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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 expected me to write. It's not a book about business, productivity, or technology book. Not at all. Hope Runs is a joint memoir with my Kenyan foster son, … [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 sharing a simple, special experience she had had that day. Here's what happened to her: In the middle of an otherwise busy work-day, she plugged in … [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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Win a Copy of My New Book!

As I shouted yesterday, Hope Runs: An American Tourist, A Kenyan Boy, A Story of Redemption, is here! If you order the book this week you'll get $150 in freebies and be entered to win $1,000 in prizes. Check out the details here. But if you want to win a copy (I'm giving away five), do one or more of the following things. Leave 1 comment on this post for every item you do. Like this blog post on Facebook. Tweet this blog post using … [Continue Reading...]

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Are You Living in Survival Mode?

Sometimes, the world speaks through blog readers. As soon as I pushed publish on a recent blog post, Do You Have a Word to Define Your Year?, the first comment popped up. And I stopped in my tracks. In the post, I argue that coming up with one word to define your year is a great way to motivate … [Continue...]

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How I Read 200 Books a Year

  As I've said before, one of the most commented on aspects of my blog is my reading habit. And although I've answered this in various forms before, based on the number of times I still get asked -- "How on earth do you read 200 books a year?!" -- it's high time to answer it again. So, … [Continue...]

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Do You Want to Really Reach Your Goals in 2014?

Goals, goals, goals. At the beginning of the year, many of us set goals for ourselves. Big goals, small goals, medium-sized goals. And we always have the very best of intentions when we do so. To run ten miles a week. To read thirty books. To eat healthier. To increase our income. And then we … [Continue...]

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Three Free Lessons on Goal-Setting

A new year, a new you. (Potentially). In the past week I've been writing a bunch about goal-setting and forming intentions for the year ahead, and wanted to pass along one more resource on goal-setting that I think will be of interest. My friend and bestselling author Michael Hyatt has put … [Continue...]

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Do You Have a Word to Define Your Year?

A new year means a new word to define it. Never heard of this concept? Here's the deal: Last year I read somewhere (I think it was the awesome Gretchen Rubin's Happier at Home) that choosing one word as a goalpost for the year ahead was a great way to catalyze the way you want your year to … [Continue...]

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How to Take a Digital Break

Even when you don't have a Kit Kat in sight, breaks are good for every soul. Especially the digital kind. I was a bit quiet here last month, and for good reason. Holidays, heat, and a pregnancy that's kicking my butt made me one less than chipper mama-to-be. And I'm okay with that. I'm a huge … [Continue...]

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Win a Copy of My New Book!

Yesterday, I mentioned that I've got a new book out! Today, I'm giving away 5 copies. First, the background: Greater Expectations: Succeed (and Stay Sane), in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age is a short tactical tome that shares information, statistics and stories about what a balanced … [Continue...]

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My New Book on Digital Overwhelm: Greater Expectations

Guess what? I've got a new book out today! Greater Expectations: Succeed (and Stay Sane), in an On-Demand, All-Access, Always-On Age is a short tactical tome that shares information, statistics and stories about what a balanced life in a digital age really means, and gives you a roadmap for … [Continue...]

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How to Set Annual Goals

New year, new goals. My inbox seems full of folks talking about what they want to accomplish in 2014. How to decide what they want to achieve, how to set annual goals, and how to make themselves actually reach them. If you've been around these blog parts for awhile, you've heard me say before … [Continue...]