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How to Read More

Many of us say we wish we had more time in our lives to read, but how many of us actually make the time? I always set an annual reading goal (this year it's 200 books), but the main reason it works for me is that it motivates me to set aside time for something I already love. But what if you're trying to find more time to read and it's not the #1 thing you'd do if you had two minutes of free time (as it is for me)? Here are ten simple … [Continue Reading...]

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Be More Productive By Hitting the Mark

My pal Erik Fisher of the Beyond the To-do List podcast (see my recent interview with him here), has a great new book out called Hit the Mark that's all about one of my most favorite topics: Productivity. {Yes, I'm the biggest productivity hack you'll ever meet. And no, that doesn't mean I'm that amazing at it. But it does mean I read endlessly about the topic;) Erik's new book has an interesting take on theme, and definitely worth a good … [Continue Reading...]

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Where I’ve Been…

This is the post where I tell you where I've been. Because it's been a long six months of me not really blogging. A long six months of me not doing much online, and a long six months of me being extremely thankful for that fact. In no particular order (although I bet you can figure it out), here's what happened: 1. I had a baby. A small one. (She was eager, so she came out almost a month ahead of time.) I live-tweeted it (more on that next … [Continue Reading...]

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How to Read More

Many of us say we wish we had more time in our lives to read, but how many of us actually make the time? I always set an annual reading goal (this year it's 200 books), but the main reason it works for me is that it motivates me to set aside time for something I already love. But what if you're trying to find more time to read and it's not the #1 thing you'd do if you had two minutes of free time (as it is for me)? Here are ten simple … [Continue Reading...]

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Five Reasons to Be a Night Owl

When I wrote my recent popular post, Five Reasons to Be A Morning Person, I could not have envisioned I would then go ahead and write the exact opposite article a week later. But alas, my mother had other ideas. When she received my newsletter in her email inbox (you have signed up, haven't you?) … [Continue...]

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Social Media Pet Peeve #5: Telling Inside Jokes

Here's another installment of my Social Media Pet Peeves video series. This time I'm talking Inside Jokes. Why you tell them on social media, why you shouldn't, and what all those non-"insiders" think when you do. In short? Don't do it. Online or off.   … [Continue...]

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Six Things Silicon Valley Can Teach Social Entrepreneurs

I recently wrote a piece for Fast Company (and the new Skoll World Forum website) about the Six Things Silicon Valley Can Teach Social Entrepreneurs. If you're a social entrepreneur, or you work in a fast-paced technology environment like Silicon Valley, these might ring … [Continue...]

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Five Reasons to Be a Morning Person

This weekend I was on a great run while listening to a new-ish episode of The Simple Mom Podcast. In the podcast, my friend Tsh interviewed Arianne of To Think is To Create, and at one point asked Arianne if she was a morning person or a night owl. Arianne's answer made me stop in my tracks. … [Continue...]

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Stop Complaining on Social Media (Social Media Pet Peeve #4)

Here's another social media pet peeve video installment, this time encouraging you to stop complaining on social media. Heck, I even argue that complaining in real life is actually better than complaining on social media. Got a problem? Go ahead and tweet it. Got many? Stay mum. … [Continue...]

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Social Media Pet Peeve #3: Sharing a Private Conversation in Public

Here's the third video in my Social Media Pet Peeves video series. Yes, it's dark. And yes, I need to fix that. In this video, I talk about a niggling, nagging social media pet peeve I see on a near-daily basis: People who have private conversations in public.   Please tell me you … [Continue...]

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Why Smart People Prefer Twitter

There's been a lot written about the use of Twitter for writers, and for folks who think in words. As others have said before me, Twitter helps you distill your ideas, refine your thinking, and polish what you want to say into less. If you used to think in words, now you may think in … [Continue...]

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Social Media Pet Peeve #2: Over-Sharing

Ah, the case of over-sharing. On social media, it (sometimes) appears that over-sharing seems to be certain people's #1 favorite idiotic thing to do. In this social media pet peeve video #2, I share about why over-sharing is so: unnecessary, annoying, and not smart.   Want more … [Continue...]

My endorsement of Michael Hyatt's latest bestseller, Platform. Happy to see other authors I love endorsing it, including Donald Miller and Chris Brogan.

How to Get Book Endorsements and Reviews: Part 2

Earlier this week I gave you the top five of my ten tips for getting and managing book endorsements on your next book. (Want the audio version? Check out my podcast on the same topic.) Here are the remaining five tips from the list. 6. If It's a Glowing Review You're After, Provide Some … [Continue...]