10 ways to do all that stuff you don’t want to do

Life would be grand if we only did what our fleeting hearts wanted to do, each moment of the day. Unfortunately, the laundry, taxes and difficult conversations would never get done.

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?

The secret to being incredibly creative

To truly tap into your creative nature, you only have to realize one thing…

Keep your goals in front of you to jump-start the day

Keep refreshing your goals in your mind, so you think about them often. Here are some ways to do just that.

7 ways being unbalanced can make you more productive

Sometimes you need to become unbalanced in order to get things done. If you’re working on a book, launching a business or trying to overhaul some part of your life, you can probably relate.

Do you jump around from task to task?

You know what it’s like: No focus, lots of stress, lots of mental exhaustion without really getting anything done.

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.

The secret of impressive writing? Keep it simple

Writers who use long words needlessly and choose complicated font styles are seen as less intelligent than those who stick with basic vocabulary and plain text, according to research from Princeton University in New Jersey.

How simplicity can help with creativity

Creativity is often made out to be a nebulous, messy, complicated, difficult thing, and it can be. But it doesn’t have to be.

7 simple ways to say “No”

Do you have difficulty saying “no”? Are you always trying to be nice to others at the expense of yourself?

How to finish

Many of us are good at starting things — it’s the finishing that we need help with.

How to start

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

Do one thing – and do it well

I’m often asked how you can start doing work you love – how you can make a living doing something you’re passionate about.

The necessary art of subtraction

The tendency of our lives, businesses, art, is to keep adding: more furniture, clothes, gadgets, tasks, appointments, features to websites and apps, words to our writing.