Productivity Challenge – Workshop 2: Optimize Your Email

Optimize Your Email . Audio Track from the Video . Workshop Handouts Click here to access the Email Reality Check page Click here to access your Email Checking Schedule page Click here to access the Things I Can Do to Resist the Email Dragon page Click here to access the Create Folders and Labels for Your Email page More Gmail Tips and Tricks   … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 9: Streamline Your Email Box

Welcome to Day 9 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Streamline Your Email Box Today’s action step is to streamline your email box by creating folders or labels. This will allow you to more easily locate messages. Creating folders or labels for your email box will also reduce the number of emails you have in your email box. Develop the habit of filing your email as soon as you’ve read and responded to a message. Having a clean … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 12: Develop New Email Checking Habits

Welcome to Day 12 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Develop New Email Checking Habits Today’s action step is to compose a list of things you can do to help you resist checking email during times other than those you’ve scheduled for email checking. Developing new habits can be challenging and it takes time to settle in to new routines. Spend some time writing down a list of things you can do when you feel tempted to check your … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 8: Schedule Times to Check Your Email

Welcome to Day 8 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Schedule Times to Check Your Email Today we focus on scheduling times to check email. When we check email, whenever the mood strikes us or whenever we hear a ping or a ring, it’s very easy to get distracted. To tame the email dragon and reclaim your day, schedule specific times during the day to check your email. By doing this, you will free up a great deal of time and you will be … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 7: Become Aware of Your Email Habits

Welcome to Day 7 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Become Aware of Your Email Habits Today we begin a new F.O.C.U.S. area as you explore ways to Optimize your email habits. Email is a powerful tool for communicating with the people who are important in your life, but if you are not careful, it can also become a major source of distraction. The first step in streamlining your email habits is to become aware of how much time is being … [Read more...]

Recommended Resource: The Simple Pinning Guide – Sara F. Hathaway

Learn More with Sara: The Simple Pinning Guide: Your guide to getting started and getting results marketing with Pinterest, is your key to quickly jump start your visibility on Pinterest. This guide teaches you how to navigate and use Pinterest while providing you with hot tips to make your efforts worthwhile. You will learn how to easily create eye popping graphics that will help you easily find and connect with your niche. Watch your … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 5: Create a Someday Maybe Page

Welcome to Day 5 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Create a Someday Maybe Page Today’s action step is to create a Someday Maybe Page. By moving to-do items and ideas, that you don't see yourself focusing on in the foreseeable future, you are able to capture ideas and remove them from your line of vision. This will allow you to focus on the tasks at hand. Print off the Someday Maybe Page and add items to the page that you’d rather … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 6: Calendar Your Brain Dump Pages

Welcome to Day 6 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Calendar Your Brain Dump Pages Today’s action step is to pull items from your brain dump pages and plug them into your calendar. You can use the Monthly Calendar Page for easy access, or you can plug things directly into your main calendar. In either case, you’ll want to actually schedule items into your main calendar. This activity will help you to create a laser focus and will … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 4: Brain Dump Page for a Specific Project

Welcome to Day 4 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Brain Dump Page for a Specific Project Yesterday you created your Master Brain Dump Page. While the brain dump exercise works wonderfully for your master list of to-do items, you can also create a brain dump page for specific projects. This will help you to break down the tasks and activities required to complete those projects. Decide on one specific project that you’ll focus on … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 3: Create Your Master Brain Dump Page

Welcome to Day 3 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Plug Your Lists Into Your Brain Dump Page Today you can take all of your to-do lists and plug them into one central location. This is one of my favorite productivity strategies and one I depend on, on a daily basis. Download the Brain Dump Page template, and plug your to-do lists into categorized sections on the page. Once you’ve transferred your to-do lists to the brain dump … [Read more...]

Orientation Video – 30-Day Productivity Challenge

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Productivity Challenge – Workshop 1: Fine Tune Your Projects List

Fine Tune Your Projects List   .    . Workshop Handouts Brain Dump Page with Suggested Categories Blank Brain Dump Page Specific Projects Brain Dump Page Someday Maybe Page   Save Save … [Read more...]

Clear Your Mind and Clear Your Desk with an Author Brain Dump Exercise

(Productivity Challenge Members - Thank you for Completing This Week's Questionnaire. Please scroll down and "join in the conversation!") One of my favorite organizing activities is what I call a "brain dump" exercise. When I first participated in this exercise, in around 2008, I was working many hours, but I was not earning "many dollars." After participating in the brain dump exercise, my business exploded. Within six months of filling out … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 2: Gather Up All Your To-Do Lists

Welcome to Day 2 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Gather Up All Your To-Do Lists Today’s Action Step is to gather up all your to-do lists, ideas, and sticky notes and attach them to a clipboard or set them on top of a piece of paper on your desk. You may also want to take this opportunity to jot down ideas and to-do items that you’ve been keeping in your mind. Tomorrow we will draw from these lists to create a Master Brain Dump … [Read more...]

Productivity Challenge – Day 1: Get Clear on Your “Why”

Welcome to Day 1 of the 30-Day Productivity Challenge! Get Clear on Your "Why" Today’s action step revolves around identifying your “why” for wanting to become more productive. Find somewhere quiet where you can focus, and answer the questions on the "Productivity Accelerator" sheet. This will help to provide you with focus and clarity on your 30-Day Productivity Challenge journey. Click here for your Productivity Accelerator … [Read more...]

How Authors Can Reach 20 Million Readers on Goodreads by Frances Caballo

by Frances Caballo I often find myself talking with other writers about Goodreads. Most published authors know that they need to be on it yet at its core, Goodreads is all about the reader, not about hawking our books. And I say Hooray! Because where would writer be without readers? Goodreads members tend to read voraciously, blog about books, recommend books, and form book clubs and online book groups. Readers consume books of every … [Read more...]

Week Four Summit Recap: Share Your Voice by Connie Dunn

by Connie Dunn If you are like me, you may be sorry to see this wonderful Summit coming to a close. The good news is that D’vorah is offering a a 30 Day Productivity Challenge. To get more information go to: www.ReachMoreReaders.com/productive Here's a Recap of Our Fourth and Final Week of the Reach More Readers Virtual Summit Eamonn O’Brien spoke on the topic of “How to Make Powerful Speeches.” If the word “speech” sounds scary, keep … [Read more...]

Guest Speaker: Frances Caballo – Social Media in Just 30 Minutes a Day

Frances Caballo is a guest speaker for the 30-Day Productivity Challenge. If you have not yet registered... Click here for details. Session Title: Social Media in Just 30 Minutes a Day Session Description: Are you spending too much time on social media? Is the Internet diverting your time away from your next writing project? I'll show you a four-step process that will help you to expand your platform and reach more readers without taking … [Read more...]

Guest Speaker: Monique Wells – Refocus Your Productivity

Monique Wells is a guest speaker for the 30-Day Productivity Challenge. If you have not yet registered... Click here for details. Session Title:  Getting over Author Overwhelm Session Description: Whether you’re trying to get your masterpiece out of your brain and into your computer (or, gasp, onto paper), working on editing it, looking for an agent or publisher, or marketing your “baby,” you’re going to need to prioritize your tasks, focus … [Read more...]

Week Three Summit Recap: Sell More Books by Connie Dunn

by Connie Dunn For each week, so far, I've said this conference has so much content -and it does. This week, I think my mind exploded in a good way, and maybe yours will too! I want to start with Kristen Joy, The Book Ninja. This was a bonus interview with the sponsor of the Reach More Readers Conference. She gave us several pearls to savor. She defined "Authorpreneur" for us as someone who is not just an author and not just an entrepreneur … [Read more...]

Our Premier Event Sponsor – The Book Ninja

The Book Ninja - www.TheBookNinja.com It’s been proven that entrepreneurs who become published authors get more speaking engagements, are seen as more credible, and can charge more for their services. This is why Kristen Joy has chosen to follow her passion in the world of books and publishing. Having started over 50 publishing companies, publishing over 200 books and e-books and being a self-proclaimed chocoholic, Kristen is THE Book Ninja. … [Read more...]