Hard work is turtles all the way down. Now, if you’re not familiar with this expression, it refers to the ancient idea that the world is supported on the back of a turtle, which is in turn supported by a larger turtle, under which is a larger turtle, which is standing on a larger (and […]
Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by your to-do list you could scream? Yes. I’ll just say it for you, the answer is yes. Now a more important question: Have you ever stopped to ask yourself how the hell your to-do list got that way? If you’re like me, chances are YOU are the one […]
If you’ve ever jumped on Pinterest to figure out how to organize your writing space, then you have already had this experience: Oh em gee, what is this light, bright, white and beautiful room that I can never have for myself??? I had no idea deer antlers could be used to [insert insanely creative idea]! […]
In the first post of this mini-series, we talked about how hard it is to maintain writing enthusiasm, and why we so often feel like running away instead. We also discussed a few tips for keeping enthusiasm high when it feels impossible. Now, I want to talk about a much bigger issue when it comes […]
Let’s not beat around the bush: At some point in any project, and more likely at many points in the project, you will experience a sudden and complete disinterest in the work. Sometimes actual hatred. Yes, it happens. That’s natural, because work is really freaking hard and typically we’d rather do easy things. Thanks caveman […]
Before jumping into how to beat procrastination, first, let’s acknowledge the obvious: I have really good hair today. Wait, no. You can’t see my hair. That was totally for a different book. (Kidding. I could never write an entire book about having good hair, because I don’t have it. Now my sister, on the other hand, […]
The other day I was facing a blog post on my screen and I thought to myself … I’m going to write it quickly. It’s only going to be 500 words. It won’t take more than 15 minutes. Let’s do this. It took me 45 minutes. It was 1,500 words. Such is life.
You’d think that planning for maximum efficiency would be an easy thing for us 20- and 30-something-year-old humans to do. You’d also think getting your dog to stop throwing up weird pieces of coconut husk in your bedroom would also be easy to do, but alas. Sometimes life is just hard.
You know it and I know it. It’s a glaring human truth. It’s so obvious even children understand it. No, the Great Revelation of This Post is not that ice cream is delicious, although that too is a glaring human truth. It’s this: Routine cultivates success. Before you see that success, of course, you have […]
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