How to Motivate Pt. 2: Coworkers

Let’s pick up where we left off, shall we? This week I’d like to share some of the tips and tricks I’ve found to help motivate your coworkers (to get more content, or otherwise). This blog post of my “How to Motivate” series isn’t just for the supervisors, bosses and executives out there: If you work on or with a team, it’s in your best interest to keep your team members motivated. If you’re working under a project deadline, for example, you’ll need your coworkers to submit a timely contribution. And, no matter what, you don’t want your coworkers to…

Intro: How to Motivate (Blog Series)

I’ve finally started reading Amy Poehler’s autobiographical book, Yes Please. In it, Poehler begins with a brutally honest aside about how incredibly difficult writing can be with normal, daily distractions. She was barely able to finish the book while also raising two sons, undergoing a divorce and producing Parks and Recreation. Let’s be honest with ourselves: Writing (and work in general) is not always glamorous or uncomplicated. It can be easy to lose focus when you have so many other things competing for your attention. Some days we consider it a success to feed, water and bathe ourselves and any…

Officially open for business.

Website: Launched. Blog: Up and running. Door: Wide open. In need of a freelance writer? Look no further! Exciting things are in the pipeline. Blogs. Client spotlights. Whitepapers. Tip sheets. I want this to be more than a portfolio website, but rather a place to share some valuable tips for writers and businesses alike. I hope you’ll join me on this journey by following this blog to get future updates. Many thanks to Annie Erling Gofus, WordPress designer extraordinaire, for the beautiful site design and support. If you’re looking for help with your WordPress site, I’d highly recommend her!

It was about time for a rebrand.

Ready to hear the motivation behind the new website? The short answer: For many women, along with wedding vows comes a name change. While some career professionals decide to keep their maiden names in some form or another, I decided to fully embrace my new identity as a McLaughlin. However, that meant also losing name recognition and an online reputation that took years to build. When once you could Google my name to view my portfolio and bylines in first-page results, I’m now ranked well below a controversial Kentucky judge and other similarly-named professionals. The timing was good for the…