Good luck with your books 

Don’t be the Victim: 

Using Writing to Inspire OthersWriting has always been an escape for me. To say that my childhood was less than ideal is an understatement. During the hard times, I found myself retreating into my writing. The worlds that I created allowed me to control something in my life and provided a foundation for me to stand on. Over time, I was able to break out of the situation, go to college, and become successful. 

There are very few times that I speak of my past. I try my best to focus on the present and future. 

Why did I tell you all of this? Inspiration.

Over the years I have connected with others that are struggling or have a similar situation. I share my story about breaking through the cycle and using writing as a tool to accomplish this. Dealing with violence, drugs, poverty, and alcoholism is not easy for any person (especially a child). I am one of the fortunate few who has broken the cycle and remained far away from it.

Writing has always been a core of my foundation. I did not use it to escape reality, but to provide a constant structure in my life that I controlled. It is easy to take on the victim mentality in tough situations. Things will happen in life that we have little to no control over. This does not mean that we have to play the victim. 

We are all in control of how we respond, how we act, and how we treat others. The power of positive thinking will put you into a mindset that will allow you to achieve goals you never thought were possible. A book by Helga Klopcic and KC Harry, Remove Negative Thinking: How to Instantly Harness Mindfulness and The Power of Positive Thinking is a great resource in helping you identify these negative patterns, reframe your mind, and enforce positive thinking. 

How do you use the power of positive thinking combined with writing to inspire others to do the same? Are you in a situation or something that has happened to you which gave you the victim mentality? Take a step back from the situation, engage in positive thinking, and find a way to use writing to inspire others. What you will learn is that inspiring others will be far more rewarding than thinking about being a victim.

Additional Resource: Greatest Inspirational Quotes: 365 days to more Happiness, Success, and Motivation by Joe Tichio

About the Author:

Theodore Roach is the author of Book Launch Marketing: 35 Easy Ways to Promote Your Book, Increase Sales and become a Bestselling Self-Published Author. As a marketing coach, Mr. Roach continues to help authors publish their books with a solid strategy to climb the charts. In addition, Mr. Roach writes various fiction genres and has created a group of over 200+ authors as a support community for each other. 

For more information, visit: http://www.trroach.com

Angel Capital vs Venture Capital vs Private Equity

David Cummings on Startups

Last week I was talking to an angel investor that had invested in a couple idea stage startups and he mentioned that he was also interested in small private equity deals. Curious, I probed deeper and asked what a small private equity deal looks like. He responded that it might be a startup with $500k in revenue. Hmm, I realized we were talking about different things. Here’s how I see it:

Angel Capital

  • Idea stage through seed stage
  • $0 – $1 million in revenue
  • Not profitable
  • Minority stake
  • Insanely risky
  • No debt component

Venture Capital

  • Early stage through growth stage
  • $1 million+ in revenue
  • Not profitable
  • Minority stake
  • Very risky
  • Moderate debt component

Private Equity

  • Growth stage
  • $20 million++ in revenue
  • At least $5 million in profits
  • Majority stake
  • Moderately risky
  • Heavy debt component

So, the gentleman I was talking to was really looking for angel deals where the company was…

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Welcome to my life

Welcome to my life

I’m back  did you miss me? I’m going to try and do this once a week with my podcast win women of wisdom along with my newsletter would come out on Tuesdays 

news

Weekly I will publish of an incredible story of an author

So if you click on the link that says news it would take you to my sign-up sheet for my newsletter and I will be giving a special giveaway out to my news letter at the end of December