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A Bucket List How To Guide for Beginners

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Goal setting for 2019: check! You used those SMART goals and you have a plan. Give yourself a high-five.

This time of the year it’s easy to find inspiration and a lot of conversation around the goals for the next year plans for achieving those goals. But what about longer-term goals? I know, I know, a year sounds like a long-term goal and in some ways it is. But stick with me here. What about goals that are even longer-term than a year: your lifetime goals.

What about a bucket list?

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How to Write a Memoir and 6 Writing Tips From a Real Author

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You’ve been thinking about it for a while now.

Maybe the sound of your most recent “speed limit” birthday (the kind that ends with a zero) whizzing past helped make up your mind.

Maybe it was the results of a study showing that an alarming percentage of millennials don’t know that JFK was a president as well as an airport and think that milk comes from a laboratory.

Or maybe you want your kids, or grandkids, or the world to understand how many mountains you had to climb to become who you are today.

Whatever the reason, you’ve decided to write your memoir.

Good decision!

But now that you’ve made up your mind, where do you begin?

Good question.

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Wondering If You Should Share Your Life Story Through a Memoir? Here’s How to Decide.

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If you’ve been walking around the face of the earth for five decades or more, you’ve covered a lot miles.

And collected a lot of stories.

By now, your personal story covers every possible genre – comedy, romance, tragedy, mystery, adventure, and everything in between.

Some of your anecdotes are amusing, some are deeply profound, others are cautionary tales – stories of what not to do.

(As I mentioned in a recent post, if you’re thinking of buying a 20-year-old RV – don’t. Just don’t. Not unless you have a money tree growing in your backyard. And if you do, can you send me a cutting?)

But you’ve definitely collected an entire book’s worth of stories by now, maybe an entire series! Does that mean you should write a book about your personal experiences?

Over the years, people have asked me this question countless times. Should I write a memoir?

My answer?

It depends.

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