Monthly Archives: August 2013

Planning Ahead or Just Worrying Ahead?

Someone, possibly our mothers, probably told us not to buy trouble by worrying about what might be.


“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.”

~A.J. Cronin


We can focus on our strengths today, to do our best to be ready for tomorrow.


© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Define Yourself as an Artist

For some reason we fear defining ourselves as creative.


“An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it (all of it, the work, the process, the feedback from those we seek to connect with) personally.”

~ Seth Godin


Creativity is broader, deeper and more accessible than we seem to initially think.  And adds just that extra something to a life.


© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Something to Think about with that Next Offer of Advice

You are talking about your plans, your hopes and the other person takes a breath and starts with, ‘what you ought to do is …’.


“As time passes we all get better at blazing a trail through the thicket of advice.”

~ Margot Bennett


Of course we can still listen politely and nod, ending with thank you.


© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

The Sarcastic Muse

Writing. Information. Inspiration. Sarcasm guaranteed.

Stefanie O'Connell

Just another site

Retirement - Only the Beginning

Retirement Planning Beyond Financial

Voices In His Head

Recognized as Blog Of The Year! (unfortunately, it was given the year 1910, the start of the Great Depression)

O at the Edges

Musings on poetry, language, perception, numbers, food, and anything else that slips through the cracks.

Chicago Guy 14

Chicago's Street Corner Spirits

BAReed Writing, Business Writing

Clear, professional writing is closer than you think.

Dancing Beastie

Seasonal living in a Scottish castle

The Middlest Sister

There are 5 sisters. She's the middlest.

American Oz

Clear, professional writing is closer than you think.

Blog to Work

Blogging your way to a job.


frightfully wondrous things happen here.

A good story can transform the way that you see the world.

Always The Write Time Blog

Ramblings and Rhetoric

The Art of Non-Conformity

Clear, professional writing is closer than you think.


Smile! You’re at the best site ever

Clear, professional writing is closer than you think.

The Creative Penn

Clear, professional writing is closer than you think.

Gifts Of The Journey

The Fearless Pursuit Of A Life Worth Living

A Writer's Journal

Through The Glass Darkly

an interconnected life...

Discovering the threads that connect us, one story at a time.

TED Blog

The TED Blog shares news about TED Talks and TED Conferences.


A great site

Second Star to the Right

and straight on 'til morning


Success is meant to be shared

Bob Mayer

Write on the River


Living cheaply and richly on an acre in Puna, Hawaii

J T Weaver

When you got nothing, you got nothing to lose. — Dylan.


be inspired to greatness

Gen Y Girl

Twentysomething. Annoyed with corporate BS. Obsessed with Gen Y. Not bratty. Just opinionated.

Jenna Dee with a following wind

David Gaughran

Marketing With A Story