9 Easy Morning Habits That Will Help You Write More

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Creative people love to wait until inspiration strikes. The problem is that no one really knows when this whim will take hold.

You may have felt this way before, waiting for the right moment to start your book, thinking that maybe next year you will have the skill and knowledge to know what to do with this great idea you have.

Yet, you never get to it.

The only way to truly write is to get the words down on the page. You can edit and change them later. But without the words, you have nothing. Continue Reading

5 Ways to Calm Nerves Before Your Next Big Meeting

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Your big, important meeting is coming up -- whether for your next big book deal, a second interview for your dream job or a presentation for your passion project -- and you're nervous. 
Knots form in your stomach, it becomes hard to swallow. Your hands are clammy, your chest tight, and your shoulders feel tense.  Every once in a while your heart picks up the pace and you find yourself actively attempting to slow the rhythm using breathing techniques or other tricks you've learned over the years. Continue Reading

11 Tips for the Best Self Care Sunday

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A day of rest and relaxation, Sunday is your perfect opportunity to practice self-care. Self-care Sundays show you how to put yourself first and start your week on the right foot. 
You're busy and you deserve (no, you need) a chance to recharge -- mind, body, and soul.
Otherwise, you're making a vain attempt to pour from an empty pitcher. You have to take care of yourself and your needs first.

I learned this firsthand when I started freelancing. I was working to build a business and Continue Reading