Monday Morning Jumpstart –
What’s Holding You Back? Understand Your Emotions as a Writer

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Are you aware of the emotional residue that might be building up inside? Understanding your emotions as a writer can help you figure out what’s blocking you … so you can move forward into true happiness and find success.

In this Monday Morning Jumpstart session, success coach Ted Capshaw leads us through figuring out what’s hiding under the surface – and getting past it.

With two unexpected lessons (one from his 8-year-old son, and another from his broken dryer!), Ted gives us a lot to think about when it comes to understanding our own emotions.

If you’re not sure what’s blocking your progress as a writer, this powerful episode is sure to help!

Join us every Monday Morning for a boost of writing motivation, plus tips and strategies to make sure you're staying on track and moving towards your goals all year.

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Published: February 21, 2022

5 Responses to “Monday Morning Jumpstart: Understand Your Emotions as a Writer”

  1. Thanks for the series you are taking us thru. I had never thought about how my Dad's sudden death when I was 10 might cause some residue that would hold me back. I'm older (75) and sometimes wonder if I can do this copywriting thing. The learning curve seems steep for me. It is a new vocabulary and approach to writing. I was in ministry for years and had no trouble writing sermons or bulletin articles, but this seems so different. Or maybe that's the "residue" holding me back, but I'm trying.


  2. I can fully relate to Ted's comments on residue standing in our way. It does not just stand in the way of our writing success but in the way of everything we try to achieve. 9 years ago I was diagnosed with a brain tumour and told I may only have 5 months to live. That was the residue or I prefer to call it interference with my belief that I would beat brain cancer. I set about winning with positivity and belief in myself and my doctors. Then within 12 months, I was diagnosed with a 2nd brain tumour, again a terminal prognosis and even more residue or interference in my belief that I could win. I have survived 9 years

    Julian Axon

  3. Some people call it 'baggage', and I guess the majority of us can relate to this. Thank you so much, Ted.

    Guest (Mike )

  4. I understand the feelings of 'residue' all too well. I was clinically depressed for years and believed it was just who I was. I was finally correctly diagnosed and now I am on medicine that keeps my vision positive rather than negative. Lots of baggage on top of all that! I have faith that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! I'm not giving up!

    Sandy Lumbrezer

  5. This is such a wonderful program---Great way to begin a good week.
    Edwin, I'm 76 and understand your hesitations. I have learned that if there's no residue from something somewhere, I'm not living life to its fullest. My victory over the residue is finding the raw beauty of life. When I'm distressed, I can make the changes that will bring me some happiness. Copywriting is a way for me to hone things down and find the joy and satisfaction of my Life's path --my passion for writing.

    Dmitri Morningstar-- Mindful Insight

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