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Projects First, Task Second

We interviewed Mike Vardy author of  The Front Nine on Newbie Writers Podcast and here are a few tips for Newbie Writers, or any one who is wants to be more productive:

Projects First, Task Second.

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Multi tasking is a myth. We cannot do many things well all at once.

Disconnect from the to do list

Connect with what you really want to do

If you are passionate about your goal, about what you want to accomplish, you will automatically start to manage your time better, because you want to.  

Take some time to focus on what you want and really work at it.

Do the thing you want to do first thing in the morning – and it’s not check your email

Be really specific in your blog and show your passion.

What if you’re not interested in anything?  What if you feel stuck?  Journal!  (I really appreciated him saying that)  

Some productivity app suggestions (and I have not checked all these, but will)

UnStuck  (free, I down loaded it)

Idea bucket ($3.99, haven’t down loaded it)

Question up.

Idea management

43folders.com  Blog and podcast

Day One (a Mac app for journaling, I may try this out) 

Evernote smart notebook (I admit, it looked too complicated)

Multi pen (different colors all in one pen – remember those thick orange pens with green, red and blue ink? It’s like that)

A better mess blog    

 Scrivener (I use this for my own work, it’s a great way to keep a book organized)

 And then finally: Mike’s new book, the Front Nine

 

 

 

 

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