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Give Back

Do you know others who have been successful? Have they won awards or received a promotion? Do they deserve an applause? Give back to others by giving a shout out about their successes. What does this have to do with you? It has everything to do with you by doing three things. One, it gives you self satisfaction by making others happy. Seriously, try it. Two, it makes the person you are applauding feel great. When that happens it boosts their confidence and morale. That’s what you want. I love to see others succeed. They deserve it as much as I (you) do. Three, it comes back to you. Eventually, they will give you your props as well. It’s called social karma.

This isn’t just for writers, although we authors on Twitter give each other shout outs all the time. It’s pretty amazing. They’re such nice people. If feels like a family. Everybody, even those outside the realm of writing deserves props and feel goods. So, give your peep an attaboy every now and then. Spread the love.

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Being Bold

Fear is the Killer. How many times have you told yourself you wanted to do something but never followed through with those ideas? Why did’t you follow through? Was it lack of funds, lack of support from family or friends, was it fear? I understand the lack of funds thing. If you don’t have the money, don’t break the bank because you’ll only get yourself into trouble. However, lack of support or fear are just space takers. They take up space. TOO much. I get it though. The thing is those two factors keep us back. What if you were meant to do something but were too afraid to do it? The excitement is there, the motivation is there. But then the fear creeps in and steals your thunder. DON’T LET IT. Oh, and don’t get me started on lack of support from those around you. They can’t have it themselves, so they have to negate your plans because they don’t want you too be any more successful then themselves. AHA! The old misery loves company routine. Push it away, far far away.

Be Bold. Going against the grain and outside of your comfort zone is hard to do. We think too much and when we do that we end up stopping ourselves. Don’t stop yourself. Be bold. Be very bold, and just do it. Step out and do what you need to do to. I used to teach, and I remember back when I first made that decision, I was scared. I didn’t like getting up in front of people. At all. But I wanted to be a teacher, so I did it anyway. Yes, it was scary, but the more I did it the less scared I was and the more confident I became. There were individuals who didn’t think I could do it. I did it. It’s like walking into a storm. Face it head on, look straight at it, prepare yourself, and move forward keeping the end in sight.