Monday Morning Jumpstarts

Start every week with success-building tips from AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw.

The transition to a life as a well-paid writer can be filled with twists and turns. Make sure you’re hitting your goals and going after what’s truly going to make you happy with weekly motivation and check-ins from renowned success coach, Ted Capshaw.

Watch for new episodes every Monday in The Writer’s Life. Click on the links below to watch previous episodes.

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Monday Morning Jumpstart: The Importance of Feedback

In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI’s Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, tackle the importance of feedback, and share some insights on giving and receiving it, so you can continually improve your writing, and ultimately, your writing business.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Focus on Helping and Watch Your Business Grow

In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI’s Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, talk about how focusing on helping clients will grow your writing business at the same time.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: The Importance of a Writing Community

In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI’s Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, talk about the importance of community for the solopreneur, and identifying what you need from that community to make your writing business more successful.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Building Trust with Writing Clients

In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI’s Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, walk you through a 3-part trust model that will help you land good clients and build trust over time.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Getting Started Quicker with a Proof of Concept

In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI’s Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, talk about identifying your “proof of concept,” and how they can evolve over time…so you can continue to grow your writing business.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Moving from Fear to Confidence

In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI’s Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, help you identify the root of your fears, show you how to normalize them, and then guide you through a series of insights to help keep them at bay … so they don’t stop you from moving forward.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: All The Reasons We Don't Start

In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI’s Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, ask you to hone in on what specifically is causing you to delay … and give insights on how to “fix it.”

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Creating Good Habits

In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI’s Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, talk about forming good habits – specifically, how to identify the ones you need to help you reach your goals, and how to implement them in the least time possible.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Grit vs. Grind

In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI Director of Training, Jade Trueblood discuss the differences between grit vs. grind and the impact of both on your writing business – and your life.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Do Writers Need a Social Media Presence?

In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI Director of Training, Jade Trueblood discuss how social media can impact your writing career, how you can use it to attract your ideal clients, and how to determine which social media activities will give YOU the best results.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Added Benefits of Being a Solopreneur

In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI Director of Training, Jade Trueblood talk about some hidden benefits you may not be aware of … and how you can best take advantage of them.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Know Your Worth

In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI Director of Training, Jade Trueblood help you to clearly understand your value, so you can know your worth, and charge clients accordingly.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Diversify Your Skillset

In this week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI’s Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw, and AWAI Director of Training, Jade Trueblood help you determine what’s next for you … so can diversify your skillset, while not getting overwhelmed trying to learn more than necessary.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Benefits of Being a Solopreneur

This week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session goes deep – as Success Coach Ted Capshaw and AWAI Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, discuss why you need to focus on the “true benefits” of what being a writer means to you.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: When to Start Your Freelance Writing Business

This week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session goes deep – as Success Coach Ted Capshaw and AWAI Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, discuss why you need to “put foot on path,” as Ted says, and start your freelance writing business with very small, simple things.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Facing Your Insecurities as A Writer

This week’s Monday Motivation for Writers session goes deep – as AWAI Chief Success Officer Ted Capshaw and Director of Training Jade Trueblood discuss why facing your insecurities can make you a stronger writer – and a more successful solopreneur.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Building Relationships for Writing Success

In today’s Monday Morning Jumpstart session, AWAI Chief Success Officer Ted Capshaw shares the four relationship “buckets” that every freelance writer needs to run a successful writing business.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: SWOT for A Thriving Writing Business

In today’s Monday Morning Jumpstart session, Ted Capshaw and AWAI Director of Training, Jade Trueblood introduce the concept of SWOT for writers.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Thriving as a Writer in VUCA Times

In today’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, Ted Capshaw and Jade Trueblood will talk about what it means to be living in VUCA times...How to use your awareness of the state of the economy and the world to pivot your business and your life...And how to set yourself up to thrive as a writer in spite of the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity that surrounds us.

Monday Morning Jumpstart: Finding Joy as a Writer

In today’s Monday Motivation for Writers session, AWAI Chief Success Officer, Ted Capshaw and Director of Training, Jade Trueblood, discuss the 5th Pillar in Ted’s Pillars of Vision series: Belly Laughs and Dreams.

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