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There is a way to communicate every human thought and it is an artist’s task to find it.

Simple ways to avoid mimicry in your writing.

Image by StartupStockPhotos from Pixabay

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery… but as an author, it can be infuriating. How would you like it if you made your living from reading, researching, and painstakingly putting your thoughts on paper only to scroll through your followers’ content and see the exact same sentence structure and writing style in their posts?

I understand, we all copy the people we look up to - children have heroes and businessmen have leadership gurus - stereotype? yes, but the concept is still true. We all want to be like the people we deem successful and that’s normal!


5 ways to cope with life-altering news.

Woman dejectedly lying on a couch with a window behind her.
Woman dejectedly lying on a couch with a window behind her.
Photo by Benjamin Combs on Unsplash

“We’re moving….” — Wait, did I hear that right!? — I remember those words like it was yesterday. I lived in a nice house, had a great job and lots of friends… the last thing I wanted to do was pack up and start over. I was in psychological shock; witnessing the conversation but not really part of it. Why does bad news always strike when everything is going so right?

Looking back, I had every right to panic — I had no idea where I was going and had to leave a lot of known security behind. A new…


And how we can benefit from it…

An Apple computer with blank sheets of paper on a white wooden desk.
An Apple computer with blank sheets of paper on a white wooden desk.
Photo by Dave Salter from Burst

There is one thing that all successful people have in common — they are extremely determined. It doesn’t matter if we’re looking at a financial guru or a social media influencer, they both know how to harness their ideas and put them into an actionable plan and that plan becomes their reality. They had no silver spoon, nor did they fall into fame through a wild leap in the dark… What makes these giants of society so incredibly savvy? What do they possess that many of us lack and how can we benefit from what they’ve gained?

Successful People Have a Vision

I know it…


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8 ways to excel under pressure.

Time crunch:

“Limited time to complete work; meeting a deadline in limited time; a small amount of time to finish tasks.”

We’ve all been there. Working at the office or from the comfort of home, there has been that dreaded deadline racing up way too fast. We start to work faster thinking that with a few more minutes we can quickly squeeze by and everything will be okay. Then something goes wrong… terribly wrong.

That’s what happened to me this afternoon when a contract agreement came out of nowhere. Consuming half my day I was desperately trying to get it…


Life lessons I learned with a paintbrush.

A white shelf with painted mason jars with a colorful sign in front of them that says ‘find the joy in the ordinary’ and a small figurine beside it.
A white shelf with painted mason jars with a colorful sign in front of them that says ‘find the joy in the ordinary’ and a small figurine beside it.
Photo by Farah from Burst

Covid has been a longer ordeal than I ever expected. I was a bit alarmed by the first orders of lock-down but was also confident that things would be back up and running in short order. I never thought it would be this long…

The first weeks went by quickly and I actually enjoyed the slower pace of life. I had time to read that book I always wanted to and even some time to catch up on the shows I hadn’t seen in a while. …


One glass at a time.

A glass of water and a cappuccino on a wooden table.
A glass of water and a cappuccino on a wooden table.
Image by suju-foto from Pixabay

I have never really been a huge water fan. From the time I was a young teen, I latched onto coffee and never looked back. I used to laugh when people told me caffeine stunts your growth — not being too short myself, I could only imagine how tall I “would’ve turned out” had I not been addicted to the hot, black substance.

One afternoon last year, I held my hot 12-ounce cup and sipped it slowly as I conversed with a co-worker. They suddenly looked at my hands then back up at me and asked, “How many coffees have…

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