Tag: time

Marketing & Platform Building, Publishing Tips & Topics, Using & Surviving Social Media

Time: The Thing You Need Most to Succeed (But Which No One Gives You)


Here’s a dirty little secret about publishing, whether you choose traditional, indie, or self-publishing: You need time in order to become successful. There, I said it. No matter how much people want to believe in the “overnight” success model, the truth is that you’re more likely to be hit by lightning. Even the books we …

Writing Tips & Career Advice

Watch Your Technology Chronology!


I just finished an interesting book called Marlena. It was a good story about a woman in her 30’s who looks back on events of her fifteenth year. It’s typical coming of age stuff: Girl meets friend who’s on a different level socially, they become best friends in spite of the differences, girl experiments with a …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Optimizing the Crap Out of Time

Optimize the problem

It’s no secret that I was an odd kid. What’s funny is that sometimes I forget just how odd I was (and still am). In the process of cleaning out some old papers this week, I was reminded of just how odd I could be. Inside a folder was a bunch of schedules. Not just …

Productivity & Time Management

Your Hectic Life Is Your Fault

Hectic schedule

One of the most common complaints I hear from people who are trying to improve their lives and do meaningful and important things is that they don’t have enough time. Life is too hectic. The thing is, in most cases this is just an excuse. Most people have plenty of time. What many people mean …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Stop Saying, “I Don’t Have Time”


My local gas station puts up motivational or religious thoughts on their marquee, right below the prices. This week’s offering said, “Dear God, please help me pay attention only to what is important.” While I usually read the messages and quickly forget them, this one stuck with me. This is a good reminder on so …