*This post is a bit of a departure from our regular posts on writing, but Courtney Rosenfeld (guru of the gig economy) has some fantastic tips here on minimizing distractions and maximizing productivity, good for writers and any other self-starter types. When you’re ready to quit your day job and work for yourself full-time, where … Continue reading Time-Saving Tools to Help You Take Your Side Gig Full-Time
From Lifehacker, Brad Isaac shares the productivity advice Jerry Seinfeld gave him years ago: "[Seinfeld] said the way to be a better comic was to create better jokes and the way to create better jokes was to write every day. But his advice was better than that. He had a gem of a leverage technique … Continue reading Jerry Seinfeld’s Productivity Tool
"Some people are scared of putting space in their calendar to think. Our calendars are symbols of how much we're getting done, so leaving some of that precious space 'empty' for thinking feels wasteful. Yet the most productive people I know aren't in meetings all day. They rarely declare anything 'urgent.' They attend only the … Continue reading Do you allow yourself time to just think?