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The Success Experiment – Family Entanglement

For this last post about success and family system dynamics, I want to talk about one of the strangest things that can happen in family systems: Entanglement with another person in the system. You see, one of the fundamental rules … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – No Fame!

Another family rule that might completely block your success as author is one about how visible we may be in society. Because visibility can be dangerous. Right now, we can see societies, where being different and visible is quite dangerous. … Continue reading

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The Success Experiment – No books!

Every family has rules about what its members can do. Let’s imagine Lee. Traditionally, the men in his family have been carpenters, bricklayers or other kinds of craft people. There is an unspoken rule in his family that this kind … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – We don’t Need a Lot of Money

Here’s another family rule that might sound familiar: We don’t need a lot of money. I grew up with this one. It includes a ton of other unvoiced statements. We don’t need a lot of money because: – We are … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – Money is Hard to Earn

We’ve all heard those phrases: “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” “You gotta work hard, son.” And so on and so forth. I’m sure you’re familiar with them. And yet… that’s just another one of those beliefs we learn as kids. … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment – Money is Bad

The Money Experiment continues. (I posted my experience with the intro tapping in a comment under that article, if you’re interested.) The next four articles including this one are about beliefs we have about money itself.  And I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Money Experiment

Today, I’m starting an experiment. It’s from my own point of view, of course, but it’s also something that affects many, many authors. I know that it’ll be challenging, and sometimes, it might even be ugly. It’s also necessary. I’m … Continue reading

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How Family Rules Hurt your Bottom Line

Did you know that beliefs you probably learned as kid can influence your bottom line? No matter if you’re an writer, editor, entrepreneur or not – what you believe deep inside determines your way of life, including how much money … Continue reading

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Why you are Wasting Time with Solitaire

So today, I’m going to talk about time wasters. We writers are really good at wasting our time, and not writing. Facebook, Twitter, Solitaire – great time sinks. Great places to rest our minds and to not worry about a … Continue reading

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Stuck in a Story?

It happens to every writer – we get stuck. The story either goes off track, we lose interest or we have written ourselves into a corner. No matter how it happens, the story loses us, and we lose the story. … Continue reading

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