Category: Happiness

The 2017 summer fun list

For the past few years, I have observed a summer tradition: creating a list, in late spring, of things I want to do before Labor Day. Time passes whether we think about where it is going or not, and I find that thinking about what I want to spend time doing vastly increases the chances that I spend time doing those things. There are also certain activities that make… read more »

Off the List of 100 Dreams: New Orleans

I spent the first half of this week in New Orleans, speaking at Inc magazine's GrowCo conference. Longtime readers will recall that visiting New Orleans was on my List of 100 Dreams. I was supposed to go last year for a different conference but then I had a few things fall apart and I needed to stay in PA. So I was glad I got another chance this year. Some highlights:… read more »

Brief Friday thoughts

I was going to do a longer post on my favorite freelancing strategies -- it's the annual American Society of Journalists and Authors conference this weekend, though I am not there -- but then I decided to prioritize other things. Namely, finishing (mostly) the first draft of my next book. When I get deep into something, I don't want to stop. So I didn't. And no… read more »

What I’m into (May edition)

A few things on my mind right now... Book editing. I've got much of my draft of Off the Clock (my next book) written. I've been incorporating the results of the time perception survey. I love this stage, where a lot of the hard work is done, and yet the book is still getting better as I edit it. Progress! One thing I could use: a few more stories from men. This is defini… read more »

List of 100 Dreams update, and a giveaway

Some call April the cruelest month, but to me the evening light and gentle warmth speak together of possibility. It is a time for dreaming. It is a time for making plans. Longtime readers know I advocate making a list called the List of 100 Dreams. This is a completely unedited list of anything you might want to do or have in life. I got the idea from career coach Car… read more »