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My Unlikely Journey from a Website
to Huffington Post Blogger
S. L. Young
Author, Blogger, Business Professor,
and Inspira...
CONTACT INFORMATION
Beyond SPRH, LLC:
Website: www.beyondsprh.com
Email: info@beyondsprh.com
S. L. Young:
Personal We...
BACKGROUND
Former at-risk student who failed 6 of 7 class
during 10th grade
Graduated high school in the bottom 8%
Left...
PUBLICATIONS
Above Expectations – My Story: an unlikely journey from
almost failing high school to becoming a college pro...
JOURNEY
Released my first blog post in August 2013
The hardest part was the first blog post
Created my writing niche ov...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
MY WRITING MOTIVATION
My life and business
experien...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
LEARNING TO SEE
Individuals usually don’t
change un...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
CREATE A VISION
Understand intentions
before beginn...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
TAKE CHANCES
Writing styles are boring
Give reader...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
LIMIT INTERACTIONS
WITH NAYSAYERS
Minimize conversa...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
WRITE FOR YOURSELF /
THINK ABOUT THE READERS
Writin...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
WRITE ONCE THE MIND
IS DEDICATED
Don’t write just
b...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
DON’T WORRY ABOUT
READERS’ REACTIONS
Worrying about...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
WRITE FOR A PURPOSE
Understand the
reason(s) for wr...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
KEEP WRITING
The more that is
written, the better
t...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
DON’T WORRY
ABOUT PERFECTION
Perfection isn’t reali...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
EVERYTHING WON’T BE
RECEIVED WELL
Sometimes article...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
CREATE WRITING
OPPORTUNITIES
There are a lot of
way...
© 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC
All Rights Reserved
www.beyondsprh.com
HAVE FUN!
Readers know if there
is commitment to th...
CONTACT INFORMATION
Beyond SPRH, LLC:
Website: www.beyondsprh.com
Email: info@beyondsprh.com
S. L. Young:
Personal We...
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My Unlikely Journey From Website to Huffington Post Blogger

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Writing was something I always wanted to do ... so I just started.

In August 2013, my personal blog was launched with a goal of sharing my writing with a few individuals. In September 2014, I became a blogger on The Huffington Post, which provides me with an opportunity to reach thousands.

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My Unlikely Journey From Website to Huffington Post Blogger

  1. 1. My Unlikely Journey from a Website to Huffington Post Blogger S. L. Young Author, Blogger, Business Professor, and Inspirational Speaker
  2. 2. CONTACT INFORMATION Beyond SPRH, LLC: Website: www.beyondsprh.com Email: info@beyondsprh.com S. L. Young: Personal Website: www.slyoung.com Personal Email: info@slyoung.com HuffPost Blog: www.huffingtonpost.com/s-l-young © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com
  3. 3. BACKGROUND Former at-risk student who failed 6 of 7 class during 10th grade Graduated high school in the bottom 8% Left colleges due to educational challenges Graduate of the American and The George Washington Universities Dreamt of becoming a writer © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com
  4. 4. PUBLICATIONS Above Expectations – My Story: an unlikely journey from almost failing high school to becoming a college professor Bullies…They’re In Your Office, Too: Could you be one? Ethical Opportunity Cost: It’s a matter of choice It’s a Crazy World…Learn From It  Part I: Taking Care of Me  Part II: Moving Forward  Part III: Keeping It Going  Part IV: The Journey Continues Management Spotlights  Topics: Belief, Communication, Negotiation, Time Management, and Workplace Bullying © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com
  5. 5. JOURNEY Released my first blog post in August 2013 The hardest part was the first blog post Created my writing niche over the next year Allowed myself to be vulnerable about my life’s challenges Wrote about my experiences openly and honestly Received an invitation to become a blogger on Huffington Post’s platform in September 2014 © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com
  6. 6. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com MY WRITING MOTIVATION My life and business experiences and challenges provide inspiration for my work Educational Challenges Ethical Considerations Depression Suicide Workplace Bullying
  7. 7. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com LEARNING TO SEE Individuals usually don’t change until they learn to SEE; that is, the individuals experience a (S)ignificant, (E)motional, (E)vent
  8. 8. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com CREATE A VISION Understand intentions before beginning to write
  9. 9. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com TAKE CHANCES Writing styles are boring Give readers something that creates connections to the work It’s okay to be original
  10. 10. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com LIMIT INTERACTIONS WITH NAYSAYERS Minimize conversations with anyone who doesn’t appreciate the written work
  11. 11. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com WRITE FOR YOURSELF / THINK ABOUT THE READERS Writing is a personal process, which should be enjoyed Writing should attempt to meet the readers’ needs or interests Be honest with your writing; otherwise, readers won’t trust you
  12. 12. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com WRITE ONCE THE MIND IS DEDICATED Don’t write just because time is available Write once the mind is dedicated to the task
  13. 13. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com DON’T WORRY ABOUT READERS’ REACTIONS Worrying about reader reactions inhibits an ability to write for a specific purpose
  14. 14. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com WRITE FOR A PURPOSE Understand the reason(s) for writing the piece Discussion Information Controversy Evolution Satisfaction
  15. 15. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com KEEP WRITING The more that is written, the better the writing
  16. 16. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com DON’T WORRY ABOUT PERFECTION Perfection isn’t realistic, but excellence is achievable
  17. 17. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com EVERYTHING WON’T BE RECEIVED WELL Sometimes articles won’t connect with readers
  18. 18. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com CREATE WRITING OPPORTUNITIES There are a lot of ways to get published Don’t be afraid to try: different styles; topics; publishers; publications; and more
  19. 19. © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com HAVE FUN! Readers know if there is commitment to the work
  20. 20. CONTACT INFORMATION Beyond SPRH, LLC: Website: www.beyondsprh.com Email: info@beyondsprh.com S. L. Young: Personal Website: www.slyoung.com Personal Email: info@slyoung.com HuffPost Blog: www.huffingtonpost.com/s-l-young © 2014 - 2015 Beyond SPRH, LLC All Rights Reserved www.beyondsprh.com

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