Unveiling Blindspots: Essential Ways for Writers to Cultivate Self-Awareness and Influence

Harnessing the power of self-awareness is paramount for writers, as their words possess the ability to influence and impact readers. By delving into their blindspots, writers can better understand themselves, their purpose, and their potential to bring value and create positive change in the world. This article explores the significance of self-awareness for writers and provides five essential strategies to develop self-awareness and enhance their ability to influence readers effectively.

Embracing Humility: Unlocking the Power of Listening and Feedback

To foster self-awareness, writers must humble themselves and create an environment where they invite feedback from trusted sources. By actively listening to others and valuing their perspectives, writers can gain insights into their blindspots and uncover areas for growth.

Unveiling Blindspots: The Power of Asking Deep Questions

Challenging assumptions and questioning one’s own perspectives is crucial to revealing blindspots. Writers need to ask themselves thought-provoking questions that prompt introspection, enabling them to identify areas where they may be lacking clarity or understanding.

Breaking Down Barriers: Overcoming Defensiveness and Justifications

Writers must let go of defensiveness and excuses that hinder their growth. By removing barriers and embracing vulnerability, they can openly explore their blindspots and be receptive to constructive criticism, allowing for personal and professional development.

Seeking Diverse Perspectives: Expanding Horizons and Cultivating Empathy

Developing self-awareness involves seeking diverse perspectives from individuals with different backgrounds and experiences. Writers should actively engage with others, gathering a range of viewpoints to expand their understanding and foster empathy, enabling them to connect with readers on a deeper level.

Adapting and Growing: Taking Action and Embracing Fulfillment

To foster self-awareness, writers must continually adapt and adjust their beliefs, behaviors, and approaches. By recognizing their strengths and weaknesses, writers can take purposeful action steps towards growth, realizing their full potential and ultimately living a fulfilling life aligned with their purpose.

In the realm of writing, self-awareness is an essential skill for influencing readers and effecting positive change. By understanding their blindspots, writers can overcome insecurities, enhance their craft, and unlock their true potential. Cultivating self-awareness allows writers to connect authentically with their readers, empowering them to lead and inspire, ultimately transforming lives and the world through the power of words.


Book Review: Finding Me by Viola Davis


Viola Davis’s memoir, Finding Me, is a powerful story of self-discovery and transformation. Just like Jeannette Walls, the author of The Glass Castle, Davis begins her story with a description of horrific childhood memories. The memoirs’ raw details of the dysfunction present in these authors’ families evokes strong emotions of grief, anger, sadness, and pain. These stories highlight the impact of alcoholism, poverty, abuse, self-loathing, and mental illness on their lives, as well as the need for resilience and strength to overcome these challenges. Both stories highlight the importance of family, mentorship, and support in one’s journey toward success and well-being.

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2023 Women’s History Month – Honoring Claudette Colvin

I always tell young people to hold on to their dreams. And sometimes you have to stand up for what you think is right even if you have to stand alone.

Claudette Colvin

I was at a poetry festival and one of the poets said she would like to have lunch with Claudette Colvin, the woman who refused to give up her seat on the bus 9 months before Rosa Parks, the known civil rights activist, did the same. I researched this woman and decided to honor her for Women’s History Month.

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Flyer for 90-Day Year Goals Workshop


If not, stop reading now.

But if, yes please continue…

Join me, Coach Diane, on Thursday, December 29th at 5PM PST, as I conduct a 90-minute workshop to serve you.

BECOME INVINCIBLE while you learn to set goals and achieve them faster. Can you SPIKE 2023 so that you can build momentum and accomplish more in 90 days than you ever have before in a complete year? Work smarter, not harder!

I encourage you to take action and commit to starting strong!

To that end, I’m gifting you a FREE copy of the wheel of life.

Join me on December 29th for the 90-day teleconference 90-minute workshop to create an outline for your 2023 goals blueprint. Afterwards, you can relax and enjoy the holidays armed with your foundation of success so that you can conquer 2023!

Reach out to writerworks@gmail.com for more details about how to sign up.

January 2022, you set goals for the year. You created a plan of action and went to work. Now it’s the fourth quarter, are you on track to finish strong? If your answer is yes, let’s celebrate. If your answer is no, don’t quit!  There is still plenty of time to make your fourth quarter productive.

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” —Thomas Edison

Let’s recalibrate. Coaching is a powerful tool to make your goals happen. Together we will focus on accountability, helping you to gain self-awareness and new insights. And as your coach, I want to see you win. You can finish 2022 strong, and be moving with the momentum to begin 2023.

Would you like some help with that?

I invite you to schedule a date for a life-changing coaching session with me. Click here: 

https://coachdiane.blog/  (Calendly) 

Also, I invite you to join me on Sunday, December 18, 2022, at 4 pm PST for an interactive “4th quarter Goals Manifestation Coaching group. Please email me at writertworks@gmail.com  for details.

Thank you

FINISH STRONG…  Fourth Quarter

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The John Maxwell Leadership Team says, “Average People Coast Through Year End… But Achievers Make High-Impact and Take Action…”

In January, you set goals for the year. You created a plan of action and went to work on executing that plan so your goals would manifest.

And now that it’s the fourth quarter, are you on track to finish strong? Have you been making the shots you’ve been taking, and do you have the energy to keep fighting for the “win” in this last quarter?

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We all have the power to manifest some pretty spectacular things.

Can you imagine having a year full of “WINS” that you orchestrate and achieve?

If your response is “yes,” come join me on March 17, 24 at 2:00 pm. PST or March 20,27 at 5:00 pm PST in this interactive one-hour class to help you gain greater self-awareness, new insights, and strategies to achieve goals to grow into a better “you” in 2022.

Most people I know have a goal. Most people have no idea how to achieve their goals. My desire is to be like one of those encouraging coaches to you. I want to prepare you to set your goals and actually manifest them. How? The truth is that you could start bringing your goals to life today…if you only knew the right steps to take, right?

So how do you manifest your goals?

The word ‘manifest’ means to create something or turn something from an idea into a reality. In other words, manifestation is the process of making our goals come true. 

We all have goals, right? We can reach our goals and make our goals come true. There is a ton of research showing us ways we can more easily reach our goals, manifest our dreams, and create the lives we want.

Yet, some of us reach them and some of us don’t.  So how do we manifest our goals? Join me in this GOALS, GOALS, GOALS class and learn scientifically proven strategies to manifest your goals and live the life you desire. 

In this class I will discuss 5 key skills:

•           Figure out what you want

•           Set the right goals

•           Believe in yourself

•           Develop a manifestation mindset

•           Take action

 Describe your goal in a sentence or two with a specific timescale (an example might be: by July 14th I will self-publish my third book). If you cannot see your goal with great clarity in your imagination, it will never manifest itself in physical reality.

That’s why, I offer ongoing Coaching Groups: to help you stay accountable, keep your goals in alignment, and ultimately become the person you need to be to have the life you envision for yourself.

So, let’s get started on building the life you want to lead.

Take Action Now!

 Join me on March 17 or 24 at 2:00 pm PST, or March 20 or 27 at 5pm PST

 Click the link below to register for my one-hour interactive goal manifestation class.


Coach Diane