How to gain better focus and get stuff done

Recently I wrote a post about How my new schedule made me super productive, which became quite the popular post.  

Now that article was specific about how I block my time for certain tasks which has allowed me to get larger amounts of work done and also increased my focus (believe me, I was a true scatterbrain normally).

Apparently, I was not alone when dealing with the issue of focus and I received feedback from people both on this blog and in emails from people telling me the difficulty they have in getting things done.

I decided today’s topic was going to discuss some advice I have for aiding focus and being more productive in general.

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How to get the best out of using Pinterest

It’s Thursday and as promised, I have a new series for you!  Welcome to the Social Media Series.  Now, it won’t be as long as my Blogger Series and I am admitting right now I am no expert.  Also, this will not be on ALL social media because I’m not on all of them.

I have been asked by people about using social media for boosting exposure and building a brand.  Now I came late to social media.  I mean I joined some of them in 2016 and let them just gather dust for a while. 

However, I have started to make a concerted effort last year to learn what works and what doesn’t.  So this is what this series is about.  Things I’ve learnt, things that have helped me (or hindered me).  Hopefully, some of this will be useful to you guys too 🙂

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How my new schedule made me super productive

After I failed my monthly goals in July, I decided I needed to try something new.  I have more tasks and work requirements on my plate now, but still the same 24 hours in a day.  So something needed to change.

So in August, I instigated a new schedule to see if that would help.  And wow did it ever!  This was why I managed to complete almost all of my August goals and started a few new projects.

The biggest surprise was writing 14k for my new WIP in just 3 days. 

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20 things I want to share with you about blogging

Happy Thursday!  This will be my last post in The Blogger Series.  I have loved writing this series and was overwhelmed with how popular it became and how many questions and comments I received from people who found the information useful.

Both those who are thinking about starting a blog as well as those who already have one.  I hope that those who have been considering starting one, find it a little less daunting now.

All the posts will remain accessible in my Blogger Series section.

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How to boost your Marketing with collaboration

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you most likely know that I post marketing articles on a Monday.  And if you don’t, you do now 🙂

One of the reasons I started to write marketing posts was because I saw so many writers who just froze at the very mention of marketing.  I get it, marketing is awful.  Especially for us creative.  But it is necessary.

Marketing shouldn’t be this huge scary task that overshadows everything.  It is small steps you can take that build up.  Now one way to get over the overwhelm of marketing is through collaboration, which is today’s topic 🙂

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How to be productive while working from home

Following our relocation last year, I made the decision to focus full-time on my business and writing so I now work from home.  However, working from home brings with it new challenges. 

So I thought I’d make today’s article about best practices to stay productive.  And since I have only been working from home for a year, I cajoled a few of my writer friends from Twitter to share their advice here too. 🙂

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