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Make an Impact

If you’re going to do a job that isn’t going to be replaced by a computer, it’s going to be a job where faster is not the point. It will be a job where braver is the point, more connected is the point, more insightful is the point, and there aren’t any productivity apps that can help you with that.

We have to differentiate between industrial productivity and creative productivity. If you have a white-collar job, the likelihood is that you’re not getting rewarded for volume, you’re getting rewarded for impact. Going faster doesn’t get you more impact.

Making an impact isn’t the easy thing to do, it’s the difficult thing to do. It’s the thing that will make people miss you if you’re gone.

  • Seth Godin –

What kind of impact will you choose to make with your creative work? Are you willing to do the difficult work?

Valerie Francis

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

Well, you’re not going to believe this. Reece Witherspoon and I picked the same book for our February book clubs. Sort of.  Late last year, I came across THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE by Marie Benedict and was fascinated by the premise. Benedict writes historical fiction, much like Philippa Gregory,

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A Girl Named Howard

This month, rather than recommend one book to read, I’m recommending the entire body of work of one author because Anne Rice, who passed away December 11, 2021, single-handedly revolutionized the role of vampires in literature.  Yes, vampires.  And the impact she’s had is more significant than you might realize.

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The Christmas Bookshop

If you’ve had it up to your eyes with holiday preparations and are looking for a light-hearted story to escape into, The Christmas Bookshop, by Jenny Colgan, might be just the ticket. The title is a bit misleading, in my opinion. Yes, there’s a bookstore. Yes, the plot unfolds in

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