The Evolution of Failure – do it early

Part 1- Understanding I recently watched a video clip on success featuring Will Smith, and it led me to a slightly longer Denzel Washington (he is an amazing speaker) clip.  Dazzled by the content I found myself wanting to blog about it, and my reaction once in words started to grow until it was obvious…… Continue reading The Evolution of Failure – do it early

Modesty, the 5% golden rule (and the 3 Cs)

This is the third and last post in my consistency, confidence and celebration series. I am a complete technological failure. I know I have said this previously and considering the fact I do have social media and run a blog and have a website you probably think I exaggerate.  Trust me I don’t. What I…… Continue reading Modesty, the 5% golden rule (and the 3 Cs)

Accomplishment and Confidence celebrate their forever (too many years to count) anniversary.

To accomplish anything, you need confidence. Confidence comes with self-awareness. Simple, you say? You wish, I answer. It is hard enough to be that honest with others; it’s even harder with yourself. Christopher D Connors says that a “major component of confidence is the value you place on yourself. Confidence is about the faith you…… Continue reading Accomplishment and Confidence celebrate their forever (too many years to count) anniversary.

Confidence and Comfort, a zone where opposing forces co-habitat

As writing becomes more serious I find I am in a constant battle with confidence. It is ironic because I have just completed the final edit of my novel (see the note at the bottom of this post) with the help of some wonderful people.  It has been a tediously repetitive but necessary process.  However…… Continue reading Confidence and Comfort, a zone where opposing forces co-habitat

Up and Running

A week after the big event and I still can’t quite grasp it.  I can call myself an author.  That might sound strange considering I have been blogging for a year but somehow the publishing of a book is so different.  Blogging has continuity; you can change your mind and rescind whatever you wrote or…… Continue reading Up and Running