Malcolm Gladwell’s ten-thousand-hour rule states that 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” is what turns someone into an expert in any field. With this in mind, when my daughter, Colbie, wants to become better in something, I tell her that she needs to practice more. With dance, with handwriting, with spelling new words, with tee-ball, my advice has always been that to become better, she must practice. With hula hooping, this advice certainly worked. [Read more…] about Want to Become Better? Don’t Forget the Importance of Practice, Passion, and Who You Were Meant to Be.
If you are a writer, then you know just how difficult it is to write a good book and then find a publisher for your work. So I thought I would share my book writing experience here to help you with the process. Here’s how I got a book deal with Penguin Random House: