It’s A Beautiful Thing! How I Get Through 100+ Emails Per Day

I know, I know. You’ve heard it all before.  I get it. We’re over the email stuff. It’s been said before, and you’ve heard every trick in the book.  Well, I don’t care. I’m going to post about “Inbox Zero” anyway. Because if you’re like me, just because you could teach a master class on “email productivity” doesn’t mean you’re an email …

Nick ThackerIt’s A Beautiful Thing! How I Get Through 100+ Emails Per Day

Writing Through Depression… and the Opposite

Note from Nick: This is probably close to the most personal, “diary-like” thing I’ve ever written. It’s not edited, not “vetted,” and might contain words that express feelings I haven’t felt in a long time. However, I think it can help someone, so I’m writing it. You have been warned.   Have you ever been depressed?   I’ve been there. It wasn’t anything too …

Nick ThackerWriting Through Depression… and the Opposite

LiveHacked.com 2014 Reader Survey

It’s time, again, to do another survey.  Last year, I ran a short survey and sent it out to my mailing subscribers. It went well — over 100 responses in all, but I think we can do much better this year.  I used the information collected to answer a few key questions:  Who’s reading the blog/updates?  Why are they interested …

Nick ThackerLiveHacked.com 2014 Reader Survey

Is Your System Broken? Break Out!

I had the pleasure of interviewing two amazing young men not too long ago: Seth and Chandler Bolt.  You may have heard of at least one of the Bolts through his band, NEEDTOBREATHE:  NEEDTOBREATHE – Something Beautiful Anyway, they (the Brothers Bolt) wrote a book.  In a week. That’s right — 370 pages, 7 days.  What could you do with …

Nick ThackerIs Your System Broken? Break Out!

“No Time” is No Excuse

“I’m busy” – is the most common excuse that most people use when they can’t get started with their writing. Even if they have set their goals and know how to achieve it they still fail in putting it into action. Time is abundant but the problem is you tend to invest it elsewhere. If you want to become a …

Nick Thacker“No Time” is No Excuse

Write Fast: How to Keep your Fingers Flying Over the Keyboard

For many writers, time is money. If you aren’t writing, you aren’t earning. Therefore, the faster you write, and the more you can get accomplished, the fatter your paycheck will be! However, writing fast is about more than just money. It is about a sense of accomplishment. It is about meeting your readers’ needs. It is about expressing your true …

Nick ThackerWrite Fast: How to Keep your Fingers Flying Over the Keyboard

“Next Thing” Disease: How to Kill Your Productivity

I have a made up disease, one I like to call “Next Thing” disease.  It’s pretty simple — I can’t focus on what’s in front of me. Instead, I’m searching, longing, and working for what’s “next.”  I’ve had the disease my entire life, but I’m only coming to terms with it now. When I was in grade school, I was …

Nick Thacker“Next Thing” Disease: How to Kill Your Productivity

The Blogging Writer: 2014 Productivity Planner – Now Available!

It’s not a secret — 2014’s right around the corner.  Like tomorrow.   Are you ready for it? I’ve been busy relaxing, playing video games, reading, and basically doing everything I can non-work-related.  It’s been fun, but it’s time to get back to work! I’m excited for what 2014 might bring. I’m planning a major guest-posting campaign, the release of …

Nick ThackerThe Blogging Writer: 2014 Productivity Planner – Now Available!

How to Increase Your Writing Output with Less Technology

The start of my freelance writing career was a careful balancing act. I’d recently quit my job as a barista to force myself to find bigger and better things. The first work I found was a gig with the content mill Demand Studios, and it was one of my first experiences without a boss telling me what to do. To …

Nick ThackerHow to Increase Your Writing Output with Less Technology