Multiple Streams of Income (And a Goal Met!)

I’ve read it is important to have multiple streams of income. I’m seeing the value in this more and more, as time goes by. It used to be easier for me to just concentrate on one thing at a time, either fiction or nonfiction goals, but I am learning how Continue Reading

Theme Word for 2016: Courage

My theme word for 2013 was Prepare, and I chose a theme phrase for 2014 – Be Creative. Both worked well for me, as did my word for 2015. I had chosen Simplify, and had much success in pulling it off. I found myself having difficulty figuring out what my Continue Reading

Are You Stuck?

I think we all feel stuck sometimes. A lack of motivation. Why does this happen? Maybe because we need to slow down, smell the roses, enjoy that cup of tea while looking out the window. Maybe this happens because we aren’t giving ourselves enough of a break. It is important Continue Reading

Break Away!

Do your own thing. What others do works for them, not necessarily for you. You are your own person, learning and living and working in your own way. And this is a good thing! No one really wants to be a carbon copy of someone else. Your next course of Continue Reading

My Notebook: How it Helps. What it is Helping With

Not long ago, I discovered Leonie Dawson. She is so upbeat, and works hard to motivate people. Because of my horrible memory, I do not remember whether I got this idea from one of her blog posts or a YouTube video, but a notebook was brought to my attention. One Continue Reading

Keep Moving Forward

Do you ever feel like you’ll never be as successful as you want? Completely overwhelmed with everything you have taken on? Like you have taken on too much? If so, maybe it is time to sit back, reevaluate your priorities, make a plan, and then move forward. Are you ready? Continue Reading

My Biz Dreamboard

I love to be crafty, to create, especially when there is scrappin’ involved! Leonie Dawson, in her Life + Biz Edition Workbook: 2015 Create Your Shining Year, prompted me to make a Mini Portable Biz Dreamboard. Being who I am, I had to go bigger. A sheet of poster board Continue Reading

Code Word: Simplify

My theme for 2015 is simplify, which I mentioned in Do You Have a Theme Word for 2015? I Do. I thought I’d post an update on how this is going. This basket used to hold all these things. But, my sister gave me an amazing gift so I now Continue Reading

Fun Personal Projects for Writers: Vision Boards

What do you want to accomplish with your freelance business? Your personal life? Education? What are your end goals? Where do you want to end up? Take a good look at what you want your future to look like. Take notes over the next week or two. Leaf through magazines Continue Reading

Be Prepared for Slow Times

There may be times when business is slow or comes to a halt, either because you wanted it that way or because there is going to be a month or two when people just aren’t buying whatever services you are selling. Perhaps you get injured, your life partner gets laid Continue Reading