4 Tips for Maintaining Hope in the Face of Adversity

4 Tips for Maintaining Hope in the Face of Adversity By SUCCESS Staff  How do you maintain hope in the face of adversity? ONE OF THE TOUGHEST PARTS OF BEING A CEO is maintaining hope while shouldering the responsibilities and challenges of building a business. At the worst of times, it’s a stress level that some people simply … More 4 Tips for Maintaining Hope in the Face of Adversity

The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 5: Inciting Event and Key Event

The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 5: Inciting Event and Key Event   The first quarter of your story hinges upon two important and irreversible moments: the inciting event and the key event. I’ve saved our discussion of inciting and key events until this late into the series because these events can take place at any number … More The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 5: Inciting Event and Key Event

The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 4: The First Plot Point

The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 4: The First Plot Point   Stories are a series of scenes. Some of those scenes are expected, some of them are even purposefully repetitious for the sake of emphasis. But some scenes change everything. These game changers are the plot points. They introduce significant elements and events that … More The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 4: The First Plot Point

15 Tips for Channeling Your Passion Into Execution

15 Tips for Channeling Your Passion Into Execution By YEC | Entrepreneurs always have a lot of big ideas that they’re truly passionate about. The challenge, of course, is buckling down and channeling that passion into an actionable plan to bring the idea to life. As a busy professional, it can be challenging to carve … More 15 Tips for Channeling Your Passion Into Execution

The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 3: The First Act

The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 3: The First Act   Once you’ve hooked the reader, your next task is to put your early chapters to work introducing your characters, settings, and stakes. The first 20-25% of the book comprises your setup. At first glance, this can seem like a tremendous chunk of story to devote to introductions, … More The Secrets of Story Structure, Pt. 3: The First Act