The Best Entrepreneurs

I like this post from Richard Branson called, 5 Skills and Abilities that Successful Entrepreneurs Share. I'm an indie writer and thus an entrepreneur. This list applies to writers, but I would add these additional skills and abilities to my short list: Continually...

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Brilliant, Clever, Funny, Touching: 4am from Poet Rives

I watched and listened, for the umpteenth time, to the two TED talks by by the poet Rives on the topic of 4 am. The first one was hilarious and inventive and a big hit at TED in 2007. He shared the second talk seven years later in 2014. Watch them back to back....

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Bored (An Optimistic Poem)

627 ceiling tiles 84 cubicles 12 muckity muck offices 125 steps to the elevator 47 minutes until lunch 1557 until the weekend I can hold my breath for 78 seconds 95 days until vacation 3 phones ringing at once 1 hot babe in the copy room 12 pencils in a box 0...

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Pink Punching Bag

I told my husband that I wanted a punching bag for Christmas. Swayed by the 33 customer reviews from women who wrote that they loved the prettiness of the bag and way it relieved stress, we selected a hot pink 70-pound Everlast bag with matching boxing gloves from...

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My Mission as a Writer

Mission: To catalyze adventure through writing. I write fiction and nonfiction books, articles and posts. The messages are very different, obviously, but I create them from the same starting belief. I want my work to be catalytic. If you are a struggling manager, I'd...

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Why Galveston?

The Spy Shop Mystery series is set on Galveston Island. Have you been? If not, please put it on your list of places to explore. I love the island, not in spite of, but because of its quirks and imperfections.  Today's Galveston is influenced by its pirate roots -...

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The Spy Shop Mystery Series is Born!

Do you like a good laugh? A surprising mystery? Me too! It has been a pleasure and privilege to create the Spy Shop Mystery Series. If we met in an elevator going up 20 floors or so, here's how I'd describe my mysteries. Their fun mystery adventures featuring spy shop...

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