Want to improve your writing? Mind the Gap.

Photo: Wikipedia Everybody who wants to be a writer has a reason. For some, it’s the idea of “hitting it big” with a bestseller. For others, it’s a desire for accomplishment, to do something so few others have done. For others still, it’s a simple love for…

How to Be Successful

Photo by Xan Griffin on Unsplash Spend more than 5 minutes browsing Medium, and you’re likely to encounter myriad self-help articles proffering advice on all sorts of topics: how to be more productive, achieve your goals, and upgrade every aspect of your life. Most of this advice fits into…

Use this Trick for Instant Motivation

Benjamin Davies on Unsplash I’m sitting outside of my in-laws’ house, enjoying the fresh air of a beautiful California evening, thinking and dreaming about the year ahead. I’ve been busy setting personal and professional goals for the year. I have a decision to make: either get over my…

Double Your Focus with this Productivity Trick

The To-Do List is Dead. Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash We’re well into 2018 now, but thinking about the beginning of this year elicits memories of ads for gym memberships, healthy eating, and nicotine patches. It seems we all want to get in shape, eat healthier, and quit…

Want to be a better writer? Stop putting out fires.

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash My wife and I live in Southern California, so the #1 topic of conversation right now is the wildfires that are devastating our state. It’s national news: hundred of homes destroyed, thousands evacuated, millions of dollars in damage. Walk outside and there are…

Write What You Know

A few years back, a friend of mine found himself in the office of Tim Keller, a popular pastor in New York City and a prolific author of numerous books on faith and work.…

Detoxing from My Email Addiction

My name is Crawford, and I’m an email addict. It started out as a subtle affair: just a quick check of my inbox every now and then to see if there was anything at work that needed my attention. But over time, the habit got got worse. Over the…