Day 3: The Bells and Whistles You Need On Your Blog

  {Have you checked out the free 7-day Start Your Blog Challenge? Sign up here.    Today’s lesson is all about some of the foundational things your blog needs to make it extra awesome before you start typing away with your awesome words. It looks like a long list, but each of these items is […]

How to Have a Hard Conversation

This month I had a couple hard conversations. They were not fun, and not something I looked forward to with great joy. Instead, as the hours ticked down to their kick-off time I was mostly shaking in my flip-flops and desperately trying to distract myself with any and all online nonsense to stop thinking about […]

Day 1: Why You Want to Blog

Today we’re going to talk about WHY you want to blog, and why your WHY matters anyway. But first, let’s get introductions out of the way. I’m Claire Diaz-Ortiz. (AKA @Claire on the twitters.) I’ve been blogging for 11 years. 11 long-short, fast-slow crazy years of change and growth. Let me tell you about that […]

Why It’s True that What You Resist Persists

The Little Things One of the downsides of our cool lakeside home is that we have weird tap water I don’t like. By weird I mean it’s salty, and by “don’t like” I mean revile. It tastes semi normal at first, and then the aftertaste is a bit like you just bathed in a tub […]

How to Learn Positive Multitasking: Day 19 of the #DesignYourDay Challenge

It’s Day 19 of the 21 Days to #DesignYourDay Challenge in honor of my new book, Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life on Purpose! (See all the details about the book here.) To celebrate, each weekday for 21 days I’ll be over on Periscope walking you through a 21-day challenge […]

How to Batch Your Work to Get More Done: Day 18 of the #DesignYourDay Challenge

It’s Day 18 of the 21 Days to #DesignYourDay Challenge in honor of my new book, Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life on Purpose! (See all the details about the book here.) To celebrate, each weekday for 21 days I’ll be over on Periscope walking you through a 21-day challenge […]

Can Three Hours a Week Transform Your Life?

I’m back from a long/short/crazy trip of fun and work and I’m feeling the burn of overwhelm. Traveling, in general, is a great way to knock you entirely off your routine and make you spend days trying to claw back to the careful balance you had pre-departure. That said, I’m working on it. The inbox […]

What Time of Day Should You Do Your Best Work?: Day 17 of the #DesignYourDay Challenge

It’s Day 17 of the 21 Days to #DesignYourDay Challenge in honor of my new book, Design Your Day: Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life on Purpose! (See all the details about the book here.) To celebrate, each weekday for 21 days I’ll be over on Periscope walking you through a 21-day challenge […]