11 Things Organized and Productive People Do Every Day

11 Things Organized and Productive People Do Every Day  We often confuse being productive with working as fast as we can, every second of the day. We fear that slowing down to get organized will kill our productivity, but the facts suggest otherwise: The average office employee spends over one hour each day just looking … More 11 Things Organized and Productive People Do Every Day

Stuck on a Problem?

Stuck on a Problem? Why You Should Take a Break Over a century ago, Henri Poincaré, a famous French mathematician, formed the theory of relativity that would only later be mastered by Albert Einstein.  In 1908, after studying countless arithmetical questions without success, Poincaré wrote: “Disgusted with my failure, I went to spend a few … More Stuck on a Problem?

The Power of Chiastic Story Structure (Especially in a Series)

Chiastic Story… When writers put on their story theorist caps, nothing is more exciting than those moments when you get to recognize consistent patterns emerging within obvious story forms. This is the basis of all of our understanding (and musing) about story, including the chiastic story structure we’ve been studying these past few months. Although … More The Power of Chiastic Story Structure (Especially in a Series)

What Is Dreamzoning? (7 Steps to Finding New Story Ideas)

What Is Dreamzoning? (7 Steps to Finding New Story Ideas) Every writer knows a thing or two about daydreaming. But what about dreamzoning? What’s that—and how can it help you cultivate inspiration for your storytelling? Put simplistically, dreamzoning is basically just daydreaming on steroids. It’s purposeful, focused daydreaming. It’s intense. It’s fun. And if you’re … More What Is Dreamzoning? (7 Steps to Finding New Story Ideas)

7 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Refuel Over the Weekend

7 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Refuel Over the Weekend By Simon T. Bailey  As entrepreneurs, we don’t treat weekends like other people do. When the concept of a weekend began, it was because the workweek (Monday through Friday) was supposed to be for labor, and the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) was dedicated to rest.  However, when you’re … More 7 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Refuel Over the Weekend