A Review: The 8 Pillars of Motivation

Because I can’t seem to stop volunteering for things, I recently heard about a cool project, wherein people would read 12 business books per year and write reviews about them. Some people were chosen to be a part of a group that got the books for free and met periodically to talk about those books. I was not in that group—However, I was chosen as a small group of reviewers who get their reviews published on the Actionable Books website. I figured getting published was still pretty good, especially since I planned on reading the books anyway, so here is my first installment published on Actionable Books. You can read more about the Actionable Book summaries here.

Happy belated Halloween!


Happy Halloween! I was pleasantly surprised to be the winner of the 4th Annual Scary Booton Contest from Busy Beaver Button Co. There were more than 40 entries, so I was shocked that mine was chosen. I will receive $200, a $50 gift certificate (which will be used to buy buttons for Jump Little Cake, Jump!) and some awesome monster buttons! I recently got back into design work and this was just the boost I needed for my design confidence. Let me know if you have any projects you need a designer for—I am interested in new, creative freelance or collaborative projects.

Audition for Cupcake Wars

I just had to share this video my mom and I made as an audition tape for Cupcake Wars, Season 8. My mom got a call from a Cupcake Wars casting associate about 2 weeks ago asking her to submit a video with her assistant for the show. Since we get along so well (most of the time), she decided if she was going to get chosen to go to L.A., she wanted take me, so here is our audition. We are a bit silly, but from what we gather they are looking for personality for the show. We are excited and really hope to be picked!

Local story on real estate broker Emily Moreland

Local story on real estate broker Emily Moreland

Here is a story I wrote last month for Community Impact Newspaper – Lake Travis/Westlake edition. This long-time real estate broker established her own real estate company in West Austin almost 30 years ago. I interviewed her at a home for sale in Westlake and learned a lot about why she went into real estate and how she grew her business to about 75 agents. She was a very lovely lady and gave off a sincere attitude as well as having a lot of wisdom. In addition to her business she also runs the family ranch, located near Waco. One of the reasons I love to write is meeting new people and learning and sharing their stories, so this article was successful by my standards!

My favorite book character growing up

In this video I tell about my favorite character featured in a book from my childhood. We have approved the proof for our children’s book “Jump Little Cake, Jump!” and will have the books in our hands in about a month. We decided to reflect on some of our favorite childhood book memories while hoping that our book will inspire new ones for others. Please leave a comment letting me know who your favorite character from a book was when you were a child.

‘Pinning’ my articles on Pinterest

A list of Tiffany Young’s articles are pinned on Pinterest

Since I’ve been writing more and more freelance articles recently and been asked to provide samples of my work, I have decided to compile some of the articles I’ve written in one place.

Pinterest already has a great way to organize things, so I decided the best way to do it would be to pin the articles. This will make it easy to share my articles with publishers, but also will allow my friends and family an easy place to see what I’ve written recently without me having to harass them—they can follow or not. Easy-peasy!

That being said, feel free to follow any of my boards or this one at http://pinterest.com/tyoungster.

I’d love to hear how the rest of you have used Pinterest to organize your business or interests, so share your ideas in the comments section!

Best 10 Wine Bars in Austin


Today my latest article was published on the front page of snooth.com: http://www.snooth.com/articles/austins-best-wine-bars. See something missing? Post a comment on what your favorite wine bar in Austin is and I will go check it out. It may even make my next article. 

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