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Three Ways to Make Resistance Irrelevant and Win the Struggle to Create and Market Your Art

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Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid. NOT.

The single biggest reason you haven’t written a book, or don’t blog, or haven’t written a letter to a loved one, for that matter, is fear.

Yeah, I know; you’re busy. You can’t think of what to write. The dog ate your computer. As I used to say to my middle daughter, what-HEV-urrr.
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Growing Followers

Your blog and newsletter (oh, please tell me you have both!) are where your fans get to know you as a person and develop the connection which will ensure their fandom for life.

List-growing is all the rage. More more more. Ask these folks “Are you looking for more followers, or better followers?” and they’ll universally say “Both!”

Consider the concept of focus: it’s not possible, with our eyes or our mind, to focus on two things at once. That’s just not what focus means.

photo of crowd http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=965625 by michael lorenzo http://www.sxc.hu/profile/nazreth; photo of glasses http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1415587 by Alfonso Romero http://www.creactionsdesign.com/
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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Have a Decision to Make

What about pausing when the writing gets hard? Ah; this is a place for nice judgment and some brain science.

mind the mindWhen a mental project such as solving a puzzle or overcoming a design challenge becomes difficult, there are two options: push through, or take a break to allow your unconscious to gnaw on the problem without your pesky conscious mind interfering.

How does one know when to do which?

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