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Myrlande E. Sauveur 7 helpful tips for aspiring writers


7 helpful tips for aspiring writers

7 helpful tips for aspiring writers

A lot of people dream of becoming a writer but only a few has the discipline to write and the courage to expose their writings. Whether it’s the fear of rejection or exposing too much of themselves to the world, something always seem to be on the way to keep them from accomplishing that goal. Here are 7 helpful tips to help take your writing to the next level.
1. Write, Write and write some more: Use a daily journal, write about anything and everything. Practice makes perfect, the more you write, the better you will get at it. Invest time in your writing and it will pay off in the long run, remember writing is a process.
2. Read: Finding the time to read can be challenging especially if you are living a busy lifestyle but you must make the time to read. “Reading allows the brilliance of the best to rub off on your thinking” Robin Sharma
3. Join a writer’s group: Whether it’s online or local, joining a writer’s group will be good for you because not only you will be among likeminded people but also you will get honest feedbacks on your work.
4. Find your own voice and style: it’s good to learn from the best writers past and present in the world but it’s crucial that you find your own voice and develop your own style of writing that is just YOU, something that shows your personality and your uniqueness.
5. Get a mentor: A mentor will help you stay focus when you tend to be distracted. He/she will tell you about his/her mistakes and help you to avoid the same. He/she will inspire you, encourage you to keep going and stay focus when things seem impossible. You cannot reach your full potential without any guidance from someone who have been there and done that.
6. Don’t be afraid of criticism and rejections: As a writer, you should never be afraid of criticism and rejections because no matter how good you are, you will always experience them. The best thing you can do is to receive them graceful, learn from them, and don’t let them distract you or get you off track. “The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment”. Elbert Hubbard
7. Teach what you have learned: the best way to sharpen your skills as a writer is to teach others how to write. The more you teach, the more your understanding on the subject will deepen. As they always say: “teachers learn the most”.
Happy Writing!

Myrlande E. Sauveur 10 tips to kick off your business in the New Year


10 tips to kick off your business in the new year

10 tips to kick off your business in the new year

1. Draft a business plan. If you have been operating without a business plan, well it’s time to draft one because not only it’s essential to the success of your business but it serves as a guide to keep your company on track and a tool you can use to evaluate your performance and make necessary corrections.
2. Get a business mentor: As a business owner, you need someone to hold you accountable whom you can trust to assess your progress with a fresh pair of eyes.
3. Never stop learning: spend time learning the in’s and out’s of the industry you are in. Invest in books, audios, seminars and also the SBA website has a wealth of free resources you can use.
4. Leave it to the experts: most businesses fail because the owners think they can do it all. Hire the qualified candidates to help and advise you. The growth of your business depends more on your ability to lead a team of qualified people than being an expert in everything.
5. Know your competitors: Getting to know your competitors will help you identify what you have in common with them and how you can differentiate yourself.
6. Secure Online Presence & Management is very important.
7. Build a strong team: Recruit the best of the best, skillful people who are committed to your vision.
8. Promote a healthy workplace: people tend to be very productive when they are being valued for what they do. Give credit where credit is due and appreciate diversity.
9. Provide world class service: Treat your clients the way you want to be treated and even better. Go the extra mile, build lasting relationships.
10. Make time for yourself: Managing a business can stressful so while you are spending time focusing on the business and making sure everything is running smoothly, take some times to relax, recharge and live life outside of the office.
Have a happy, healthy and productive New Year!