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Stage 4: Maintaining Long-Term Success

At last, success! If you’ve taken time to do each of the previous steps, congratulate yourself. It’s been time well spent. But if you’ve done the work, you want it to last. That brings us to Stage 4 for making … Continue reading

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Stage 3: Taking Action

Ready for Stage 3? It’s about┬átaking action. (First read The Dynamics of Change, Stage 1: Making Up Your Mind, and Stage 2: Committing to Change.) If you’ve done your homework in Stages 1 and 2, you’re probably more excited about … Continue reading

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100% Is a Cinch!

“There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” (Ken Blanchard, author of the best seller The … Continue reading

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How NOT To Be Taken Seriously

If you take yourself seriously, you will be taken seriously. A common complaint among new writers is that friends and family members don’t take them–or their writing–seriously. I tell them–truthfully–that the main thing they need to do is convince themselves … Continue reading

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2015: Chapter One

Beginning the new year is much like writing a new book. We have an idea, and we’re working out the details. There’s excitement, high hopes, blank pages, and a sense that anything can happen. This could be our best year … Continue reading

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