Monthly Archives: October 2017

One Book

As soon as I heard this story on my friend and mentor Dr. Rob Gilbert’s Success Hotline,* I had to share it. Rob is a big believer about the power of one: the power of one idea, one book, one … Continue reading

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Ripening Reading

When cartoonist and author Roz Chast was asked to name five books she’d never part with or would take with her on a desert island, here’s her response: Anna Karenina Tender is the Night and The Great Gatsby The Magic … Continue reading

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Creating Conviction

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”   Aristotle “Constant repetition carries conviction.”    Robert Collier Repetition often gets a bad rap: People think it’s boring or deadening, or they associate it with building … Continue reading

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Full Out

“When you don’t care whether you win or lose, you play full out. Then you’re really  dangerous because you can win. If you don’t care about the outcome and you’re playing for the point right there, the ball right there, … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Something Told the Wild Geese Rachel Field Something told the wild geese It was time to go. Though the fields lay golden Something whispered, — “Snow.” Leaves were green and stirring, Berries, luster-glossed, But beneath warm feathers Something cautioned, — … Continue reading

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Fast Paced

Rev your engines — it’s almost NaNoWriMo time again! From November 1 through 11:59 on November 30th writers of all persuasions — plotters and pantsers alike — are committing to writing 50,000 words or getting within striking distance of completing … Continue reading

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Sail On

“We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” Oliver Wendell Holmes Since today, October 12, is the traditional Columbus Day, a nautical theme seemed apt. … Continue reading

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Fresh Angles

Brad Abraham is a former journalist and long-time screenwriter who’s soon making his debut as an novelist with his upcoming book, Magicians Impossible. In a recent on-line story,* he shared five lessons from screenwriting he’s applied to his novel-writing: 1. … Continue reading

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LivingDangerously

Today is the 156th birthday of Fridtjof Nansen, an amazing Norwegian explorer, naturalist, author and humanitarian. My curiosity sparked by a Google Doodle celebrating his birthday, I explored further and came up with some timely words of his to inspire … Continue reading

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Misty Mornings

“A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.”    Ancient Proverb It’s a misty morning right now in my neck of the woods, which makes pondering these words of wisdom seem perfectly natural. Who among us hasn’t let our heart … Continue reading

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