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Everyone Struggles but Gratitude Can Help

This year, more than others in recent memory, has been plagued with struggles of unique and troublesome sorts for our nation and community. In the midst of this, giving up might seem expedient but I suggest giving thanks instead. It’s been awhile since my year of gratitude (that was 2016), but those #366DaysofGratitude taught me …

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What is Mentoring?

This month, I turned my blog into more of a teaching platform. We all know what teachers do, but what is thing called mentoring? A mentor is someone who advises or trains someone (especially a younger colleague) says the dictionary. I’m not a huge fan of this definition because that makes it sound like mentors …

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Have You Had Enough of Me Yet?

A deluge of sales promotions, newsletters and reminders to check out the latest and greatest overflow your email inbox. I get it. The same thing happens to me. You’re probably sick of reading another post from me so soon after the last one. Now you’re in luck. Starting this month, I’ll be reducing the number …

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Why I’m Glad I’m Not a Kid: Part Two

Both of them have their phones in hand, fingers gyrating madly, half-smiles on their lips. My old fingers aren’t so coordinated, and here lies another reason I’m glad not to be a kid these days. Technology is great. I love it. Obviously, you’re reading this via the Internet on my website as a blog post. …

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A Year of Gratitude

In 2016, I focused on building an attitude of gratitude. And I really wanted to do it every single day. So I created my own hashtag on Twitter and started bombarding my social media followers with a new meme every day. Remember? #365DaysofGratitude You probably already saw them all, but I thought I’d share the …

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Road to Self- Published – Promoting your Release Date

This whole “promoting” thing just isn’t my thing. It feels like tooting my own horn. Or going door-to-door with a case of encyclopedias. Sure, I mentioned every stage of writing this book on my Facebook page. I posted about my release date on social media forums, but it felt superficial. How do you promote your …

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What’s the point of a book review? And why you should leave one

Reviewing books can be work, especially if you didn’t enjoy any aspect of the story. For authors, reviews build credibility or detract from it, depending on the contents, of course. It’s no secret that this blog is about building my author platform. In fact, every aspect of my online presence feeds into that goal. Whether …

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