How Writing Just Might Save My Life

I think social media is trying to kill me. And it’s working with an accomplice, the current state of the world. I suspect I’m not alone in this paranoid delusion. I know that I can’t be the only person whose feeds have slowly morphed from a land of vacation pictures, inspirational quotes, and sales pitches…

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The Bullet Journal: Is This Productivity Tool for You?

Regardless of how much I rely on the computer for many aspects of my life, at heart, I’m still a pen and paper person. I love notebooks and dividers. Pens and rulers. I didn’t learn until recently when I took up part-time university studies in psychology, why exactly this is. Over the past few years,…

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Hit A Creative Roadblock? Break Through In 4 Steps

Guest Post by Jeff Kavanaugh Have you ever had an idea — a brilliant idea — that you couldn’t wait to dive into? And have you ever experienced the frustration of hitting a roadblock after pouring hours and hours into your brilliant idea? Everyone knows this feeling. The typical process looks like this: You have…

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How to Create a Productive Office Environment

Guest Post by Amelia Knott Our environment has a large impact on how productive we’re able to be. Consider trying to study in a nightclub, or party in a library. You won’t be able to do what you need to do if your environment is actively working against you. Creating a Productive Work Environment If your employees…

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How to Write A Job Winning Resume

Guest Post by Mary Walton A resume has to do a lot of things in a short space of time. It has to outline all your skills, detail your entire work history, and show that you’re the right person for the job at hand. With so many resumes making it to your potential employer, though,…

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How to Trigger Innovative Leadership

Organizations value creativity in solving problems and innovating solutions and workflows. When creativity is unleashed, organizations stay ahead of the curve and, likely, will lead ahead of competitors and market shifts. Disrupt or be disrupted. What seems to happen next is complexity. Leaders enter the picture with a goal of driving creativity and innovation. The…

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Didn’t Think It Would Happen This Fast

Didn’t think it would happen this fast. Thought it would be a few days, maybe a week or two. Thought at least 36 hours would pass. Didn’t think it would happen this fast. Blink awake and wonder begins. Tended to, cared for, independence too soon. Didn’t think it would happen this fast. Alone yet connected,…

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How to Market Your Book Like You Know What You’re Doing

Access to social media seems to have us all dabbling in marketing, doesn’t it? We spend hours every week absorbing and creating what ultimately boils down to marketing material – whether we call it that or not. Our posts are “selling” a lifestyle, an image, and a digital persona. Every time we share something on…

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On Talent and Responsibility

January was a difficult month for lovers of the Arts. David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey… these are only a few of the individuals we have lost since the calendar switched over to January 2016. Yes, they are celebrities, and we didn’t know them personally, but their immense talent and skill at their given craft…

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Two Tricks to Improve Focus

Guest Post by Max Cron Centering oneself and finding balance in the hectic workday can be a lifelong task, or can it? With the right guidance, it is possible for even the busiest, most fast paced workers to become more focused on what they are doing and less distracted. Most people have some difficulty focusing….

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5 People Every Writer Needs

Writing can be an isolating task. Writers are typically on our own when we research, write, edit, hate what we’ve written and rewrite it, re-edit, and submit for publication. It gets lonely. But like any other worthwhile endeavor, writing improves exponentially with a bit of collaboration. Having just finished my first book*, I’m intimately familiar…

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I Think, Therefore I Am – Creative. Or Am I?

Have you ever noticed how creativity seems to come very naturally to some and not so much to others? It’s like some people are just born with it; like they just flip a switch and the eclectic, exciting, and unexpected ideas just start flowing. As a self-proclaimed left-side-of-brain-er, the creative types have always intrigued me….

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