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The Secret to Writing the Middle of a Story

If you’ve ever had the middle of a manuscript sag and feel flabby, congrats. You’re a writer! One of the questions I ask when get stuck writing the …

Creative Writing

How to Create and Stick to a Writing Schedule

Don’t like math? Skip this article, then, because figuring out a writing schedule to stay productive involves a few numbers.<p>The key to a productive …


How This Teacher Left The Classroom And Built A 7-Figure Coaching Business

How many times do you think the average person changes roles during a lifetime?<p>According to a study about baby boomers and their careers conducted by the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, they found that young baby boomers held an average of 11.7 jobs from ages 18 to 48.<p>Even today, …


4 Ways to Maintain Concentration in Mentally Exhausting Jobs

Here are some simple but valuable tips for staying as energetic as possible throughout your day.<p>4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Some jobs are sprints, others are marathons. There are lots of roles, such as those in retail, hospitality and logistics, where you are …


Weeknight Skillet Lasagna Recipes So Easy and Delicious You'll Make Them Again and Again

Don’t know what to cook tonight? This. Do this.<p>There’s a lot to love about your skillet. Whether frying up some country ham in the morning or baking …


Budgeting Doesn’t Work, So Try This Instead

An expert guide on how not to overspend this summer.<p>Congratulations! If you’re reading this article it means you’re (very likely) a real life adult …

Personal Finance

The Most Overlooked Secret to Great Writing

What no one tells you about creating work that readers love“Nothing great in the world was accomplished without passion.” -Georg Wilhelm Friedrich …


17 Serena Williams Quotes That Will Inspire You to Remarkable Success |

Today, Serena Williams is set to play what may very well be the match of her life when she plays the final at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships. Whatever the outcome of today's match, Serena is at the pinnacle of the sport of tennis, and it's going to be quite difficult for anyone to jump over the …

Serena Williams

A Harvard Study Reveals 1 Change That Will Make Any CEO More Effective

Want to get more done as a leader? Address the "M" problem.<p>At Motto, I consult with a lot of leaders, but whether their companies have 1,000 employees or 10, they all feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to run the show the way they'd like. According to a brand-new Harvard study, they're …

Harvard Business School

Supercharge your creativity with super short stories

The case for writing brief fictionContinue reading on The Writing Cooperative »

Creative Writing

Ask these 7 questions in a job interview to land the perfect candidate

How many quarters would you need to stack to reach the height of the Empire State Building? How many ping-pong balls fit in a school bus? How do you …

Career Development

11 Recurring Problems That Are A Sign You Give Off Negative Energy

If bad luck and annoying problems seem to follow wherever you go, it might be a sign you're giving off negative energy. Whether it's ongoing issues …


What Is a Trust? A Guide to the Types of Trusts and Their Uses

The Business Dictionary defines a trust as a "legal entity created by a party (the trustor) through which a second party (the trustee) holds the …


Belly Fat and Menopause: How to Win the Battle of the Bulge

Last year, in my early 50s and perimenopausal, I lost 20 pounds. I did this the old-fashioned way — by eating less and exercising more — and I …


Want to Write a Killer Book? Learn How to Write a Killer Book Essay First, in 5 Easy Steps

Turns out those annoying writing assignments were good for something, after all…Continue reading on The Writing Cooperative »


I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind.<p>We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid …


How the Strongest Business Leaders Do Twice as Much in Half the Time

Start early, stay focused and know when to go home.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs and small-business owners rarely clock in and out during regular business hours. They work weekends, take late shifts and do whatever it takes to get (and keep) …

Time Management

5 Morning Yoga Moves That Will Wake You Up More Than a Cup of Coffee

Stop hitting the snooze button. Do these powerhouse poses instead.<p>Some people hesitate to do yoga because they don’t think they’ll break a sweat. But anyone who’s ever gone to a power Vinyasa or Bikram class or finally mastered the Crow pose knows that the right kind of yoga can make you sweat …


Want to Do the Impossible? 7 Things to Learn From the Navy SEALs

It's no surprise Navy SEALs got the call in Thailand. Here's how they organized the rescue of the Wild Boars--and how they had the humility to ask for help.<p>The world is focused with gratitude on the incredible underwater rescue of 12 youth soccer players and their 25-year-old coach from a submerged …


The Importance of Sentence Length in Writing

First published in 1985, <i>100 Ways to Improve Your Writing</i>, is a book by author Gary Provost that is loaded with constructive tips for writers of all …

Creative Writing

This 1 Time Management Shift Will Change The Way You Think About Your Priorities

There are better ways to let employees know how they should be spending their time.<p>One of the most common excuses a company manager or executive hears is, "I don't have enough time."<p>From the moment I started my first company in a flea market as a teenager (that went on to go public and eventually …

Time Management

Six Books that Will Change the Way You Think

Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and Daniel Pink have selected the six Spring Finalist books for the Next Big Idea Club.<p>The votes are in! …

Black Lives Matter

All the best apps of 2018. (So far.)

If you can't remember the last time you downloaded a new app you loved, you're long overdue for a home screen refresh.<p>Luckily, we're halfway through …


I tried Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's new $250 wireless workout headphones — and they're my new favorites

When Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson debuted his new Project Rock headphones, they came with the promise of helping you "crush your workouts."<p>But I was curious: as someone who isn't <i>quite</i> as athletically inclined as Johnson is, could they do more than help me crush it at the gym? Could they become my …

Consumer Tech

What Does ‘Success’ Mean As a Strategic Leader?

<i>Process and organization are merely the context within which the real, human, work of leadership occurs.</i><p>West Point was the first U.S. school to offer …


These Letters From Migrant Women In Detention Centers Are Gut-Wrenching To Read

In often gut-wrenching narratives, detained migrant women are speaking out about the heartache caused by the Trump administration's policy of …


Increase the meaningfulness of your work by considering how it helps others

When we find our work meaningful and worthwhile, we are more likely to enjoy it, to be more productive, and feel committed to our employers and …


6 essentials for delivering a superb virtual presentation

Face-to-face meetings have become a luxury.<p>Thanks to the pressures of time, budget, distance and over-scheduling, the “location” field in many …

Public Relations

The 1-Ingredient Trick for the Easiest French Toast

I pretty much learned how to cook by trying to make the things I love to eat, which means I've been making pancakes, scrambled eggs, and French toast …


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