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Candace McGee

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Lifestyle

Productivity Boosting Practices

February is basically O-V-E-R. I know a lot of people don’t do the resolution thing anymore, but we all should have goals to reach by the end of the year. The excitement has died down all over my news feeds. I don’t see as many positive affirmations or confident posts about the year’s accomplishments to come.

Yeah I know life gets in the way sometimes. But guess what? It always will if you let it. It’s been awhile since I talked about productivity.

If you’ve lost the momentum to follow through on the plans you made earlier this year I have some ideas that could change that. Continue Reading

Communications, Writing

Good Writers vs Bad Writers

Can we agree that writing is just a part of life? There’s really no way around it.

Knowing the numerical value of Pi hasn’t enhanced my life. Identifying different dinosaurs hasn’t helped my career at all. But I’ve had to make my own resume so I could find a job. I’ve had to write letters and contracts. Writing is just something (I believe) everyone should know how to do!

But it doesn’t come easy for everyone. You know how some people just seem to be naturally good at writing? They pick up a pen and paper and come up with something that just speaks to you. And the whole time you read their writing you’re thinking to yourself, “That’s exactly how I feel but I just couldn’t find the words…” Continue Reading

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Business Tips, Communications

I’ll Look at Your Resume…for FREE!

Last week I made a promise on my Facebook page to look at resumes for FREE. I’ve been crazy busy for the last few days but now I finally have the time to make good on that promise!

I’m always being asked to do a resume for someone. I know that having a career you love is a serious contributor to overall happiness. I also know that a good resume is a key component in the process. That’s why I talk about resumes here. A lot. Your resume should be updated and ready to go at all times. Companies still hire throughout the holiday season and into the new year so I always advise my clients to be on the lookout for openings.

If you think your resume needs some TLC, today is your lucky day…

For the low price of $0 I will look at your resume and give some pointers on how you can improve it. This offer is only open until Friday. All you have to do is email me your resume in MS Word or PDF format and I will respond with my suggestions. Easy peasy!

In the meantime feel free to check out these posts about resumes!

My email inbox is waiting!

What do you struggle with when you’re working on your resume?

Until next time…
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Business Tips, Communications, Writing

Common Letter Mistakes to Avoid

As a freelance writer and editor I spend a lot of time making sure that my clients look absolutely fabulous on the communication front. In our tech heavy society, the importance of a good letter isn’t completely lost. Unfortunately a lot of opportunities and business partnerships are missed out on because of simple mistakes. So today I’m going to share some common things that I see in my line of work. Good thing for my clients that I’m here to get rid of those pesky blemishes!
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Lifestyle

12 Tips to Boost Your Credit Score

New year new…credit score? I certainly hope so!

Now is a great time to start working on fixing blemishes on your credit if you have any. I didn’t have anyone sit me down and talk to me about what things affected my score, what a good/bad score was, how to increase my score, etc. So I got my first credit card at 18 and handled it very irresponsibly. I learned the hard way how having a bad score can WILL hang a dark cloud over your ability to prosper in life. Fortunately I started straightening up my act and making better financial decisions.

Here’s what I’ve learned while improving my credit score… Continue Reading

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All in Fun

Night Owls Do it Better

At least once a week I see an article or blog post about how to become better at being a morning person. “Don’t hit snooze!” they say. “Open the blinds!” they say. But what if you don’t want to be a morning person? Where’s the encouragement for those of us who give the midnight oil a run for its money? I know we need love too and I’m here to give you some! Here’s why being a night owl is way cooler than being a morning person. Way. Seriously. Continue Reading

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Business Tips

4 Rules to Break While Growing Your Business

Millennials have changed the game. The American dream for us isn’t all about getting a good job and house with the white picket fence ASAP. Oh no, not anymore. What do we want? A fulfilling career! When do we want it? NOW! We crave freedom and want to make our money on our own terms. Which is exactly why a lot of us are turning to entrepreneurship.

Building a business isn’t easy. Thankfully we have pioneers to look up to that can help deter some bad decision making. But beware! I’ve yet to come across a one size fits all guide to growing a successful business. Even for my own company, I read books and get advice – but will tweak some of the information to fit my goals. Here are 4 things that I chose not to worry about as I built my writing business. Continue Reading

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All in Fun, Lifestyle, Writing

Gift Ideas for the Writer in Your Life

I just want to start by saying that this post is in no way an attempt to coax anyone into buying me any of these things. I’m a writer so I’m simply giving you ideas for other writers. *insert smiling with angel halo emoji*

As with all creatively led folks, writers can be a bit complex and difficult to understand. OK maybe that’s just me as a person. Anyway the point is that it may not be easy to think of gifts to get because creatives are seemingly all over the place at times. Don’t worry though, I got you! Here are some things that any writer would appreciate receiving. Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Decorate for the Holidays – Under $50!

If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you know that I’m a frugal gal who loves a good deal. I try to get as much done as I can, while spending as little as I can. Decorating is, like, SO fun and I was so excited for the holiday season that I had my tree up before Thanksgiving. Judge me, IDC.

Even though I’m zealous about this time of the year, I still didn’t want to buy expensive decor especially when it’d be stashed away in just a couple of months. I also enjoy thrifting but I didn’t have the time to run around town hunting for crazy markdowns. I wound up improvising but I pulled it off for less than $50! I’ve decorated on the “dime” before (read about it here) and am sharing my ways with you all over again! Let’s get to it, shall we? Continue Reading

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Lifestyle

Real or Fake – Which Tree is Best?

When I was growing up my family had a real Christmas tree every year. We’d load up into the car and head to a tree lot…OK it was more like the corner of a strip mall parking lot with trees already cut down and for sale. We always got the cheaper tree – no fir! Oh the memories!

But I’m an adult now and this is my first year forming my own traditions. The biggest decision for me…real tree or fake tree? Hmmm.

I couldn’t believe that I was even considering a fake tree. My mama raised me better that. But then again mama wasn’t here to help me load and carry a tree from a parking lot. So I decided to use the virtually fool proof Pro/Con list to decide which was best for me. If you’re still undecided on what kind of tree you’ll have for 2016, this could help! Continue Reading