Business Ideas and Inspiration

Letting Go and Holding On

By Candace Schilling | December 3, 2015

I’ve driven to my local Goodwill so many times this month, my unofficial nickname at the donation drive-thru might be: “She’s back; bring the cart!” Peter Walsh told us It’s All Too Much years ago, and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo invites readers to let go of things that do not…

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The Gift of Connection

By Candace Schilling | September 8, 2015

The first time I wrote my own obituary, I was an 18-year-old journalism student completing a class assignment, estimating my death around age 95. (I wrote it again at 21 as part of an application for an editorial post. I got the job.) I don’t remember everything I included, but authoring a book was in…

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Hiring a Ghost

By Candace Schilling | August 2, 2015

I’m a ghost who likes to tell stories. Although you’ll find my name on more than 100 published articles, some of my favorite work appears to be written by someone else. Ghostwriters author more than books. You can hire a writer for training programs, websites, case studies, resumes, brochures, social media content and more. When…

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The Art of Editing

By Candace Schilling | June 24, 2015

When I was 6, my grandmother became – or realized she was – an artist. I remember a beautiful summer garden scene, oils on canvas. As my family admired her work, she gestured toward a corner she wanted to adjust. And so she did. The next time I saw it, the garden was as dark as…

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The Power of Story

By Candace Schilling | May 28, 2015

One of my favorite older articles may not be my best work. But it contains an amazing story. …After a tornado passed overhead and shattered the windows in the building in the early 1970s, “[Bob Parsons] told himself at that moment, if he built a bigger business, he would make sure it was safe for…

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