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New Year’s Resolution Idea – Don’t Give Up On Creativity

New Year’s Resolution Idea – Don’t Give Up On Creativity

Ask a dozen people what makes someone creative and you’ll probably hear answers like cleverness or mental acuity. But researchers Brian J. Lucas and Loran F. Nordgren of Northwestern University have been digging into what really makes creative people tick. What they’re finding is that the most creative people – the folks with the truly […]

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ProWritingAid – Efficiently clean up your long-form writing

ProWritingAid – Efficiently clean up your long-form writing

Editor’s Note: This post focuses on ProWritingAid, a tool for writers, but raises an interesting question that is more broadly applicable. So many creative projects get left at the ‘90% done’ stage because the final steps to complete it are so tedious. What ways can we use technology to smooth out that toilsome home stretch? […]

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Good luck to everyone still plugging away at NaNoWriMo!

Good luck to everyone still plugging away at NaNoWriMo!

“Alone. Yes, that’s the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn’t hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.” – Stephen King Writing, at its core, is a solitary endeavor. On top of all the challenges threatening to crush the success out of creative works, it […]

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Can the right app make you read 400+ words per minute?

Can the right app make you read 400+ words per minute?

Before reading any further, take a look at the clock. Jot down the time. I know, it’s a weird way to start a blog post, but it will make sense in a bit, I promise. How much time do you spend reading news articles or blog posts? If you’re like most people, you spend at […]

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Are you ready for National Novel Writing Month?

Are you ready for National Novel Writing Month?

National Novel Writing Month is just days away, and RescueTime is proud to sponsor this amazing event. For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is a worldwide program supporting aspiring writers on their quests to become novelists. How? By equipping them to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Whether you’re a first-timer or a grizzled, word-slinging veteran, […]

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Systematically Turning Time and Effort Into Results

Systematically Turning Time and Effort Into Results

If you’ve found this column, we probably share a few things in common. Like me, you may be at your best with a great many irons in the proverbial fire. I bet you keep yourself busy and nurse a hunger for getting things done. The past few months, my drive to tackle new projects has generated a […]

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How to use the new RescueTime IFTTT channel to stay focused and productive

How to use the new RescueTime IFTTT channel to stay focused and productive

Big news! We launched a channel on IFTTT this week, and it opens up a bunch of different possibilities for using your RescueTime data with your favorite apps and devices. If you’re unfamiliar, IFTTT stands for: “If This Then That”, is pronounced like: “GIFT”, and is a service that lets you take actions in one […]

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Introducing the new FocusTime

Introducing the new FocusTime

Today we’re launching an exciting new version of FocusTime to help people be less distracted at work. We’ve added integrations that let your apps and devices take actions that support a positive work environment. This makes it easy to create the best conditions for focus, on demand and at the right times. For example, when you are […]

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The little tomato that could – using Pomodoro Technique

The little tomato that could – using Pomodoro Technique

Nobody loves a blank page. I think I’m probably better than the average bear about starting new things, but it’s tough to get rolling on a new project. Especially when the task is enormous and you know it’s going to take a long time. And like a lot of creative-types, it’s easy for me to […]

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Fight, flight, freeze or flow – how our brains keep us from focusing

Fight, flight, freeze or flow – how our brains keep us from focusing

I’ve always been a night owl. Hands down, my favorite part of the day is the quiet hours between 10pm and 2am. It’s not that I don’t enjoy work or love spending time with my family, I do. But when the world quiets down, dishes are washed, lunches are packed and the family is down […]

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Now That You Quit, Here Is how To Make Money From Home

How To Promote Your Business with Animated Video

How To Promote Your Business with Animated Video

In the last several years, we’ve seen the rapid proliferation of high quality video on the Internet. It’s not that online video is new; it’s that the expected quality is that much higher. Holding up a shaky cellphone might not be enough anymore. You may have also noticed that some of the most popular videos on YouTube aren’t shot with […]

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Adding Big Ticket Products To Make Big Money

Adding Big Ticket Products To Make Big Money

I have a friend who runs a blog that gets more than five times my traffic. Yet, his monthly income is only ten percent of what I make. We got into a discussion on how this was possible and after going over his business model vs. mine, the answer became clear. On this episode of Driving with John Chow, I […]

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You Are Thinking Too Much

You Are Thinking Too Much

It’s strange fact of life that most people spend way more time thinking about doing something than actually doing it. How long have you been thinking about making money online? Now, how long have you been doing it? If you’re thinking more than you’re doing, then it’s time to reverse the two. The best way to do that is by […]

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Doing Due Diligence on a $49 Purchase That’s Refundable

Doing Due Diligence on a $49 Purchase That’s Refundable

Since posting my MOBE earnings yesterday, I’ve been getting a ton of emails asking about the program. Even though I clearly stated that the best way to get started is by applying to MTTB, the questions just keep coming. It seems that many people are doing their “due diligence” on MTTB to make sure they are making a wise investment. […]

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How To Make Money With Udemy and Online Course Marketplaces

How To Make Money With Udemy and Online Course Marketplaces

If you are looking for a Newbie-Friendly way to grow a passive income online then learning how to make money with Udemy or one of the growing band of Online Course Marketplaces is a great place to start. No need to purchase a domain name, set up hosting, create a Clickbank account, upload videos to ...

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My MOBE Earnings So Far This Month

My MOBE Earnings So Far This Month

I’ve been getting quite a few requests to post my MOBE earnings for a longer period of time than just a one day snapshot. The thinking goes that while it’s great that Matt posted on my Facebook wall that I made $12,500 in a day, how do we know that this isn’t just a one time thing? Instead of posting […]

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Dot Com Lunch – IM Freedom Workshop Edition

Dot Com Lunch – IM Freedom Workshop Edition

The Dot Com Lunch is part of the Dot Com Lifestyle meetup group. I started this meetup with Oscar as a way to meet likeminded people who wants to improve their lives by leveraging the power of the Internet. The meetups are free to attend and open to anyone. This week’s meetup started kinda slow but after a little while, […]

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How I Find Serious People To Work With

How I Find Serious People To Work With

On this episode of Driving with John Chow, I show you how I find the serious people to work it. I get a ton of requests from people asking me to help them with their online businesses. The requests increase whenever I post some big check, or Matt makes an update to my Facebook with a message like this. While […]

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Email Marketing: How to avoid spam filters and land in the inbox

Email Marketing: How to avoid spam filters and land in the inbox

Email Marketing is a subject we have covered here many times before but today we are confronting something that is often neglected! And that is – the Junk Folder and how to avoid it! You see, email marketing can be so unfair at times! You spend hours, sometimes days, creating and fine-tuning a blog post. ...

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Earth Day Sale – Start Your Blog for Only $2.78!

Earth Day Sale – Start Your Blog for Only $2

My webhost, HostGator, is celebrating Earth Day by having a huge one-day sale on all their web hosting packages. If you haven’t started your blog yet, today would be a great day to do it! The sale starts Friday April 22nd, from 12am to 11:59pm CST. During the sale, you’ll be able to get 60% off all new hosting packages. […]

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