I Am A Big Fraud

Have you ever felt like a fraud?  If you are new to blogging or writing you may be experiencing what I like to call Fraud Factor. I experienced my first case of Fraud Factor when I started my personal coaching business in 2001.  In 2001 blogs were a mere sparkle in your eye.  E-zines or E-newsletters were all the rage for marketing your coaching business or just about any business for that matter. I... read more

Blogging Down the Bones

Hopefully Natalie Golderg will update her classic book “Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within” to include and updated addendum on blogging.  Natalie, if you are out there, you can even have my post title if you follow through with this idea. Throughout Ms. Goldberg’s book she constantly takes you back to the idea of writing daily.  This is a central theme I have heard from... read more

Prepared for Inspiration

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” — Seneca, Roman philosopher My wife bought me the coolest journal ever.  It’s so cool I had two people ask to see it at the airport last week. Over the years I have had all sorts of notebooks and scraps of paper on which I have jotted down ideas. Which is fine, but I encourage you to take it to the next level.  Find yourself a... read more

Liberate Your Voice

Liberate your voice.  If you can’t get past the censor inside, you will never get past the censor in cyberspace. A quick way to liberate your voice is to write mad. Now try the flip side; simmer down and write nicely on the same subject. Which one is more interesting? So why are you writing nice?   read more