Personal Growth, Productivity

How To Be Persistent With Your Goals Even When the Finish Line is Hazy

Do you find yourself quickly growing frustrated when taking on a new skill or workout routine? Or do you have a goal you've been pursuing for years -- maybe even since childhood -- but still haven't achieved the results you've desired? Discover how to be persistent with your goals -- even when it seems like… Continue reading How To Be Persistent With Your Goals Even When the Finish Line is Hazy

Personal Growth, Productivity

A Year End Review That Will Make You Thrilled For the Future Reflect on the Past and Usher in the New Year

I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions. For me, setting goals is a constant, not a once-a-year occasion. Plus, as we know, most people don't stick to their resolutions. They lose interest once the novelty wears off. That's why I focus more on making consistent progress than dramatic changes. However, answering year end reflection questions… Continue reading A Year End Review That Will Make You Thrilled For the Future Reflect on the Past and Usher in the New Year

Productivity

Schedule Your Time Effectively and Gain Control of Your Day

Like many people, I have big goals when it comes to time management. I WANT to be one of those people who reads 100 books a year and publishes three novels a year AND runs an active blog...who checks her social media notifications and promptly closes the tab 5 minutes later...but I'm not at that… Continue reading Schedule Your Time Effectively and Gain Control of Your Day

Productivity, Writing

How to drill through the distractions and enter The Zone

One of my favorite scenes in The Shining is when Jack is writing and Wendy enters the room (watch the scene here). This is his reaction: I think all of us writers can relate to this. When we’re in our element and something interrupts our flow, it takes time to regain that momentum. Plus, there’s… Continue reading How to drill through the distractions and enter The Zone

Productivity

Information overload slowing you down? How to regain control

One thing we do NOT lack in this day and age is information. So what do you do when you need to solve a problem (long-term or short-term)? Like a student cramming for a final, you voraciously consume information, trying to find the ultimate solution to become richer/happier/healthier. The magic formula that will unlock the… Continue reading Information overload slowing you down? How to regain control

Productivity, Writing

Adopting a Writing Discipline With Minimal Pain and Maximal Pleasure

“Do your writing first thing in the morning.” How many times have you heard this advice? I first heard it in my MFA program from a guest lecturer, who encouraged us to always work on our writing before checking our email, Facebook, etc. As he explained, once you expose yourself to other voices, it’s much… Continue reading Adopting a Writing Discipline With Minimal Pain and Maximal Pleasure