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“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

–Colin Powell

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Why Writers Are More Important Than You Think They Are

For months, I’ve been trying to become “the versatile writer” or “the writer who is not only a writer” in order to fit into the marketplace. But by doing that, I’ve realized that the only thing I’ve done is watered down my value as a writer.

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Sell an Idea Without Sounding Like a Salesman

Nobody likes pushy salesmen who show up at their door. Nobody likes pushy writing either. The problem is, when we write on an idea to sell to people, we all have the potential to sound pushy.

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The 4 Superpowers of Important Writers

We tend to idolize important writers for having what we don’t have, but what they have is not so difficult to attain. Anyone can have their superpowers.

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I’m Not Here to Make Life Easy for You: A Love Letter to My Future Children

Dear children,

I used to think that if I work hard right now, I could make life easy for you. But now I know I shouldn’t do that.

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3 Things You Need to Be Important

Many people believe you need power and a great smile to influence people in today’s world, but that’s no longer true.

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The Only Advice You Need to Get Anything Done

I’ve been living by a motto recently, and it has not only helped my productivity, but my overall health as well.

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Dear Writer, You’re the ONLY One Who Loves Your Work

People often say they love my work. But whenever I hear that, I can’t help but think, they don’t love it as much as I do.

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6 Ways to Find Your Voice (and Not Copy Someone Else’s)

Oftentimes, we try too hard to be like someone else without realizing what makes us unique is what we only have.

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The New Nealsamudre.com and Ebook

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

-Walt Disney

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I took a long summer off writing, and I must admit, while it hurt at the time, it was the best thing I’ve done for my writing. [Read more…]