Monthly Archives: September 2011

What’s Your Sword of Damocles?

Have you heard the legend of Damocles? He was a member of the court of King Dionysius II of Syracuse, and he made the mistake of telling Dionysius how lucky he was to be king. Dionysius offered to switch places … Continue reading

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Three Minute Success Technique – Do It Right, Get Results

You’ve probably already heard that visualization can help you achieve your goals. Maybe you’ve even tried it: you imagined yourself at your target weight, or tried to see yourself signing copies of your first novel at your favorite bookstore. Maybe … Continue reading

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Using Kaizen to Boost Your Writing Productivity

Our own Jan was kind enough to share how she’s been using the kaizen approach to kickstart her writing: Lynn: After reading and posting on your site, I did some serious soul searching, changed some things and just added the … Continue reading

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The Magic Question That Keeps You Moving Forward

You started cleaning out the garage last month, but quit halfway through, promising yourself you’d do it tomorrow–and tomorrow never came. Or maybe you’re stalled on a novel–you wrote the opening in a flurry of inspiration, but when you hit … Continue reading

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Hard-Wired for Clutter–How to Overcome Ownership Bias

Have you ever cleaned out your garage (or attic, or closet) intending to pass on your never-used possessions, only to find that you can’t bear to part with most of it? Some of those items had sentimental value, and others … Continue reading

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