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The Daily Habits Of 5 Famous Writers…

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. ~Mark Twain

I must write each day without fail, not so much for the success of the work, as in order not to get out of my routine. ~Leo Tolstoy

Haunted by the desire to write, yet each day ends the same with a blank sheet? Here are the daily habits of famous writers penned by Danielle De Wolfe. Five captured my interests. All seemed to write in the mornings and hated when they were interrupted by family, friends, or the outside world. Here I share my top favs:

  1. Mark Twain. Began writing daily after breakfast. Skipped lunch and showed up for dinner at 5:00 pm. working uninterrupted for hours.
  2. Stephen King Works in the mornings after breakfast to meet his writing goal of 2,000 words daily.
  3. Jane Austin Wrote in the sitting room daily after breakfast with her mother and sister knitting close by. If someone came she would quickly pretend she was knitting.
  4. Charles Dickens wrote in absolute quiet accompanied by his idiosyncrasies of writing utensils (desk by the window, pen, ink and fresh flowers).
  5. Leo Tolstoy wrote in isolation. In his  must write each day without fail, not so much for the success of the work, as in order not to get out of my routine.

Stay tuned for 20th century famous writers’ habits. But for now, what are your own writing habits? Do share. We would love to hear!

Cheers!

 

Writing Inspirations From The Beach

Footsteps

Inspirations come alive at the beach. Writers write. Children play.  Musicians compose. The depressed are relieved. The sick can be healed.

A person can listen to the waves, cry, laugh, read, yawn, sleep. Such lazy waves forces peace, quiet, and welcomed relaxation.

The beach… a place where moments come alive. Steal away and bask in the sun, sand, and sea.

Swoosh….

The Balancing Act To Remain Organized. 7 Ways To Help…

For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.

Benjamin Franklin

Being organized is a strength. But these days I must confess that it has been a challenge. A balancing act due to the thousands of distractions around me. From the productive use of social media for building and learning, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn snatches your time. The effects on our personal and professional lives is indeed a balancing act. How can we get back to doing what’s important each day? How can we figure out what’s missing? Procrastination anyone? Here are 7 ways:

7 Ways To Get Organized

  1. Write. Write. Write everything down
  2. Prioritize. Focus on what’s important
  3. Get it done
  4. Create a schedule using electronic notes or physical notepads. My preference is a combination of both. To remember deadlines, meetings, social events, birthdays e-calendar works. A passing thought? I use notes on my phone or a physical notepad always near on my desk or nightstand
  5. Focus. Do one thing at a time
  6. Say no. Learn it. Let it sink in. Do it.
  7. Know someone who is better at something than you are? Delegate.

There are more ways but this is a start. Any of your favs missing? Do share, we would love to hear!

Cheers!

How Can You Know What Your True Dreams Are?

When Dreams tug, let it flow.

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A dream is a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.

How can you know what your true dreams are? That was the question a 22-year-old asked. An interesting question that has troubled hearts for centuries.

How Can You Know It’s a Dream?

It never goes away. It stays with you. You go to the left…it’s there. You go to the right…. it’s there. It never leaves until you confront it. Until you come face to face with it. Sometimes our dreams are so big they scare us. But that’s when we need to take a step back.

Let’s think of Steve Jobs. Everything we do now can be done through a little device – the cellphone. Be it text, talk, scroll, have sleepless nights because we’re too connected; talk with a doctor; device-in-hand, head down… we walk around as if in a trance. It all became a reality because of…

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Why Do You Do What You Do? Here’s How To Find Out…

What’s that one word that encourages you to do everything you do?

Evan Carmichael

Here are Questions Carmichael proposed to get you started to find your own One Word that will help define everything you do in life.

5 Core Questions To Ask Yourself

  1. What makes you happy?
  2. What connects your happiness?
  3. What trait do you hate?
  4. What’s your constant?
  5. Is this really who you are?

Limiting Beliefs

  1. It’s too Hard
  2. What do you think?
  3. Someone else is doing it
  4. It’s too Simple

Take a moment and find your one word. Trust me, you won’t regret it. Already know what drives you, do share, we would love to hear!

Cheers!

Goals. Every Move Must Be Strategic…

The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.

Michael Porter

When I started Playing the Word game I usually just think of a word and simply moved. For me it was just to play my turn whether it was a solo game or playing with a family member. My purpose was to simply keep connected. However I found that my sister (though I know she loves me), played defensively. Every move she made was strategic. So I began doing the same. Losing cannot always be the end result. I began to play with the end in mind. I asked myself… what do I want to achieve? It turned out to be 1) learning or being exposed to new words which extended my vocabulary; 2) keep connected to my family virtually; and finally 3) to win. With those goals in mind, every move I now make was for a purpose. Not only did I want to remain connected, but I also wanted to win.

Every Move Is For A Purpose

As I reflected, I began applying this to life. How can we apply that same strategy to achieve our lifelong dreams and goals to make sense? How can we ensure that every decision we make impacts our desire to achieve? Is it career selection, job change, entrepreneurship endeavor, business investment, relationships or starting a family? How can we ensure every decision is strategic?

There have been many household names who made major business decisions to form a partnership such as the McDonald’s Fast Food chain, or as Steve Jobs did with Apple. It may even be as simple as keeping connected with our kids or elderly parents. Whatever we do, it should be for a purpose.

Think About It

My personal charge is for you to think about it. Think about every decision you make. Think about the little things. Think about the big things. How can each move you make in life lead to your desired goal?

Need help? Lets connect.

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Where Did The 8-Hour, 5-Day Work Week Come From? Rissman Tells All…

Turning point for the Standard Work Week shared by Stearns Weaver Miller on what’s happening concerning COVID_19

Where did the 8 hour, 5 day work week come from? Ford Motor Company in 1914, but it was a long time coming.  Before that, factories were open around-the-clock with employees working long days and 100 hour weeks. In the late 1880s, a labor movement started using a slogan like “eight hours for work, eight hours for play and eight hours for rest”.  After that, it took almost 20 years until Ford reduced employees’ regular work week to 5 days consisting of eight hour days. The company also doubled employee pay, causing shockwaves throughout the industry. By doing this, Ford saw employee productivity increase and profit margins double. The thinking was that if the company was going to make any money, employees needed time off to buy things.  Seeing the success of Ford, other companies naturally implemented the eight hour day, which soon became the working standard.  So there it is, the reason the 8 hour, 5 day work week exists in our country for over a century is nothing more than an old effective factory work schedule.

 Glenn Rissman 

Read the full commentary on the turning point of the standard work week here

Top 34 Advice To Succeed…

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Share your best advice to Succeed…34 others did. None too Shallow

  1. I believe in you
  2. Study the Greats
  3. Never lie to yourself
  4. Be kind
  5. Trust no one
  6. Know Your worth
  7. Breathe. Now keep going
  8. Never Give up
  9. Worry less. Pray more
  10. Overthinking kills happiness
  11. Trust God’s timing
  12. Mind your own business
  13. Do what you want
  14. Change your mindset
  15. Pay it forward
  16. Just go for it
  17. With Faith anything’s possible
  18. Always Push Forward
  19. Let it go!
  20. Pain is temporary
  21. Just do you boo
  22. Always live on purpose
  23. Seize the opportunity
  24. Pay off your debt
  25. Dont settle for less
  26. Be your own boss
  27. Be you! Do you!
  28. It’s gonna be alright
  29. Stay away from negativity
  30. Life Goes on
  31. Never Settle
  32. Work hard. Be Patient
  33. Do it!
  34. Now it’s your turn

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Happiness. Experience Joy…

Beach Waves

If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap. If you want happiness for a day — go fishing. If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a life time — help someone else.

Chinese Proverb

Happiness is for a while but Joy is everlasting.

Experience Joy!

Cheers!

Travel Afar: A Moment’s Notice…

It seems like a Dream. But many are ready to board at a moment’s notice. I can name a few…

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By the way, wanna come?

Leyan was out with her friend buying last-minute items for the apparent Silhouettes of a trip to Europe, when suddenly they asked if she wanted to come. She thought about it. Being away from work for a few weeks she had nothing planned. Like a Trill without thinking too long she turned and said…oh why not.

Immediately they called to book travel arrangements and the next day she was off. Coincidence…don’t you just love ’em?

Have you ever done it? I mean thought about doing something way out of the blue at a moment’s notice? Here, we are not thinking about life situations where you have no choice such as sickness, and others. We’re talking here about just getting up and going somewhere that will benefit and relax you …

Just Because

Just because you’re you. May I challenge you to try it one day…

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