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There are tips and resources that I wish I had known to save time, money and heartache while juggling everyday family life. May these resources help you to succeed with your independent publishing
As a lover of stories and a visual learner it seems that I see stories as images while listening to the words of the storyteller. This is also known as Visual Note Taking.
Wanting to publish a book about your expertise? Thought that you don’t have the time or the content. Wanting a business card that has more than your name and email address on it? What if you handed prospects a book that you published? Would that make a difference to your business? This book provides an entrepreneur mum’s eight-step process to cook up independently published business books in between feeding four kids.
What if you could make listening to lectures, lesson or presentations exciting? What if you took notes in a way you wanted to review your notes again and again? Sound impossible!
Make is possible using visual note taking techniques. Utilise the collection of over 50 visual notes of inspired learning to assist creating your visual note taking diary.
Want to draw like a tangle artist? Not sure that you can, or don’t think you have the time.
Want to give personalised art to your family and friends but not sure how?
This book provides examples and practice space for you to create your own personalised colouring images.
By spending those ‘in-between’ minutes using this practical book, you can build your own beautiful patterns and build great relaxing skills.
Relax. Breathe. Draw. Enjoy.
Anytime you try something new, how do you feel? Then once that first time is done, how do you feel? Do you think ‘I can do this!’? What is holding you back? Get going. Just jump. Remember a time, not that long ago, when
Here is a list of 10 quick tips to jump start your writing: Start today. Pay someone else to do it. Review what content you have already written. Clear out your filing cabinets and folders for some inspiration. Get a mentor. Get a collaborator.
In a post last month I wrote about understanding ‘why’ you want to write your book before you put pen to paper. Assuming that you have your why, here are some practical ways to jump into writing your book. Mark it in your calendar.
Some people call it ‘professional guesswork’, while others call it ‘faking it’. Brene Brown’s TED talk has brought into focus ‘faking it’. What can we learn from her discussions on this topic? Have you considered, if no one ever ‘faked it’, would anything new
Seth Godin wrote a blogpost about simply sitting down, writing and getting it done. The particular part of the post that he wrote that resonated with me, and I think it would similarly resonate with many people who think that they can’t write, was
In this world of hustle and bustle and instant gratification, it seems that authors want to be able to write their books in one day. If this is you, perhaps some of these shortcuts will assist you in achieving that goal. Tip 1: Carry
While some non-fiction authors may consider it offensive to ‘make it up as you go’, the reality is in many professions, advice that is given is an ‘educated guess’– in other words, they are making it up as they go. One of the most
Pearl Jam, is a band that is renowned for their amazing ability to sell ‘at the back of the room’. They developed a process to counteract the bootleggers of the day. Pearl Jam organised for their concerts to be recorded and pressed on to
Dyan’s visual note taking allows ours guests to be present in the moment at our thought leadership functions. Our clients look forward to her effective one page visual mind-map summary following our events – essentially a keepsake of key thoughts and inspiration for executives and business owners. Kylie Lamprecht (Pitcher Partners)
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