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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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]