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Going forward takes going backward

Nat King Cole

Find a comfortable spot to sit alone in.

Set the mood by putting on some music you haven’t heard for some time now.

You can go as far back as you like.

5 days, 5 months, or 5 years. Whatever time frame you need.

What experiences have you had that have affected or rather infected your life?

Each major step you take requires a step back to review if you are making a right move in your life.

Experts abound everywhere.

30 days to a ….

10 ways you can….

How to make….

Here’s how to….

This __________ will work for you.

We can only take control of the day that is ahead of us. And even then, no one can predict what happens next.

Yesterday, well, was just yesterday.

Sit back and take a moment.

Think about where your are going.

Then stand up and choose those you want to take along.

What may have worked in the past may no longer be relevant in the present.

As I move on with pursuing a copywriting career, there will be tough decisions to be made.

What opportunities have you taken the time to think about?





AWAI’s 2017 Copywriting Pricing Guide

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Dear Clients :

Attached, you will find AWAI’s Copywriting Pricing Guide. These are the industry’s standard pricing guidlines for copywriting services.

In the meantine, I’ve been completing temporary assignments with employment agencies such as Robert Half and PNP on various administration duties.

I would rather be writing.

If you want to eat, one must work.

On my last assignment thru PNP at the “Financial Clinic, ” I had to take the bull by the horns.

I was given instructions from the employee manual to complete a new task. When I tried to follow the insructions, I could not get the task done.

Actually, on the instruction page there were instructions for two different tasks and I found each contained part of the instructions to the task I wanted to complete.

I decided to write new instructions that were easy to follow. I sent the new instructions to my direct supervisor.

The COO of the company happen to read it and stated  that what I had written was great. I was then asked to put these instructions on a document detailing the duties of my position.

I was also given the go ahead to make any additions that I thought would help the new person taking over the position.

I did a little editing and added to areas to the document missing information.

Going forward, I will be more aggressive in soliciting my services as a copywriter.

I was actually on a interview for a temp. to perm assignment and I talked about my training as a copywriter.

I didn’t get the assignment but I put my name out there.

As the saying goes, take one step at a time toward your goal.

Review the attached pricing guide. I am ready and available for my next copywriting assignment.

Contact me at and I’ll be happy to assist you on creating writing content that will bring attention to your service or product.

Word Grip Action Copywriting Service

“Your message selected and held above the rest.”

In the meantime,

Stay informed.

Stay relevant.

Regine Baptiste



A Simple Request

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Can I stay up late tonight?

I need an extension on the deadline for turning in my report.

I only have one item, can I be next on line?

Will you move one seat over so that I can sit next to my friend?

I need a car loan.

I’ll like a transfer to another department.

My steak, medium rare, please.

Hold the mayo, please.

All these statements are things we ask for. Simple and direct.

It’s very clear what we want to do, where we want to go, and what we would like to have.

Yet, there are goals that we want to achieve that by comparison are harder to accomplish.

Try and make $100,000 profit in two weeks.

Next year, take six months off to travel around South America.

Retire in ten years.

These are more difficult to attain to then ordering a medium rare steak.

The older we get, the more we understand the time factor involved in all things we set out to do day by day.

This is annoyingly true as one travels on public transportation.

When traveling via bus or train, three hours of shopping time has to be spread literally between two days.

And after work at that.

Timing and how much time we have is a big factor in life.

Make a request to have or become something that we don’t have or are not.

You fill in the blank.

I’ll like to….

As we quickly near the midpoint of another Roman calendar year, ask yourself this question.

What’s missing in your life?

In other words what requests have you had this year that you are still waiting on?

Remember to keep it simple.





White Chocolate Blueberry Cupcakes

Stunning and delicious, these White Chocolate Blueberry Cupcakes are a must bake for blueberry lovers! I’m curious: Do you have a favorite berry? I honestly love them all, but if I had to pick, I think it would be blueberries. Especially for baking! They can easily be incorporated into a variety of recipes (hello pancakes,…

via White Chocolate Blueberry Cupcakes — Baker by Nature

Making it to the Big Time


The only reason we have goals or go about setting to accomplish anything in our lives is because we want to achieve a high level of success. Children dream of being super stars or one day saving the world from the worst villain ever. Well, that is if they have adults in their lives telling them that they can be or do anything once they put their minds to it.

Whether as adults we pursue a career, engage in sports, or become a musician, whatever we wish to become, we do with the intention to make it to the top.

With a goal we are committed to, we will be successful. The key is to be on a path that matches what skill sets we choose to develop. Becoming a copywriter has been my all-consuming dream for many months now.

Being recognized for how well we do something is a common goal for most. Challenges in our lives met with the satisfaction of high achievement is a great feeling.

It is with this in mind that I picked up to read “The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women,” written by three authors – Elaine Meryl Brown, Marsha Haygood, and Rhonda Joy Mclean. I haven’t had the privilege of one-on-one mentoring in my life which the book mentions is necessary for success. My mentors have been authors. Writers are my heroes and by default my mentors as well.

In western society, becoming a success can only be had by the very few. There’s usually a dollar sign with at least 3 commas to follow to qualify you as being successful. You are either a part of this elusive and exclusive club or you’ll never make the cut. This strikes a nerve with me.  Any and everyone can and should become the very best they can be. That in of itself is what being successful is all about.

The book I read was on leadership and becoming successful at it. Way too many people assume a marker of success is equated to becoming a leader of some sort. Again, this is a false idea many are programmed to believe in. Leadership is a huge responsibility and the people under and over you can make or break your success.  I read the book with the intention to appreciate what makes a great leader. I wanted to learn about those characteristics and apply them to my copy writing business.

In any stage of our lives we will always have to answer and be aware of hierarchy as it is a fact of life. Working from home or starting a small business does not mean that we won’t work with the same structure that we find in a corporation.

“The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women,” was written for those who want to achieve success in the corporate world. The world has changed. The traditional corporate job is the era of the 1960’s – 1990’s. People can be successful outside of corporate walls as well.

Put to rest your best interview suit and the impression you need to make. When you become excellent and skilled in what you choose to be, your reputation will precede you. You’ll be trying to fit others into your schedule rather than your getting on theirs. Let’s break out of the paradigm that you need to have a cushy corporate job to be considered a success.

As a midlife career changer, I’ve had to focus in on information and advice that keeps me motivated. I’ve had to be on do over mode. My waste basket has been many times filled with lots of crumpled up paper. It’s about pushing through even when you are scared and doubts arise.

I’ll leave you with two profound statements I found in the book, “The Little Black Book of Success….”

page 8

“….Instead of thinking, “Oh, I can’t do this, I’ve never done this before,” say, “This is new to me, I’ll give it my best shot….”

page 14

“Don’t get caught up in what other people think.”

Believe in your own success. I know I will.

Regine Baptiste

Word Grip Action Copywriting Service

Your message selected and held above the rest.