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Link Love 7/22/11

2011 July 22
by Cordelia

[Every Friday, I share my favorite reads from around the blogosphere over the past week.  Enjoy!]


The 3 Secrets to Staying Motivated In A Corporate Job   [Cordelia note: a perfect answer to this week’s Quit]
“You see, I learned to disassociate the problems of the workplace from the rest of my life and this, my darling readers, is the only way I was able to last that long in the corporate world and while quitting was the best thing I ever did, I did learn how to survive and stay motivated during my tenure.”
~Farnoosh Brock at Prolific Living

How to Cure Writer’s Block and Never Stop Being Productive—EVER
“I guess it’s time for me to present to you my personal, one-step cure for writer’s block, and it’s actually a lot simpler than you think.


Here it is:

~Ollin Morales at Courage 2 Create


On Murder (And Other Necessary Business Decisions
“There’s more than 10,000 words in my life that need some killing off, mostly to make room for things that are worthwhile. My business is the same way. Now, to figure out the means. Hachet, .45 caliber, Chinese throwing stars, quarterstaff or dagger – they need to go and it won’t be pretty. But here’s the deciding factor: I can see everything I want and need standing right there behind all of these things that need to go. The problem is that all these shitty, obstructive and demanding things are keeping me from getting a clear line of sight the the things I hold most dear. And that’s gotta stop.”
~Erika Napoletano at Redhead Writing


Your Reality is Negotiable
Make new friends, change jobs, move to a new place, start reading new books or blogs, find a mentor, stop watching so much junk TV, stop hanging out with the negative nellies in your life, and start doing more things that make you come alive.
~Corbett Barr


Always Be Better
“What do you want to do better? Do that. If you want to do something big, do it in a small way first. If you want to do a hundred pushups, and you only have time to do 10 pushups at your lunch break, then do 10 pushups at your lunch break. If you want to write a novel but can only write 500 words a day, write 500 words a day. Pick something. No matter how small. Then go do it. But do something.
~Joel Runyon at Blog of Impossible Things


5 Steps to Create a New Habit
“When you create a new habit, it’s tempting to jump right in and do too much. I discovered the practice of the new habit is more important than the habit itself. The more you practice the easier it becomes….Changing a habit is a skill.”
~guest post by Tess Marshall of The Bold Life at Zen Habits


Last Man Walking
“Sure, you can train for a marathon. That’s fine with me!1 But what strikes me as odd is that I’m virtually the only person left that is still walking around aimlessly, without a major action plan in mind: All I want to do is breathe some fresh air and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Is that really such a strange thing to do?”
~Fabian Kruse at The Friendly Anarchist

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  • Lindsey Morningstar

    Thanks for the Corbett Barr link! I didn’t know of him before but after reading through some posts I’ve found another favorite blog.

    • Cordelia

      I absolutely love Corbett and his other blog, Think Traffic. It’s smart, commonsense advice for real bloggers that I’ve found to be 100% more effective than some of the other blogging gurus who focus solely on SEO and other nonsense. I’d highly recommend checking it out!

  • Abby

    I loved the Prolific Living post and look forward to reading these other links this weekend, you know, when I’m not vying for bitter employee of the week honors at work. 

    • Cordelia

      Right there with ya, sister…