Be an Idea Machine

10 Essential Books for Freelancers and Entrepreuers

I just started reading Claudia Altucher’s new book, Become an Idea Machine. She’s married to James Altucher, author, entrepreneur and probably the most transparent person in America, sometimes painfully so. If you don’t follow his writing, you should. You can start here. Both Claudia and James have a daily practice to come up with 10 ...
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Getting Productive with 5 Essential Chrome Extensions

Like many, Google Chrome is my web browser of choice. I use it for 90% of my work and research online. Though I do use Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera, I do so in connection with website design and development. I use over 70 different extensions, but today I thought I would highlight my ...
Content Curation Workflow

My Content Curation Workflow

Let's Create Some Curated Content All bloggers and writers know that information management is critical to our creative productivity. Today, I’m sharing the process I use to collect, organize, evaluate, sort and share original and curated content with my readers. Of course, it almost goes without saying that any content curation workflow is a work in ...
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Pushing Through the Creative Resistance

I’m in the throes of writing a longer article for publication on this site later this week. In preparing it, I came across this quote that Ryan Holiday used in one of his articles last year. The quote is from Ira Glass of NPR’s This American Life. It stuck with me. It reminded me of ...
Searching for Passion

How To Find Your Passion

Do what you love. Find your passion. Follow your bliss. Such phrases are common advice from career coaches and life coaches to the question, 'What's the secret of life?" Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. OK, you’re saying to yourself. I’m in. I get it. Yuh, but how ...
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