If you had to pick five essential tech tools for working from home, what would you choose?
Consider all the “tech” around you; everything is fair game.
Do you have your list?
The question I keep asking myself is:
What would cause the most stress if I didn’t have access to it?
This article is a companion piece to the video.
The first item is possibly the ultimate life hack.
It’s the concept of flow.
How often have you got ready to work, sat down at…
For those following along at home, all 10 of you. I appreciate the support, and thank you for reaching out asking what I’m going to do next.
Hmm, I can see some of you in the back look confused. I’ll put this here so you can catch up. Just skip to “The End” for the big reveal.
OK, we're all back and on the same page…Right?
Well, here I am a few weeks later, and my situation hasn’t changed. I had to give my employer two weeks' notice; I’m not one of those people.
Although I recall a time in…
I’ve been awake for hours at this point, but I’m just now sitting down to start writing for the day.
In months past, those hours were spent sitting in front of a computer, procrastinating. All the time, feeling stress and worry creep into my head about wasting time before writing.
It was terror.
Now, those hours are a treat. Days now start with exercise to clear my head, followed by breakfast, and then a shower to let my mind wander and contemplate the day to come.
What’s changed, you ask?
The difference is learning to master the art of flow…
I rarely reread a book. Many friends have favorites they read year after year, but not me.
The closest I come to a “reread” is when I get discouraged with my work. I listen to Seth Godin’s Leap First. He has a way of convincing us our writing is valuable and encourages us to keep going. I tend to come away feeling refreshed and invigorated to make better “art.”
That may change, though, having recently finished Think Again by Adam Grant.
Grant’s new book challenges us to consider our knowledge. We often stick to ideas we believe in with blind…
Nothing zaps your energy quicker than an anxiety attack.
Even though you get up early to get work done and have your day all planned out.
Your invisible friend pays a visit, and you spend 2 hours wandering around the house, sitting down, getting up, stopping, and staring out of windows.
It’s not often I have one, but when I do, they come as a surprise and deal me a reminder of how fragile we can be.
I’ve tried meditating, facing the worst-case scenario, and even some therapy with the dog. But nothing is working. I’m at the point of…
Don’t you hate the feeling of being used?
For the third time this year, I gave a person the benefit of the doubt. And for the third time, they let me down.
Worst off, it was another writer, so a fellow comrade-in-arms. But I should have expected it. Reading their works, they are always well received. Watching their videos, they come across as friendly and helpful, almost to a fault.
They are charismatic and can draw people in, which makes my spider-sense go crazy. Something was always off, and I couldn’t put my finger on it till today.
Today is my kid’s 18th birthday. I wanted to offer them something that could help not only today but in days yet to come.
In honor of them joining the ranks of adults, here’s advice it took me years to realize. If just 2 or 3 of these sink in, I’ll consider it a parental win.
Don’t wait 5 or 10 years to start investing. I know retirement can seem far away, but life just accelerates as you get older. Start saving as soon as you get your first job.
Learn to laugh at your own faults, foils, and flounderings…
When I quit my job last year to find a new path, I had a nagging suspicion that I would end up writing in some form or another. And as an aspiring author, what’s the first thing we all do?