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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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Last Day to Register: The Best Blogging Course I’ve Ever Seen

Claire here, with a note about a sweet blogging class I recently endorsed. Here's the deal: I talk a lot about blogging, why I love it, why I think most folks should try it, and what it's done to change my life. That said, bloggers come in all shapes and sizes, and many of you are at very different stages in the journey. In this note, I'm about to wax on about a sweet blogging course that I loved and think you might love, but be forewarned … [Continue Reading...]

Screen Shot 2013-01-29 at 9.52.31 AM

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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Best Of the Interwebs: The *Me* Edition

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Ask Me Questions on Fox News About Social Media and Giving {12/19 11:15 am EST}

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The Day I Forgot The Great Gatsby Wasn’t Real

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Join Me and Hope Runs in #12DaysofGiving!

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Are You Signed Up for the Twitter for Good Unconference?

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