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A mobile phone with attached headphones accompanied by notebook with title that reads “Let Your Dreams Set Sail.”

While my ultimate dream was to get my book published, getting an audiobook made was the shiny unicorn trailing right behind it.

This is because my ears are rarely unoccupied. No, I’m not a music lover. Words are my jam. This explains my addiction to audiobooks and podcasts. I wear…


I love that International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate achievement. I have had the great fortune to be mentored and inspired by exceptional women — including the fantastic one to whom I now report.

But that’s not the whole story: I would be remiss if I didn’t also…


Woman striking sassy pose and wearing a “Cancer You Picked the Wrong Girl” gray and white t-shirt

I usually do my annual round of doctor visits in the fall. As kids go back to school and the air gets crisp, I head to the land of needles and scales.

It was at my annual gynecological exam the good doctor said:

“You don’t usually get to feel one…


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Interviews rely on hiring managers to develop a connection with a job candidate over the course of 25–45 minutes.

This is difficult enough when you meet each other for the first or second time in person. Now, double the difficulty factor when you’re both virtual.

Regardless of the interview format…


Woman listens to 1980s boombox while resting her foot on top
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During these divisive times, I decided to take a hard approach to some easy listening. My plan was to enjoy 80s tunes with the 2020 filter applied. Here’s how it went for the first seven songs:

#1: “Get Out of My Dreams, Get Into My Car” performed by Billy Ocean

Song Premise: Man sees his dream woman and waxes poetic about taking her on…


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Last year, I set the goal to write a book in under a year. Mission accomplished. This year, I set my sights on finding a publisher in a lot less time. Here are the strategies I used to meet that goal and lessons learned along the way.

#1: Know and…


A break-up/make-up story

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For a long time, God and I got along just fine.

I stopped by and visited on the holidays. I sent up the occasional good word. I made the occasional ask.

God would then do what God did. He granted the occasional favor. He occasionally wiped a loved one out…


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There are many thousandaire stories on Medium. This one goes out to the rest of us.

Here are my top 6 can’t fail strategies for how to make $1.73 on Medium in a single month:

#1: I write about personal interests I’m passionate about.

I’m interested in a bunch of…


The state of the world has made me a Trash Panda. I should probably qualify this.

A few weeks ago, my friend and I did what creative people do during a pandemic — we started a podcast. One week’s topic was baseball.

The behind-the-scenes here is that I know absolutely…

TJ Condon

Author of Some Assembly Required, a funny book about love and organ transplants. Out May 2021 everywhere. tjcondonwrites.com

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