Every writer I know desires to write that next Great American book. They talk about it with their friends, their family encourages them, and yet years go by and they’ve barely touched the book. Why? They have not established good writing goals.
I’ve mentioned on this blog before, writing is hard work. But setting goals will make your writing Adventure that much better.
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Have you ever taken a road trip without a map or clear directions? Maybe you want to take your wife to a fancy 5 Star Restaurant but you failed to set the reservations. This is what happens in our life if we desire something but we never set a written goal with specific action steps to get us from point A to Victory.
For years, I desire to write a book. The dream so realistic, I could taste it. However, I never put action steps in place to make it a reality. I would Flounder with the idea 4 months or years on end before writing the very first word. When the book was finally finished, I desired to write more and yet, it took 5 years to write another short book.
If you’d ask most Americans they would tell you life is busy. They find it hard the scrap together time to do what matters most.
In today’s episode, I’m talking about scaling back your to-do list in favor of the Mantra, less is more.
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One thing that keeps me going and keeps me focused is challenges. If I don’t stretch myself and try something new, I’ll keep doing the same old same old. Challenges keep us strong and keep us on course to finish the race.
In today’s episode I’m talking about a new challenge I’m giving myself and why you should consider doing your own 30-day challenge. I’ll give you some examples from my past and how they’ve helped shape me.
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This podcast episode was originally published, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. This has become one of the most popular episodes of this podcast. I know you’ll enjoy this encore episode. New episode next week.
Do you look at the hundreds of unread emails in your inbox and wonder if you’ll ever get to them? I can’t tell you how often someone asks me how I deal with 5 different email accounts. It’s easier than you think.
In this episode, I’m going to dive into 4 things I do daily to keep my email under control. If you follow these simple steps, your email will no longer control you, you’ll control it. I also have some exciting things I’ve been working while on hiatus and can’t wait to share them with you.
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For years you’ve had this dream of finally writing the book of your dreams, getting it published, and becoming the next New York Times Bestseller. You sit down to write, make some real progress this time, but you can’t move forward? Sound like you?
This feeling of being stuck and not getting the book written is a story most writer’s tell me. Truth to tell, I’ve had writers tell me they’re shocked at how many words I write a year. I write over 100,000 words a year, just on this blog. That isn’t counting what I do for other organizations or my own books.
The craft of writing is a lot of hard work. Yes, those easy moments happen when the Muse shows up. But the line that separates good writers from hacks, is the line between writing and rewriting.
A good craftsman is good at working on every page, sentence, and syllable. He doesn’t just stop at the first draft, he works and reworks his material until he’s satisfied, then it’s off to the editor.
Life is taxing. The more we do, the more we can easily forget what’s important. When it comes to writing, blogging and work, if you don’t have a solid to-do list you will start failing at everything you do.
In today’s episode, I want to dive into the much-needed to-do lists that we all hate putting together. But without this one vital piece of our professional life, we’ll never get anything accomplished.
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Do you look at the thousands of unread emails in your inbox and wonder if you’ll ever get to them? I can’t tell you how often someone asks me how I deal with 5 different email accounts. It’s easier than you think.
In today’s episode, I’m going to dive into 4 things I do daily to keep my email under control. If you follow these simple steps, your email will no longer control you, you’ll control it. I also have some exciting things I’ve been working while on hiatus and can’t wait to share them with you.
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Time is something we all have. In fact 1,440 minutes a day. The question is, how are we using those precious minutes God has given us?
For most people, they find time slipping away like a thief in the night. It’s like traveling on a slippery road, you’re just going to slide right by and wonder where your day went.