On Writing Every Day

I admire greatly Cal Newport’s blog Study Hacks; he’s interested in examining myths about studying, and entrepreneurship, and achievement, stacking the myths up against data, and thinking about what really works and what doesn’t.  And he’s usually got extremely good advice.  So I was very amused to come across one of his posts with which,…

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On Changing Plans

Over at Your Super Awesome Life, Ashley Wilhite has a guest blogger, Stephany, who has posted about the career change she made, one internship away from graduating.  Now, that’s scary stuff.  In my professoring years, I’ve talked to many students who discovered they hated their fields, but didn’t feel like they could change.  They’d already…

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Building Niches. Yes, and Feathering Them.

I’ve been learning and thinking a lot about niches — for marketing a business, we’re told that it’s good to know our niche, often construed as “the group of people to whom we think we are selling stuff.”  Kelly Eckert points out that really, a niche is a nest.  And follows that line of thinking…

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How We Feel About Life

I have been pondering for a while now Danielle LaPorte’s dictum that how we feel about life is how we feel about people. Because this seems true enough, but a part of me said, “really”? so then I had to think it through. And how I feel about life is that although it can be…

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The Lost Week

I realized yesterday that every year, the vacation week in between Christmas and New Year’s feels lost.  Every year.  I have no idea where it goes. I don’t get work done, I’ve got no schedule.  Not like the vacations of the summers, which actually have structure to them — it feels, every year, like it’s been…

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