Jenn Bostic

When Your Idea Is Beyond Your Skill Set

Question: What do you do when your idea is outside of your skill set? Answer: You reach out to someone with that skill set that can help you. About a year ago I had an idea for a song and I wrote it down. I ended up writing all the words and saved it to my computer. I didn't do anything with it because I told myself I was not a songwriter.  Well that pretty much stopped me for a whole year.  Each time I looked at the song, all I could hear were my own words confirming what I wasn't. So many ...
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Barnes & Noble

How I Handled My First Bad Book Review

So the thing I feared wasn't that bad at all. Being a new author and just now starting out with writing books,  it was no surprise to me that anxiety and fear of what others would think about my work would no doubt try to stop me. I've spoken with several well-known authors and they pretty much started out the same way, so I must be on the right track. I knew writing a book would no doubt put my work out into the public and it would be subject to a plethora of different opinions.  I knew people would say good things ...
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Martin Luther King Jr

Dear Dr. King, Last Night I Talked To My 5yr Old About You

Dear Martin Luther King Jr., First of all I'd like to wish you a Happy Birthday and say thank you for all you have done to help bring racial reconciliation to the world.  Your work and legacy still provides much inspiration and motivation to many around the world. Last night my five-year old began to ask questions about you and the movement you started in his own five-year old way.  Obviously he knew there was no school on Monday because it was a holiday and he's been learning about you. A couple of questions he asked his mother and I were:
  1. Why couldn't ...
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Distraction Girl

5 Distractions To Watch Out For In 2016

It happens without fail: the moment you make up your mind to start moving toward your dreams or goals, you will invariably encounter resistance, setbacks, and failures on your journey. Now, don’t freak out. These circumstances are all just a part of the process, and they will happen a time or two while you’re on your journey for bigger and better. The key to your success will depend on your ability to stay focused and not get distracted. Here are 5 distractions to watch out for in 2016. 1. The Distraction of Comparison. Sizing yourself up to others can bring frustration and disappointment about ...
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New Year

5 Things You Should Focus On In 2016

When starting out a New Year, there is always that question of, "What am I gonna do this year?"  For many it might be the same old thing, but there are many who will want this New Year to be something different.....Something Better.....Something More! Are you tired of the same old routines? Are you overwhelmed with the thought of here I go again? Do you have anxiety from the thought of approaching another year? Did you feel stuck in 2015 and fear that the same feeling awaits you in the New Year? If that's you and you want something better in 2016 then here are ...
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Kickstart The New Year With Adonis Lenzy For #MyNext2016

Finding your Next in the New Year means starting 2016 with the right support and encouragement to move you from “stuck” to the “more” you’ve been dreaming to achieve. University of Scranton research suggests that only 8% of people who make resolutions achieve their New Year’s goals ( Yikes! Have you made resolutions in years past? Looking back, do you feel as though you achieved the goal? Do your resolutions really reflect the “something more” you know is out there? In his Wire for Today blog post on Psychology Today, ...
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Author Interview

My Author Interviews On The Christian Television Network

My interviews on Bridges with Monica Schmelter will be airing in the Middle Tennessee area for the next two weeks on WHTN-TV (part of the Christian Television Network).  I'll be talking about my newly released book "Next" and how it can help you get unstuck and on the way to reaching your dreams.     Here is the program listing for the next two weeks: Interview #1: Tuesday Dec 8th 9:30 AM & 8:30 PM CST Interview #2:  Thursday Dec 10th 9:30 AM & 8:30 PM CST Interview #3:  Tuesday Dec 15th 9:30 AM & 8:30 PM CST Interview #4:  Thursday Dec 17th 9:30 AM & 8:30 ...
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The Special Turkey

A Turkey That Touched Our Hearts This Thanksgiving

So my wife I and I decided that we were going to travel to Denver Colorado to spend Thanksgiving with some very dear friends of ours.  The Weldon family used to live in our community and were a part of our Church for years and they recently moved to Denver.  Our families have built a special bond with one another and our children love their children very much. We reached out to the Weldons in advance to see what they thought about it.  They were just as excited as we were and we each decided that we would not tell our ...
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