I’ve been taking a week off from book writing before plunging into revisions next week. It’s been kind of nice to have a little bit of space, to actively choose to not do something for a while.
However, sometimes we put things off for other reasons. Over at BNET this week, I blogged on 5 Ways To Stop Procrastinating By Friday. I am particularly a fan of two approaches — doing a task first thing in the morning, or using blatant bribery.
I also blogged about how you can Make Multi-Tasking Work. Usually, trying to do two things at once is a recipe for disaster. But there are a few exceptions, when you combine something you have to do anyway with something that builds more joy into your life. Examples include exercising with friends, carpooling with a colleague you like, and so forth.
I really appreciate all your visits over at the BNET blog. I crossed the 100,000 visit mark for March, which is pretty exciting since I’m only writing 8 posts a month.
On Wednesday night, I went to a party celebrating the successful close of DailyWorth‘s recent funding round. DailyWorth is an email newsletter with a financial thought for the day (just follow the link to the webpage for an easy subscription process). One interesting tidbit about DailyWorth: the founder is a mom of little kids. A very low percent of angel and VC capital goes to women-owned businesses, and I’m guessing even less to the so-called “mompreneur” demographic. Why is that? I’m working on column on just that topic.
Also, a few days left to subscribe to the 168 Hours newsletter, “Just a Minute.” See the links to the right. This comes once a month (the next one is April 4) and always has an original essay, book review and a few other things. Our subscription list is now into the thousands and growing — I hope you’ll join!