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Productivity & Motivation

5 Steps to Starting a Journal

The practice of keeping a journal has been around for a long time. People from all backgrounds and levels of success have kept journals, from ship captains and presidents, to jailed prisoners and Holocaust victims. Journals can come in a variety of formats and serve multiple purposes. They can be one of the most effective ways to support your self-awareness, capture ideas, and achieve your goals.

Learn the 5 keys to getting your writing process going.

5 Keys to Honing Your Play Skills

The old saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” is more than just a fun party line. Failing to take time to do things that support your well-being can lead to burnout and illness. Play supports your emotional well-being and helps fuel your creativity, imagination, and problem-solving ability. Just like your work-related talents, the ability to play well is a muscle that needs exercising.

Here are 5 keys to honing your play skills for maximum benefit.

5 Secrets to Jane Austen’s Success

Jane Austen was a unique and gifted writer whose classic novels about 18th century English life still inspire both readers and authors today. Her six major novels, including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Mansfield Park give a unique look into society at that time, using humor, irony, and sarcasm. While any writer’s short and long-term success can depend on many factors, there are several things about Jane’s decisions and circumstances that contributed to her work’s praise, wide acceptance, and ultimate longevity.

Learn 5 secrets to Jane’s success to apply in your own life and work.



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