My New Book on Digital Overwhelm: Greater Expectations

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Guess what? I’ve got a new book out today! Greater Expectations: Succeed (and Stay Sane), in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age is a short tactical tome that shares information, statistics and stories about what a balanced life in a digital age really means, and gives you a roadmap for keeping digital overwhelm at bay. It’s part of a new […]

How to Set Annual Goals

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Interested in setting goals? Every December, Michael Hyatt opens up his popular course, Best Year Ever. I highly recommend it. Watch three FREE videos from him about goal-setting here. New year, new goals. My inbox seems full of folks talking about what they want to accomplish in 2014. How to decide what they want to […]

5 Secrets to Openhearted Twitter Success

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This is a guest post by Mary DeMuth, a gal I first stumbled upon several years ago thanks to her great blog. Mary is one of the only successful authors I know about to write and publish both fiction and non-fiction — which I find nothing short of incredible. Enjoy! # Social media tends to come […]

How to Ask for a Favor

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In a recent blog post, I wrote about a challenging situation I’m facing with a particular friend. In short, I get requests for favors from this friend from time to time, which I always promptly respond to and complete. But whenever I ask for a favor, the friend is nowhere to be found. I sought […]

When is the Best Time to Respond to Emails?

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Here’s the thing. In theory, I believe that email isn’t work. In my view, email isn’t a creation-based process that results in shipping your next product out the door, or writing your next book, or recording your next album. Email isn’t as creatively taxing as getting a project done, and email doesn’t add up hour […]

The Five Best Books On Writing

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(Interested in learning to become a professional writer? Check out the uber popular course, Tribe Writers, that my friend Jeff puts on. It’s open until midnight tonight, March 31.) I sound like a broken record when I talk about reading. I read a ton, it’s a huge priority in my life, and I seek out great books […]

Four Reasons You Shouldn’t Read My Blog

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Guess what? Maybe my blog isn’t for you. And maybe that other blog you read from time to time isn’t either. Should you keep reading on the off-chance that something might one day strike you as life-changing? Maybe. Or maybe not. Here’s how to know when it’s time to stop reading my blog (or someone […]

How to Fix a Broken Relationship

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After writing the post, Can You Be Too Helpful? last week, I got a ton of email responses and blog comments from folks with great insights. One of those folks was John Lemmon, who had some great insight. I asked if he might put it together into a guest post, and Voila!   #   […]

Free Ebooks – Today, and Every Day

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I read a lot. This year, I’m on track to hit my goal of 200 books read by December 31. Thankfully, I don’t buy all of those books. Many of them I get through free ebook offers and free kindle book promotions that authors I know (and don’t know) launch. One of my pals, NYT […]