I'm off to Austin, Texas for SXSW this weekend and will be on live video hosting the Comcast Social Media Lounge all day Saturday. I get to interview people like Guy Kawasaki and Nolan Bushnell — squee! Holler if you'll be there, and stop by the lounge on Saturday if you have a badge. :) Next up after that is Louisiana to give the closing keynote at Idea Village's New Orleans Entrepreneur Week Women's Business Summit. In other words . . . time to change out of my Winter book-writing-editing-hermit yoga gear, and actually spruce things up and leave the house! What a concept . . .
If you haven't already, take a listen to the latest Pivot Podcast: How long does it take to write a book? I share my process for writing Pivot, how I kept the drafts organized, exactly how many hours went into 10 drafts over the last 17 months, and what comes next as we prepare to launch on September 6. As always, if you enjoy the episode, I would be very grateful for a rating and/or review as I continue building momentum for the show. And big thanks to all of you who have provided feedback so far! It has been very helpful and encouraging — I am learning as I go, scrappy style, so I appreciate you being along for that ride! :)
I was also honored to be featured on Charlie Gilkey's podcast, The Creative Giant Show, on How to Embrace Change.
Pivot Book Tour
I'm starting to plan the book tour as we speak . . . if you would like to do a Pivot career development workshop at your organization, let's talk — I'm offering a reduced rate during the major book promotion months. You can see an overview of the topics I cover here, and get in touch here. I look forward to working with you!
Now, onward to our March cawfee tawking!
- Danielle LaPorte on How to not give a shit (even though you really do) and be kind about it
- Harvard Business Review says Your High-Intensity Feelings May Be Tiring You Out
- What is your wind down routine? Eric Barker's 7 Step Evening Ritual
- Derek Sivers provides perspective on change in Over-compensate to compensate
- Dani Shapiro On the Submerged World of being a writer
- Todd Henry shares 4 New Ways to Look at a Difficult Problem
- The New Yorker: How People Learn to Become Resilient
- Seth Godin: Reading Between the Lines
- I am quoted in Fast Company this month on Why Millennial Women Are Burning Out:
"We are in unprecedented times in terms of the global, always-on organization. It takes a tremendous amount of discipline not to check email at night or first thing in the morning, and not all office cultures (or managers) endorse or demonstrate that restraint themselves. Work comes in at all hours, and it can be hard to create boundaries that keep it contained and allow for proper rest and renewal.
For younger women in particular, it can be hard to say no, especially in competitive jobs or industries where there would be a (perceived) line out the door for their replacement."
—Yours Truly, Fast Company's Why Millennial Women Are Burning Out
- I just tried the latest wellness craze of "floating" for the first time last month and loved the experience! One session is supposed to be the equivalent of a three-day fast in terms of its restorative powers. Pitch black, no sound, just you floating serenely in a bath of 700 pounds of epsom salt. Here's Well + Good on Why A Sensory Deprivation Tank Might Actually Be The Secret to De-Stressing
- Greatist: Why Running Doesn't (Always) Burn Fat
- Great piece for GQ from Shane Snow: What It's Like to Eat Nothing But This Magical, Healthy Ice Cream for 10 Days
- Greatist on 27 Healthy and Portable Mason Jar Meals
- Well + Good: The 5 Healthiest Granola Brands and Some of the Best Yoga Happens In Bed
- Are you a night snacker? I'm guilty when I can't sleep. NPR on Sleep Munchies: Why It's Harder To Resist Snacks When We're Tired
- Sarah Wilson: So You Think Your Takeaway Coffee Cup Is Recyclable. It Ain't.
- James Altucher on The Ten Secrets of Podcasting (and What I've Learned). JB aside: Even if no one listened to the Pivot Podcast, I am flabbergasted by the fact that I get to have one-on-one conversations with my author heroes every week. Even though there was a steep technical learning curve, I am having so much more fun with it than I expected!
- HBR with tips on Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout
- Annoyed by monthly bills? Here are Tips on Reducing Cable and Phone Bills From Ethically Ambiguous Experts (you can even hire them to do it for you!)
- Dorie Clark shares How Successful People Network with Each Other
- Funds running dry? Advice for Companies With Less Than 1 Year of Runway
- To each his own! From ABC: Why Zappos' CEO Lives in a Trailer
- Increasingly more people will be toggling back and forth between self-employment and full-time gigs: The Best Part of Entrepreneurship? Giving Up and Getting a Job
- Fast Company on The 25 Best Free iPhone Apps for Business
- Alexandra Franzen with fun advice in Productivity secrets that I learned from a sexy chef
- I second this—The Most Defensible Thing You Can Do For Your Career: Build An Audience
- Smart Passive Income on How Deleting a Third of Your Content Can Triple Your Traffic
- Check out The Ultimate Guide to Customer Support: A New Free Book from Zapier
- Mark Manson shares 5 Massive Books That Are Worth Your Time
- Woo! Indie Bookstores Are Back, With A Passion
- The Observer Behind the Scam: What Does It Take To Be A 'Best-selling Author'? $3 and 5 Minutes
- Mashable on the rise of e-readers: Where the #$@&%*! are all the books?! On my Kindle.
Just for Fun
- The Atlantic's Animals in the News. AWESOME.
- This is fascinating . . . has anyone tried this app yet? Wired: With Quartz's App, You Don't Read The News. You Chat With It.