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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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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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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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How to Make 2015 Not Suck #goals

As part of my morning quiet time, I've been reading a book on goal-setting from Danielle Laporte. So far, I'm loving it. This morning, in the book, Danielle suggested that the entire month of December should be wiped off the map in terms of work. In other words, no one should work in December. I laughed. And then I agreed. There's a lot to do in December. The holidays. The family stuff. The shopping. All that food. And then there's the … [Continue Reading...]

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Why You *Should* Pay to Volunteer {Podcast #5}

I've got a new podcast up where I tell you why I think you should pay to volunteer. Yup - I said. And I'm serious. Paying to do short-term volunteer work in an international setting is (to me) essential to non-profit sustainability. Listen to it here. … [Continue...]

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Why I Unfollowed You. The Top 10 Reasons I’m Not Following You on Twitter.

When I first declared Twitter bankruptcy last week, I didn't tell anyone. And, appropriately, no one noticed. For two days, it was the best thing I ever did that no one knew I had ever done. Or something like that. In fact, it took 48 hours for one of my former 700 Twitter followers to … [Continue...]

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Who to Follow on Twitter (According to Me)

This is hardly a comprehensive list of the best people to follow on Twitter. But it is mine. So, after declaring Twitter bankruptcy for my birthday this week, I knew I wanted to make a big birthday Twitter bang when I followed back a bunch of my favorite Twitter users again. This "big birthday … [Continue...]

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Why I Declared (Twitter) Bankruptcy

This is an article about declaring bankruptcy on Twitter. Not the other kind. Act accordingly. Five years ago, the maximum number of starred emails I allowed in my Gmail inbox was 100. Over time, that has creeped up. And up. Now, I regularly work hard to keep the number of unread or starred … [Continue...]

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The 100 Books I Read in 2011

As I've said before, for the last four (five?) years I've set a goal to read 100 books a year. In 2011, I hit the goal (yay!) and have finally gotten around to updating the final list. I've also started my new 2012 list here. (And, and as amazing new addition -- In 2012 I'll actually be rating them. … [Continue...]

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Last Chance to Sign Up for the Twitter for Good Unconference (and, three winners…)

What is the Twitter for Good Unconference? A chance for you to learn how to excel on Twitter (as I teach in my book), from the comfort of the non-conference venue that is your home/computer/ipad. Killer video and audio content, smart lessons, etc. Learn all about it here. Want in on the … [Continue...]

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Last Day to Win a Pass to the Twitter for Good Unconference

My Twitter for Good Unconference is coming up next week and today's the last day to enter to win a free pass. (You can also sign up directly with a $100 donation to Hope Runs here.) Go here to enter! If you're signed up, I'll be sending out log-in information tonight for the Monday start! … [Continue...]

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Win 1 of 3 Free Passes to the Twitter for Good Unconference

If you read this here blog, you know I'm hosting a Twitter for Good Unconference next week. (Here are 5 reasons you should sign up). For those of who are not interested in donating $100 to Hope Runs to sign up, I'm offering 3 free passes that you can enter to win!   Do You Want to … [Continue...]

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Are You Still Talking About Yourself? (Social Media Pet Peeve #10)

In the first ten of my social media pet peeve videos, I've managed to talk about why you shouldn't talk too much about yourself a full three times. So it must be an important one. Here's installment there of why you shouldn't talk about yourself on social media too much. Listen and learn. … [Continue...]