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10 ways to answer the dreaded, “Can I pick your brain?” question… gracefully.

      “Hey! I like what you’re doing in the world. I want to do something like that, too. Could I pick your brain over coffee?”   It’s an innocent inquiry. It’s driven by a desire to learn, grow and do better. But for many people, being on the receiving end of this particular…

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Don’t leave a hole where your finest work should go.

    Hold me in your heart till you understand. Hold me in your heart just the way that I am. With all your faults, I love you. Don’t give up on me. I wont give up on you. – “Hold Me In Your Heart,” Kinky Boots   When Billy Porter belts out “Hold Me…

Why I don’t necessarily want to grow “bigger”. (And why it’s OK if you don’t, either.)

      Over the years, dozens of lovely people have said to me…   “So, Alex, when are you going to launch a BIG online program? You’re a natural teacher. You’re so great with words. You could be selling e-courses on writing & communication to tens of thousands, instead of teaching small workshops with…

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Write from a full cup.

      Not every writer wants to be famous, get a book deal, or sell tons of products. Some writers just want to get noticed — and feel helpful. These kinds of writers think & say things like:   “I’m not writing to make money. I don’t necessarily want to get published in big…

10 ways to write blog post titles, headlines & email subject lines that make people go, “whoa!”.

      There’s a reason why there are entire websites & books & even sociological studies devoted to one thing: Naming your baby. OK. Coming up with a title for your latest blog post might not be as emotionally-loaded as coming up with a timeless moniker for your unborn child, but even so… many…

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