“Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.” — Richard Branson
Do you want to impress your readers?
Do you write with words that make you sound smart?
Do you write much differently from the way you speak?
It’s understandable really.
I used to write, sit back, and hope readers would find my writing.
I intentionally chose reputable publications with good-sized audiences.
It’s up to them to spread the word for us writers, I thought.
If we’re not getting read, they’re not doing their damn job!
Relying on other people…
I burnt out.
And it took me years to recover.
That’s what happened when I worked 4 jobs while keeping up an active lifestyle in between. I felt like I had an unlimited source of energy. I was addicted to ‘doing’.
I also had insomnia. I didn’t mind too much…
Growing up in my family, in my culture, kids were taught to go along with whatever our parents wanted for us. Disagreement was seen as disobedience.
Add to that, I was a shy kid… and a girl — my culture prefers girls to be quiet, shy, and agreeable.
Have you ever noticed that software taglines are written in a particular way? They’re direct. Compact. Powerful.
These taglines need to work. They catch their reader’s attention quickly and entice them to act.
How useful would this be to us in our blog headlines? For our social media posts. …
“Thank you for all the work and assistance to date however have decided to take a different path. Please send final invoice for payment.
I wish you all the best in your business affairs.
I was stumped.
I’d worked with my client for the past month to understand…
The other day I walked into the supermarket to buy paper towels and fruit.
I walked out with chips and chocolate too.
Gosh, they’re good!
Next time you walk into a supermarket, notice what greets you as you walk in. What products are at eye level. Where the fresh food…
Late last week, I spent about 3–4 hours putting together a proposal after speaking to the client for an hour. Yesterday the deposit for the $3K+ job landed in my account.
When was the last time you got out of bed tired and cranky?
It happened to me the other day and I found myself picking on my daughter, complaining a lot, and dragging myself through the day.
Climbing out of a bad mood is like swimming against the tide. It’s…
Lately, it’s been hard to see past our own struggles. Still, many of us as parents can’t help but remind our little ones to practice kindness. It’s natural for kids to have a ‘me, me, me’ approach — and we’re constantly teaching them to consider others. To be polite.