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No Pain, No Pain (Reaching A Goal Doesn't Have to Hurt)

"No pain, no gain" is a popular cliche and cliches get past all of our filters. These little phrases are routinely accepted as truth because we've heard them so many times before. Cliches are insidious this way, like cockroaches and spiders sneaking beneath the walls of your home. Continue...

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How to Be Your Own Hero (So You Can Finally Live Up to Your Potential)

It pains me to think that with all of the greatness inside of you that the world may never see it. Are you looking outside of yourself for answers. Are you waiting for someone or something to save you? Wait no longer, this secret weapon will change your life. Continue...

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Feeling Behind? Maybe You Need a New Perspective

It may come as a surprise to hear someone like me say this. Afterall, I was captain of a Division I college track team and I have a Ph.D. in particle physics. How is it possible that such a person could have spent his life playing catch up? Continue...

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This P-Word is Critical to Your Future Writing Success

If you want to become the writer you are meant to be, then you must keep moving forward one piece at a time. The difference between those who succeed and those who fail can be found in this one word that starts with the letter P. Continue...

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What They're Not Telling You About Your First Draft

Most writing advice on first drafts goes something like this: start writing and don't look back, get all your ideas out, don't worry about spelling, punctuation, even plot consistency. Just get the first draft done so you can then go back and revise it. Don't expect your first draft to be any good... Continue...

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