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“Rejection Club”

A book chat in a cozy cafĂ© on a rainy day — what could be better? Martha Moffett — gifted storyteller, poetry lover, and editing ace (https://marthaspencil.com/) — and I got together so she could loan me a fabulous YA … Continue reading

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Churchill Critiques

A story: There was no love lost between playwright George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill. Consider the note Shaw once wrote: “Dear Mr. Churchill, Enclosed are two tickets to my new play, which opens on Thursday night. Please come and … Continue reading

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Enough Exposure

“Are you discouraged by your failures? Listen! Your average may be as good as anybody’s. If you fail to find your name on the list of makers-good, don’t blame it on your failures. Examine your records. You’ll probably discover that … Continue reading

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Ejecting Rejection

“The thing that hurts the most is when we reject ourselves.” Dr. Rob Gilbert On his inspiring free daily Success Hotline (973.743.4690), my friend and mentor Rob Gilbert touched on a theme he returns to often: The worst rejections we … Continue reading

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More Nos

My good friend and mentor Rob Gilbert has a new theme for his 2013 Success Hotline (973.743.4690): It’s “NO.” As Rob puts it, he wants his callers to “Give more nos and get more nos” this year. Giving more nos … Continue reading

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