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Why I Live-Tweeted My Daughter’s Birth

A funny thing happened on the fourth of April. I woke up, pregnant, and had a good day. Some work, some play, some rest. In close to a month I’d be having a baby, and I was settling into that stretch of pregnancy where you are uncomfortably large and eager for it all to be behind you. At night, I went to bed. A few hours later, I woke up to find that my water had broken. Since I didn’t really know what that meant, I had to Google to see if … [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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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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My New Book is Here: Order Hope Runs this Week for $150 in Bonuses & $1,000 in Prizes!

My new book, Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan Boy, A Story of Redemption, is here! And if you order this week you'll get not only $150 in freebies, but you'll also be entered to win over $1,000 in prizes. (Just keep reading...) The book, as I've said, is not the book many folks … [Continue...]

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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.

Interested in setting annual goals? Every December, Michael Hyatt opens up his popular course, Best Year Ever. I highly recommend it. Watch three FREE videos from him about goal-setting here. I'm reading a great book right now (it's #50 so far of 2014) from one of my favorite authors, Ann Patchett. … [Continue...]