WIP: Adam 3

Work in progressWork in Progress, or WIP, posts are excerpts from open writing projects.  All writing is my own and in the rough draft phase. Take it (but don’t actually take it, copyright me and all that) for what it is! 

I have been enamored with Adam and Sam’s story as of late. See the first two excerpts here and then here. Below is the latest!Read More »

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Start a book club at work

Possibly the only thing that I enjoy more than reading a good book is sharing good books Work in progress (1)— and the joy of reading in general — with others! There’s also an added social element that comes to a solitary activity, reading, when you’re able to do so with a group. As I have a number of bookish friends who do not live within driving distance of me, I set up and described Book Circles in this previous post. But, of course, I didn’t stop there. Like a dog with a bone and fresh off the high of the launched Book Circle project, I also launched a Book Club at my office. It’s super easy and enjoyable and you can do it too.Read More »

Clear your mind: Block your time

This wasn’t the topic I was going to write about today, but I have to! My brain is feeling excellent and has been since I have embraced the concept of time blocking.

Time blocking

A while ago, I read this awesome article by Jeremiah Dillion for Fast Company about an email written by a manager at Google to his employees. It outlines how managers schedules are different from creatives schedules and that’s OK! Creative people need time to think about problems and execute their solutions and this time should be protected and blocked out! I could not agree more.Read More »