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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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Get this Bestselling Author’s New Book for FREE

I've got a friend named Jeff. He wrote a book, and I endorsed it. He wrote another, and I loved that one, too. Now it's third time's the charm (is that the phrase? me not know...), and his new book is en route. The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do comes out later this month. And because Jeff is a crazy man, he's giving away a ton of copies of it for free before it hits stores. (Read about that … [Continue Reading...]

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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...]

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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 … [Continue...]

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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...]