Overcoming Writer's Block by Building Better Habits

Overcoming Writer’s Block by Building Better Habits

“I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.” — Ernest Hemingway What is Writer’s Block? One of the greatest hurdles that writers have had since the dawn of the written …

How to Harness the Pareto Principle

How to Harness the Pareto Principle

“Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be failure.” — Confucius  Understanding the Pareto Principle The Pareto Principle – also known as the 80/20 rule and the law of the vital few – states that 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes. The principle was named after Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist who …

Setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals: 7 Steps to Achieving Any Goal

Setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals: 7 Steps to Achieving Any Goal

Goal Setting the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Way Goal setting is an essential part of life. We all need goals in order to help illuminate the road to our hopes and our dreams. They help to invoke a more visceral, tangible, and actionable path to what we desire in life. When we write out goals, they become more real. They help us to visually embrace …

How to Ignore Negativity and Achieve Your Goals

How to Ignore Negativity and Achieve your Goals

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. — Mahatma Gandhi  Learning to Ignore Negativity Negative people have always existed and they will always exist. There’s nothing I nor you can do to change that. But we can learn to cancel the noise, so to speak. We can learn to drown out the negativity …