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Category: Organization and Productivity

The Key to Greatness: Get Your Head Out of Your ‘But’

Get your head out of your ‘but.’ Yes, that’s ‘but’ with a singular ‘t.’ If we want to accomplish anything remarkable we have to own all of it—the good, the bad, the ugly. Often fears, doubts, insecurities, and bad habits wriggle in, and they’re so sly it’s frequently tough to notice them. How do we …

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Back to School: Why Great Papers, Essays, and Blogs Need Outlines

papers, writing, blogs

First of all, I’d like to dedicate this blog post to Mrs. Barbara Bender who taught my high school sophomore year American Literature class. It wasn’t that the reading selections were all that riveting, or that we had any kind of “Oh, Captain, my captain,” kind of moments. What made the class so pivotal in …

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The Memoir: Why YOUR Story is Better than Snookie’s

memoir, biography, autobiography, family history, oral history

Cait here. I know, I know. I mention the word ‘memoir,’ and we get nightmare visions of Snookie’s autobiography prominently positioned on a table at the front of Barnes & Noble with New York Times Bestseller emblazoned on the cover. I could reduce you all to a mass of existential angst and tears of futility …

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The Linchpin of ALL Success—Invoking the NO!

One major advantage of being older is the blessing of perspective. Us “older folk” have lived enough years to have gained decades of experiences, failures, mistakes, victories, setbacks, trials, and tests. This means we have the benefit of context. Many of us also have a clearer picture of what “success” really looks like. What is …

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The Coup, Day 2: Historical Research for Fiction

It’s Cait Reynolds again, and you know what that means…muahahahahahaha Historical romance is full of strong-jawed heroes in possession of a good fortune and in want of a wife…whether they know it or not. In fact, if you add up all the fine, vast estates throughout England, you’d probably end up with a country the …

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