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My Word of the Year is #BanBusy

  Every year, I do a few things. First, I review the year behind me (that would be 2014). Then I set annual goals for the year ahead (2015 is what we're calling it, apparently). In that process, I choose a word of the year.  This is my third year on the word-of-the-year bandwagon, and I love it so far. In brief, the goal is to choose a word that will direct how I think about my life and the decisions I make about how to spend my … [Continue Reading...]

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When Is the Right Time of Day to Work?

Last week I told you the story of my try-hard-do-little day at the coffee shop, attempting to churn out some of my monthly writing and failing miserably. Despite the fact that I am generally a fast writer, and someone who can put pen to paper with particular speed, that day I did nothing of the kind. Instead, despite the fact I had come to the cafe with the express purpose of getting some writing work done, I did more or less nothing. Aside … [Continue Reading...]

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Elite Blog Academy: An In-Depth Review of A New Blogging Course

I get tons of questions about blogging, so I'm always happy when I can check out blogging courses to see what I think of them and if I think readers would like and learn from them. Recently I told you about Ruth Soukup and her new course, Elite Blogging Academy. In this review, I'll lay out what I think more in-depth about the course. Who it's for, who it's maybe not for, and why I care. Hopefully, this will help some of you think about if … [Continue Reading...]

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How to Make 2015 Not Suck #goals

As part of my morning quiet time, I've been reading a book on goal-setting from Danielle Laporte. So far, I'm loving it. This morning, in the book, Danielle suggested that the entire month of December should be wiped off the map in terms of work. In other words, no one should work in December. I laughed. And then I agreed. There's a lot to do in December. The holidays. The family stuff. The shopping. All that food. And then there's the … [Continue Reading...]

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When Is the Right Time of Day to Work?

Last week I told you the story of my try-hard-do-little day at the coffee shop, attempting to churn out some of my monthly writing and failing miserably. Despite the fact that I am generally a fast writer, and someone who can put pen to paper with particular speed, that day I did nothing of the … [Continue...]

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Why You Need to Work At the Right Time of Day

I'm extremely efficient with my writing. It's true. I am. Friends laugh that I write books in a weekend. I'm not that good, but I'm close. I can knock out amazing amounts of content in short bursts. I don't exactly know why this is, but I like it. (Don't worry, I'm terribly slow at other things in … [Continue...]

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My Goals for 2015

  As mentioned, every year I do a few things at the end of one year and the start of the new one. I review the year behind me. I set annual goals for the year ahead. And I choose a word of the year. (For more on why you need one, see this post explaining the concept.) This year, as in … [Continue...]

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How I’m Going to #BanBusy in 2015

  This week, I announced my word of the year. And it's not a word at all. It's a hashtag. #BanBusy Heh? Here's the deal: I'm a digital gal. I live in a digital world, and walk in a world wide open to the interwebs. I instagram stalk people I barely know to my heart's content. I … [Continue...]

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My Word of the Year is #BanBusy

  Every year, I do a few things. First, I review the year behind me (that would be 2014). Then I set annual goals for the year ahead (2015 is what we're calling it, apparently). In that process, I choose a word of the year.  This is my third year on the word-of-the-year bandwagon, and I … [Continue...]

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Why You Need a Word for Your Year

  For the last two years, I've done a thing that I highly recommend: I've chosen a word of the year. I got the idea from a book, and I've had great success working hard to make sure my word directs and defines me in my year in question. I'm now such a fan that I'll shout it on … [Continue...]

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#thisweek

Happy Saturday! I couldn't think of what to call this post, so I called it #thisweek. Feedback is welcome on creating a non-sucky title. Here's what I have to say: This week, I won the world by traveling for 24 hours internationally by myself with a 23-pound 8-month-old (97% percentile, … [Continue...]

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The Free Video Bonanza (This Time, for Writers)

I love presents. I do. And so, I was both not surprised and slightly embarrassed when I read The Five Languages of Love and found that "Gifts" were my love language. If you give me gifts, I will think you love me.  Because of my passion for gifts (they don't have to be wrapped well, FYI), I love … [Continue...]

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Elite Blog Academy: An In-Depth Review of A New Blogging Course

I get tons of questions about blogging, so I'm always happy when I can check out blogging courses to see what I think of them and if I think readers would like and learn from them. Recently I told you about Ruth Soukup and her new course, Elite Blogging Academy. In this review, I'll lay out what … [Continue...]