Tag: courage

The Myth of The "Big Break"

You may have heard the story about Walter Matthau. An aspiring actor approached him at some function and said that he was looking for that one big break. Matthau, in his caring, yet cynical style, says , "Kid, it's not the one big break, it's the fifty." Overnight success rarely is, and most creatives that […]

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Bishop Castle: One Man's Dream - Complete with Fire Breathing Dragon

Some dreams take a lifetime to come true... especially if you do it all by yourself. Jim Bishop's dream started when he was 15. For some inexplicable reaason, he found himself drawn to the mountains just above his home in Pueblo, Colorado. One day he found himself staring at a for sale sign on a […]

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What I see when I look at you: a love note

Hello dear one! I have never been a big comic book fan. When I was a kid, I wanted to read "real" books. "serious" books. So comics were not part of the equation. Plus, I have an addictive personality, so that would be one more thing on which to spend money I didn't have. So […]

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Your Book Is NOT A Business Card!

[ALBUM UPDATE: We've got about half the album recorded and I've approached a couple of engineers about mixing and mastering the project - one of whom has worked with artists like Clapton, BB King, and Rod Stewart. This is getting REAL, yo! If you haven't had a chance to pre-order your copy, there are only a few […]

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My Sanity-saving system to prioritize your day

First, an announcement: Des is BACK from L.A., and we had a great session this week, recording tracks for The Fine Line. We laid the final tracks for our sexified version of Aerosmith's "Dream On" as well as the understated Eagles tune "I Can't Tell You Why." I am looking forward to sharing that track […]

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The New Daffodil Principle

(NOTE: I'm just about finished with the Creative Freedom entrepreneur type quiz. If you're not already on my mailing list, subscribe [in that handy box above] and be the first to get access!) This summer, I've been channeling my inner crafty woman. I'm a pretty good singer and speaker, but I never really thought of […]

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Underearning? Upper Limit Problems? Raise Your Success Ceiling & Re-set Your Thermostat

In my house, there's a never-ending battle that's almost as epic as the fight for the remote control. The thermostat. My husband likes it hot. He closes the vent in our room and bundles under at least two blankets even during Summer! My son likes it cold. If it's warmer than 65, he'll turn the thermostat […]

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Hiding Your Light Under A Bushel? Shine Bright like Fireworks!

First an exciting announcement: A few weeks ago, I happily celebrated 500,000 views on my YouTube channel. THIS week, I'm celebrating 300 subscribers (click here to subscribe instantly)! Confetti! Fireworks! Hooray! Huzzah! This has been a goal of mine for several years, and I'm beyond thrilled that it's finally happened. It was a lot more challenging than I […]

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Chasing Vanity Metrics? How I Made $30,000 my first year on Twitter

In my early days on Facebook, I was quick to follow anyone with a pulse. If they connected with me as a friend, I returned the favor. I watched my list of "friends" skyrocket to well over 1000 people in very short order. Problem is, while my friend count was increasing, it didn't result in […]

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Two types of "can't"

It's report card time around here. My youngest is struggling in gym class. Sadly, I've seen it before with his older brother. "Won't even attempt new activities," the report card reads. So hubby and I sat down with our 8 year old to find out what's going on. "I can't do it." He said. "I'm not […]

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