Your Author Story

What is your story

Want to know the biggest self-imposed roadblock authors face? It’s that small voice in your head that says, “Who are you to think you can write a book?” Sound familiar? We all have that voice, so it can (and should) be ignored…at least when it comes to getting the words on paper. But that voice does bring up a great question: … [Read more...]

When Fear Gets in the Way

Refuse To Fear Concept

I am 21 years old. I am sure that I can be a very good writer; this isn't just my opinion. The problem is that I have no energy and no inspiration, although I have brilliant thoughts. Can you help me find inspiration? The problem you describe is not so uncommon. What you're looking for, I think, is not so much "inspiration" as "motivation." You have lots of ideas, but you … [Read more...]

How to Get Out of a Slump


Getting out of a slump is not difficult, though it often requires persistence. The problem is that most people either don’t realize what they have to do to reverse a slump, or they are not willing to do it. I have developed a 3-part strategy for overcoming a slump that works for both business and personal setbacks. The problem is that the formula is so simple -- it contains … [Read more...]

Make a Decision and “The Way” Will Show Up


I've discovered something really interesting in terms of human behavior over the last few years. I'm shocked to notice how often people stop themselves by using excuses for not doing something in their business, and in their lives. The thing is, they're not even aware of it. Here's what I mean... People SAY they want something very badly, that they want a change, and … [Read more...]

Six Big Goal Secrets


Recently I offered a "simple plan" to double your business this year. But ultimately, no plans are simple. They are always more complex than they seem. And after all, as one blog commenter remarked, "How many consultants can actually HANDLE 17 to 19 new clients a year? I certainly can't." Quite right. Then that's not the plan for you. The bigger question is "What do I … [Read more...]

Shifting Into “Action You”


Last week I talked about overwhelm and the power of stepping into "Focused You" who can't be overwhelmed, distracted or discouraged, no matter the circumstances. But you might say the whole purpose of Focused You is to pave the way for "Action You." Action You is one of your most powerful personalities or selves. He or she is the one that gets out there and makes it … [Read more...]

Knowledge or Know-How?


We all know way too much. And yet we want to know more. And it seems that information is being generated in even larger volumes than ever before. Keeping up is impossible. Just try to link to a fraction of the blogs, resources, news items, articles and videos linked in the average Twitter feed over an hour or two. That information alone could swamp you for days. So … [Read more...]

Stop Planning, Forget The “How”, Just Go For It!


We've stretched, looked into the fears of dreaming TOO big (is there such a thing?!) and looked at all the other emotions that come up once we've actually MADE the decision to play a bigger game. These are related to issues of safety, not rocking the boat, and self-doubt as to whether we really CAN play a bigger game in life and business. But then, if this weren't enough, … [Read more...]

More Time – Less Stress


What's the first thing you think of when you hear about a new marketing idea, strategy or opportunity? Do you think: "Wow, this is incredible! I can't wait to get working on that immediately!" No, I'll bet you think something more like: "Hmmm, sounds interesting but it probably won't work and even if it did, there's no way I'm going to find time to fit it in." Look, I … [Read more...]

Poke Yourself


Seth Godin came out with a book, "Poke the Box" that is all about getting started, not some day but NOW! But it seems that the pressures to delay are stronger than the pressures to act. I had a big breakthrough several years ago. I was sitting in my office under a dark cloud of procrastination and delay. I just couldn't seem to take action on anything. I was … [Read more...]