5 Strategies to Find the Flow

5 Strategies to Find the Flow

Flow is that blissful experience that you have when you are so engaged in what you are doing that time slips away. You are one with the task, completely absorbed and utterly content. I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about. Studies show that 87% have...
7 Steps to Developing a Reliable Writing Habit

7 Steps to Developing a Reliable Writing Habit

Perhaps you fancy yourself a writer, but as much as the activity calls to you, you’re not fulfilling the first dictum of being a writer: writers write. What’s up with that? We could dig deep into analyzing the causes of your avoidance, perhaps uncovering some limiting...
Why You Write and Why You Don’t

Why You Write and Why You Don’t

Fall is the season when many writers I know take on a crazy little challenge called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). This is the contest that asks writers to pen a 50,000-word work in the month of November. This October, I’m providing a prep series to help...
Why Every Entrepreneur Should Write a Book

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Write a Book

Have you ever had the thought maybe I should write a book? I think it’s a great impulse, especially if you are an entrepreneur. Writing a book is no small feat, but there are a lot of wonderful reasons for you to take up the challenge. Here are six of them: 1) To...
Inspiration and Desperation at a Writer’s Conference

Inspiration and Desperation at a Writer’s Conference

Warning: Harsh realities and cruel myths ahead. I recently attended the Willamette Writer’s Conference. I find these conferences to be an odd mix of inspiration and desperation. Inspiration in that they can get you focused on the possibilities, get you swept up in the...
The One Way to End Self-Sabotage

The One Way to End Self-Sabotage

When I speak to people about self-sabotage, most everyone seems to relate to this frustrating, self-destructive behavior. Maybe you too are aware of your own patterns of self-sabotage, or maybe your saboteur works in more subtle ways. The Mark of the Saboteur The...
Seize the Day with This Epic Morning Routine

Seize the Day with This Epic Morning Routine

Routines are a great way to entrain yourself into healthy habits. And there is no better time of day to establish a strong routine than first thing in the morning. Here’s the routine that I have used to powerfully launch me into my day. 1) Maintain a media-free zone...
For those disinclined to set goals…

For those disinclined to set goals…

The idea of setting goals makes me want to shrivel up. Perhaps that’s because I’m what Gretchen Rubin describes as a “Questioner.” According to her typology, Questioners are motivated by inner expectations but not outer ones. The problem with setting goals is that...
The Art of Finding Lost Things

The Art of Finding Lost Things

Confession: I want to write about the Law of Attraction (LOA), but I’m having a difficult time getting my thoughts down. You see, some fibers of my being are in rebellion: the ones that buy into the view of the universe propounded by the Scientific Method and the...