Writing Partner

Get an Accountability Partner

I hate to exercise. In fact, left to my own devices, I just don’t do it. An early morning walk sounds like a great idea the night before. But when you’re stumbling around in the semi-dark, suddenly(!) having a cup of coffee on the lanai while watching the sun come up sounds like a  SO…

Instant Credibility

Instant Credibility is a Fallacy

Make yourself famous in 30 days! Become a rock star in your field! Write a book and gain Instant Credibility!   Perception is reality… until you have to deliver the goods. I was talking with a client about a mutual acquaintance. They are both speakers with the same marketing company in the same field. I…

Branding Your Business

Is Your Business Too Small to Brand?

I consult with a lot of small business owners—mostly solopreneurs who are coaches and speakers—and I hear the same thing: “I’m just a little business. I don’t need a brand.” I used to think the same thing. I run what’s called a “boutique business” with a select clientele and most of my business comes from…

Competition

Yes, You Have Competition

A few years back a woman scheduled a consulting session with me. She said she was a website developer. I asked her about her competition. “I don’t have any competition.” Wow! I had found the only website developer in the world. Amazing. In truth, I was just a wee bit taken aback. There had been…

The Writers Voice

The Writer’s Voice

The writer’s voice in fiction is often expressed through the main character or narrator. In more complex novels, the perspective may change from character to character or to a narrator but there is one main entity that is the voice of the author. (The rest are just the voices in our heads…) The overall tone…