Month: May 2014

The First Steps to Success

  We as humans have a bad habit of measuring success by all of the wrong things. We think money, material gain, perishable things that cushion our lives somehow are the marks of success. To me, success is about “action.” Your action could be simply being still and trusting God to do the most amazing things in your life. Your action could be research your next project. Your success could be simply getting out of the bed in the morning at a decent time. The point is when we push ourselves beyond the walls of our comfort, and we take the steps into the unknown seeking change, THAT is success. This is the pathway to successfulness.   Cheers!

Writing Exercise 1:”Crystal Clear”

“Crystal Clear.” When I hear that phrase, apart from the understanding that something is presented without any room for confusion, the first thought that comes to mind is water.  This writing exercise is about the marriage of the two; clarity and water, woven around the basic idea of using our words wisely and carefully. TIME: 14 Days. DESCRIPTION: Learn how to choose your words wisely. Too many words can be distracting. Too few words can be confusing. This exercise is about training yourself to know when to use less vs more, and still maintain the impactful clarity that your writing needs to grip its readers without distracting them from the main plot. INSTRUCTIONS: For this writing exercise, choose an image involving water. I have collected several that can be found on my “Art” board on my Pinterest Page for you to use if you would like or you can obtain your own. Next, take no more than 5 minutes to study the image that you have chosen. After such time write down the clearest description …