Social Media Comparison is the Thief of Joy

What the hell are we doing? Honestly? To use Teddy Roosevelt’s wonderful quote: Comparison is the thief of joy. If you want to know the best way to kill your self-esteem and levels of confidence, continue to compare yourself to others on social media. After a few minutes of scrolling through social media, you’re certain…

Readers Share Baseball Girl on Social Media

I said this earlier in the week, and I mean every bit of it: I am touched by my friends and supporters. Thank you so much for helping a little independent author like me get the word out there. It’s word of mouth, sharing on social media, pinning, and talking it up that are seriously…

Positioning Yourself & Your Work

In 1972, two guys name Al Ries and Jack Trout collaborated on a series of articles for Advertising Age. The articles were about positioning: positioning a company or a brand in advertising. Now, 41 years later, the term “positioning” still holds true and is a buzzword among media creatives. The question? How can we get…

Master of My Domain? Keep Dreaming.

I have a domain, and I’m having difficulty mastering it. No…I’m not talking about the infamous “Seinfeld” episode called “The Contest.” However, this self-contest could possibly be even more challenging than the one George, Jerry, Elaine, and Kramer participated in those many years ago in one of the most talked about sitcom episodes television ever…

Love To Learn

I may be a professor, but I am forever a student. I am intrigued with the world around me, and love to learn about different facets of it. Whether it’s through books, taking courses to further my education, attending seminars and conferences, or learning by doing, I take great pleasure in the notion that we…