Barbara is a writer, book coach, and speaker who usually blurts out what other people are thinking but are much too polite to say.

Brain Dump

Brain Dump

The Brain Dump is one of my favorite tools whether it comes to writing a book, working on my business, or just organizing my week. Think about all the things swirling around in your head right now—groceries you need to get, an email you need to respond to, dry cleaning to pick up or drop…

Launch to Crickets

Launching to Crickets

What happens when you launch your book or your business, or even a new product, yet get no takers? What do you do? What’s the next step?(After eating a pint of Haagen-Dazs or having a good stiff drink. Or both.) Start by checking your numbers. The numbers will show you where the break down happened.…

Test Your Own Processes

Many times when I write about something, I’m really clarifying my thoughts and giving advice to myself. The process of physically writing something out helps me to organize the information, sort through what is pertinent and what is not, and (hopefully) create a logical progression that leads to clear direction. This happens when you teach…