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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.
You have thousands of brilliant ideas, and you are not sure how to make them a reality. For a start, choose only ONE brilliant idea to work on at a time. Otherwise, all your brilliant ideas will remain just that, ideas. In other words,
Five tips to nuture your idea: WHY Understand why you want to do this – deep understanding of this will give you excellent motivation to want to complete the project – think about how you make time to watch your favourite TV show or
Many people will be familiar with the story of Johnny Appleseed. The American pioneer who loved apples and is credited with spreading apple trees across America in the 1800s. It is said that he was a good farmer and enjoyed growing apple trees. Out
What happened when I listened to my own advice and did not answer the phone, or emails or browse on my phone? A few things: The world did not end (no surprise here) Nobody noticed that I had gone into ‘radio silence’ My kids
Think about what would happen if you didn’t say jam it? There will not be anything for your readers to read, as you will never get around to writing and being the author that you promised to be. Think about how many more people
Imagine you have finally set aside time to write your book. You have all the paperwork and notes you need in front of you. You have made your favourite drink, have done all your other tasks, and now you have sat down in your
Naysayers of the world beware – we are no longer listening to you. How often do you read or hear stories of businesses that have succeeded regardless of those who foretold that it was certain to fail? Similarly, with writing and publishing a book
During a presentation at QUT at one of the Women in Thought Leadership series by Pitcher Partners, Tracey Vieira (CEO of Screen Queensland) showed a short video of a young girl who has been recorded going on a ski jump for the first time
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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