10 productivity lessons I learned writing an 80,000-word book in 6 months

Listicle alert! Not to worry, dear friend: this one is worth a read. Chris Bailey wrote a book and shares a lengthy list of tips as to how his approach(es) to productivity not only helped him write the book, but finish it significantly ahead of schedule. The Coles Notes version: Writing a book is a monster of a project, but projects like it become easier once you make a plan for how to tackle them. When you liberally disconnect from the internet when working on big projects, anticipate obstacles ahead of time, carve out space around them, and stay…

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Good teams, good processes

One benefit of being slightly older in the web field is that I've had the chance to work with a lot of different teams. You learn what works well and what doesn't with teams of various sizes. And a key factor that always comes into play is processes. Processes are a part of work that many folks would rather not think about. The term can sound much too formal, or corporate. The problem is even if you don't think about processes, they exist. Reality is that you have processes, whether you've thought them over and given them attention or not.…

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