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Tips for a Focus-Friendly Environment for Big Projects

Over the last several months, Anthony Ongaro has been working writing a book. Now that he’s in the last stretch of completing the project, he’s also seeing the results of certain workflow changes he made throughout his writing process. As he says, it all comes down to creating a focus-friendly environment. Here’s how he did that.

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Developing Your Creative Habit

Here’s the thing with building a creative habit: you’re going to have a few enemies along the way. There will always be an obstacle to overcome in order to get started. Here’s how to make it easier on yourself.

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The Power of a Clarity Day

Like all of us, Mike Vardy has many things he wants and need to do. In order to combat all the demands on his time and energy, and to make sure he stays focused on what matters, he has what he calls The Clarity Day.

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Three Signs You Need Margin

When you’re at capacity, there is no room for anything else. But when there is space left over — when there is margin — that space enables you to breath. Here are three signs you may need some margin in your day.

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Closing Focus Course Registration

Just a quick housekeeping note to let you know that registration for The Focus Course will be closing on this coming Thursday, August 17. If you had been planning to sign up for The Focus Course in the near future, now would be the time to do it.

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How to Do the Work and Also Show Your Work

It can be a challenge when you are head down and focused on a big project and you’re trying also to keep from letting all the other work get left behind. How do you do the work and create something substantial while also making time to share tidbits, inspiration, and stories of along the way?

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Quick Wins for Being Creative and Productive

Last week my pal, Matt Smith, asked his email list about their biggest challenges when it comes to being focused and productive. He then shared the feedback with me and asked if I could give some input and advice to address some of the most common challenges.

I wanted to write this article specifically for those who filled out Matt’s survey. If that’s you, welcome! 👋

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