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The Visualization Trick That Boosts Your Productivity

Maximizing Productivity<p>Dr. Mao Shing Ni, PhD, DOM<p>Work deadlines are looming and personal obligations are piling up — you have run out of time to …

How to Be More Productive in 7 Easy Steps

You’re a human living in 2017, which means you’ve probably got a lot on your plate. Aside from the demands of your work, you’re tending to …

Time Management

4 Reasons People Procrastinate and a Cure for Each One

With the ever-increasing barrage of distractions, the percentage of people suffering from serious procrastination issues is on the rise.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Almost everyone procrastinates from time to time, but <i>Psychology Today</i> has stated that an alarming 20 …

Procrastination

11 Productivity Hacks for Bloggers

The blogging sphere has grown exponentially during the last several years. In 2017, everyone’s starting a blog. Business purposes, passion reasons, …

The Fundamental Secret to Finding Time to Write

Hey, you. Yes, you—the one with the storied dreams and the demanding imagination. You need to TAKE the time to write.I’m sorry to say this, but that …

Creative Writing

Productivity Killers: How to Identify Drains and Disruptions to Optimize Your Workday

Walk up to any business owner and ask, “How have you been?” or “How’s life?” and there’s a good chance their response will include the word “busy.”<p>We …

Time Management

Tackling Productivity: 15 Steps You Can Take To Become Less Stressed At Work

Getting overwhelmed is remarkably easy. As you gain skills and respect in your industry, the amount of tasks people want you to take on can grow exponentially. Sometimes, even the act of prioritizing can cause stress — you know you can get everything done, but you would waste less time if you could …

Time Management

The Problem with Freelance Writing Overnight Success Stories, and How to Grow Slowly

You’re scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed, and what do you see time and time again? Post after post promising overnight success for your …

Entrepreneurship

7 Tricks to Help Content Creators Write Faster

Here are some tips on how content creators can write faster and earn more money.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>Since recently re-opening my coaching practice, I’ve had lots of conversations with writers, bloggers, influencers and content creators. One of the biggest issues I’ve seen among …

Writing

How Artificial Intelligence will impact professional writing

Professional writing isn’t easy. As a blogger, journalist or reporter, you have to meet several challenges to stay at the top of your trade. You have to stay up to date with the latest developments and at the same time write timely, compelling and unique content.<p>The same goes for scientists, …

Artificial Intelligence

13 of the best Stephen King short stories you've never read

I haven't managed to read all of Stephen King's novels yet — I'm still working on that — but I <i>have</i> read all of his short stories. All of the …

Books

How to Have the Most Productive Week of Your Life — Seriously!

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Time Management<p>How to Have a Productive Week<p>How to Have the Most Productive Week of Your Life — Seriously!<p>Shares<p>Mondays can always be a …

Time Management

These 10 CEOs’ Top To-Do List Hacks

Should you ditch that to-do list app for a paper planner—or scrap both entirely? Here’s how 10 execs stay organized day in and day out.<p>You’ve never quite figured out the best way to organize your to-do list–join the club. Perhaps you’ve got dozens of pages of to-dos stored away in the Notes app on …

Productivity

2 Valuable Tips To Help Manage Employees With ADHD

I always like hearing from readers on management issues, as they can provide details and personal insights you often don’t gain from textbooks and business journals.<p>This was how I felt when I recently received correspondence from Kyle Nelson, who had read a 2012 article I’d done on managing …

Employment

10 Remedies For The Horrible Things Writers Tell Themselves

Writing is hard enough without bashing ourselves over the head about it. This is what I tell my students (and myself) when the going gets tough:<p><b>Stop</b> …

14 Points To Consider Before You Write The Ending

<b>The end is near</b><p>Ending your story is often harder than starting it. You’ve made plenty of promises you have to keep. Let’s be honest. The most …

8 Ways to Earn Full-Time Income From Your Hobby | Inc.com

A study in the <i>Annals of Behavioral Medicine</i> found that people who engaged in leisure activities were 34% less stressed and 18% less sad while enjoying their hobbies. Odds are good you don't need to be told that leisure activities are fun and make us feel good. The problem is, you may not have the …

Real Estate

Here's why it feels like you have no free time, in one chart

Ever wonder where all your free time goes? Adam Alter has an idea.<p>At the 2017 TED conference, the NYU psychologist presented a collection of three bar graphs showing data for how people in 2007, 2015, and 2017, spend an average workday.<p>Relying on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the app …

TED Talks

Plot Twists That Defy Genre Expectations

Most of us love a good plot twist. We’re always trying to predict where a narrative is headed, but we’re usually thrilled when it takes an unexpected …

Books

yWriter

<b>Pros</b><p>Good structure. Rich tools for story and character development. Plentiful stats. Free.<p><b>Cons</b><p>No Mac app or mobile apps. Doesn't include …

Software

Why a Fully Realized Villain is as Important as Your Protagonist

We're being bold:<p><b>Your antagonist can make the difference between a ho-hum novel and a break-out one.</b><p><i>What?</i> you say. <i>How can that be true?</i><p>A fully …

On Seeing and Being Seen: The Difference Between Writing With Empathy and Writing With Love

I’ve heard that when you see someone you love your pupils get bigger, as if your eyes themselves want to swallow them up and trap them inside. I …

Indigenous Peoples

How to Not Be the Worst at Your Next Book Signing

I have seen a man pull out an apple and begin crunching away right as a Nobel winning author takes the stage for a lecture. I have seen a group of …

Online Writing Contests: Approach with Caution

Writing contests have grown in popularity over the last few years. The huge leaps in the development and accessibility of social media technology …

Writing

Self-publishing Your Book is Not Hard: A Toolkit For First-Timers | Inc.com

It's time to write your book. <i>And</i> publish it. To start off on the right foot, read through these helpful tips that will make the process easier.<p>Background: I wrote, edited, formatted, and published a literary novel of 384 pages in 1.5 years. I'm not a world famous author, but I did it (proof) so you …

Writing

Rhetorical Triangle: The Tool to Make Your Writing Compelling

The first step to persuasive, intriguing writing is to understand and master the Rhetorical Triangle, and here is how you can do that.

5 Unforgettable Ways To End Your Book; And 1 You Should Never Use

Like a great dinner party or once-in-a-lifetime vacation, all good things must come to an end. Hopefully, a really excellent, memorable ending! This …

Writing

So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Literature

How Not to Write a Book

The sensitivity editors apparently believe they are entitled to some say in a process they might not understand or respect.<p>A few thoughts on the art …