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When to Stop Working When It’s Not Working

Recently I've written about the wrong time of day for me to do my writing, and more generally about the importance of knowing when the best time of day is for you to do specific work. Today I want to expand on this idea to talk about how you know when it's time to stop trying. Or, rather, how you know when it's time to stop forcing yourself to do work you're not doing so great at. Here's the thing: In the story I told you, about me at the … [Continue Reading...]

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How to Find Work Life Balance As an Accomplished Depressive {Guest Post}

This guest post comes in via Molly Dunn, a pal from business school who is rocking the world. Importantly, Molly is rocking the world despite a diagnosis of clinical depression, and shares about the journey at her blog DepressionWhoNeedsIt. Although depression isn't something I have suffered with, I am a huge believe in mental health being a key priority in order to lead healthy and happy work and personal lives. I'll let Molly take it from … [Continue Reading...]

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Elite Blog Academy: An In-Depth Review of A New Blogging Course

I get tons of questions about blogging, so I'm always happy when I can check out blogging courses to see what I think of them and if I think readers would like and learn from them. Recently I told you about Ruth Soukup and her new course, Elite Blogging Academy. In this review, I'll lay out what I think more in-depth about the course. Who it's for, who it's maybe not for, and why I care. Hopefully, this will help some of you think about if … [Continue Reading...]

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Get this Bestselling Author’s New Book for FREE

I've got a friend named Jeff. He wrote a book, and I endorsed it. He wrote another, and I loved that one, too. Now it's third time's the charm (is that the phrase? me not know...), and his new book is en route. The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do comes out later this month. And because Jeff is a crazy man, he's giving away a ton of copies of it for free before it hits stores. (Read about that … [Continue Reading...]

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How to Use Doodle to Coordinate Schedules

My girlfriends and I are in the midst of planning our annual reunion, and once again we're using a nifty tool called Doodle to schedule it. Doodle is one of those cool little planning things I take for granted ever since I was introduced to it, but I realized recently that not a lot of people know … [Continue...]

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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...]