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#1 Thing Killing Your Productivity (plus 2 more)

Gosh … it’s 9pm already??  How can that be?  What did I accomplish today? I ask myself that almost every night.  And more times than not, the answer to the last question is “Not nearly all I wanted to.” Can ... Read more

Lesson Learned: Why I’m NOT Building an Email List

Pop-ups, content upgrades, subscriber “freemiums”.  All the tools of building an email list.  Every article on growing your blog or online business will remind you how important it is to build a list of subscribers.  It’s the one marketing channel ... Read more

Let’s Go To She Speaks!

This post was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with links and information related to She Speaks 2022 The writer’s life can be very lonely.  Lots of time spent behind a keyboard, family and friends who support your ... Read more

Lesson Learned: The Great StumbleUpon Experiment

Note: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small compensation if you purchase using these links.  All opinions are my own. A few weeks ago, I introduced you to this Blog Traffic E-book that helped me double my ... Read more

When Doubt Attacks Your Purpose

If you’ve ever pursued purpose, you have probably encountered doubt.  When doubt attacks, it comes in many forms.  Sometimes, it comes as hurtful rumors from people who don’t believe in what you are trying to do.  Other times, it comes as frightening ... Read more

Lesson Learned: The Tools Worth Paying For (For Me)

Isn’t the techno world so fabulous?  All kinds of great tools you can use to be more efficient, look more professional and stay on top of your game.   There are tons of free tools that can make a big difference, ... Read more

Episode 73: When Doubt Attacks

How do you handle doubt? Do you wallow in it and allow it to throw you off your game?  Or do you confidently fight back with God’s Word?  Somewhere in between?  In Episode 73, we’ll learn how to stand up ... Read more

Episode 72: Engage Your New Email Subscribers with a Welcome Series

Have you ever joined a group or a community, or maybe started a new job … and they just threw you in, expecting you to know how things work?  That’s what it’s like for your new email subscribers.  They sometimes ... Read more

What I Learned from Launching A Podcast

When my business coach first told me I needed to start a podcast, I thought I’d rather poke my eyes out with a hot needle. I was very familiar with the podcasting world.  At that point, I had been a ... Read more

My Favorites from the Amazon 3-for-2 Book Sale!

Note:  The 3-for-2 deal in this post has expired, but most of these books are still on sale.  Check them out, along with other deals in the Amazon Prime Day sales. You’ve been waiting for it an it’s finally here!  ... Read more

Five Steps to Feel More Well-Rested

I’m happy to welcome Tracie Johnson to the blog with some tips for being more well-rested. And who doesn’t need more rest these days? Only a few people in the world are able to fall asleep right after their heads ... Read more

Simplify Your Systems With Spreadsheet Templates

Web platforms, browser extensions, apps, and desktop software—there is no shortage of helpful tools for today’s business and ministry leaders. While these tools can be total game-changers for you and your organization, they can also be challenging to learn. This ... Read more

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