Big, Hairy, Audacious Prayers

Big, Hairy, Audacious Prayers -- Write RightBig, hairy, audacious goals (BHAGs) don’t tend to frighten me. The bigger and hairier the goal, the better. I like challenges. I’m maybe a little competitive and more than a little stubb—determined. Yes, determined. Strategic. I like to come up with a plan to accomplish the goal.

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It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask

It Doesn't Hurt to Ask -- Write RightIf you’re going to be an entrepreneur, you have to get comfortable with knocking on doors. Some will open. Others will be slammed in your face. A few open partially—the chain or foot stays in the door. It’s your job to convince the person behind it to open the door fully.

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How to Level Up Your Writing

How to Level Up Your Writing -- Write RightSometimes, you want to tackle a big writing project. You head into the work and discover you’re not ready for it. The work defeats you.

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Patience is Trusting in God’s Timing

Patience is Trusting in God's Timing -- Write RightMost days, I shrug off the Lutheran church’s marquee as I run past it during a morning run. The saying is usually a cliché or some sentimental rubbish. Other times, the saying hits home.

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How to Improve Your To-Do List

How to Improve Your To-Do List -- Write RightI use old-fashioned to-do lists, i.e., pen and paper. There’s something infinitely more satisfying in writing the list by hand, crossing through things (often vehemently), crumpling the crossed-out list, and tossing it into the recycling bin. An online tool or the trash sound that my Mac makes doesn’t compare. I know. I’ve tried—which isn’t to say I don’t use the applications or empty the trash on my laptop. I do. They just don’t bring the same sense of accomplishment that pen and paper do.

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How to Manage Work when You’re a Workaholic

How to Manage Work when You're a Workaholic -- Write RightI tend toward the workaholic end of the spectrum. If I’m not working, I can develop a guilty conscience. I know working all the time isn’t healthy, but I’m tempted all the same.

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What are Your Five Writing Strengths?

 

What are Your Five Writing Strengths? -- Write RightI was reading Ann Kroeker’s blog, as I sometimes do, and stumbled upon a post about mastery and writing strengths. It caused me to stop and reflect: What are my five writing strengths? How are they helping me master the craft?

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10 Tips to be More Productive in 2016

10 Tips to be More Productive in 2016--Write RightI like to get things done. In fact, I’ve had complete strangers on Twitter ask me if I’m a #GTD person. Why, yes. Yes, I am.

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Order Your Write Right T-Shirt!

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My big project this year is the Write Right Colors Shakespeare coloring book. In preparation of its projected publish date (March 2016), I’ve designed a t-shirt. It features Write Right as Shakespeare on the front. The back shows the coloring book title, using my standard fonts.

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What to Do when There is No Plan

What to Do when There is No PlanI’m a planner. I like systems and organization and control. It’s how I get things done.

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