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  • Investing in Your Own Potential (4/24/2016) - In my latest guest post for Writer Unboxed, I talk about how often we hold ourselves back, killing our own creative dreams before they can take root. In the piece I share three things: A story of how Steve Chen left Facebook just before it became a household name, in order to make his own […]
  • “I only have 60 followers” (4/15/2016) - It’s really difficult to build an audience for your work, right? Often, I hear people bemoan how things were better in “the good old days.” When we didn’t have social media, when there wasn’t so much distraction. They felt that back before the internet, they could more easily get their book read, have their music […]
  • I’m helping to organize a festival for storytellers (4/7/2016) - I’m part of a team that is putting together a local festival about storytelling. Today, I want to show you what that looks like behind the scenes: both the unbridled excitement, and the terror around expectations. This is a brand new event — something that started with one conversation, and then kept growing momentum little […]
  • Why we create (3/31/2016) - Today, I want to talk about why we create. Against all odds, through much discomfort, with zero validation, what drives us to create. And I want to honor someone that I worked with who recently passed away. On March 2nd, P.J. Horoszko died at age 27. He was an editor at Picador, who was working […]
  • Behind the Scenes of a Bestselling Launch (3/29/2016) - My most recent guest post on WriterUnboxed.com delves into a behind the scenes look of a bestselling book launch. It also covers seven tips for your own launches, including: You Need a Team You Need Time for Your Launch Worry About Who Will Share Your Message as Early as Possible Overdeliver Fear of Missing Out […]
  • “I feel stuck” (3/18/2016) - This is the phrase I hear often from people who are trying to make progress with their creative work: “I feel stuck.” Sure, they have a strong vision, but they are also swamped with daily responsibilities. They can’t seem to find a clear path forward. As we head into spring, something you may already be […]
  • I’m hiring a paid intern (3/11/2016) - This spring, I am looking for one paid intern to join WeGrowMedia! This is a “virtual” internship, meaning you can do 100% of the work from home, or wherever you are. Do you work best from the beach at 10pm? That’s fine by me. What Will You Be Doing? The internship will focus on specific […]
  • Effectively promoting your work (3/11/2016) - How do you effectively promote your work — your book, your art, your your business? I have been working with New York Times bestselling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore to give you a behind the scenes look at what this process looks like. So far, we have published five pieces on the topic, including: How pitching articles helps promote […]
  • The secret to growing an audience? Collaboration. (3/4/2016) - So many people I speak to are trying to make their mark. And feel they are falling short. They are hoping to move to the next level. But feel trapped where they are. They are crafting something deeply meaningful, dreaming of it reaching the right audience. But instead feel overwhelmed by a long list of […]
  • Create every day (2/29/2016) - In my guest post over at WriterUnboxed.com, I talk about the value of creating every single day. I frame the conversation with the example of having started a daily vlog, and what creating a video a day has added to my life: If you are wondering why I am talking about recording videos if you […]