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I was about to go on stage before a hundred of my peers, presenting a workshop idea to them. Many people had lined up to present their ideas, and only a few of those ideas would be chosen by popular vote.

As I was listening to the people on stage…

Try this when you’re in a slump (or at any other time)

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I owe Mark Manson a thank-you. Or rather, his math teacher.

Wait, perhaps I should start at the beginning. The beginning was the slump. Or rather, The Slump™.

You know, one of those times when you think you should be doing work-related things but aren’t sure what?

In my case…

when you’re a creator or entrepreneur

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About two years ago, I made a decision that I’m still congratulating myself for today.

I decided to finally plan my honeymoon. My husband and I had only been married for, um, 4 years and somehow, we still hadn’t gone on our honeymoon.

Given that nobody regrets not having worked…

This is crucial for entrepreneurs and creators

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Have you noticed how your to-do list often grows like the heads of a Hydra, regardless of how much you try to cut it down?

Chop, chop, chop… wait, where did that new head/task/problem come from?

In the midst of that ever-expanding list, what is most important often gets lost.

Introducing: the Art of Aligned Productivity

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I’m done with productivity as usual.

Or at least I’d like to be.

What is sold to us as productivity is often about frantically getting more and more things done, without feeling more fulfilled. …

If you’re stuck, take small steps

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Over the last week or two, I’ve been stuck creatively.

It’s an uncomfortable feeling, like finding that your parking spot has suddenly become too tight. With that new car right in front of you, there’s now too little maneuvering space left to get out easily.

And so there are two…

in that order

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In his book The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferris dishes out some profound productivity wisdom in just two sentences:

“Never automate something that can be eliminated, and never delegate something that can be automated or streamlined. …

Your inner writing muse needs some love

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Most writers know what it’s like to feel blocked.

You know, that uncomfortable sense that you should do something. Write a blog post, email your list, finish your book… whatever it is.

Unfortunately, that’s exactly when your creativity decides to throw a temper tantrum, like a two-year-old toddler exclaiming: “I…

Making women overly afraid limits their freedom to move around in public spaces

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After the murder of Sarah Everard in London, our culture had frank debates about the safety of women.

It’s an important conversation to have. Sexism and rape culture are unacceptable. Every human being deserves to feel safe.

These entailed women sharing about how unsafe they felt in their lives. The…

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