Is now a part of Oath. It’s something you know intuitively: when you can’t get past your mental block at 2:30pm and you’ve been wildly unproductive all day, or when you’ve got a mountain of items on your to-do list but colleagues keep approaching you at your desk, you snap your laptop closed and hop to the closest cafe.
Once you’re there, you find that you’re able to get through a task in 20 minutes that would have otherwise taken more than an hour. You’re laser-focused and energetic in a way that doesn’t come down to the caffeine in your coffee cup. You’re probably not the only one there with your laptop open, either, and it’s the reason why students and professionals alike have nominated their favourite ‘coffices’ around town. How to Write a Bestselling Book This Year — The Definitive Resource List and How-To Guide. If you want to write a bestselling book, don’t reinvent the wheel.
I get at least a dozen email a week from friends who want to write books. After three #1 bestsellers from 2007 to 2012, and publishing in 35+ countries, I’ve tried a lot. Having experimented with everything from “traditional” (Random House) to Amazon Publishing, from BitTorrent Bundles to self-publishing audiobooks, I’ve developed strong opinions about… – What works and what doesn’t. – What sucks and what doesn’t. – What makes the most money and what doesn’t.
This post is intended to answer all of the most common questions I get, including: – “Should I publish traditionally or self-publish?” My answers are grouped into sections, all of which include resource links. How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months. 6 Steps to Writing Your Own Definition of Success. Reader Resource Position yourself for growth in 2017—join us live at the Entrepreneur 360™ Conference in Long Beach, Calif. on Nov. 16.
Secure Your Seat » Reinvent Yourself. Back in 2002, Steve Silberberg was a software programmer for an investment firm, earning a comfortable six-figure salary.
But he wasn't happy. "I was frustrated with my corporate life," he says. Part of the problem was his company's investment strategy: "If they saw a profit in clear-cutting a forest or polluting a waterway, they'd invest in it," he says. It was a jarring dissonance for the outdoorsman Silberberg. The day-to-day demands were also getting him down. Silberberg had just hit 40 and realized he was less than 15 years from the age at which his father died of an aggressive form of cancer. He started planning a new business guiding backpackers through America's most majestic natural spaces, where they could enjoy the sights and get fit at the same time.
Last year, Silberberg led 12 trips and survived solely on the proceeds from his Fitpacking business. "I make a quarter of what I used to, but I have an extremely high quality of life," he says. The Ever-Shifting Self. Personal Development: How to Reinvent Yourself for the Long Term. “When something bad happens you have three choices.
You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” ~Unknown There will always be times in our lives when we need to reinvent ourselves. They could come when we experience big changes, such as leaving our jobs, moving on from relationships, transferring to a new home or losing a loved one. SuppVersity - Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone. Beeminder Blog. Tim Ferriss. Productivity Strategies. Week 10 - Building and Sustaining Quality and Performance Excell. I Make Things - Bre Pettis Blog - The Cult of Done Manifesto. Dear Members of the Cult of Done, I present to you a manifesto of done.
This was written in collaboration with Kio Stark in 20 minutes because we only had 20 minutes to get it done. The Cult of Done Manifesto There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion. Update: James Provost made the awesome poster for the Cult of Done Manifesto. And Joshua Rothaas made this poster. The Done Manifesto Lays Out 13 Ground Rules for Getting to Done. "Done Is Better Than Perfect" It's nice to see people disagreeing because they take pride in their finished piece.
But that's not the issue here. The issue is that if you have the choice between getting it perfect but never finishing, or finishing but never getting it perfect, you should finish. Get it as close as you can, but FINISH. As an artist, if I never finished anything until it was perfect, I'd never have completed a single piece of artwork in my life. If any software, hardware, or other technology company never finished anything until it was perfect, computers would have taken decades instead of years to evolve.
No finished product is perfect, and if you keep trying for perfection, you WILL never finish. No one is saying you can't put out an amazing finished piece.