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just do the next thing

I’m just no good at life! – almost everyone, at some point. Eldest daughter has been having a rough time of it the last couple of days. With her permission, I get to share a little of it, because it’s a great illustration of a couple of solid survival practices. But He’s My Little Baby! …

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change your habits to hack your mind

Getting Out of Your Groove Recently one of my favorite authors, John Scalzi, wrote a column in the TOR newsletter about how he challenged himself with his latest book, Lock In. It wasn’t a huge challenge, on the surface: he simply did not allow himself to use semi-colons. For most non-writers and perhaps even most writers, this …

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Connect Your New Habit to an Old One for Success

‘The key to strategy… is not to choose a path to victory, but to choose so that all paths lead to a victory.’ —Cavilo, The Vor Game I hate writing. But I want to be a writer. But I really dislike writing. But I love having written. Let me tell you, whether it’s a clever tweet, a ridiculous filk song, a particularly …

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