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Rhythm in Writing: How to Make Your Words Swing and Swirl

Do you know whether your writing jigs or jives? Waltzes or boogies? Struts or strolls?Most business writers ignore the power of rhythm. They think …

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Write Your Novel – Trust Your Process

The point is, there are as many different ways of writing a novel as there are writers, but what will really make your writing life easier, more …

The 15-Minute Routine This Man Used to Write More Than 40 Books

This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace. Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, two plays, and an assortment of articles and letters.<p>Trollope achieved his …

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How to Defeat Your Perfectionism in Writing

by Ruthanne ReidWe have an important topic to discuss today: the dangers of perfectionism in writing.I know that being a perfectionist has its perks. …

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How to Make a Great First Impression

Six strategies for making a better first impression:<p><b>1. Stop acting and be your best self:</b><p>"Be yourself" is the best all-time phrase in personal development. However, you can plus that by being your best self. During your next networking or social situation, just show up with the intention of being …

The 5 Biggest Reasons People Remain Stuck

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the entrepreneurial world, being stuck is one of the most frustrating situations imaginable, especially for entrepreneurs. By nature, these folks are eager to push the boundaries and work towards the future so being in a rut is a …

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well | Inc.com

Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of us are working longer, trying to fit it all in.<p>That's the wrong approach. There's plenty of …

Time Management

One simple move helped this chronic procrastinator become more productive when she works from home

<b>The 21 Day Timehacker Project matches readers with coaches who help them find time for their most important goals.</b><p><b>DAY ONE</b>: For years, Deb Calvey, 48, of Mukwonago, Wisconsin has been consumed with working for a scientific journal and caring for her three kids. Though they’re now teens, are more …

Time Management

5 Ways to Conquer Fear and Anxiety From Self-Help Guru Dale Carnegie | Inc.com

Dale Carnegie is one of the most trusted authors in the self-improvement space, thanks largely to his bestseller "How to Win Friends and Influence People," originally published in 1936.<p>His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging …

Self-improvement

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

10 Habits That Can Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness | Inc.com

<i>What habits have changed people’s lives? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>When I was 17, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. Guess what? I bounced back. …

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A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …