Coach Karen Brown

Coach | Author| Publisher

Helping you publish your own range of books, for your business, for yourself or for the fun of it!

My blog

Over the years I’ve published over 200 posts on a range of topics, reflecting where I was in my entrepreneurial journey.     

100 Goals for 2021

100 Goals for 2021

I think it's fair to say that no-one was prepared for 2020 and even though I achieved some fo the goals that I set last year, I couldn't imagine the year we would have. It was the year we lost my mother in law, attending her funeral via zoom. We also lost a friend,...

Amazon KDP: 5 Clear-cut reasons why you should not use it

Amazon KDP: 5 Clear-cut reasons why you should not use it

I love Amazon KDP, as you know pretty much all my books are published through Amazon, but there are 5 reasons why you shouldn't publish through Amazon KDP. The reasons are simply around your self-publishing options. 1. You want a hardback (or spiral-bound) copy of...

How to re-size a document in MS Word

How to re-size a document in MS Word

There are several reasons why you might want to learn how to re-size a document in MS Word. I do this all the time when I'm creating the structure of my books for example, but if you were looking to create printables to sell on Etsy, then you need to consider the...

Declutter 2021 – Day 2

Declutter 2021 – Day 2

So today is my day to declutter my wardrobe. It's fairly uncluttered to start with, however, the reason that I wanted to declutter my wardrobe was to update it with clothes that reflect the direction my business is growing. In the last few years, I haven't really...

Declutter 2021 – Day 1

Benjamin Franklin famously said: If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail! So it is for this reason, that day 1 of my declutter challenge is all about planning. However, before you make any plan, you need a start point and endpoint. For me, that means taking a...

How do you define success as an author?

How do you define success as an author?

One of the first things that I learned on my coaching course was around how you define success. Money For some people, success is defined by how much money they or someone else has. The more you or they have, the more successful they must be. However, when you think...

3 Mistakes to Avoid In Your Affirmation Practice

3 Mistakes to Avoid In Your Affirmation Practice

I'm not an expert on affirmations but my own coach is, and we are always working on them. They have helped me immensely, but it has taken a while. In this post, I'll share three mistakes to avoid in your daily affirmation practice. So, if you're not seeing the results...

9 Steps for Creating Powerful Affirmations

9 Steps for Creating Powerful Affirmations

Positive affirmations are one of my happy habits for a reason and in this post I'm going to share nine steps for creating powerful affirmations. Affirmations can help to re-program your mindset and become the person that you want to be. They are used by many people to...

7 Hidden Benefits of Positive Affirmations

7 Hidden Benefits of Positive Affirmations

As you know, affirmations are one of my Happy Habits, but they are also helping me build my business. It's weird but then again maybe not, when you think that affirmations are the antidote to limiting beliefs, and limiting beliefs stop you making progress in all sorts...

6 Ways to start the day positively

6 Ways to start the day positively

How you start the morning is how you set yourself up for the day. In this post, I'll share six ways to start the day positively There is a Cherokee legend about the two wolves inside us that are constantly fighting. One is full of all the negative stuff we store...

When should I start launching my book?

When should I start launching my book?

Last week we looked at why you should launch your book. This week we're going to answer the question: when should I start launching my book? As we've said before, without a book launch, your readers won't know when and where to buy your book. This will affect your...

Why do I need to launch my book?

Why do I need to launch my book?

One of the questions that I'm asked by my clients is "Why should I plan a book launch?",  and yet, if you don't, then chances are, when your book goes live on Amazon, no-one apart from your family and friends will buy your book. In this blog post, I'm going to share...

The science behind affirmations

The science behind affirmations

One of the things that I love about my business coach is that she helps me write and use affirmations as part of my daily mindset work. They are one of my happy habits but they're much more than that. They help me to believe in myself and help me tackle the blocks...

What are affirmations?

What are affirmations?

If you follow me on social media, you'll notice that each morning I post a daily dose of positivity, and as part of my morning routine, I used affirmations to help me start the day in a positive state of mind. But what are positive affirmations and how do they work?...

5 Things you can do to help achieve your goals

5 Things you can do to help achieve your goals

Whether your goal is to write a book, climb Mount Everest or see the Northern lights, the steps to achieving that goal are very similar. So let's take a look. Step 1 - Have a goal! You'll never achieve a goal without setting one in the first place. Someone once said...

Free book templates

I’m here to make your life easier, and what could help you get you started better than a template for your book manuscript?

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