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Pretend to Water the Fake Plants

Pretend to Water the Fake Plants

There's a success philosophy that goes, "Fake it 'til you make it" (Amy Cuddy does a great TED Talk about this, you should definitely watch it). 

This is about more than pretending you've got your game together. It's about feeding yourself the diet of someone who is succeeding in what you're trying to do. 


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3 Tips for Using Criticism

Traditionally, I haven't been so good at accepting criticism. I get defensive, which leads to getting irritated, which leads to saying or doing things I shouldn't, which leads to the Dark Side. So the trick to my own personal growth, for a while now, has been all about avoiding the path to becoming Kev Vader, and keeping an open mind and a willing heart. 


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Simple is better

Simple is better

Over-complicating things is a pretty sure way to make yourself crazy and cranky. Boil down everything you do to it's most basic elements. What's the simplest way to describe your work, your marriage, your friendship, your goals? That's your focus. See how easy that was? You don't even have to read the rest of this post now. 

I may not have thought this through. 


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Affirmative

Affirmative

Every morning I write an affirmation 15 times. It's focused on being a famous and wealthy author — something I've worked for my whole life. I write it because it's a good way to start the day, a good way to get my mind on the something I want, and a good way to ensure that, no matter what else happens each day, I've accomplished something positive. 


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Fill in the blank — Best non-SF authors and books?

I'm am omnivorous reader, but I'll admit I've slanted my reading toward science fiction for most of my life. When I've branched out, I've discovered amazing works by incredible authors, and I want to keep finding 'em! Since I'm not as tuned in to non-scifi, I was hoping I could ping you folks for some suggestions. 


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The Wordslinger Diet

Being a writer and a Creative Director is a somewhat sedentary lifestyle, fraught with overlap. M'bellly overlappin' m'belt, mostly. So, like the rest of the Western World, as of 1 January I started doing things that I hoped would help me trim up. Not unusual, and not my first time. But this go, I decided to skip the "resolutions," and instead make a commitment to changing my actual lifestyle. Instead of dieting, I set up a system that lets me eat what I want and still knock off the pounds. No willpower required. Here's what I've put together — 


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