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I wish I had been prepared for the grueling journey

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“Anyone who says writing is easy isn’t doing it right.” — Amy Joy

I’ve been writing for over 10 years. Yet, most of that writing has included fiction, poetry, product descriptions, social media posts, ad copy, and content for client’s blogs and websites.

I thought that experience prepared me to…

Effective communication can improve your life and career

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Communication skills are an important factor in having successful relationships — both in your personal life and career. To enhance your communication skills, you must speak, listen, write, and read well.

There are three communication channels to cultivate in your life:

· In-Person

· Spoken Word

· Written Content


Living Life by Seeking the Silver Linings as Much as You Can

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By nature, I am a positive person. I’ve always chosen to see the good in other people and seek the silver linings in life as much as I can. Sometimes my glass-half-full personality clashes with my husband’s realistic outlook. However, we’ve learned how to balance each other out.

I love…

How to Inspire Success in Yourself When Life Has Gotten Off Track

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“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas A. Edison

I’ve felt like a failure many times. Have you? Maybe you’ve heard the quote by Albert Einstein: “The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result.” I…

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