How to Be Insanely Productive

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A few weeks ago, I had one of those days. No, not one of those days where you you lie around in pajamas eating nachos and wondering why your big project isn’t getting done, but the other kind. The kind […]

My Top Posts of 2013

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I’m making a good show of being on vacation this week, and am taking a digital break as a result. If you’re not sure what a digital break is, or why I think they are so important, see this article […]

Three Keys to a Successful Digital Detox

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I’m coming at you from the heart of my digital detox.   Because the Internet is magic, and the computer is her magician, you are reading this here blog post even though I am not currently typing it. No, I […]

Do You Need to Slow Down?

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Even without knowing you, I bet I know one true thing about you.  You need to slow down. Do you race too fast, running from task to task and chore to chore and event to event, nary breathing in the […]

How to Read More by Setting Reading Goals

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It’s amazing to me the number of people who, when asked about their New Year’s Resolutions, say they want to read more. Apparently, the desire to read more and read more frequently is something ingrained in many of us goal-setters. […]

Are You Living in Survival Mode?

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Sometimes, the world speaks through blog readers. As soon as I pushed publish on a recent blog post, Do You Have a Word to Define Your Year?, the first comment popped up. And I stopped in my tracks. In the […]

How I Read 200 Books a Year

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My pal Jeff has just reopened his wildly popular online writing and platform building class for a few days. If you’re interested in learning more about it, join us for a free online workshop. When you register, you’ll also get a […]

Do You Want to Really Reach Your Goals in 2014?

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Goals, goals, goals. At the beginning of the year, many of us set goals for ourselves. Big goals, small goals, medium-sized goals. And we always have the very best of intentions when we do so. To run ten miles a week. […]

Three Free Lessons on Goal-Setting


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 […]