Entries by Deborah Kevin

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How Fear of Being Seen Keeps Us Small

For several years now, I’ve been supporting entrepreneurs to write and publish their books. Our goal to get them to bestseller status. Together, we’ve experienced excellent outcomes. It’s always thrilling to witness their success. I feel a little like a mother hen watching proudly over her brood. I helped them overcome their fear of being […]

On Toe Socks, the Camino, and Being Stuck

Camino Backstory For those of you who follow me regularly, it may come as no surprise that I’m focused personally on my upcoming pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. In September, I’m walking over 200 miles from St. John Pied de Port on the French/Spanish border to Burgos. Last year, I trekked with […]

What Princess Leia Taught Me About Comfort Zones

It’s time to get real and share insight into a problem I’m experiencing—with my cat, Princess Leia—and what I learned about comfort zones as a result. First, a little backstory. Cats Rule Princess Leia, now thirteen, came to live with our family when she was four months old. My eldest son begged for years to […]

The Art of Running Away

Last week, I wrote about keeping commitments to myself and what I learned by not doing so. One of the elements I touched upon was keeping a weekly artist’s date with myself. Here’s the story of my most recent adventure to absorb art. Wednesday morning my mastermind took place. My kickass entrepreneurial friends all shared […]

4 Commitments I Revisited

Keeping Commitments to Myself These past few weeks, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends to keep commitments, working long hours on really cool projects. Last Tuesday, I had four major coinciding deadlines, after which I had to refocus on existing projects to get caught up. What a wake-up call! My body felt exhausted. […]

Are You Stopping Short?

The 90s television show Seinfeld is known for how it changed conversations, and one can immediately connect with someone of like mindset by using phrases such as “sponge-worthy,” “master of your domain,” “no soup for you,” “shrinkage,” and “a dingo ate my baby.” Not only was the show hilarious, but it was also sticky. There’s […]

Puzzling Things Out

Recently, I traveled to the beach to spend time with my brother and his family. Their beach house has a puzzle table on which there’s always an in-progress puzzle. One by one, we’ll pass by the table, pause, and search for a piece to settle into the larger frame. Or, on rainy days or after […]

How Trolling Amazon Can Increase Your Success Rate

Look up the word “troll” in the dictionary and what you’ll find isn’t very flattering. Trolls live beneath bridges. They’re either small or giant. Perhaps they smell unpleasant. One thinks these days of internet trolls who deliberately make offensive comments to upset readers. That’s not what I mean by trolling! Another definition of “troll” is a line […]

7 Steps to Convert Your Blog to a Book

If you’ve been consistently blogging for a year or more, and have your blog posts categorized, you’re likely ready to convert some of your posts into a book. How exciting is that? And it’s a relatively simple process! 1. Determine theme and title Decide on a theme for your book using your ideal client’s pain […]