Entries by Jennifer Blanchard

Are You Starving for Writing Success?

By Jennifer Blanchard Yesterday at my company’s annual “Fall Campaign” kickoff event, former NBA player, Walter Bond, gave a motivational speech to help encourage the sales people (and everyone in the room, for that matter) to be confident and go out there and make sales. Bond’s speech was very in-your-face with truth and reality. This […]

Stop Letting Your Fears Keep You From Writing

By Jennifer Blanchard This morning, I attended my company’s annual “Fall Campaign” kickoff event. The event was created more than 21 years ago as an attempt to motivate the sales team to make a big effort for the remainder of the year. The company’s management team gave a report on where the company is currently with […]

How to Motivate Yourself

By Jennifer Blanchard If you’ve been subscribing to this blog for awhile now, you probably already know how much I love writer Holly Lisle. But if you’re new to the blog (Welcome!), let me give you a short intro. I first came across Lisle when I was looking for information on character development. I was […]

Ideas to Get You Writing Every Day

By Jennifer Blanchard You’ve probably heard this advice time and time again: If you want to be a writer, you have to write everyday. Well, I’m here to tell you…it’s true. If you want to be a writer, you need to write as often as possible, which is why you should make it your goal […]

What Do You Want To Achieve?

By Jennifer Blanchard Now that you’re on the path to accepting personal responsibility for your procrastinating actions, you can begin to change your behaviors. It all starts with asking yourself one question: What do I want to achieve?  What are your writing goals? What outcome do you desire to get from writing? What are your […]

Learn to Accept Responsibility for Your Choices and Actions

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place  for the next moment,”—Oprah By Jennifer Blanchard Personal responsibility is the responsibility you have to yourself. It’s your ability to keep yourself healthy, manage your emotions, be respectful to yourself, […]

What Are You Losing By Procrastinating?

 By Jennifer Blanchard Have you ever really thought about why you procrastinate? When you procrastinate, you gain a lot. That’s the reason why writers procrastinate in the first place. Think about the last time you procrastinated—What did you get out of it? Did you avoid your writing by finally organizing your office? Did you skip […]

Believe in Yourself and the Writing Will Come

    By Jennifer Blanchard  That’s something you probably hear from people all the time. Just believe in yourself and you’ll be successful. You’ve seen other people adopt this philosophy and find success, but… How do you make it work for you? In order to start believing in yourself, you need to develop confidence. Writing […]

How to Create an Un-Schedule and Why You Should

    By Jennifer Blanchard Psychologist Neil Fiore, Ph.D., is famous for creating the “un-schedule,” which is basically the exact opposite of a schedule. Dr. Fiore created the un-schedule because he knew that all people—and especially procrastinators—often set up a schedule for themselves that is full of things they never end up completing. They then […]