Suffering With Writer’s Block? Start Writing Short Stories

Oh dear, you sit down at your laptop with the intention to write thousands of words, only to stare at the damn thing as the blank screen taunts the living daylights out of you. Writer's Block... we all know of it, and to some degree, suffer with it - be it for an afternoon... a week... longer... although I choose to see it as a myth us writer's make up to justify our fear and stilted ways. Either way, it's a horrible suffering, and when times are tough, I often turn to writing short stories in a bid to kickstart my creativity. You may associate writing short stories with literary magazines and anthologies, but I choose to take a different viewpoint. Oh yes, writing short stories has saved … Read More »

Project Management – The Secret Sauce To Cesar’s Success: with Cesar Abeid

SUBSCRIBE FOR EARLY ACCESS:                                          ..... WATCH ME... ...OR LISTEN TO ME OR DOWNLOAD ON ITUNES HERE ~~ DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE ;) When I began The Successful Mistake, I was excited to interview people from all walks of life. As someone who travelled from one culture to another, set up shop, and found his passion, Cesar Abeid is the kind of guy I'm delighted to know. It takes a while to figure out life, and what it is you want from it. Cesar spent years existing, rather than thriving. Then, one day, he discovered Project Management, and he's never looked back. A true story built around true callings. Enjoy, you lucky … Read More »

How Very Short Stories Helped Me Write 3 Novels

You may not think very short stories aid in the writing of a complete novel, but they've helped me write three books over the last three years. In my previous post, I mentioned very short stories, and how they not only help develop your characters and novel, but lead to new ideas and opportunities. In today's offering, I wish to elaborate on this, and explain how and why I do it. You see, a lot of people (maybe you're one of them) consider short stories as those things that appear in literary magazines. You have a little idea, write a very short story about it, and submit it in the hope it'll pay $50. Well, yes, you can submit very short stories to such places, and if you own a very short … Read More »

When Bad Clients Lead to Great Ideas: with Linsi Brownson

SUBSCRIBE FOR EARLY ACCESS:                                          ..... WATCH ME... ...OR LISTEN TO ME OR DOWNLOAD ON ITUNES HERE ~~ DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE ;) Linsi Brownson travelled from the Midwest to California, in search for a life she could treasure forever. 3 Universities, and 3 degrees later, she started her own business, but bad clients, burnout, and a "this isn't what it's supposed to be like" feeling forced her to ask some rather important questions. This is what The Successful Mistake is all about, and the way Linsi overcame her issues is something we can all learn from. This is a real tale with real pain and real situations you and I both go through. … Read More »

Turndog’s Monthly Income Report (September 2014)

In the beginning of 2014, I decided to do something rather scary... BE TRANSPARENT & HONEST. I want to be an open book, but I'm scared. WHY? Because I'm still at the beginning of my journey, and the numbers are pitiful, and the failures often and obvious. Below are the numbers, the finances, the projects, my health, and stats from SEPTEMBER 2014. This is a snapshot of what it's like to be a self published author. A new entrepreneur. An average guy still finding his way. It isn't designed to scare, nor glorify, merely provide the truth of right now. For all my other Monthly Income Reports, Click Here. _________ Many of the links in this post are affiliate ones, directing you to the … Read More »

How To Avoid Entrepreneurial ADD: with Jim Hopkinson

SUBSCRIBE FOR EARLY ACCESS:                                          ..... WATCH ME... ...OR LISTEN TO ME OR DOWNLOAD ON ITUNES HERE ~~ DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE ;) I came across Jim Hopkinson early in my entrepreneurial career, and between his kind words and wonderful podcast, he's helped me grow and grow and grow. What a dude, and what a treat you are in for, as he discusses his #GreatMistake and the trouble of hopping from hone job/idea to another. In aid of The Successful Mistake, Jim was one of my earlier interviews, and it feels good to finally share it with the world. Get ready to be impressed, you crazy misfit. Jim is in the house! .... THE QUICK … Read More »