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Posted by   Annette on    May 30, 2013

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Today's Quick Tip: Stop Waiting on Hold

Here's a helpful tool that takes hold music out of the equation and, like magic, gets you on the line with a human.
I was about to spend 20 minutes yesterday listening to hold music with British Airways. I decided to forgo it. OK: in point of fact, I decided to say #$*& that noise and hang up--b… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/todays-quick-tip-stop-waiting-hold/

Escape From Facebook Mountain

The time you spend in the social-media tractor beam is time that you could be investing in yourself. Take it back.
How much time per day do you spend scrolling through newsfeeds? How much total time do you think you've spent locked in infinite-scroll mode? If you could magically collect a "re… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/escape-facebook-mountain/

How I Write: My 6 Best Tools For Habitualizing Writing

Writing isn't just a talent, nor a gift: it's a habit. Here's how I weave the act of writing into every day -- and how you can, too.
The truest words ever said about writing were from the famously irascible Bukowski in his excellent poem on the subject: "if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of ever… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/my-6-best-tools-habitualize-writing/

No Platinum Status? No Worries.

Your "airport time" doesn't have to suck, even if you don't wait for the airline gods to grant you elite status. Buy your way in. It's cheaper than you think.
It’s a reliably awesome way to turn a travel day into a usable workday: tuck in to an airport lounge. Just show up a few hours early for your flight*, amble through security at yo… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/no-platinum-status-no-worries/

3 Changes You Can Make Today to Start Your Escape To Location Independence

Ready to run? Good. Here are the first steps on your escape route.
This is just a three-item checklist, but it packs a punch. Taking these actions today will put you much closer to your nomadic goal. These three actions will go far towards remov… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/3-changes-you-can-make-today-start-your-escape-location-independence/

4 Productivity Tools That Will Save You From You

Get ready to outsource your brain -- and bite your nails quite a bit less.
Stop trusting your brain. It loses things. All the time. You don't need a huge pile of productivity apps or a clunky-ass day planner. You need a core set of tools that you can … http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/three-productivity-tools-will-save-you-you/

Losing Momentum? Slap Your Brain Awake.

If you're in a rut, here's how to get the hell out of it. Stat.
Feeling stuck? Working out a problem that isn't soluble by the usual methods?  Flip "the usual methods" the bird. You don't need 'em. Do familiar things backwards. Use the w… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/slap-your-brain-awake/

Here's How to Deal if Your Freelance Focus is F$%^&@!

If your focus is falling apart and your LIP business is suffering, you may need get scientific about the problem. Here's how.
As a digital nomad, your time is entirely yours to use, exactly as you need and want to.  Sounds good, huh? Maybe you've discovered that you have no idea how to navigate the ma… http://www.sustainablelunacy.com/blog/heres-how-deal-if-your-freelance-focus-f/