Productivity

best time for marketing your book

When is the Best Time to Start Marketing Your Book? With Author Stephen Drum

By Amber Vilhauer / March 11, 2020 /

It’s never too early to start marketing your book! There is SO MUCH planning and strategy that go into writing and promoting a book, so it’s important to know as much as possible about the best time to start marketing your book and when to get yourself “out there.” In this Author Up Live Hot Seat…

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systematize your business process

How to Systematize Your Business Process to Free Time for Creativity With YA Author Julian Winters

By Amber Vilhauer / February 27, 2020 /

Every aspect of your work is important, but sometimes you need to find a way to systematize your business process and prioritize so that you can maximize your outreach. During an Author Up Live Hot Seat with young adult author Julian Winters, who is releasing his third book The Summer of Everything in August 2020, AJ…

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being present

Being Present in the Moment Makes You More Productive

By Amber Vilhauer / December 31, 2019 /

Have you ever tried juggling multiple tasks at one time, thinking you’ll get it done faster that way? We’ve all been down that road, and I’m here to tell you, it’s a lie! Anytime I make the mistake of trying to multitask, the universe is quick to teach me a lesson on being present and focused…

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journey

Success is in the journey, not just the destination

By Amber Vilhauer / October 7, 2019 /

“Life’s about the journey, not the destination, so make sure you stop and enjoy the ride.” It’s so easy to get caught up in reaching your goals and focusing on creating the outcome you desire in life. Motivation and a “go-getter” mindset are both wonderful attributes to have as an individual, don’t get me wrong.…

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self-care

Practicing self-care after traveling improves my focus

By Amber Vilhauer / October 5, 2019 /

Practicing self-care by having a transitional day after traveling is my secret to being grounded and focused when returning to the office. After being gone an entire week doing an intensive training program with Heroic Public Speaking, most people assume I’d jump right back into work. I’ve been gone a WEEK, shouldn’t I rush to…

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potential

Reveal your true potential with one simple action

By Amber Vilhauer / October 3, 2019 /

Struggling to discover what your true potential is in this hectic world? Sometimes we get so focused, with our head down trying to conquer the never-ending to-do list, that we forget to stop and look up. When you take a moment to pause and observe the beauty and wonder life has to offer, you’ll gain…

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planning

Planning and prioritizing hacks that keep me sane

By Amber Vilhauer / October 1, 2019 /

Planning out tomorrow’s priorities at the END of each workday is my number one hack for staying calm and focused. Trust me, I totally understand the stress of juggling WAY too many tasks at one time. It can be paralyzing if you don’t use planning and prioritizing strategies to stay ahead. My business journal, which…

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impact the world

Impact the world by scheduling time to develop your genius

By Amber Vilhauer / September 29, 2019 /

“Busy work takes away from the deeper work that is required to impact the world.” Believe me, I understand how easy it’s to get sucked into the endless demands of busy work. That overflowing inbox, pecking you on your shoulder. The to-do list growing by the second. All those little things that eventually have to…

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work hard

Work Hard So You Can Play Hard

By Amber Vilhauer / September 25, 2019 /

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “work hard, play hard.” Maybe you’ve even wondered, “what does that really mean?” For me, when I push myself at work and give it my absolute best, I find my energy levels jump up. I’m motivated and pumped to go enjoy a favorite hobby. I feel on top of the…

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