May 21, 2019
If you work with a team or for clients, you probably wish you had better communication. Even with the best, most productive teams and client relationships, things ..
April 24, 2019
I sat there staring at my list of tasks and projects. A stress-flash shot down into my chest. I’d never felt this before. Was I having an anxiety attack? Why was I worrying ..
November 6, 2018
About a year and a half ago, I made up my mind to rebuild a motorcycle. I had no mechanical training, no hand-me-down garage wisdom from friends or relatives — no real ..
October 29, 2018
Since lately I’ve been interested in small tweaks we can all make to improve our communication skills (even if we already pride ourselves on them), I wanted to talk ..
October 22, 2018
I’m not too humble to proclaim that clear communication is my strong suit. Each day, I make a concerted effort to avoid misunderstandings with straightforward ..
September 25, 2018
For the past several months, I’ve thought a lot about routines. How do we build a good routine? How do we make it stick? In my research and reflection, I’ve ..
August 21, 2018
There is something both tragicomic and cathartic about trying to assume the dispositions of incredibly successful and prolific authors when you’re staring at a blank ..
July 24, 2018
Whether you’re a pro content writer, fictionist, screenwriter, academic, poet, stateswoman, or bard-preneur (h/t Sonia Simone), you’ve likely experienced anxiety ..
January 8, 2018
Last month, I wrote about how a goal-oriented approach to using technology can help you become more focused and productive. Using that guidance, I’ve now broken ..
December 12, 2017
“Wow, you have the best job ever, getting to work from home.” “You’re so lucky. I wish I had that option.” Those are some of the comments I hear when I mention ..
December 4, 2017
Lately, a common theme in productivity advice is bashing multitasking. “You suck at multitasking!” shrieks one headline. “Multitasking: the most dangerous ..
October 10, 2017
Ah, the #writerslife, #amwriting, #wordcount — wait, hold that thought — #amlookingatmyphone, #destructiveprocrastination, #twitterblackhole, #zerowillpower ..
August 12, 2015
In this episode of The Writer Files, prolific, bestselling, and multi-genre author Hugh Howey took host Kelton Reid on a walk through the writer’s process. Mr. Howey ..
April 23, 2014
So if you clicked through to read this post, I’m going to make a couple of educated guesses about you. Maybe you’re smart and motivated and passionate. With ..
November 4, 2013
Imagine a fifty-something man in a blue long-sleeve shirt, the cuffs unbuttoned, his knuckles thick and coarse. He’s on the side of the road, quibbling over a stack ..
April 19, 2012
You’ve heard all the advice about how to be more productive. Stay focused, be motivated, get your exercise, floss twice a day and eat your veggies. We’ve chimed ..
February 9, 2012
“Hello. My name is Cori and I’m a social media addict. “Today is day 1 of my commitment to give myself a regular break from technology and the foggy, uncreative ..
January 14, 2012
It’s human nature to look for the easy way out. We dream of the “big break” that will carry us away from our current troubles forever. Then, along comes a guy like ..
January 4, 2012
Obviously, everywhere you look this week, people are offering advice about what to do differently in 2012. What to focus on. What habits to cultivate. What to stop ..
December 22, 2011
How many marketing and business books (and ebooks) have you bought and then promptly … placed gently on your growing bookshelf? How many have you read, but never ..
December 1, 2011
It’s one of the hazards of spending social time online. Every day, everywhere you look, you’re going to find someone who’s doing it wrong. They use the term ..