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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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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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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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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...]

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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 … [Continue...]

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Do You Know What You’re Doing?

A few days ago, I launched a 7-day sale for a bunch of my ebooks. (It's still going on. For three more days, I'm offering ten of my ebooks for just $11 total.) I got a lot of responses. Most of them were sales. And then a few questions. My BFF asked, "How did you choose $11? Explain." A … [Continue...]

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Blow-Out Ebook Sale: 10 Ebooks for $11!

I'm on sale. Or, at least, my ebooks are. For the next 7 days, I'm offering 10 of my ebooks on sale for just $11 total. You do the math. That's cheap. Click "Add to Cart" -- and get them in your hands;) Included in the bundle are the following ebooks: The Present Principle: Seven … [Continue...]