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Do You Need to Rest?

We’ve all felt it. The overburdened overwork of a life gone mad. The week where everything and the cat got away from you, and all the kids and all the work and all the papers went out the window screaming and crying and huffing and puffing and making you blue in the face with the force of it all. We’ve all been there. When you think you’re the only one in the world with a burden so heavy, with a mind so full, with a binder of to-do … [Continue Reading...]

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Do You Need to Rest?

We’ve all felt it. The overburdened overwork of a life gone mad. The week where everything and the cat got away from you, and all the kids and all the work and all the papers went out the window screaming and crying and huffing and puffing and making you blue in the face with the force of it all. We’ve all been there. When you think you’re the only one in the world with a burden so heavy, with a mind so full, with a binder of to-do … [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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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 walking home from college one day, my boyfriend and I, the sun on our faces, the wind at our backs. Trent was asking me what I wanted to become … [Continue Reading...]

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My Top Posts of 2013

I'm making a good show of being on vacation this week, and am taking a digital break as a result. If you're not sure what a digital break is, or why I think they are so important, see this article I wrote on the topic, or check out my new book. In light of this, I wanted to share my top posts of … [Continue...]

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Three Keys to a Successful Digital Detox

I'm coming at you from the heart of my digital detox.   Because the Internet is magic, and the computer is her magician, you are reading this here blog post even though I am not currently typing it. No, I typed this beforehand. Before said break. For your eyes only. Magic, I tell you. Pure … [Continue...]

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Do You Need to Slow Down?

Even without knowing you, I bet I know one true thing about you.  You need to slow down. Do you race too fast, running from task to task and chore to chore and event to event, nary breathing in the space between? I do, too. And I'm on an ongoing journey to try and change that. My new … [Continue...]

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How to Read More by Setting Reading Goals

It's amazing to me the number of people who, when asked about their New Year's Resolutions, say they want to read more. Apparently, the desire to read more and read more frequently is something ingrained in many of us goal-setters. For five years now, I've been setting specific reading goals each … [Continue...]

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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

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, join us for a free online workshop. When you register, you'll also get a free copy of Jeff's book;)   As I've said before, one of … [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...]