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John Lemke

Five scientifically proven productivity hacks | Freelance Advisor - 0 views

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    A list of some good lifestyle ideas for productivity.
John Lemke

5 Tips For Working from Home - 0 views

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    More and more of us are going to be working from home. These are 5 great tips to start with.
John Lemke

The Complete Flake's Guide To Getting Things Done - Copyblogger - 0 views

  • What we lack is focus. Everything looks good to us.
  • You’re not going to get a damned thing done until you actually know what you want to get out of it.
  • Just know what you want to get out of the thing you’re thinking about doing.
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  • “Pivotal Technique,”
  • Step 1. Get nice and clear about what you want. Step 2. Get completely, impeccably, bullshit-free clear about where you are now, with respect to that.
  • Flakes are flaky because the map seems impossible. Productive people are productive because the map seems real. The flakes are actually right, but a fat lot of good that does us. The productivity people follow their imaginary map, and because they’re doing something, they get somewhere. (Curse you, productivity people!)
  • Allen is very smart about this. It has to be the single next thing to take action on.
  • If you can’t do it in 20 minutes, it’s probably not the next action. Find the next action.
  • The plan in 7 reasonably painless steps When you’ve got something to do, figure out what you really want to get out of it. Do the Pivotal Technique. Think about what you want, then get clear about where you are right this minute. Notice the difference. Figure out the next action. Do what you feel like. Rinse, lather, repeat. Start a compost pile for ideas, notes, plans, and insights. Stick to a few primary areas of focus — three or four is a good number for a lot of people.
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    A good article on why "flakes" actually rule.
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David Foster Wallace's Best Productivity Tricks - 0 views

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    Some really good productivity tips along with a few videos.
John Lemke

Writer Unboxed » Day In, Day Out - 0 views

  • “Do you HAVE to do what you are doing right now?” I can almost always answer “no.” And the answer to the follow-up question, “Do you WANT to be doing what you’re doing right now?” is almost always yes.
John Lemke

4 Strategies for Better Time Management (and Bigger Paychecks) as a Freelance Writer - 0 views

  • The most successful freelance writers are those who know how to manage their time to get the most quality work done.
  • I am a human who writes, and I need to be fully energized and focused to do my best work.
  • it’s absolutely necessary to track your time to ensure you’re properly compensated for your work.
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  • start with the task I want to work on the least. I’m then more motivated to complete that less-fun task so I can get to the fun stuff faster.
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    Time is money. Use it well!
John Lemke

Writer Unboxed » A 'Logic Model' for Author Success - 0 views

  • in this age of the “writer as an entrepreneur” responsible for a growing share of the work required to not only create but also sell a book, adding management skills to our repertoire of abilities is not at all a bad idea.
  • as launch time approaches, authors get overwhelmed by thinking that they have to do “everything:” Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, ad campaigns, bookstore talks, conference panels, media articles, email newsletters, book clubs…you name it.
  • what our goals are beyond sales
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  • Based on our mission and our definition of success, we can then work out a manageable set of steps to take in line with our specific interests and goals. We feel more in control and less anxious about having to “do it all.”
  • A more viable definition of success does have a quantitative element, but it doesn’t necessarily mean “number of copies sold or dollars earned.” It can mean other measurable outcomes such as landing a teaching job or a column in a respected publication.
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44 Things Bloggers Should Be Delegating to Virtual Staff to Catapult Their Online Growt... - 0 views

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    This is a nice round up of things an aspiring blogger should look to out source.
John Lemke

Seth's Blog: Meandering toward nowhere special - 0 views

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    A good list of things that lead you nowhere.
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Use This Simple Tool to Move Forward in Your Writing Career - 0 views

  • It’s a trash can. Not a physical one, but a mental trash can. It’s for discarding advice that doesn’t feel right for you. It doesn’t seem like the right answer. Your gut tells you this advice isn’t for you. It just doesn’t resonate. If that happens, you should ignore that tip and move on. My teacher would say, “Use what feels right and discard the rest.” I think a lot of writers forget to take out their trash can when they’re learning about writing. But it really pays to keep it handy.
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    I see many folks not using this tip.  Truth be told, I am also slow to clean house.
John Lemke

Most Popular Clever Uses and MacGyver Tips of 2013 - 0 views

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    It is time for all of those end of year lists. I did not get to check all of these out but lifehacker.com is a daily read for me in my feeder. Feel free to share your thoughts and tips in the comments here.
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