Sometimes, we all need a little motivation. Whether that’s tips on how to get more done or reach your goals, or stories of people who’ve found success, I’ve got you covered.
“Productivity Isn’t About Time Management. It’s About Attention Management.” on the New York Times: “Being prolific is not about time management. There are a limited number of hours in the day, and focusing on time management just makes us more aware of how many of those hours we waste. A better option is attention management: Prioritize the people and projects that matter, and it won’t matter how long anything takes.” Also advises figuring out when you’re most creative, and pay attention to what consumes your attention.
“Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities” on James Clear: Figure out what matters to you and focus only on that, and nothing else.
“Two Things to Do After Every Meeting” on Pocket: Design and lead better meetings, then “documenting commitments and managing the progress after the meeting is over will […] help make future meetings are more productive or even unnecessary.”
“Self help is giving yourself permission to proceed” on Paul Jarvis: “A lot of advice-asking is really just permission-asking. And you don’t need myself or anyone else to give you permission for most things you want to do with your business. You have it already. You had it from the start. You’ll have it still, for as long as you want to give it yourself.”
“13 Tips for the Work-at-Home Author” on The Book Designer: Includes treating your work like a business, having a plan, and making sure you leave the house at least once a day.
“Paper Dreams: An Indie Success Story” on Booklife: “How a graphic designer launched an indie pop-up book press.”
“The Myth of the Lazy Writer” on Booklife: “Successful authors work their butts off either way [self-published and traditionally published]. There is no such thing as a lazy successful author.”
This post was originally published January 2020.