Giving it 200 percent: Marketing your product

A common mistake people make is that they’ll spend 500 hours creating a product and then 20 hours promoting it. Then they wonder why no one is buying.

Frictionless work: How to clear your life of non-essential tasks

How much of your day is spent doing administrative tasks, and not creating or doing other important work?

9 simple daily habits to ignite your passion

It turns out passion is not as elusive as we think.

Blogging success cheat sheet: 10 tips from a pro

If you have ever wanted to know how to turn a content site into a virtual gold mine, you’d be smart to ask an expert how he or she managed it.

Personal branding: Be aware of your pigeonhole, because it’s hard to switch

Many people aren’t aware that when they begin to make a name for themselves, they are creating a brand… and what’s more, that brand becomes hard to change once it’s become established in people’s minds.

How to work with the obstacles in your path

Let’s say you are sitting at your desk, with something to write, and you notice some anxiety… and an urge to go instead to one of your...

Having – and growing – confidence in your business

The urgent desire for a successful business — and the fear of losing business — drives many a good person to do sleazy things.

How to move beyond the limits holding you back

We all know that if you’re truly passionate about something, productivity becomes largely irrelevant.

How to create an abundance mindset

When someone has a great idea, they hoard that idea. They don’t give it away. They shelter and protect it. They keep it to themselves in fear that someone else might take it. Why would you do that?

Success isn’t a competition: How boosting others can help you in the long run

How does someone else’s success mean anything bad for you?

What I’ve learned as a writer

I’ve been a professional writer since I was 17, so nearly 24 years now. I’ve made my living with words, and have written a lot of them — more than 10 million.

5 inspiration hacks for creative people

The most common problem faced by anyone trying to create something – no matter what their subject or level of experience – is lack of inspiration.

Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project on taking the plunge

Gretchen Rubin is a published author who wrote ‘The Happiness Project’ — a memoir about how test-driving every principle, tip, theory, and scientific study she could find — whether from Aristotle or St Therese or Martin Seligman or Oprah.

Comments & traffic statistics help empower bloggers

Whether bloggers are writing to change the world, or just discussing a bad break-up, they may get an extra boost of motivation from traffic-measuring and interactive tools that help them feel more connected to and more influential in their communities.

Can’t find a dream job? Create your own

I’ve been stuck in a job I hate, and I felt imprisoned, trapped doing work that bored me while following orders of others and helping them achieve their goals.

How to start

It’s the lack of starting that kills most tasks and projects.

Crazy talk: The do-what-you-love guide

When I wrote the first words of my blog, more than five years ago, I had no idea those few keystrokes would change my life.

What to do when you run out of ideas

I had a friend ask me if I ever run out of ideas of things to write about, because my blog gives the impression that I don’t. Well, I do. I often...