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  1. 30/30

    To wrap up 30DWC, I thought I’d share some things I learnt from the experience.
  2. My favourite drink

    How to make my favourite drink: an old fashioned.
  3. Impact

    You only need an audience of one to make an impact.
  4. How to thrive in tomorrow’s world

    My thoughts on the skills we should invest in today that will serve us in 5, 10, or 20 years from now.
  5. Clouds and dirt

    You want to be an equally good architect as you are a mason.
  6. Monthly themes

    I'm exploring the idea of picking monthly themes as a way of focusing my energy and attention on a particular area of interest.
  7. Guilt

    Guilt – anxiety and regret, too – will drain your energy and are enemies of productivity.
  8. Disclaimer

    Disclaimers, wordy intros, apologies: they’re all unnecessary.
  9. You are what you eat

    The better your input sources are, the better your output will be.
  10. What I learned from James Altucher’s worst ever interview

    This morning, I stumbled on an old podcast episode where James Altucher interviews Biz Markie. After I had listened to the episode, I knew I had to write about it.
  11. Autopilot

    In Robert Cialdini’s classic book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, he introduces the concept of Fixed Action Patterns by giving the example of wild Turkeys.
  12. Dumbphone

    My phone is the biggest distraction device I own. It’s always at arm's length and it’s full of Apps that provide instant gratification, but later invoke feelings of guilt for having wasted time and energy.
  13. The unknown is hard work

    When we do something we haven't done before, we find it more difficult.
  14. Unplug

    The past few days has reinforced the importance of disconnecting. I believe creating space and margin in our lives is important for being creative and doing our best work.
  15. Opportunities vs. excuses

    Every day, we're presented with an infinite number of opportunities and we're equipped with an equally large arsenal of excuses.
  16. Half-time Q&A Session

    Several of us taking the writing challenge are regular listeners of The Tim Ferriss Show. We thought it would be fun to answer questions that Tim Ferriss regularly asks on his podcast.
  17. The importance of a checklist

    The problem is that our jobs are too complex to be carried out by memory alone. The humble checklist provides defence against our own limitations in more tasks than we might realise.
  18. How to come up with ideas

    We’re now 13 days into The 30 Day Writing Challenge. The biggest hurdle that I’m hearing over and over again is: I don’t know what to write about. I don’t have ideas.
  19. Start tomorrow

    “The Daffodil Principle”: the life-long pursuit of moving towards goals and desires one step at a time.
  20. Today’s priority

    The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing.
  21. Our fascination with tools

    As part of 30DWC, I've been sharing everything I've learnt about writing and there's one obvious topic I've avoided: the tools I use to write.
  22. A snapshot in time

    What you create today isn’t going to represent you forever. It’s merely a snapshot in time.
  23. Accountability

    The idea of accountability is attractive. We all want more motivation.
  24. Why you should never listen to me (or anyone else)

    What worked for me might not work for you. And what didn't work for me might work for you.
  25. Steal your ideas

    I had a get out of jail free card while writing this post. I stole every idea here from someone else. Stealing ideas is not only a good idea, it’s the only way to start.
  26. Find your own path

    During World War II, American soldiers landed on a remote island in the South Pacific to set up a temporary military base. It was here that the American soldiers met indigenous tribes, natives who had never come into contact with the modern world before.
  27. My daily routine

    My productivity, and more importantly, my output have dramatically increased since employing a daily routine. There’s a reason why some of the most prolific artists, writers, and entrepreneurs have a daily ritual.
  28. Words

    How often do we think about the way we communicate? How often do we consider the words that we use?
  29. Risk

    It’s a myth that you have to be a risk taker to be successful or to follow your dreams.
  30. Perfect

    Perfect is a barrier to shipping. Perfectionism is the enemy of progress.
  31. The 30 Day Writing Challenge

    The 30 Day Writing Challenge is a free email course taking place during April 2016.