How I read nonfiction books

Early in my adult life, I was not an avid reader. I knew how to read, but it was more mechanical, not an enjoyable pastime. I believe part of the problem was that I didn’t really know how to read a book–sure I could read each word and understand what they meant, but I didn’t really […]

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How to motivate yourself

Ever have something you need to do, but you just can’t make yourself do it? It might be a mundane task like mailing your Christmas cards, studying for a test, finishing a book, writing a sales proposal, or starting that blog that you’ve always meant to start. Not only are you not making progress on […]

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How I stopped procrastinating

Earlier in my life I had a big problem with procrastination–putting off doing things that I needed to do. I think I mainly did this because I was anxious about actually doing the thing, or I felt I would not do a good job, which prevented me from getting started or finishing. In the latest […]

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Be more productive

Over at CRM Audio, we launched a new podcast series with Matthew C. Anderson. Matthew is one of my colleagues and probably the most productive person I know. I am fascinated by finding ways to be more effective at what I do and take control over the things like e-mails and meetings that can sometimes […]

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