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#writing2016: Just do.

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8 Thoughtful Gifts for Writers

Treat yourself or =friends around you to some of these helpful and fun gifts for writers! The holiday season may be over, but whether it’s bar mitzvahs, birthdays, half-birthdays or because it’s leap year, there are probably many gift giving opportunities approaching. I hope this list* provides some helpful ideas for you when gifting to the writers in your life.

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Books: The Power of Habit

TheRightTeam Book Recommendation from UX Designer, Christine Lee:

I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
– from Hotline Bling by Drake, potentially referring to the power of a cue that triggers a response, leads to a reward and starts to become… a habit.

Let’s talk about habits, and writing.

I recently finished reading “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg, and of course I started wondering about how I can use my newfound knowledge to start building new habits into my day, such as writing every day before bed, or running in the morning 4x a week. While I didn’t finish the book feeling like I knew exactly how to revamp my personal habits, I thought I’d share the highlights of what I learned.

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How to meet your writing goals with bullet journaling

discussing writing goals

My friend and fellow designer Gretchen Kish was the one who first told me about bullet journaling. She’s a mom, a designer, researcher, artist, and much more; so when she tells me a newly adopted organization system has been been helping her meet her writing goals, I take heed. While a quick internet search quickly spiraled into me trying to:

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Personal Disruption with Tara-Nicholle Nelson

I went to a Products That Count talk a few months ago, where Tara-Nicholle Nelson, VP of Marketing at MyFitnessPal, spoke about the personal disruption conundrum – we know what we want to do and we know how to do it, but we need help doing it. We often even know why we fail or why we can’t start… but we still need help when it comes to acting on that knowledge.

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