost 50+ pounds, I realized that I need to exercise daily if I’m going …