“…because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

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Who Do You Work For?

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Recently I talked about the importance of Saying Yes to the Yes People in your life, and why you need to know who those Yes People are. (The Yes People, in brief, are the folks who call you up at in the middle of the Bachelorette Finale and want to talk about something only semi-important […]

Say Yes to The Yes People

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One day last week, I got an email from the assistant of someone I know and respect very highly. The email was asking me to do something. A close reader would’ve realized that it would take more than 5 minutes (actually 20 to 40 times as long), but I didn’t read it closely. Instead, I […]

A Free Self-Publishing Summit

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Although I’ve loved writing books (4? 5!) for traditional publishers, self-publishing has been one of the best things I’ve added to my life in the past few years. It’s a great way to stay creative, get your writing out quickly into the world, and earn and income along the way. There’s a new FREE Self-Publishing […]

My Evening Routine

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Morning routines aren’t the only thing you need to set yourself up for a great day. My evening routine is also essential to making sure I’m ready for action. It’s been tweaked a bit over time, but here are the main steps I do on most evenings: Wear my blue-light blocking orange sunglasses for an hour […]

The Better Life Challenge: A New, Free Ebook

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Yesterday my latest book, The Better Life: Small Things You Can Do Right Where You Are, came out, and today I’m celebrating. The book is a memoir in stories, urging you to live a better life by doing such big-little-hard-easy things as: Say yes, Say no, Quit something, Take your mornings seriously, Make your weekends count, Write more, Worry less, and many […]

The Better Life is Here!

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Today, something fun happened. A book that started as a collection of some of my best blog posts (and then expanded well beyond) came out, live in the flesh. The Better Life: Small Things You Can Do Right Where You Are, is here. (It’s currently sold out on Amazon, so go to Barnes and Noble!) […]

Why You Need to Track Your Days

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This week, my latest book, The Better Life: Small Things You Can Do Right Where You Are, came out. The book is a memoir in stories, urging you to live a better life by doing such big-little-hard-easy things as: Say yes, Say no, Quit something, Take your mornings seriously, Make your weekends count, Write more, Worry less, and many more. Here’s an […]

Six Things I Do Every Morning

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Last week I told you all about my new obsession with MyMorningRoutine.com, a website that combines my love of learning how other people spend their time with my love for hacking your morning routine to make yourself more productive all day (and all year) long. If you haven’t yet added this website to your round-up […]