Georgia Writers Museu

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Ditch the Doubter

“I’m not a writer.” “I don’t have anything to say.” “My spelling (or grammar) is terrible.” “I don’t have the time.” “I wouldn’t know where to start.”

Sound familiar? Your “Doubter” can sabotage your work before you even get started. But once you learn to recognize the voice of your Doubter, and listen to it in an objective way, rather than an emotional one, you will be able to not only neutralize its negative influence, but turn it into a valuable resource and your biggest cheerleader. This can help you in your writing as well as in many other areas of your life, both personally and professionally.

(JANET: This class, based on my work as a Certified Dream Coach, will include several writing exercises, class discussion, group and individual problem-solving, a jump-start for turning ideas into actual writing, and the removal of obstacles that keep people from beginning – let alone finishing – their books, articles, or other writing projects. I can do it as a 2- or 4-hour class/workshop.)

Betty Liedtke Bio

Betty Liedtke is an award-winning newspaper columnist, professional speaker, and workshop leader, as well as a Certified Dream Coach®, the founder of “Find Your Buried Treasure™,” and the author of Find Your Buried Treasure: Nuggets Mined from Everyday Life. She is also a co-author of Make Your Connections Count—Top Experts Share Strategies That Work, and is one of 40 female entrepreneurs featured in the book, Fearless Women, Fearless Wisdom.

Betty’s specialty is helping people to see the gifts, skills, strengths, and talents they don’t even realize they have, and showing them ways to use these gifts to enrich their own lives and the lives of others. She helps her clients, readers, audiences, and students to find the stories and treasures that are within themselves and in the everyday world around them.

Her greatest satisfaction comes from helping people develop the courage and confidence to pursue their dreams, and to change their lives and the world. Betty’s own life has been changed by the work she does in Uganda, where she is helping to build a Miracle Village of Hope and Healing, a self-sustaining community where young women who are now trapped in a cycle of poverty and prostitution can build a better life for themselves and their children.

Betty was born and raised in the Chicago area, and recently moved to Georgia from Minnesota, where she and her husband had lived for 17 years. The move fulfilled their post-retirement dream to “move somewhere warm and live on a lake.”