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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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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...]

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How to Self-Publish a Book in 12 Steps

This is the second part of a two-part guest post series by Mary DeMuth (also see part 1, "How to Turn a Blog Post Into a Book"). Mary has a new book out called Not Marked, which was written thanks to two blog posts she wrote that went viral. I love learning about successful self-publishing, and … [Continue...]