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Good news, night owls: you don’t have to wake up at 5 am to be a productivity machine.

Night owl, early bird or whatever in between, getting your perfect morning routine down doesn’t necessarily involve going to bed at 9 pm and waking up at 5 am. “Morning” is whenever…


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If content is king, does its quality matter? The entire goal of content marketing is to try and nurture or even convert leads. So long as people are looking at your blog/e-book/infographic and you’re collecting the information you need, that’s what counts. …


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What is burnout? Besides sounding like a very ominous buzzword, burnout has become a real issue facing remote and office workers alike. Anyone can burn out and anyone is susceptible to it, from interns to CEOs. …


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No man’s land is a place of uncertainty. Historically speaking, it’s an area between two armies with no one occupying it, putting them at a stalemate. And if you’re unlucky enough to be in it… you might be stuck. You’re between two points, unable to move forward or backward.

You’re…


Trying to force creativity doesn’t work.

That’s not necessarily a radical idea. But when you’re sitting at your desk or maybe in your favorite chair, racking your brain to try and find just one more or three more ideas, it can feel like the energy has been sucked right out…


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Plenty of professionals have been told if you work hard and grind it out, you’ll eventually become a success. It’s an age-old lesson: hard work will be rewarded, either financially or psychologically. Hard work will distinguish you from others and demonstrate your value.

What isn’t taught in that particular lesson…


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Writer’s block and creativity provoke either reverence or skepticism in a conversation. Depending on who you’re writing for—yourself, a client or an editor—there are going to be days where you run out of ideas. It’s inevitable.

When it happens, no one seems to want to really talk about what it…


Making New Year’s goals is like one giant hamster wheel. You promise yourself to do something — sometimes huge, sometimes not. You might stick to it (or not). Then, somewhere along the year, your goal has disappeared into thin air.

Whoops.

Sticking to a goal is hard. Sticking to a…


The feeling of success is unlike anything else and the drive that follows is incredible. But arguably, failure is a more sound teacher than success. It can show you exactly what you’re made of when things get tough.

A setback is a bucket of cold water over your head that…


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Sticky notes are great for to-do lists. Not only do you get to cross things off a list, but you get to crumple up the note and toss it in the trash at the end of the day. And it’s oh-so-satisfying to see what you crossed off. But on hectic…

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