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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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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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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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Get Great Free Ebooks with BookBub

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I'm a book junkie. I read 200 books a year, and not because someone is holding a gun to my head;) As a result, I'm constantly on the lookout for ways to get free books. A few of my favorite stand-bys: Sign up for Kindle Daily Deals, an email … [Continue...]

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Why Science Says Humor is Important to Every Relationship

This is a guest post by Joel Warner, the co-author with Peter McGraw of the brand new book called The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny. I had the great chance to review a copy of the book in the fall, and fell in love with it. A quick summary? Part road-trip comedy and … [Continue...]

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How to Write Your Way to the Top

My friend Jeff has opened his Tribe Writers class again until Monday, March 31 at midnight. This wildly popular class opens only a few times a year. And, because I'm nine months pregnant and confused about things like timelines, I didn't realize until last night that it had closed. This was … [Continue...]

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Why You Need a Slidedoc to Give a Great Presentation

  I've long admired the phenom that is Nancy Duarte. As the CEO of Duarte Design, the largest design firm in Silicon Valley and the fifth largest female employer in the area, she's a role model for many women in business, and I'm one of them. She's done a lot in her career, but many people know … [Continue...]

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Pre-Order My New Book and Get $150 in Freebies!

My new book, Hope Runs, is almost 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 book. At all. Instead, it's a joint memoir with my Kenyan foster son, all about the strange journey we've taken together. From … [Continue...]

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Ten Signs You Might Be A Taker

In business, you've got to give before you take. And then you've got to give some more. No one knows this better than my pal Adam Grant, the youngest business professor at Wharton, and the NYT bestselling author of Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success. When I first read Grant's book … [Continue...]

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Last Day for My Blow-Out Ebook Sale – 10 Books for $11!

Today's the last day to get in on the crazy ebook sale I've been having. What was it again? Get 10 of my ebooks for just $11 total.  Sold separately you're looking at over $40 for this content, so the sale is, um... cheap. Click "Add to Cart" to get them in your hands;) Included in the … [Continue...]

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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...]