3 Reasons to Keep Your Laptop Closed This Weekend

The weekend gives most of us the chance to downshift and recharge. But how often do we seize on it to catch up or get ahead on our work instead? Slow down and imagine what could happen if we resisted the temptation.

3 Reasons to Keep Your Laptop Closed This Weekend

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If you’re driven like I am, you have more projects than time. It’s easy to think of downtime as simply another opportunity to get more things done. But downtime is crucial, and there’s more evidence every day that it’s essential to our productivity and wellbeing.

Episode 1: The 5 Benefits of Collaboration [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this first episode, Michele Cushatt, my new co-host, and I talk about why I decided to change my podcast so dramatically and what you can learn about leadership from our experience.

Many people talk about the value of collaboration, but in this episode, we get very specific about why you must collaborate with others if you are going to reach your potential as a leader. We also discuss how it benefits those you hope to influence.

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Do You Practice the 5 Habits of a Balanced Life?

Have you ever found yourself in a hyper-productive period? You’re making progress on your goals, checking boxes on your list. It’s like music to your ears. But to everyone else in your life, it’s more like noise.

What a Symphonic Life Could Mean for You

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When I first started in publishing I was determined to succeed. I would get to the office at 5:00 a.m. and stay till 6:00 p.m. I even came in on Saturdays. All told, I clocked about seventy hours a week.

I’ve since learned there’s a word for this kind of schedule: crazy.

Buy Jeff Walker’s New Launch Book and Get These FREE Bonuses

You may have heard me talk about marketing guru Jeff Walker. Forbes magazine called him the 400 million dollar man.

Launch by Jeff Walker

This is a real, physical book, not an ebook.

Just last year, I bought his online course called The Product Launch Formula. I paid $2,000. (I know, it’s a lot.) But it was worth every penny. I recouped my investment in the first ten minutes of my first launch. It revolutionized the way I do marketing.

The 4 Revolutionary Leadership Tactics of Paul Revere

This is a guest post by Joel J. Miller. Formerly a vice president at Thomas Nelson, he is the author of the fascinating Independence-era biography, The Revolutionary Paul Revere. You can find him on Twitter or his blog.

When we think of leaders from America’s revolutionary era, our minds jump to military commanders like George Washington, political organizers like Samuel Adams, and rousing orators like Patrick Henry. In the hierarchy of the Revolution, these men stand atop the loftiest rungs. For good reason.

The Revolutionary Paul Revere

These men accomplished amazing feats against incredible odds. But they could not have done it alone. Like executives in a successful company, they required the service and sacrifice of others to achieve their goals. They required effective lieutenants—people like Paul Revere.

My new podcast debuts on July 9, 2014. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come. This may be the biggest news of all. It’s all about batch release. To my knowledge this has not yet been done in the world of podcasting.

Stay tuned for one more quick video like this one. In case you missed it, here’s Sneak Peek #1 and Sneak Peak #2.