Painted Picture: How to Travel into the Future with Your Business and Thrive

Success Starts Here Freeway Style Desert Landscape

I listened recently to one of Kate Northrup’s webinars called The Anatomy of Making Money Online.

All packed with interesting, inspiring and thought provoking information. For those of you who haven’t heard of Kate yet, she is the author of Money: A Love Story, a book that covers Kate’s fun and proven approach to creating absolute financial freedom.

While she shared her simple strategies of making a profit and a difference, Kate talked about how important it is to “paint” a clear picture of your business (and life) for the next three years, and recommended the Painted Picture exercise.
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The Secret of Being Productive

ID-100208085Do you often ask yourself what would do the trick for you to start that project you’ve been putting on hold for so long?

What makes you procrastinate?

Is it something that seems too daunting to accomplish?

In my experience, knowing that I have to accomplish a big task ahead (like writing an ebook or 30 guest posts in three months – ugh!) makes me anything but productive.

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Weekly Roundup: Monotasking, WordPress Security, SEO and More

ID-10031027At the end of another busy and fulfilling week, after connecting with some incredible people that gave me unsolicited yet priceless advice, here are the articles I came across the past few days and would highly suggest you look at.

Not only will they surely teach you a thing or two, but will also contribute to your peace of mind by what you learn from them.

Monotasking Is the New Multitasking

As I passionately dislike multitasking, Laura Vanderkam’s article was like another breath of fresh air to me. She delves into the efficiency of monotasking by pointing out that we all can learn how to focus, and quotes Peter Bregman, author of  18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done: “We’re all capable of monotasking, it’s just that we choose not to.”

How to Become a Master Copywriter in Just One Year

Back at the newly born The Write Life, James Chartrand shares five tips on how you can master the art of copywriting like nobody’s business. I personally can relate to “Get Over Your Issues” step, as sometimes my psyche tends to overpower me. James also stresses out the importance of expanding your copywriting education in sales, marketing, critical thinking or consumer psychology.
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Weekly Roundup: On Naps, Affirmations, Playing It Safe and More

ID-10092140As of today, every Friday I will post a roundup of five articles that got my attention over the week.

It doesn’t matter how old they are as long as the content is timeless, useful and interesting.

Today’s roundup covers productivity and well-being related articles.

Without further ado, here are my five favorite pieces of the week:

 

How naps affect your brain and why you should have one every day

New Buffer Content Crafter Belle Beth Cooper strikes again with a fresh, elaborated-yet-packed-with-priceless-information post about how sleep affects us, the benefits of napping on our memory and learning process.
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How to Build Your Brand While You Meditate

“Your brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos

ID-10079769It’s a fact that in order to build your brand online you should use blogging and social media. That means you’ve got to be creative.

You have to be able to attract people who want what you do the way you do it.

Marketing yourself by creating compelling content that raises brand awareness defines who you are and attracts clients to your business.

And you can only do this best with a rested and clear mind.

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6 Ways to Be Self-Disciplined When Your Creative Juices Run Low

ID-10025692When I decided to start a new career as a freelance writer, I was ecstatic at the thought of enjoying my freedom while doing something I enjoy to be doing.

My 9 to 5 routine was over, and I could, at long last, work for myself.

I wanted a new beginning. I wanted to be heard.

I wanted to make a difference and make money. I wanted to be my own boss.

I don’t know about you, but in my case, once I reached that kind of freedom, I fell into a big trap – lack of self-discipline.

This, combined with having no idea, at times, what I could possibly write about, led to self-doubt. I had days when I thought I could move mountains, and days when I was stuck and would wonder what the heck I was doing.
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