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Avoid This Publication Pitfall | #IWSG

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August 1 question for The Insecure Writer’s Support Group – What pitfalls would you warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey?         This is a hard question for me to answer as I am still in the midst of my publication journey. I can speak towards the pitfalls of where […]

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Reinventing Yourself: Career Changes

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Today is the day you find happiness in your career.   Do you feel satisfied with your current job? Monster.ca conducted a study, and found that over half of Canadians want a career change. So you are not even close to alone. One quarter of Canadians feel they are overqualified for their jobs, indicating they don’t […]

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Learning to Love Anxiety

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The painful knowledge I’ve gained through experiencing anxiety, and loving someone suffering from anxiety.   Anxiety is slowing becoming more understood, but tragic misconceptions still exist that need to be changed. Have you ever made an excuse to skip a get together with your friends, because you know they won’t understand, “I’m feeling anxious”. Or […]

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How to Avoid Stereotypes and Clichés

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“a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.” When you first hear the definition of a cliché I bet your mind goes towards a negative thought, not a positive one. The terms, overused, and lacking in original thought don’t exactly reek of confidence. When I think of a cliché, […]

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Motivation War: Money VS Happiness

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What type of motivation is the most successful at helping people achieve their goals?   I have had several conversations on the topic of motivation recently, and it has come to my attention that motivation is widely misunderstood. Everyone has fallen into the same trap of blaming a lack of motivation for not getting something done. […]

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What’s Holding You Back?

Let’s get real here, everybody has something that is holding them back in one way or another. Maybe something is keeping you from that career you always wanted, the travelling that you dream about, or a hobby you have always wanted to get into. What about the actual barriers themselves? What do they look like? […]

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I’m Beyond Terrified – and I Love It

I recently read this post by David Kadavy and it truly inspired me. I’ve been holding myself back, having no faith that I can accomplish my goals. His article put so much into perspective for me, I had misconceived perceptions about the publishing world, you see. It had never crossed my mind to just put […]

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Productive Master: How to be Productive at the Highest Level

  I can’t be the only one who has this question on a daily basis – “What can I do to increase how productive I am today?”. My goal today is to write 1000 words, but I also have two tiny minions demanding my attention, so therein lies my predicament. Attempting to focus my attention […]

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