Productivity

Pre-Pub Writers–Seize the Day

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

It’s a given that before a writer is published he needs to hone his writing skills but what else can a writer do while he’s waiting to get that first contract? How can he seize the day? …

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Why 10,000 hours of practice isn’t enough

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Most of us have heard that, if we want to succeed at any activity, the best way to do so is to practice that activity for 10,000 hours. The title of this post suggests that 10,000 …

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How About a Systems Audit?

Wendy Lawton

Blogger: Wendy Lawton

I know, I know. You hear the word “audit” and you imagine that a root canal would be more fun, right?

Let me make the case for scheduling time to perform an internal audit of all your …

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Do you need to declare an unplugged sabbath?

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

This weekend, I read a newspaper article about a Portland home decor company owner who created a safe room. Oh, not a room to hunker down in and wait out invaders. Well, not the kind of …

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Launch 2014 Prepared for Success: It’s All about Attitude

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

The 2014 winter Olympics begins in five weeks. Athletes have overcome all sorts of competitive odds to land them a trip to Sochi, Russia for their ultimate chance to win a medal. Winners will be determined by …

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Guilt and Productivity

Janet Grant

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant

Rachel’s recent blog on practical steps toward consistent productivity set my mind whirling about how I could be more productive. Then, later that day, I found myself engaged in a number of conversations with people who …

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Upping productivity: Is it time?

Rachel Kent

Blogger: Rachel Kent

I don’t know about you, but I’m always trying to find ways to be more productive. It seems like each day flies by more quickly than the day before. I have found a few areas where productivity …

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Writing: An Ageless Endeavor

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

Grandma Moses is an inspiration for any creative person. Recently, I read about her life and found that some of the traits she possessed are important for writers as well. Let’s examine a few.

She was a

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Goals, Long-Range Planning, and the End of the Year

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

The topic of today’s post might seem a bit premature to you. After all, the leaves are just beginning to change color in most places. But when I counted the weeks left in the year to wrap …

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Keeping Track of Everything

Mary Keeley

Blogger: Mary Keeley

It never fails that as autumn approaches I have the urge to get organized. Additional summer activities with family, a squeezed in vacation, prep and follow-up from the busy trade show and conference season have precipitated a …

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