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April 21, 2020

It’s a pandemic, not a productivity contest

Writing books, painting living rooms, creating websites, taking online courses – in the mid-March phase of stay-at-home orders, there was a lot of optimistic talk about […]
March 24, 2020

What matters now

Here I thought I had 2020 all mapped out, with trips, family visits, and conferences – but life is what happens when you’re busy making plans. […]
January 21, 2020
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Tackling Task Management

Is your to-do list so long that it feels daunting to look at? Do last-minute freelance assignments tend to throw off your schedule? You don’t need […]
July 23, 2019

Accountability for Translators

Looking to work more effectively? - Small steps move mountains. Accountability for Translators is moving into the next round! Here is your chance to participate in […]
December 27, 2018
Notepad titled "New Year's Resolutions." The only resolution is to "Stop Making New Year's Resolutions."

Your New Year’s Resolutions Aren’t Helping

At the end of every year, so many people talk about how they “don’t want this new year to be a repeat of last year.” When […]
February 11, 2020
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3 Ways to Fight Low Motivation

There's nothing more exciting than starting something new. But what happens when that motivation runs out?
January 13, 2020
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Constantly starting new projects? It may be Shiny Object Syndrome.

Imagine you’re building a house. You've poured cement for the basement, you spent weeks constructing the walls, and just as you're about to begin working on […]
October 30, 2019
Woman sits at her computer writing a book or thesis. She is using our 4 time management strategies to write more effectively.

4 Painless Strategies to Write Your Book or Thesis

“I have an amazing idea for a novel, but I can’t seem to start writing it.” “I’m never going to finish my master’s degree because I […]