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My New Book is Here: Order Hope Runs this Week for $150 in Bonuses & $1,000 in Prizes!

My new book, Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan Boy, A Story of Redemption, is here! And if you order this week you'll get not only $150 in freebies, but you'll also be entered to win over $1,000 in prizes. (Just keep reading...) The book, as I've said, is not the book many folks expected me to write. It's not a book about business, productivity, or technology book. Not at all. Hope Runs is a joint memoir with my Kenyan foster son, … [Continue Reading...]

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How to Make Life Better Right Where You Are

Every time I listen to music I like while I work, I think of my old work colleague and friend, @mutgoff. Maggie was already at Twitter when I started in 2009, moving and shaking and doing cool stuff. One day, at some point during the years we worked together, she sent an email to employees sharing a simple, special experience she had had that day. Here's what happened to her: In the middle of an otherwise busy work-day, she plugged in … [Continue Reading...]

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Do You Have a Confident Heart?

I'm a huge fan of devotionals, and throughout the course of each year I work through a few different ones during my morning routine -- which I call my PRESENT time. (See here for a full outline of what I do each morning.) So when I heard that bestselling author Renee Swope had released a new devotional to accompany her book, A Confident Heart, I was thrilled. After connecting with Renee through a friend last year and first hearing her story, I … [Continue Reading...]

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Win a Copy of My New Book!

As I shouted yesterday, Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan Boy, A Story of Redemption, is here! If you order the book this week you'll get $150 in freebies and be entered to win $1,000 in prizes. Check out the details here. But if you want to win a copy (I'm giving away five), do one or more of the following things. Leave 1 comment on this post for every item you do. Like this blog post on Facebook. Tweet this blog post using … [Continue Reading...]

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How to Get Anything Done, Now.

Reminder: There's one more day to get all ten of my ebooks in a bundle for just $11. See details here.   I'm reading a great book right now (it's #50 so far of 2014) from one of my favorite authors, Ann Patchett. Known as a novelist who has written such blockbusters as Bel Canto and State … [Continue...]

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How to Make Life Better Right Where You Are

Every time I listen to music I like while I work, I think of my old work colleague and friend, @mutgoff. Maggie was already at Twitter when I started in 2009, moving and shaking and doing cool stuff. One day, at some point during the years we worked together, she sent an email to employees … [Continue...]

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Do You Know What You’re Doing?

A few days ago, I launched a 7-day sale for a bunch of my ebooks. (It's still going on. For three more days, I'm offering ten of my ebooks for just $11 total.) I got a lot of responses. Most of them were sales. And then a few questions. My BFF asked, "How did you choose $11? Explain." A … [Continue...]

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Blow-Out Ebook Sale: 10 Ebooks for $11!

I'm on sale. Or, at least, my ebooks are. For the next 7 days, I'm offering 10 of my ebooks on sale for just $11 total. You do the math. That's cheap. Click "Add to Cart" -- and get them in your hands;) Included in the bundle are the following ebooks: The Present Principle: Seven … [Continue...]

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Do You Have a Confident Heart?

I'm a huge fan of devotionals, and throughout the course of each year I work through a few different ones during my morning routine -- which I call my PRESENT time. (See here for a full outline of what I do each morning.) So when I heard that bestselling author Renee Swope had released a new … [Continue...]

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Five Ways to Learn from Others

Learning is growing, and not just because Sesame Street told us so. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that to be successful human beings on this here planet we need to be constantly looking for ways that we can expand our mind and learn new things. Sometimes, though, folks claim they would love … [Continue...]

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Want to Join the Hope Runs Launch Team?

My new book, Hope Runs, is coming out next month, and I'm so excited. We've set up a whole micro website of information and resources about the book that you can check out here. The book, as I've said, is not the book many folks expected me to write. It's not a business, productivity, or technology … [Continue...]

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When It’s Time to Cut Back on a Goal

Goal-setting is a tricky business, and one I love discussing the ins and outs of setting smart goals and reaching them regularly. One of the most mistaken ideas out there in goal-setting is that you always need to be increasing your goals. This is a mind trap I've fallen into many times - … [Continue...]

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Four Ways to Get the Most Out of Attending a Conference

We're entering conference season again, and although I won't be participating much this year as I'm nearing the no-fly zone in my pregnancy, I've been thinking a lot about all the droves of folks who will be attending conferences in the next few months. Whether you're a newbie looking to maximize … [Continue...]