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Master Resistance with Two Simple Commands Part 2


In the previous post, I promised that you can train your brain to follow two simple commands that will transform your writing no matter how resistant you are. The first was Sit-Stay. The second is: Pay Attention To a dog, Pay Attention means “look at me, make eye contact with me” (which is why some […]

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Master Resistance with Two Simple Commands


No matter how resistant you are – how much or how long you’ve been procrastinating, distracting yourself, doing anything but the writing you want or need to do – two simple commands will change everything. Well-trained dogs respond to these commands and you can train your brain to respond, too. Yes, I know people are […]

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The Results Are In: Inside the Writer’s Brain We Go!


Thanks to everyone who voted for a section title to replace “Brain Factoids” in the upcoming Around the Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writer’s Resistance. The majority of you voted for “Inside the Writer’s Brain,” which is what I was leaning toward myself. So Inside the Writer’s Brain we go! What you’ll find […]

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E.P.’s Recipe for Reducing Resistance Part 2


It’s vital that you reward yourself for the behaviors you want to become part of your writing routine. Have fun with your rewards and you’ll have more fun – and success – with your writing!

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E.P.’s Recipe for Reducing Resistance


When the Mastering the Writing Habit teleclass and co-coaching group discussed the power of breaking big tasks into small, doable steps followed by rewards, Eileen P. posted these 4 simple steps for her Product Time on her office wall. (These are the 4 steps I mentioned in the Bigger Life Radio podcast that Jaime commented about.) […]

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WAHOO!


Today is my target date for completing Chapter 10 and I just did that an hour ago. That means the first complete draft of Around the Writer’s Block is done! It’s 217 pages long and weighs in at 62,400 words. I feel good, proud, satisfied, but not ecstatic. That, I guess, is the cost of working […]

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Track Your Product Time


Every week, I track what I intend to do during my Product Time during the week. Every weekday, I record what I actually do. Tracking my Product Time gives me a sense of accomplishment and reminds me to give myself small, regular rewards to keep myself motivated. Tracking also alerts me if there’s a significant difference between what […]

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Key Questions Part 1


What did you intend to do in your writing this week? Did you commit to that in some tangible way? Have you created accountability for your writing? In other words, who else knows and cares about when and how you write? In case it hasn’t occurred to you yet, those are leading questions. I’ve seen […]

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Faux Allies?


Every once in a while, something on reality TV sparks my imagination. The last minutes of the penultimate episode of Project Runway gave me something to think about. Michael C. became of the artistst who believe that success is the only justification they have.

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Celebrate!


We need to reward ourselves and celebrate not just when some major milestone is reached, but for each step that brings us closer to the milestone.

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