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Time Blocking for People with Crazy Lives (MIDDLESODE 040)

Say hello to the single best strategy for countering distraction and boosting time- and energy- management throughout your day

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A Journal of Thanksgiving Now Available!!

Photo credit: My dad | Bob Lyon Photography Happy book launch day to the gratitude journal I helped create with Ancient Faith Publishing! Enjoy these lines from the Introduction of this beautiful journal… Dear fellow travelers, One evening a handful of years ago, deep in the throes of a spiritual desert, I found a notebook…
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A Free Template to Streamline Online Book Reviews

It happens to me all the time. I read an amazing book, one that fills me with all these rich experiences and thoughts that I want to tell the world about it. But when I head over to Amazon or Goodreads to write a review, I’m like a deer in headlights. My mind goes blank,…
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5 Ways to Combat Loneliness

Happy Valentine’s Day! This week’s edition of #FastTipsFridays is about combatting loneliness as individuals and in our communities. Loneliness and social isolation have reached epidemic proportions! How do you build connection and relationship into your social fabric?

How to Be an Indistractable Creative (Ep 039)

Is canceling all our social media accounts and throwing away our smartphones the only way to beat distraction? Talking about Nir Eyal’s helpful new book, _Indistractable_.

5 Ways to be More Nimble (Fast Tips Fridays)

Nimble is my word of the year (more here)! These are some of the aspects of nimbleness I’ve been reflecting on and trying to put into practice…  Change plans without changing priorities. Be flexible about the route you take toward achieving goals without sabotaging the intended destination. Be responsive (rather than avoidant or impulsive) to…
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The Opposite of Distraction: 3 Things I Learned from Indistractable by Nir Eyal

“The opposite of distraction is not focus but rather traction.” – Nir Eyal

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Being Nimble in Life, Work, and Writing (Middlesode 038)

What does it mean to stay nimble in life and work? Nicole reflects on the inspiration behind her 2020 theme word.

I’m 1 Month into My #220for2020 Reading Challenge: What I’ve Learned So Far

Just finished reading book 18 of the year… Here’s what I’ve learned so far.

5 tips to beat procrastination (full text also in blog post...)

5 Ways to Beat Procrastination

Time for another Fast Tips Fridays! What do you do to deal with procrastination? Here are my top 5 tips!  Learn the strategy of Time Blocking. You’re less likely to engage in distraction with a clear plan that signals what you’re actually being distracted from. Procrastination is a way of avoiding discomfort. Identify what that…
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