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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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How to Find Work Life Balance As an Accomplished Depressive {Guest Post}

This guest post comes in via Molly Dunn, a pal from business school who is rocking the world. Importantly, Molly is rocking the world despite a diagnosis of clinical depression, and shares about the journey at her blog DepressionWhoNeedsIt. Although depression isn't something I have suffered with, I am a huge believe in mental health being a key priority in order to lead healthy and happy work and personal lives. I'll let Molly take it from … [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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What Was the Best Thing You Did Today?

Until tomorrow, get all 10 of my ebooks for just $13. Woot! The concept of evaluating your days is not new. I've talked about it in regards to my morning routine, and most productivity gurus tout its wisdom. It works because it makes sense. If we don't have a goal, we'll never get where we … [Continue...]

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5 Secrets to Becoming a Success

Until tomorrow, get all 10 of my ebooks for just $13. Woot! This is a guest post by Emily Wierenga. Emily gave me an early copy of her memoir, Atlas Girl, and I loved it! She's giving away 2 copies -- just leave a comment on this post to enter;)  I’ve always wanted to be famous. We were … [Continue...]

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Seasonal Ebook Sale: 10 Books for $13

  A few times a year around a holiday I decide to have a fire sale on all my ebooks, wherein I pick a random number to sell them at, and open the floodgates. The time is 'nigh! Until Monday, July 7, get ten of my ebooks for just $13! Why 13? Why not! Get 10 of my ebooks for just $13 … [Continue...]

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The Best Career and Business Apps

My pal Jeff has just reopened his wildly popular online writing and platform building class for a few days. If you're interested in learning more about it, see the recording of our free online workshop. When you do, you'll also get a copy of Jeff's book;) The other day I was talking with my … [Continue...]

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How to Thrive in a Busy World

My pal Jeff has just reopened his wildly popular online writing and platform building class for a few days. If you're interested in learning more about it, see the recording of our free online workshop. When you do, you'll also get a copy of Jeff's book;) When Arianna Huffington set up … [Continue...]

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Ten Things Not to Do On Twitter

My pal Jeff has just reopened his wildly popular online writing and platform building class for a few days. If you're interested in learning more about it, see the recording of our free online workshop. When you do, you'll also get a copy of Jeff's book;) My friends Tripp and Tyler are funny with … [Continue...]

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How to Find Your Voice: A Free Online Workshop, and a Free Book

On Friday I'm hosting a free online workshop with my pal, Jeff Goins. Jeff has one of the most popular writing blogs on the interwebs, and he's passionate about helping people develop their voice through his program, TribeWriters, which opens up a few times a year. The workshop on Friday will be … [Continue...]

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The Killer $5 Magazine Sale

It's Saturday, and I'm typing as a small baby sleeps.   Last week I confessed to be an even greater content consumer than I've already known myself to be when I told you that aside from reading 200 books a year I also subscribe to 13 magazines. Shortly after posting, my father reminded me … [Continue...]

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The 13 Magazines I Subscribe to (and, a $5 Magazine Sale)

I'm a huge content consumer. Not only do I read 200 books a year, but I also subscribe to a whole slew of magazines. No, I don't read all my magazines cover to cover, but yes, I do read most articles. In the same way that I find great value in reading blogs and online articles, I also find great … [Continue...]