Category Archives for Motivation

This is Why Goal Setting Really Matters

This is Why Goal Setting Really Matters

Welcome to 2017 and all of those New Year’s Resolutions!Don’t you just hate when these come up?I’m not into those sorts of resolutions. Chiefly because, well, they don’t work. Statistics show that 45% of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions. And only 8% are successful in achieving them.Ever noticed how this happens? Most of us […]

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When to Freak Out and When to Remain Calm

When to Freak Out and When to Remain Calm

Is it ever the right time to freak out?Do you do it anyway?Let me take a wild guess—you’ve had your share of freak outs. I know the feeling—I have too.And of course you’ve heard this advice a million times—don’t do it!Because freaking out causes your stress hormones—cortisol, being the main culprit, with a surge of […]

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A Character I Wish I Would have Created

All writers have those. Especially novelists.And really, a litany of them exist for me. As with books I love, narrowing it down to one is, well, impossible.So, I could list these for days!But not long ago, an event occurred that reminded me of one I so love, so laugh about, that all that needed happen […]

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7 Ways to get Motivated when You don’t Wanna

7 Ways to get Motivated when You don’t Wanna

We all have tons to do, don’t we?And most of the time, we’re up and going, alive, alert, awake, and enthusiastic. (Note: if you’re not most of the time, then now is when you sit down and reexamine your life. Because something is truly missing.)But we all have those points, whether now and then or […]

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Have a Better Day with a Positive Mantra

Have a Better Day with a Positive Mantra

Have you noticed how some days are easier to get through than others?Or is it just me?Often now, or even most of the time, my day sails by with wonderful events. I’m positive, upbeat, eager to see what comes next.But then, other times I feel like I’m slogging through the muck and the mire.You know […]

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You Think You’re a Failure in Life? So What?

You Think You’re a Failure in Life? So What?

We all have that feeling now and then, don’t we? You know, the (usually loud) voice that says, “You’re a failure! Give this up!”Or is it just me?Because lord knows I’ve thought that many times.I work in a fairly brutal industry. Publishing is just unforgiving when it comes to selling fiction to Traditional houses. I’m […]

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Do You Really Want More Out Of Life?

Oh, aren’t we inundated these days by motivational gurus and bloggers?  Everywhere we turn we see: Follow Your Dreams! How to Achieve Your Heart’s Desire! Find the Secrets to True Success! And about a zillion variations on the theme.  Seems tons of folks are striving to do what they love and the money will follow. […]

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7 Ways To Be More Energetic When You Don’t Want To Be

Don’t you just hate when you get up just dragging?  I know I do.  It makes me angry, actually.  Because, like you, I don’t have time for it. But I also know that being angry will just deplete my energy further.  Causing a vicious cycle that, well, none of us have time for. And sometimes […]

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Are You Empowering Girls to be Brave?

We see girls being brave in our world, in huge public ways and smaller ones as well. Who among us isn’t motivated by the incredible courage of Malala Yousafzi? The young Pakistani girl who loved learning, loved school, and became an outspoken opponent of Taliban efforts to restrict education and stop girls from going to […]

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11 Quotes That Will Boost Confidence And Inspire You

We all have those times where we’ve lost the fire. Whether we’ve been knocked to our knees by defeat, or caught in the slog of a seemingly endless grind, or the mountain just keeps being too high to climb, or despite all our best cajoling the muse has escaped into the ethers and refuses to […]

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