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Are You A Wannabe Writer? A Quick Cautionary Tale for Content Creators, Authors, Speakers, Coaches and Entrepreneurs Everywhere

Once upon a time, there was a handsome Hollywood man, son of a famous actor. “I want to be a writer!” he declared with great charm and enthusiasm. His smile brightened the room and the women flocked. “I have the perfect suit. Seersucker. Sexy yet effortless.” The future fans clapped their hands and inched closer. […]

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How to Beat Procrastination with the Power of Place! Uncover Your 5 Essentials for an Optimal Environment

Are you frustrated with procrastination, low energy, lack of inspiration? What if I told you changing your physical environment was part of the answer? Let’s talk about the Power of Place. Imagine yourself working in the following settings: You are in the middle of a desert, in a pure white room filled with golden light. […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Quit: Happy 10th Anniversary to Writers On Fire!

I have an important message for you today. Don’t quit. The other day, I woke up to a slew of messages on LinkedIn. Congratulations! the messages said. You’ve been in business ten years! What? I’d forgotten! This is why it’s so important to celebrate, daily. Even the tiniest steps you take. Let alone the big […]

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Are You Stuck? Fresh Out Of Content? Try the Desert Cure! Three Simple Steps to Get You Unstuck and in Creative Flow

Dear Stuck, I’m speaking to you. I feel your pain. Also your boredom. You have a newsletter to get out, a blog to post, a podcast to record. But you’re fresh out of stories. You’re tapped out from teaching. You simply aren’t turned on. It’s all you can do to not scroll through the Facebook […]

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How Soup Can Save Your Business Soul

You’ve heard of Chicken Soup for the Soul? Consider this note Spirit Soup for the Entrepreneur! You inspire me. So I want to make you some soup. May I? Many of you know I’m moving from my beloved canyon home of almost twenty years at the end of this month. So I’m thinking a lot […]

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She Flew Through The Air…What I Learned From My Private Clients At The Flying Trapeze Lesson!

“Get ’em up. Get ’em up. Get those legs up there. Good. Now hands OUT. Look for Brad!” There she goes. Tiffany Jane Scott. She flies through the air — not with the greatest of ease. Not like a Cirque de Soleil professional. Not like a bendable gymnast. What Tiffany displays up there high above […]

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Sit Up Straight! How To Align Your Story Spine to Win At Business

*Allow stillness to feed your creativity. Only in the quiet moments will your ideas gel and take root. -Praying Mantis This morning a praying mantis appeared in the upper right corner of my bedroom window. Could the message be any more clear? When was the last time you prayed? When was the last time you […]

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Stop Being Selfish!

STOP BEING SELFISH! That’s my New Year’s resolution for you. I just got off the phone with a brilliantly talented woman who worked with me five years ago. Then she quit. You have gifts. They’re not yours. They’re the world’s. Since then, she keeps marking how many years go by she hasn’t told her story. […]

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Dia de Los Muertos — How to Wake Your Business from the Dead!

November 1st, 2014. 6pm. Annual Dia de Los Muertos — Day of the Dead — festival. Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Hollywood, California. Only a few feet away, the woman with the blue-feathered headdress waves her torch through the twilit air, trailing thick smoke around the circle of Aztec dancers — then quickly, unexpectedly shoves the fire […]

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Mirror, Mirror…Rubber Dolls, the Reluctant Entrepreneur and the Reflecting Power of Three Little Words

“I just can’t believe that that’s a seventy-year-old man in the mirror. And that’s why I do this. If I saw a seventy-year-old man in the mirror, I’d quit this tomorrow.” “What do you see when you look in the mirror?” “A very exciting female.” Robert is a man who’s into “masking” or “rubber dolling.” […]

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