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Michelle Ward is returning to the BlogcastFM for her second appearance. See Michelle Ward Discusses the Journey from Guest Post to Book Deal. She and Jessica Swift (See How Jessica Swift Evolved from an E-Course to a Published Book) have recently had their first book The Declaration of You, published. If you're still trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up, Michelle is somebody may be able to shed some light on figuring out your grown up career. Here are some highlights from our chat:
  • A Look at Michelle Ward's Early Career in Musical Theater and Acting Michelle Ward
  • Why Truly Being Yourself and Standing Out Leads to Opportunities
  • Why Michelle Completely Ignored Her Dad's Advice on her Web Site
  • A Simple Exercise in Revealing Potential Gems in Your Brand
  • Paying Attention to the Things That Come Very Easily to You
  • The Keys to Finding Work That Feels Like Play
  • Coining Catch Phrases - And Letting them Shape Your Brand
  • Going Back to the 5-Year-Old Version of Yourself for Copywriting
  • Paying Attention to How Your Physical Body Responds to Your Work
  • Viewing Your Work and Life Changes as a Puzzle
  • Putting a Plan in Place to Handle Your Worst-Case Scenarios
  • How Michelle Landed Her First Few Paying Clients
  • Knowing What Your Limitations Are - And Not Trying to Do Everything
  • Why You Shouldn't Undercharge or Undervalue Your Work
  • The Birth of The Declaration of You
  • The Creation of Characters in The Declaration of You
  • The Journey from E-Book to Traditionally Published Book
  • How to Have a Productive Collaboration with Someone
  • The Assembly of the Blogger Outreach Efforts for The Declaration of You
Michelle Ward is a creative career coach, actress, singer, old soul, Jew with a WASPy name, and Judge Judy watcher. You can follow her on twitter @WhenIGroUpCoach. If you liked this article, would you share it with your friends? Just click here to post it to Twitter. Oh, and we’d be really grateful if you write us a review in iTunes.

Originally aired over 4 years ago.

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