6 Steps to Copyright

Are you wondering how to copyright your work? A copyright can protect your work by providing proof of creation and can strengthen the defense against copyright infringement by another entity. First, check out my post on 10 lessons on self-publishing: Today, I will share 6 steps on how to copyright your work. # 1. TypesContinue reading “6 Steps to Copyright”

10 Self Publishing Lessons

My children and I started a new children’s book series!  https://meanseriesbooks.com We want to share exciting and funny stories about “mean” teachers at school. My 13-year-old son, Shazeb, came up with the stories, and my 10-year-old daughter, Samia, illustrated all the pages.  I helped put the books together and self-published them using Amazon KDP. OurContinue reading “10 Self Publishing Lessons”

Being Device Free for Two Weeks Changed the Way I Manage Time

If someone asked me a year ago, “Could you go device free for a couple of days?” I would have said, “No way.” But that is exactly what I did last year for two weeks during the winter holidays. My husband’s family lives abroad, and we decided it would be great to have a family reunion soContinue reading “Being Device Free for Two Weeks Changed the Way I Manage Time”

Want to Build a Highly Collaborative Team?

There is a saying in Agile: if you do one thing, do retrospectives. I believe that not only do you have to run successful retrospectives, you must also follow through on actions. Otherwise, retrospectives just become another meeting, and they stop providing value. Some actions are straightforward and can be easily taken care of byContinue reading “Want to Build a Highly Collaborative Team?”

Are we on target to achieve our strategic initiatives?

What do you do when you’re in a meeting and the Chief Product Officer asks, “Are we on target to achieve our strategic initiatives?” Do you flip through your mental notes? Do you quickly message your team over Slack or email? Do you request some time to get back with an update? Wouldn’t it beContinue reading “Are we on target to achieve our strategic initiatives?”