How to Use Your Emotions to Amp Your Productivity

First Things First…Figure Out Your Planning Method You’re gonna need this before you can put your emotions to work for you. Check out the planning method in the video below: It is essentially a simplified version of most productivity tips out there and I’m a sucker for simplicity. Her productivity toolkit basically contains a: daily…

Stay Upright

Moses said to his people, “Seek help in Allah, and be patient. The earth belongs to Allah. He gives it in inheritance to whomever He wills of His servants, and the future belongs to the righteous.” – Quran Chapter 7, verse 128 The future belongs to the righteous, the people who do well, stick to…

Daily Gems – Routines

“Think, act, eat, rest. So what are we talking about? We’re talking about a schedule. I realized my strength is in my routine. Why? Because I’m not as strong as I thought I was. I’m not as intelligent as I thought I was. I don’t want it as bad as I thought I wanted it….

Printable – Every Year Calendar

Wake up every morning to this reusable every year coffee-themed calendar. Available in 8.5″ x 11″ or 11″ x 17″. Can be bound, hole-punched or used as a large desk calendar. Blank boxes so days can be filled in depending on the year it is used.

Daily Gems – Measure & Confidence

Insights: View Your Bank Account Daily Aka the ‘track yourself’ advice. Akin to making a daily journal of just a list of what you ate or what expenses you’ve incurred. What was the saying? “What gets measured, gets managed.” Know that You Add Value in Some Way This is something I struggle with a lot….

Top 10 Insights to Help Set Up a Writing Habit

The secret to success is in the habits you possess. One vital thing that sets successful writers apart from the ones that never make it are their habits. Their ability to come back to their work day after day, regardless of zombie apocalypses and new episodes of Orange is the New Black. Chris Fox correctly identifies…

How to Realign Yourself When You’ve Lost Your Way

I’ve been running on a high recently. I have managed to maintain a positive attitude despite not having a job, not knowing whether I was on the right career path and wrestling with the decision of whether or not I should go back to school to obtain a designation for said career I am on…

Writing Method: Making a Mess by Me :)

The writing methods summarized in this series were actually in preparation for this entry. Since my method is a concoction of the methods previously mentioned, you might find it useful to refer to them first: Part 1: Writing Method: Snowflake by Randy Ingermanson (Printable Summaries) Part 2: Writing Method: 7-Point System by Dan Wells (Printable Summaries) Part 3: Writing Method: Writing…

Words of a Recovering Perfectionist

I’ve always been the one to hustle, thinking if I worked hard enough I would never be for lack of options. And I never was. But then I became someone with too MANY options along with a curse of indecisiveness.To top it off, I was stressed out all the time. I didn’t think life could be led a different way….

Writing Method: Writing into the Dark (Pantsers) by Dean Wesley Smith

Edit: Due to some questions I had, major edits to this entry were made on Feb 27, 2018, which are indicated in teal. If a heading is found in this color, its entire corresponding section has been added. There are numerous books out there on writing from a plotter’s perspective. So I thought, for fun, why not look at…

Writing Method: 7-Point System by Dan Wells (Printable Summaries)

Last year, Dan Wells, author of “I Am Not A Serial Killer” went over a story structure he found in the “Star Trek Narrator’s Guide: Roleplaying Game“, which he renamed as the 7-Point System.  He generously shared his PowerPoint presentation which can be found here, but as usual, I felt having a summarized version would help: Description of…