The Differences between Journaling and Blogging | Key points to remember before Clicking Publish

From listing post ideas to writing, title-composing then proofreading, note-taking and typo-correcting, editing and blogging go hand in hand – ideally. Journaling and blogging – in some ways, sometimes, prepping a blog post might feel similar to when you’re in your room writing in your journal. But they’re not the same; each has its own impetus, objective , readers and eventual location. That’s essential to remember before we click publish.

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Don’t Let Shyness Get In The Way Of Your Business | Encouragement

Where does shyness come from? Is there a remedy or does it have an expiration date? I’m not sure where it came from, but i do remember the kinds of situations or circumstances that jumpstarted it for me. It’s a conversation new clients and I have a lot, mostly when it comes to them prepping […]

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VLOG| A Day In The Garden, Making Provision CookUp & Outdoor Coaching Session

Hiya, hope you’re having a light day or evening. Today’s post is a video that I hope is both relaxing and encouraging for you. When you work from home, tending to the garden also serves as an outdoor activity that can help you be refreshed when you go inside again. It’s a change of scenery […]

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Refreshing your Morning Routine for a Productive WorkDay At Home

Hi there, what mood do you usually wake up in each morning? If you (like I) have either grown up around or lived amidst anyone who can quarrel at full volume before even saying “morning” you know how absolutely precious calm morning-moments can be for your mind and the attitude you approach the rest of […]

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remote work 101 | what your employer is concerned about & how you can reassure them

Hey, y’all read that article on Fortune.com? A recent post on Fortune shares some stats on employers’ thoughts about the work environment post-pandemic. 26% of business leaders believe employees will be working from home, and 25% define their biggest challenge is productivity and motivation. So, let’s address that one-time, not from a prove-them-wrong point of […]

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Planning Your Blog Content | A Look At My Content Calendar

How’s your online writing journey so far? Excited to start the blogging journey but feeling a bit overwhelmed at the idea of keeping up with content? Please don’t be. Yes, being and staying consistent with anything can be challenging in seasons, but you can set and maintain a writing and posting rhythm that works well […]

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A Fresh Look at Content Management

Content IS key. From content writing and content creating to content coordinating and curating, content is key…yet, we hardly hear about content living. Let’s talk a bit about that today…

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Using A Bullet Journal to Map your Blog Post Ideas

Are you a list maker? Mapping out or writing down goals, items, reasons to be thankful and project steps helps us keep get a clear picture of the paces between point A and point B. Not that we’re in control of time but when we picture time like a cake we get to portion out […]

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Working From Home After Traveling Constantly (Encouragement)

Passport in purse. Bills and coins from different countries tucked in one drawer, just in case. Adapters and converters to suit any socket – pre-packed. A fluid calendar and easy-to-reach bright pink mini suitcase, with a larger matching option depending on the trip. This was how life looked for me, not so long ago. Just […]

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Career Motivation & Podcast Preparation with Scott Carson | Interview

“Whether you’re in real estate or tourism or buying or selling property – whatever; we’re all in the media business these days.” ~ Scott Carson.

Today’s guest on the blog and podcast, is a marketer, entrepreneur (with a background in real estate) and a nationally syndicated radio host of the popular podcast, The Note Closers Show, which has millions of listeners across 17 AM and FM radio stations and downloads across 130 countries

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Listening More To Love Each Other Better | Podcast Interview with Roman Mironov

Whether you live alone or you’re a part of a small or large household, good communication and healthy relationships are beneficial to us all. Good communication is important on so many levels but it can be challenging at times. Since we’re all works in progress and any given day has a buffet of variables to […]

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Get Creative While Staying At Home | Interview With Creative Stress Relief Life Coach, Janelle James

Hey, how’s your stay-at-home season growing? If working from home is new to you, I understand how challenging it can be at first (and at points along the way.) Here’s an encouraging video with some smiles and straight talk for you.

This week, it’s a creative conversation with a guest writer on the blog who happens to be a Creative Stress Relief Life Coach. Meet Janelle James

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Scheduling well While Working From Home (Tech Talk)

A calendar is part of a time management toolkit, but it’s up to us to decide how we’ll make use of that gifted time. A calendar doesn’t make anything more important just like logging stuff on a line or in a box doesn’t actually save the date. But hey, it’s just a cool digital tool that comes in handy when scheduling. And so, let’s talk about Google Calendar

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Switching Skills For A Season (encouragement & tips)

If you’re an entrepreneur, what service or product does your business offer and how can you re-package or pivot that at this time. For anyone who is recently unemployed due to the current global situation, I’m not here to try to make light of what you’re facing right now – here to share some encouragement and a few practical steps forward…

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The Work From Home Lifestyle (encouragement)

Is working from home something new for you? It was an expected lifestyle for many before it grew into a trend and most recently, a nationally recommended and socially appealing option.

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Build Your Blog | From an Audience of 1 To 24+ Destinations

Today we’re talking about building your blog and expanding the reach of the message and content you’re sharing through it. Here are a few proactive steps you can take to increase the odds of visibility and successful connection.

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Blog before book or book before blog?

So, are you writing a book or aspiring to? Do you have a blog already or waiting to start one after your first book hits online and real-life stores?

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Actions speak loudly, but Words Still Matter

i was at the other end of the pasture on a hot afternoon, when a shrill voice rang out and echoed across the field. In the distance, I could see two people sitting in front of an open trunk of a car beside a school, but it was too far to make out clearly who […]

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5 Key Skills You Learn The Better You Blog

Blogging takes work. That doesn’t mean that it’s laborious, but there are some keys like discipline, planning, writing, editing, attention-to-presentation and promoting that are involved in maintaining a blog. There’s a reason some people contemplate starting a blog and then feel a bit overwhelmed by the how-to of it all. No need to be overwhelmed, […]

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Above And Beyond Our Business Plans (Part 2)

There is so much going on in the world right now; eye-opening things that remind us about the fragility of this life, the precious gift of time and the call to care for one another and remember what matters most. From earthquakes, storms and volcano eruptions to wildfires and almost-plague-like illnesses, fighting words and rumours […]

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How To Write Articles From Recorded Audio Interviews | Tips & Steps

So you drafted those questions, booked your guest, had that meeting, and recorded audio from the conversation. Now it’s time to filter and compress all that info and produce it as a written article. What turned into an hour-long talk now has to be expressed in a limited amount of words and completed by a […]

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Encouragement For Aspiring Bloggers

Are you called to blog but are feeling a bit nervous about the process or overwhelmed by the idea of being consistent with your writing? Here’s some sisterly encouragement (and maintenance tips) for you. We can have all the free resources, tech tools and planning apps, but one thing is for sure: mindset, mission and […]

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Coming Up With The Right Title For Your Blog Post

Like a book, song, album, or event, your post needs a title: a descriptive tag line that gives a clear clue as to what the content included is about. Make this as catchy and accurate as possible. At times I like applying rhymes and alliteration or coming up with headings that have a naturally percussive […]

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5 Top Tech Tools For Your Creative Content Business

I’m writing on this tech topic with a little bit of a smile considering the electricity was off, island-wide in Barbados for about a day and a half between yesterday and today, but here goes: These are 5 tech tools (apps or platforms) that I use and recommend for managing your content business. They’re all […]

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Bright Benefits To Working From Home

While a lot of people fantasize about this option (ditching their job for a home-based or online business), others have a tough time conceptualizing being driven, productive and enthusiastic at home…and I can understand both sides and have enjoyed having a home office/studio as well as working in businesses, in a group environment. That’s why I’ll say a trillion times if necessary – mindset is key! Let’s talk about some benefits here

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Tips To Working Well From Home

Hey there, do you work from home…or do you want to? First, let me say this (or entrepreneurship) isn’t for everybody so please don’t feel like this is the be-all-and-end-all of career formats…’cause it’s not. It’s a possibility. Today’s video shares some tips for anyone making the step from busy on the road to working quietly […]

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5 Tips & 3 Formats For Interviewing People For Your Blog, Podcast or Magazine

What is it about some interviews that makes them stand out…? Sometimes it’s the story, the delivery of it by the interviewee or their personality, the introduction by the host, timing of the moment, presentation style, background info, production approach, editing techniques, strategically-placed background music, crowd response or the use of silence and ambient sounds. […]

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How To Complete Multiple Writing Assignments With Different Composition Styles

Okay, so you have different assignments to write, complete, hand-in or upload. The research methods and tools may vary but the timelines given are pretty close together. One writing format is more conversational or poetic and the other is more academic or corporate. This is probably where I’ll mention straight-up that my default writing, thinking and […]

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Mindset Refresh with Joanne Nicholls of The McKenzie Project {Podcast}

Joanne Nicholls

Growing through and beyond pain is a journey that is well worth the effort. Our thought life and understanding of truth are so important to overcoming whatever situations we’ve faced or circumstances we may still be breathing through. Just like aloe vera gel and turmeric leave a residue when not addressed, so too can pain […]

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Benefits of Setting Healthy Boundaries For Your Home-Based Business

Healthy boundaries in business are both good for us and our clients. Without them, it can lead to toe-mashing, reason-offering, game-playing, elbow-jabs, arm-wrestling – and stress, and that last punk is no fun. It’s also a health risk, and as someone who has to intentionally keep migraines at bay since being accidentally hit with a […]

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All About That Content – Beyond The Business of it

One of the many things I enjoy about blogging is a certain word that always comes up: content. From content management to content marketing to content generation, creation, writing, coordinating and consistency, content is key… I googled “content” and it was defined as “a peaceful state of happiness,” or “state of satisfaction”,” with the opposite […]

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Keeping Up With Content For Your Blog

Hiya. Today, on the menu we’ve got a short video with encouragement and tips on how to create content consistently for your blog. It’s one thing to start and launch a blog and a whole other thing to keep it consistent – keep content flowing and then beyond mapping, writing, and publishing that content, to take […]

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Benefits of Waking Up Early In The Morning

Good mornin’ Along with being the most quiet time of day, whether in your neighbourhood, city or town, mornings are usually the most sonically peaceful pocket of time out of our general waking hours. The atmosphere You know it’s early in the morning, when the sky starts to transition from the dimness of dusk to […]

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3 Tips to Working effectively from Home

A peacefully productive lifestyle, working from home. Whatever the nature of your business, working from home involves a particular mindset and dynamic. Though a home (ideally) serves as a beautiful cosy space you enjoy, including a business element requires a tweak to the overall structure of your day, a set design, and the efficient assignment […]

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Moving to a new home in 7 steady & somewhat sweaty steps

Moving can require a lot of energy, but it can also be a muscle-building, clutter-busting power workout and decorating adventure. It isn’t that I’ve gotten moving ‘down to a T,’ or that it’s a sweet walk in the park, but as a girl, my family moved 5 times, and since then (in between lots of […]

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How modes and means of travel build entrepreneurial endurance (Part I)

How do you travel?  Some walking, some driving? Part walking, and sometimes by van, bus, carpool or taxi? Strictly fly first-class and shuttled by limo? Do you notice any changes in your perspective or mood as you travel one way or another? I’ve travelled by various modes of transportation. Growing up as the child of […]

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🌺 Welcome

March 2013 Welcome to Joywithin, where you’ll find content management tips, refreshment reminders, encouragement and tropical lifestyle content for creative women. My name is indra and i’m writing you from Barbados where i live on a farm in the countryside on the south east of ‘Bim’ after taking a break from a life of travel. […]

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Encouragement For Aspiring Bloggers

Originally posted on Joyful Life | Creative Career:
Are you called to blog but are feeling a bit nervous about the process or overwhelmed by the idea of being consistent with your writing? Here’s some sisterly encouragement (and maintenance tips) for you. We can have all the free resources, tech tools and planning apps, but one…

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Benefits of Waking Up Early In The Morning

Originally posted on Joyful Life | Creative Career:
Good mornin’ Along with being the most quiet time of day, whether in your neighbourhood, city or town, mornings are usually the most sonically peaceful pocket of time out of our general waking hours. The atmosphere You know it’s early in the morning, when the sky starts to…

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The priceless gift of encouragement; giving is receiving

Originally posted on Joyful Life | Creative Career:
Encouragement: the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope: Criticism: the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes Listen to blog audio “Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.” ~ Proverbs 12:25 Everyone is going through, has…

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Outdoor adventure on the east coast of Barbados

Originally posted on Joyful Life | Creative Career:
Barbados is a popular travel destination, known for its sunny skies, turquoise waters, history, cricket, musicians, festivals and more. The island is sliced into 11 slices called parishes and is an entrepreneurial hub, popular Caribbean wedding destination, and a beautiful place to journey around by foot, boat, or…

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Sister To Sister – Choosing Encouragement Over Envy And Community Over Isolation

Originally posted on Joyful Life | Creative Career:
There isn’t a woman I know who doesn’t have a journey of bright highlights and heartbreaking challenges, beautiful smiles and oceans of tears, bestie memories and betrayal let-downs, wonderful surprises and painful trials, confidence-injections and insecurity battles, celebration moments and passing storms, things to look forward to, things…

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A Seed of Kindness: tenderness in a tough world

Originally posted on Joyful Life | Creative Career:
Tenderness in a tough world.?? Kindness is on my mind. Can you remember what it felt like when you were shown kindness when it was least expected or received from an “unlikely” person? I’m sure you’ve been both the giver and receiver of this beautiful gift called kindness.…

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