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There’s No Way to Know Until You Go

Photo by George Kedenburg III on Unsplash Gather facts. Talk with insiders. Do your best. Analyze! There’s no way to know for sure Until you begin. If you can’t stop thinking about: that job that love interest going somewhere you’ve never been starting something, anything. By all means, do your due diligence. Hunt down every fact,… Continue reading There’s No Way to Know Until You Go

creativity · The Good Life · Uncategorized · Work · writing

Act As If It Were Impossible to Fail

Author Photo, Winter 2017, End of Day Dorothea Brande’s declaration about how to live awake was first published in 1936. In her book Wake Up and Live! she described the impact that this principle had on her life and on the life of others who used it. Brande is quick to explain that she did not… Continue reading Act As If It Were Impossible to Fail

Business · learning · Uncategorized · Work

KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid*

Photo from Skitterphoto.com *Or, Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should **And, Don’t Poke a Sleeping Dragon I didn’t come up that pithy KISS title. It comes from the U.S. Navy in 1960 and was used to encourage deep thinking, elegant and logical solutions to complex problems. In the 1950’s, International Business Machines used… Continue reading KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid*

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Reinventing a Writer’s Forum

Recently, I attended a major writers conference. Happily, I returned with insights, connections, and tools. When I described the event to a friend, I recognized the surprisingly minor role it played in deepening and reinvigorating my work. I am not disappointed. I accomplished what I set out to do. I studied with a master craftsman.… Continue reading Reinventing a Writer’s Forum