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When to Stop Working When It’s Not Working

Recently I've written about the wrong time of day for me to do my writing, and more generally about the importance of knowing when the best time of day is for you to do specific work. Today I want to expand on this idea to talk about how you know when it's time to stop trying. Or, rather, how you know when it's time to stop forcing yourself to do work you're not doing so great at. Here's the thing: In the story I told you, about me at the … [Continue Reading...]

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How to Find Work Life Balance As an Accomplished Depressive {Guest Post}

This guest post comes in via Molly Dunn, a pal from business school who is rocking the world. Importantly, Molly is rocking the world despite a diagnosis of clinical depression, and shares about the journey at her blog DepressionWhoNeedsIt. Although depression isn't something I have suffered with, I am a huge believe in mental health being a key priority in order to lead healthy and happy work and personal lives. I'll let Molly take it from … [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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On Being a Digital Humanitarian

This is a guest post from Patrick Meier, a digital humanitarian I met years ago through his amazing work. He has a powerful story I'm excited to share. Read more about him below;) # When my wife went missing after a devastating earthquake struck Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010, I … [Continue...]

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How to Find Work Life Balance As an Accomplished Depressive {Guest Post}

This guest post comes in via Molly Dunn, a pal from business school who is rocking the world. Importantly, Molly is rocking the world despite a diagnosis of clinical depression, and shares about the journey at her blog DepressionWhoNeedsIt. Although depression isn't something I have suffered with, I … [Continue...]

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Three Ways to Move More, and Relax Better

I've learned an immense amount about relaxation from my eight-month old baby, @lucia. And it's not because Lucia is very good at relaxing. In fact, Lucia is absolutely terrible at relaxing. In her growing brain and body, she has two gears: Off, and Full Throttle. If you've hung out with a baby … [Continue...]

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Are You Always Looking for More?

Are you Always Looking for More? Recently, someone recommended a book to me called The Soul of Money. I read it, liked it and found myself listening to its sequel via audiobook. (I say sequel, but I’m not entirely sure if that’s accurate - in any case, it’s another small book written by the same … [Continue...]

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When to Stop Working When It’s Not Working

Recently I've written about the wrong time of day for me to do my writing, and more generally about the importance of knowing when the best time of day is for you to do specific work. Today I want to expand on this idea to talk about how you know when it's time to stop trying. Or, rather, how you … [Continue...]

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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...]