Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash Cleanliness and productivity go hand in hand. There’s been plenty of research done over the years to support this idea, too. Some of the benefits of a clean environment include lower stress levels, higher morale, and increased focus. More to come on how to balance these in a minute. If … Continue reading 4 Ways to Balance Productivity and Cleanliness
COVID-19 has led to many unexpected changes in how we live our lives and especially in how we do business. If you’ve found yourself thrust into the world of remote work in 2020, you’re not alone in navigating the challenges that working from home brings. From ensuring you’re dressed appropriately for screen time to figuring … Continue reading How to Dress for Virtual Conference Calls & Other Work From Home Tips
Image ID: A black notebook with red writing that says "Write Ideas" with two overlapping speech bubbles. Next to the notebook is a wooden pencil. The notebook and pencil are on top of a dark stained wooden surface with slats. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash My relationship with my creativity has had its ups and downs. I've … Continue reading How to Combat a Creative Scarcity Mindset
As COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of millions around the world, Americans are being urged to stay home and practice social distancing to help slow the spread. That means that numerous non-essential businesses have closed, non-essential events canceled, and people are limiting their interactions with one another. While all of this is for the … Continue reading 5 Tips To Overcome Loneliness While Social Distancing
What makes us launch into the next huge step instead of taking the time to make a plan that makes sense?
What would be possible if you stayed here a little while longer and gave it more of your focus?
If you were in the top 10% of what you do, whether it's your day job, your life's work, a hobby, or just showing up in your life, what would you do differently?
It’s annoying, it’s frustrating, it's even understandable. Staying at home when you want to is one thing, but being made to do it makes you feel stressed and, well, isolated.
But let's be totally clear: it’s dangerous.
The phrase, “What people think of you is none of your business” was confusing when I first heard it as a kid. But I’ve since realized it means that people are going to have whatever opinions of you that they have, and you can’t stop them. No matter what I do, I cannot control how … Continue reading Fear of Criticism Was Keeping Me from Working on My Goals
I aspire to be a person who goes to sleep with zero unread emails every day. It doesn’t always happen that way, because I’ll end up saving something as a to-do and then before you know it, that little red bubble on my phone says I’m slowly piling up emails again. But I need these. … Continue reading How I Check My Email to Be a Better Writer