Say Yes to The Yes People

One day last week, I got an email from the assistant of someone I know and respect very highly. The email was asking me to do something. A close reader would’ve realized that it would take more than 5 minutes (actually 20 to 40 times as long), but I didn’t read it closely. Instead, I […]

A Free Self-Publishing Summit

Although I’ve loved writing books (4? 5!) for traditional publishers, self-publishing has been one of the best things I’ve added to my life in the past few years. It’s a great way to stay creative, get your writing out quickly into the world, and earn and income along the way. There’s a new FREE Self-Publishing […]

My Evening Routine

Morning routines aren’t the only thing you need to set yourself up for a great day. My evening routine is also essential to making sure I’m ready for action. It’s been tweaked a bit over time, but here are the main steps I do on most evenings: Wear my blue-light blocking orange sunglasses for an hour […]

The Better Life Challenge: A New, Free Ebook

Yesterday my latest book, The Better Life: Small Things You Can Do Right Where You Are, came out, and today I’m celebrating. The book is a memoir in stories, urging you to live a better life by doing such big-little-hard-easy things as: Say yes, Say no, Quit something, Take your mornings seriously, Make your weekends count, Write more, Worry less, and many […]

The Better Life is Here!

Today, something fun happened. A book that started as a collection of some of my best blog posts (and then expanded well beyond) came out, live in the flesh. The Better Life: Small Things You Can Do Right Where You Are, is here. (It’s currently sold out on Amazon, so go to Barnes and Noble!) […]

Why You Need to Track Your Days

This week, my latest book, The Better Life: Small Things You Can Do Right Where You Are, came out. The book is a memoir in stories, urging you to live a better life by doing such big-little-hard-easy things as: Say yes, Say no, Quit something, Take your mornings seriously, Make your weekends count, Write more, Worry less, and many more. Here’s an […]

Six Things I Do Every Morning

Last week I told you all about my new obsession with MyMorningRoutine.com, a website that combines my love of learning how other people spend their time with my love for hacking your morning routine to make yourself more productive all day (and all year) long. If you haven’t yet added this website to your round-up […]

What’s Your Morning Routine?

Lately I’ve become increasingly obsessed with a cool little website called MyMorningRoutine.com. Given the cryptic name, you likely have no idea what it’s about. Luckily, I’m here to inform. Newsflash: It’s all about different people’s morning routines! It comes out at least once a week and manages to completely enthrall me each and every time. […]

Want Something? Ask for it.

If you really want something, you’ve got to ask for it. At least that’s what Emily told me. Six years ago, I met Emily Balistieri, (aka @tiger), back when Twitter was a tiny company of fifty and we had both started work. Emily was there, doing fun stuff, and we hung out at work for a couple […]