How to Create a Master Plan for Your Life

How to Create a Master Plan for Your Life

Wouldn’t you prefer a life of productivity rather than a life of endless tasks with little accomplishment? Of course! When you carefully set your goals and keep them at the forefront of your mind, you can work smarter instead of longer. You’ll know that a...
The Key to Getting All You Want? Discipline

The Key to Getting All You Want? Discipline

For every disciplined effort, there are multiple rewards. That’s one of life’s great arrangements. If you sow well, you will reap well. Life is full of laws that both govern and explain behaviors, but the law of sowing and reaping may well be the major law we need to...
If You Want to Be a Writer, You Have to Be a Reader First

If You Want to Be a Writer, You Have to Be a Reader First

It’s been said a million times — it’s one of the main points of my books Steal Like An Artist and Show Your Work! — and yet, it still seems to be controversial or confusing to young people who are starting out: If you want to be a writer, you have to be a reader...
3 Keys to Maximizing Productivity

3 Keys to Maximizing Productivity

Los Angeles is notorious for traffic—I live less than 5 miles from our office, but the commute can still take up to 45 minutes. I use that time to catch up on the news of the day, particularly health and scientific developments, by listening to podcasts that...
How to Cultivate Determination

How to Cultivate Determination

Determination is what separates those who are in it for the long run and those who will burn out quickly. It’s made up of two things: firmness of choice and action over time. Action is what differentiates determination from grit. Grit is the what; determination...
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