To Write Or Not To Write…

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A workaholic, in insatiable learner, and serial volunteer. That’s what I do when I’m not writing. I volunteer in activities that contribute to the growth and personal development of individuals. My passion is connected to my vision to see a world where individuals can become successful, however they define it. So I invest the time to speak with individuals and groups throughout the local, national, and international community. Totally satisfying!

In search of being refreshed, I recharge through family play and engaging in the world of film. I hunger for movies. Drama, sci-fi, action, comedy, love…, it doesn’t matter, it all works! It reboots my mind. And when it’s done, I’m able to return to my past-time,  to write.

To Read, To Read, To Build Your Writing Creed. 7 Books On Writing…

 

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Every Secret of a Writer’s soul; every experience of his life; every quality of his mind, is written large in his works. ~Virginia Woolf

Here are 7 books that will help to strengthen your writing craft:

  1. Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr.
  2. Working People Talk About What They do All Day by Studs Terkel
  3. How Fiction Works by James Wood
  4. The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross
  5. Kill All Your Darlings by Luc Sante
  6. On Writing by Stephen King
  7. Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t by Steven Pressfield

Happy Reading!

Cheers!

Steps To Achieve Your Writing Goals…

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Bring yourself to the page and write, write, write. Dig deeper than the neat and tidy draft. Disagree with feedback and then admit it’s right. ~Andrea Jarrell

How Will You Know If You Have Never Tried?

 

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How will you know if you’ve never tried? That’s the question asked by Psychologist Dr. C. Watson. I couldn’t agree with her more. Too often we rationalize why things won’t work. But we will never know unless we try. At times we may look at the experiences of friends, colleagues, coworkers and even family members and use their experiences to judge our own.

Often we are even stuck in our fear of failure. But good things come to those who make the attempt.

Today I implore you to be bold. Step out. Try. Attempt to do the thing that you have always been afraid to do. Who knows? You may surprise yourself and accomplish great things!

Try it today!

Cheers to your success!

The Fulfillment Success Brings…

I have made a difference through what God has set…

 

Jerry Butler, Executive Director, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) shares his definition of Success after a lengthy senior role at the IDB, Washington DC.

What’s your definition of success? Do share. We would love to hear.

Cheers!

Watching Your Dream UnFold…

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I’m moving and they are renovating the space that I will be moving into. As they work, everyday I pass by and secretly take a peek at the progress of the work. It brings such joy and satisfaction to watch the place come to life. The same is true as I watch other dreams come true. I love HGTV – the home and Garden show where they have Fixer Upper, the Property Brothers and the others. It’s very hard for the contractors to keep their prospective homeowners at bay because they like to watch their dreams unfold.

That is true of all of us. Whether it is watching a business grow, a career come to life or a child get married. The Royal family is a sure example as millions watched around the world as a fairytale came to life. A ‘normal’ everyday American girl get married to one of Britain’s most eligible bachelor …Prince Harry.

Retrospective. So never give up on your dreams. At times the journey will get hard but keep plodding and watch that vision come to life. You will reap that enduring joy that it brings.

What’s the dream that you’re waiting on? Do share. We’d love to hear.

Cheers!

Oprah & Branson’s Personal Mission Statement. What’s Yours?

To have fun in my journey through life and to learn from my mistakes ~Sir Richard Branson

Jessica Stillman in this INC. article Here are the Personal Missuon Statements of Musk, Brandon, and Oprah (plus 7 Questions to Write your own) shared Oprah, Elon Musk and Richard Branson’s Mission statement. They are shared here for your quick preview.

I decided to share my own below which drives everything I do. It reads:

To inspire others to Discover who they are and to Become their Best Possible Self. ~Dr. Shelly Cameron

Have your own? Do share. We would love to hear! Don’t have one? Read the article and learn how to write your own.

Cheers!

Goals: Don’t Wait. Don’t Look Back.

“Run love! Run!” Those were the words I shouted to my pre-schooler when she was running track on her first school’s sports day. We found out that she had talent very early. She started running and when she discovered that she was way out ahead of the other runners, she stopped to look back for the other kids in the race. And if that was not enough, she decided to wait on them to catch up with her. It was a hilarious sight! Indeed it was no surprise when she became Famous for this little feat.

But aren’t we a lot like that at times? We are making huge progress towards our goals, dreams, and aspirations, then we stop. It seems too good to be true. We wait and before realize it, we have missed our path and go off track.

As we approach mid-year, how have you been progressing towards your goal? Personally, I am progressing well in some areas but in others as life’s busyness steps in, I stagnate and fall behind. Thank goodness for my awareness that keeps me going.

What about you? How have been progressing? Do share. We would love to hear.

Cheers!