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Link Worthy // seven

[Photo by Sam Manns on Unsplash] Marsh Somorodi on being bored, and the one thing getting in our way of it. Read this (and do this) again and again and again. (How to get ANYTHING done.) How to nail your perfect intro. Bernadette Jiwa, insightful as always: "It's easy to describe features and benefits, and far harder to demonstrate what you stand for and why." Are you a giver or a taker? Also, I can't get to the heart of...

Link Worthy // six

Seth Godin on how to reverse the dumbing down of media, on choosing to matter, and in defense of the tree. Patagonia might want to consider a new marketing campaign (and hire Kathleen Founds). Patagonia for the practical-minded. From Austin Kleon: Why you need an editor. And a bliss station. How to become a ‘superager’—you know, how to age gracefully. It’s all about strenuous exercise and mental activity. The kind that makes you not want to do it, but you...

Link Worthy // five

Emotional intelligence, as it turns out, is as important or arguably more important than traditional intelligence. EQ is the new IQ. Once you get past the corny nature of these videos, you'll see the value of this emotional intelligence training. Is your attention focused in the right direction? Bernadette Jiwa, a gem as always. "Making things is an art. Making things meaningful is an art and a science." —Bernadette Jiwa in Meaningful. A fascinating and educational look at how to...

Link Worthy // four

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” —Mark Twain I adore Bernadette Jiwa's perspective on branding. It's not all about SEO. Read why. Two more of her gems here and here. And from Bernadette Jiwa, I was referred to this insightful read on being great. Proper title capitalization is often overlooked. Get it right in no time flat with this tool. Food for thought from Elizabeth Gilbert:...

Link Worthy // three

Feeling burnt out? Here are 5 uncommon ways to keep burnout at bay. "Your vocabulary affects the way you think (and vice versa)." Oh, Seth. Here are four questions to ask yourself about your customers that will change your value story. Five-minute ritual to increase productivity. Are you accountable to yourself? An article with legs: Are you utilizing analogies to sell your ideas? You can't win if you haven't failed. I love how Brené Brown makes us think in new...

Link Worthy // two

Elizabeth Gilbert on your creative genius. So. Good. Because finishing is sexy. If your blog doesn’t include your personal touch, you’re missing the point. (Note to self.) Lasting relationships come down to two basic traits. An inner dialogue—who’s in charge? The secret to great writing. On how to love. I mean, really, how to love. There is just something about a physical book. Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. “We are...

Link Worthy // one

Here are 50 short tips for great writing when you find yourself staring at a blinking cursor. blink. blink. blink. When did we start adding two spaces after periods, anyway? Send this to your two-space-inserting friends to end it once and for all. So, what's the big deal with starting a sentence with 'so'? Umberto Eco's advice for writers. Thanks Maria Popova. On avoiding writing. P.J. O'Rourke's accurate and humorous account of what writing actually looks like. And an impressive...