I have asked a lot of stupid questions in my life as a business journalist. Fortunately, most were in one-on-one interviews, so my embarrassment was quarantined. Still, I remember piping up with a stupid question in a meeting once, and my cheeks burned for hours afterwards.
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I have a new coaching and training program for company leaders about the “life-changing magic” of asking skilful questions. Exciting, right? Except that when I came to pick up the phone to prospective clients, my hand faltered.
How embarrassing! Why I missed my blog deadline every week even though I am a professional writer and how you can hit yours even if you are not.
If you are a blogger who never blogs, this post is for you.
If every week you get guilty and think, I really should blog, but you don’t, I have an embarrassing confession.
Great ideas are more common than you think. I have several of them every day. Book titles, catchy phrases, new business innovations. I am a genius in my own mind. But (and yes, there is a but), the sheer brilliance of my thinking can evaporate when I start to write it down. Read More
Books are a generous gift. As an expert writing about your expertise you will share so much of your wisdom, your experience, your hard-won lessons. Typically, within the stories and idea you capture with sheer dedication and determination, is everything you know about how people can get out of a problem they face. Read More
Several weeks back, I fractured my leg. Long story, but suffice to say, I’ve literally been taking small steps (on crutches) as I wait for it to heal (big goal). You’ll see the parallel here with writing a book. It’s a big goal. Achieving it takes small steps. But many thought leaders make this mistake in their approach. Read More