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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 Give Life To Your Dying Blog

How To Give Life To Your Dying Blog

Blogging is very tough and the constant supply of fresh content can be difficult when starting out. One of the hardest things to do when starting a blog is to keep a frequent posting schedule. Many people fail to post frequently because of other commitments, but mainly because they just don’t know what to write about. During this time, your […]

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How To Be A Pro At Generating Traffic

How To Be A Pro At Generating Traffic

If I were to ask what the biggest challenge people have with online marketing, the most common answer I would get is getting quality traffic. Because traffic is the lifeblood of any online business, how to get it is my most asked question. Well, I’m excited to announce that Matt Lloyd has released a brand-new traffic system that gets you […]

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I Bought Your Product And Nothing Happened

I Bought Your Product And Nothing Happened

A reader recently told me, “I bought your product and nothing happened.” If you have ever bought an Internet marketing product, and nothing happened, then you need to watch this episode of Driving with John Chow for a very important message that will change your life. Click Here To Download John Chow’s New eBook, The Ultimate Online Profit Model!

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Should I Share Video on YouTube or Facebook?

Should I Share Video on YouTube or Facebook?

The face of the Internet continues to change and evolve, but we have experienced at least a couple of major constants these last several years. First, Facebook continues to be among the most popular social networks with millions of users all around the world connecting with one another and sharing an increasingly broad range of content. Second, YouTube continues to […]

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Why I Attend Major Events and Masterminds

Why I Attend Major Events and Masterminds

After a full day of traveling, I finally made it to Pattaya, Thailand for MOBE Leverage Summit and Titanium Mastermind. I left LAX on Saturday 11:50pm and got to the Pullman Pattaya Resort on Monday at 3:00pm. I am often asked why I go through the time and expense of attending major events like Affiliate Summit and masterminds like Titanium. […]

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Blogging From KAL Business Class Lounge At LAX

Blogging From KAL Business Class Lounge At LAX

KAL maintains two Lounges at LAX. The first class lounge is a small intimate space to relax and enjoy some instant noodle. The business class lounge is about five time bigger and has a lot more action. The last time I was in the first class lounge, I almost fell asleep because I was the only person there. The business […]

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Crazy Tesla Model X Tech Features

Crazy Tesla Model X Tech Features

On this episode of Driving with John Chow, I talk about some of the crazy technology features found in the Tesla Model X. Some of them will make your head explode. The Model X has so many features, I’m still trying to learn them all. In the video below, I highlight three that have so far stood out. I’m sure […]

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How I Got My Tesla Model X For Free

How I Got My Tesla Model X For Free

I guess by now, everyone knows I finally picked up my new Tesla Model X P90D with Ludicrous Mode. I ordered the car the day after Elon Musk unveiled it to the world back in September, 2015, and finally took delivery yesterday. The first thing I did, after getting the car home, was contact William Umana at Umana Auto Detail. […]

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Get Your Custom Infographic from this Design Team

Get Your Custom Infographic from this Design Team

A picture is worth a thousand words. What if you could combine multiple pictures with multiple words in an elegant and visually attractive way? Infographics have become all the rage and for good reason. They’re approachable, they’re informative, and they have the potential to go viral. If you don’t have the design skills to make one of your own (and […]

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Lessons from The Walking Dead of Internet Marketing

Lessons from The Walking Dead of Internet Marketing

The good news is that, as far as we can tell, the recently deceased aren’t suddenly re-animating with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. The world has not become overrun by hordes of the undead. Even so, as Internet marketers and professional bloggers, we can all learn a lot from the fictional scenario of the zombie apocalypse, particularly as portrayed […]

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