Entries by Deborah Kevin

What kind of energy to do you bring?

December brings lights, candles, traditions, celebration, excitement, and connection. I really begin to feel the holidays come alive when I attend Calvert Hall College High School’s annual Christmas Concert. This was my seventh year, and third since my oldest son graduated. Twice a year I return to the school: at Christmas and for the spring […]

5 Steps for a Successful Online Book Launch

You’ve done it. You’ve written a book. It’s been edited and proofread. The cover gleams. You feel a sense of accomplishment coupled with a twinge of fear. Will anyone read your book? How you get it in front of your future clients? You must have an online book launch, my dear. Here are the five […]

5 Blogging Myths Busted

If you’re in business, you ought to be blogging. The statistics alone are a great reason but the best reason of all is to serve your ideal clients. I know many business owners who don’t blog consistently or with a vision as to why they’re spending the time to write, edit, post, and publish their […]

Why You’re Not Using Gratitude Enough

You’ve heard the platitudes about being grateful and expressing gratitude, but you’re still not convinced that gratitude matters all that much. Chances are, you’re not using gratitude as much as you could. I’m here to prove to you how gratitude changes everything. An injury This past fall, I walked part of the Camino de Santiago […]

5 Reasons You Ought to be Blogging

I’ve written extensively over the years about why you ought to be blogging as part of your business marketing. Yet many of you still aren’t doing it with consistency, employing what I term the “spaghetti approach” to publishing content. Let me convince you why it’s time to buckle down and blog. 2018 Blog Stats 1. […]

Lessons Learned from Bohemian Rhapsody

I was in seventh grade the year Queen released their enduring classic, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Ms. Davis, my choir teacher, decided that our Penndale Junior High choir would perform it for our spring concert, with each grade taking a different role. She even brought in a rock band to accompany us. We loved it—though my grandparents […]

The Whack-a-Mole Approach

Have you ever had those days where you feel like you have a tiger by the tail or the tail is wagging the dog? Yeah, me too. I’ve noticed a particular pattern emerges when I’m in that state, and I affectionately call it the “whack-a-mole” approach to getting things accomplished. Here’s how it feels in […]

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

When I was twelve, my mother kidnapped me. She tried to take my younger brother, but he turned her away. The stories I told myself about that day played a large role in how I perceived myself for over thirty years. A year earlier, we’d come home to an empty house to discover that my […]

Reflections on the past year

This past weekend, I celebrated a birthday. That’s why this post was delayed—I wanted time to reflect on the past year and feel what I want to bring into the upcoming year. Plus, there was celebrating to be done! It’s fun to stop and look in one’s rearview mirror, and I find birthdays the perfect […]

Making Peace with Ourselves

Making peace with ourselves is not a small undertaking. The list of my mistakes resembles Santa’s Naughty or Nice scroll. I envision little errors recorded in a tiny Serif print while the colossal goof-ups scrawled in big, bold letters. Some are even written in neon, flashing, “You f’ed up.” I kept that scroll tightly rolled […]