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Is it True That Anyone Can Learn to Write For a Living?

Susanna Moore

“Writing can’t be taught.” – Susanna Moore, Born Dec. 9, 1945. Well, Susanna. I’m going to go ahead and call bullshart on that nonsense. If writing couldn’t be taught, we wouldn’t have civilization. Of course writing can be taught. The desire to want to write well and excessively, perhaps even as a full time vocation? …

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The Two Main Missing Ingredients You Need to Become Who You Want to Be

Susanna Moodie

“The want of education and moral training is the only real barrier that exists between the different classes of men.” – Susanna Moodie, Born Dec. 6, 1803. What is the difference between you and the expert at the top of your field? The difference between you, and who you want to strive to be? Is …

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The First Choice to Make Before You Buy Anything to Build Your Business

Otto Preminger

“What counts isn’t the frame, it’s what you put in it.” – Otto Preminger, Dec. 5, 1906. I used to do it, too. Get caught up in whatever the next trend is, and think my fortune would be made by following suit. Write an ebook. Start a membership site. Do a joint venture launch. Then …

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Perfection Is The Opponent of Productivity, Publication, and Profit

John Ray

“Nothing is invented and perfected at the same time.” – John Ray, Born Nov. 29, 1627. Are you a perfectionist? Or maybe you’re a fiddler, just constantly tweaking and improving, but never publishing or launching? I feel you. Been there. Used to be that way myself. Oddly, it’s a holdover from having been to art …

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The Secret For Transmuting Worthless Information Into Valuable Knowledge You Can Sell

William Blake

“The true method of knowledge is experiment.” – William Blake, Born Nov. 28, 1757. Knowledge is power. Information, on the other hand, is worthless. Anyone can find information. Information is some shit you read, or heard, or saw. Some shit some guy told you, that he is repeating from some shit some guy told him. …

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Publish Your Draft Now, Revise When You Re-Publish Again In The Future

Alan Moore

“Everything you’ve ever read of mine is first-draft. This is one of the peculiarities of the comics field. By the time you’re working on chapter three of your masterwork, chapter one is already in print. You can’t go back and suddenly decide to make this character a woman, or have this one fall out of …

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Another “Bad” Character Trait That You MUST Have to Succeed…

Marya Mannes

“Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.” – Marya Mannes, Born Nov. 14, 1904. Talent alone is no guarantee of success. There are plenty of broke ass nobodies with talent so abundant it’s oozing from their pores. You need to USE the talent you have in a way that lets …

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Your Personal Brand Has Never Mattered More (Or Been Easier To Grow)

Tom Peters

“Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” – Tom …

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