October 31, 2019

The girl with the ridiculously long hair down to her waist decided that she wanted to wear the pink clogs I’d been wearing for six days straight every morning, every afternoon and evening. They were the only ones in the row of slippers at the entrance of the dining all that fit my large, flat feet. But for some reason on day six of ten, she arrived to the hall before me and changed up her slipper selection. Because of her, I had to miserably eat lunch in my...

September 17, 2019

I’m thinking about writing a memoir as my next book, and I’m having doubts!

Although I coach other people to move from fear to action,  I still have my insecurities. 

More than once, I've thought: Who am I to write a book?

Sure, I’ve accomplished a lot in my lifetime thus far.

But I haven't won a Grammy, Oscar or Pulitzer Prize.

I’ve run my own business landing national and international clients, worked on presidential campaigns, coached executi...

September 4, 2019

I just finished Tiffany Haddish's memoir The Last Black Unicorn. In her book, (with the help of a controversial co-author/ghostwriter), Tiffany writes comically about growing up in the foster care system and her journey to becoming a famous comedian.

Setting aside the intentional bad grammar and f-bombs, it was still pretty good. 

She told engaging stories as if she were on stage.

In fact, she could have been on stage because instead of reading it, I list...

August 27, 2019

I believe everyone has a story to tell that can benefit others. But, I know that some people will live and die with a book still inside of them. Never-to-be authors allow doubts, fears and uncertainty to hold them back. 

But aspiring authors are different.

Yes, they still may have doubts and fears, but that doesn't stop them from thinking about writing a book. Instead, they strive to overcome such limitations because they know they have interesting and impor...

August 16, 2019

My co-worker Tiffany was so super cool and funny. She and I worked a flight together from Newark to Los Angeles and then back again for two days straight.  Between serving passengers, we chatted it up about any and everything. Eventually I shared with her that when I’m not flying,  I help write and edit books for other people.

“Girl, I’ve been thinking about writing this book, is that something you can help me with?”

My answer of course was yes.  I then...

August 6, 2019

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a love for words.  

I enjoyed writing as soon as I learned how to do it. My writing “career” started with the customary love letters to parents and grandparents. 

There were daily diary entries, poems and short stories as I got older. I wrote about my hopes and dreams as well as my frustrations and fears. 

As I matriculated through school, essays, short answers quizzes and book reports lead to writi...

July 31, 2019

My new friend and gracious host, Carlos, lounged in a rooftop hammock opposite of mine. We were sipping tequila while listening to the waves crashing to the beach shore in  Mexico. 

“Eight thousand pesos,“ he announced proudly. 

Good at writing but not so much with math, I punched the numbers into the currency converter app on my phone to confirm.  

Wait...whaaaat?!

The rent for an apartment with a beachfront view was 400 US Dollars?!

In that moment,...

July 23, 2019

When I started a travel blog several years ago, I quickly realized that keeping the blog monster regularly fed was hard. 

On my off days, writing was a breeze. But during non-stop flying days, I didn't always feel like writing.

Yet in an effort to write more, I decided to sign up for one of those free writing challenges. No matter what, I committed to writing 500 words a day for 20 days straight.

Those first few days weren't that fun. I would sit down and have...