Barry Davret

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How To Transform “Quirky” Habits Into Endless Creativity

Do you know someone with quirky habits? Do you have a few yourself? I bet you do. Most of us have a few habits or tendencies that raise an eyebrow. …

Overcoming Perfectionism… One Day At A Time

Although I manage to overcome my perfectionist tendencies, the struggle still persists in the most unusual of circumstances.<p>In some circles, we …

The Three Goals That Keep Me Writing Every Single Day

Perfection equals messiness. I said those words after a two-hour cooking ordeal. I don’t consider myself an expert cook but I know the basics. It …

This Simple Exercise Solves Two Creative Writing Challenges

Discover Your Big Idea And Opening In Record Time<p>Do you sit in front of your laptop struggling to think of an idea?<p>Even if your brain overflows with …

How To Keep Readers Glued To Your Stories — Master The Art Of Tension

I love listening to good fiction on Audible. You really notice the nuances of how the writer creates the feeling of anticipation.<p>Anticipation results …

Magic Happens When You Commit To A Single Daily Practice

I Wrote Every Single Day For A Year. The Big Win Has Nothing To Do With Writing<p>One year ago, I began a simple daily practice. Each day I would write …

How to Easily Improve Your Mindset? (3 Simple Steps)

I’ve just finished reading a self-help book talking about an individual’s life change. There was (as usual) emphasis on the individual’s mindset: it …

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A Book So Good You Read It Again?

I Read These 7 Again in 2017<p>How do you define a great book? Is it one that causes you to change? Do you judge it by the entertainment value? Maybe …

Your Personal Epilogue — A Simple, Fun Creativity Exercise With A Dose Of Goal Setting

A few days ago I wrote the epilogue of my novel. I’m only a third of the way through the story. Why write it so early? No doubt, I’ll rewrite it when …

It’s Hard To Stay Mad At Someone Who Makes This Simple Gesture

An endless line of cars waits to exit the highway. You wait your turn, keeping your anxiety and impatience in check. You inch closer. Finally, the …

How The “Bridge Technique” Creates Unbridled Curiosity

You’ll be out in an hour. That mythical one hour promise passed. I felt the angst creep up on me. I wanted out.<p>Lucky for me, the gossip gods were to …

How An “Experience” Journal Fuels My Daily Writing Habit

Everyone I meet talks about the virtue of keeping a journal. Only a handful of people do it. If my experience is any guideline, I understand the …

How To Transform Boring Content With Hitchcock Like Suspense…

Humans are weird.<p>Last night, a bunch of us plopped down $43 per person to walk through a haunted house. A complement of actors, special effects and …

How To Create Nail Biting Openings — Two Simple Techniques

Yes, Even For Boring Business Content<p>Let’s pretend your boss gives you an assignment. He instructs you to read an article and report on it tomorrow. …

A Fun Exercise To Spark Creative Thought

How often do you pay close attention to the world around you? If you ask most people about their day, they rattle off one or two <i>moments</i> worth …

Can You Empathize With Any Of These Real Life Characters?

Creating Content That Changes Lives<p>I could see him in my rear view mirror. Arms flailing. Animated movements of his mouth. I felt his anger and …

How To Connect With Your Audience Without Sounding Phony

Twenty of us huddled up in a conference room. Within a few seconds, a colleague broke a sacred ritual. We turned and faced each other. No words were …

How To Sell With Envy — Responsibly

Fresh cut grass. It looks like a work of art. My neighbor finished cutting his lawn as I pulled into my driveway. The sharp green tone of his grass …

Winning Loyal Customers With An Inferior Product? Yes, Really

How One Local Restaurant Does It<p>Name a brand or business that commands your loyalty? Do you do business with them even if a competitor offers …

Mastering The Art Of Distance

Keep Em Coming Back For More… Without Being Needy<p>It’s a scene that plays out in coffee shops across America. A man and woman are sitting together. …

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Sexy Writing Tactics That Lead You Astray

It was a total fluke. By accident, I opened the pedometer app on my phone. A quick glance revealed 11,015 steps. I mentioned it to my wife. Within a …

Winning On “Quality” Is A Losing Battle

I recall the day I powered up my first iPhone in 2007. I just upgraded from an antique flip phone. I thought it was magic. The profound difference …

Seizing The Opportunity To Lead

They Occur Often And In The Oddest Of Circumstances<p>Shoot. No spots available. It’s the one day to sign up our kids for recreation programs. The good …

Seizing The Opportunity To Lead

They Occur Often And In The Oddest Of Circumstances<p>Shoot. No spots available. It’s the one day to sign up our kids for recreation programs. The good …

The Art Of Avoiding Discomfort

In Sales, Marketing… And Life<p>At 12:44 AM the sound of jet engines startled me out of a deep sleep. When I gathered my wits, I realized it wasn’t jet …

Does The Universe Really Send Us Signs?

A More Practical Guide For Taking Action<p>I quit.<p>I made a snap decision but it was long overdue. I ignored the signs for too long<p>For fifteen years I …

How This Discount Strategy Destroys Trust In Your Brand

Every month it appears like clockwork. An email begs me to upgrade my standard software to the pro version. For over a year, this email arrives one …

Putting Problems In Perspective. You’re Luckier Than You Think

Don’t you hate it when super rich people complain about the stress of too much money? I would love that problem. Let me declare a public promise. If …