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Why I don’t care about money (at the moment)

In my family I constantly get asked that annoying question ‘When are you going to make some money?’ and my answer is usually ‘Soon. I’m trying to create a backlist first.’ or ‘I’m trying to create a long term career and build up my subscribers.’. I even give the ‘I’m waiting to finish my fiction book.’ answer. All these answers are true of course. They are not empty answers I say to get my family off my back. I don’t really care about money at the moment. Sure I have made a little money from coaching and my books but not enough to say ‘I’m making a living from my writing!’. When that […]

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The Zen of Patience by Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci had his ups and downs in his career. Surprisingly it took quite a while for his career to take off. When he was still a poor artist trying to make a name for himself in Florence there were people that doubted him and made fun of him. Today we might call these people trolls, critics, maybe even family.   So what did da Vinci do with all the naysayers. Did he hunt them down and give them a does of their own medicine? Did he kill them like so many would in renaissance Florence? Nope. He did nothing. Nothing. He did nothing because he said ‘Patience protects me and so I wait’. He […]

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Ten Reasons why you are amazing

You know you need to hear it every now and then. I’m going to be the good angel, cheerleader and creative coach for a minute here. Stop beating yourself all the time and pat yourself on the back. And you know it’s all true so here are ten reasons you are amazing: You have dreams and you’re going after them. Allot of people don’t take action. You’ve made some kind of commitment to yourself. I’m sure you have said to yourself ‘I’m going to write that book’ or ‘I’m going to write 500 words a week.’ You’ve realised you were created to create. You read blogs (like this one :>) which makes you in the […]

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