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anthony-lamar-smith's picture
Aug.27.2013
Summary: Applying the 4 principles outlined in this article will help you to dismiss any excuses you have and achieve the dream L.I.F.E. that you have always wanted.  Do you remember as a child your parents trying to instill an image in your thoughts of what your life should be once you became...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Jan.26.2013
I believe that statement . . . do you? Today in Southwest Louisiana we are treated to clear skies and a delightful 74 degree temperature. I'd like nothing better than to be sitting outside sipping a white chocolate mocha at Starbucks. Instead, I'm cooped up inside, trying to stay on task so that I...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Jan.09.2013
“Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams.” ~Ray Davis For as long as I can remember, setting goals has been my way of life. Some of my earliest remembrances of setting goals centered on learning the alphabet, my numbers...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Jan.03.2013
Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life's blessings. ~Oprah Winfrey So yesterday I shared with you that I used one of Rosetta Thurman’s  blog posts as a reflective exercise to plan my goals and strategies for 2013. (By the way, if you haven’t...
michelle-matthews-calloway's picture
Jan.02.2013
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau Like millions of others, I've been in a reflective mood. Rosetta Thurman, blog mistress of The Happy Black Woman, put out an excellent blog post entitled “Preview...
harrison-solow's picture
Nov.05.2010
The title of this AOL Op-Ed should probably have been "Don't Just Follow Your Dream" as, according to a cranky but accurate commenter, the phrase "Follow Your Dream" does not necessarily imply that the follower won't work hard for it. Unfortunately, "not necessarily" is applicable in fewer and...
nina-amir's picture
Oct.11.2010
Today I’m going to tackle another answer to the question, ““What stops you from writing—or finishing—a book, e-book or other writing project?” Many of us don’t pursue our writing dreams out of a fear of failure. We feel afraid that we won’t get it right, our work won’t be perfect, we will find...
nina-amir's picture
May.30.2010
I got some interesting feedback to this post about hard work in another place where I posted it ( VibrantNation.com) as well as here. Some people found it inspiring-- but hard to read. Others had a bunch of excuses about why they couldn’t get their writing done…or about putting in the work hard....
midge-raymond's picture
Jan.04.2010
Okay, it’s now that time of year when we look ahead (and make New Year’s Resolutions) and look back (at all the things we accomplished — or not, hence the New Year’s Resolutions). On the publishing front, literary agent Nathan Bransford looks back at 2009 in his blog … while this Booksquare post...