Three Free Lessons on Goal-Setting

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A new year, a new you. (Potentially). In the past week I’ve been writing a bunch about goal-setting and forming intentions for the year ahead, and wanted to pass along one more resource on goal-setting that I think will be […]

Do You Have a Word to Define Your Year?

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A new year means a new word to define it. Never heard of this concept? Here’s the deal: Last year I read somewhere (I think it was the awesome Gretchen Rubin’s Happier at Home) that choosing one word as a […]

How to Take a Digital Break

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Even when you don’t have a Kit Kat in sight, breaks are good for every soul. Especially the digital kind. I was a bit quiet here last month, and for good reason. Holidays, heat, and a pregnancy that’s kicking my […]

Win a Copy of My New Book!

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Yesterday, I mentioned that I’ve got a new book out! Today, I’m giving away 5 copies. First, the background: 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 […]

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, […]

How to Set Annual Goals

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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 achieve, how to set annual goals, and how to make themselves actually reach them. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Email Isn’t Work. (And Why It Is.)

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It’s an age-old question. And one even our forefathers puzzled over. Are those emails you spend hours writing each day really work, or are they a horrific distraction from the real work you need to get done? Here are two […]