9 Important Tips for Sometimes Writers
Apr
02

9 Important Tips for Sometimes Writers

How to make the most out of a part-time passion

When I finally decided to get serious about writing I scoured the interwebs and talked to as many real writers as possible for the best tricks of the trade. I knew that if I could gather as much advice as possible and build a system that was personalized just for me, I’d be successful.

Below are the top nine tips, ideas, and concepts that have helped me get going, complete projects, build a writing structure, and keep momentum...

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Instagramming Ourselves To Death
Aug
12

Instagramming Ourselves To Death

Cultivating the art of Mobile Mindfulness

I could theorize and offer scientific evidence all day long. I can give you source after source, anecdote after anecdote on why our obsession with our phones is killing us.

But here's the real truth:

Your fixation with your phone is killing your ability to do work that matters.

While your phone harbors many tools for good, when you get caught in its tractor beam, you’re in for a swamp of time sucking molasses.

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Your Worry Is An Act of Rebellion
May
29

Your Worry Is An Act of Rebellion

Your first leg up off of rock bottom

My 2014 hasn’t exactly gone as planned. The company I founded, These Numbers Have Faces, went through stages of great growth last year, but the maintenance of it all has been really challenging.

For months I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat. My anxiety has come roaring back and all the while, there are hundreds of talented students on the waiting list to join our programs in Africa.

To top it off, my wife and I are expecting our first child in only a few weeks time. We’re thrilled of course, but the future is downright scary...


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How To Fight The Good Fight Your Entire Life
Feb
24

How To Fight The Good Fight Your Entire Life

In doing work that matters, longevity is the ultimate goal

I'm not the hardest working person in my industry, not even close. I don't get up at 5:00am to bike 30 miles. I don't drink wheatgrass everyday. I don’t put in 60 hours a week at the office.

I’m ambitious, sure, but my goal isn't to be the best, or even the most successful. My goal is to have staying power. Through rain, sleet, and snow, I aim to outlast everyone.

In doing work that matters, longevity is the ultimate aspiration. Because it is in decades of work that you’ll have the most impact...


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The Top 5 Best Blogs of 2013
Jan
01

The Top 5 Best Blogs of 2013

A great year of writing at JustinZoradi.com

2013 was a great year at JustinZoradi.com. I’m honored by the terrific response to many of the blogs as well as the success of my little book, Doing Work That Matters, which was downloaded thousands of times by people all over the world.

As we gear up for 2014, I wanted to track back the Top 5 best blogs of the year. These five blogs were not only the most popular posts of 2013, but they also had the most impact on me personally...

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Calm In The Storm: How I Found Happiness In An Unexpected Place
Dec
27

Calm In The Storm: How I Found Happiness In An Unexpected Place

It’s one of those days where everything sucks.

Portland has hit freezing temperatures all week. I’m scraping ice off my windshield, trying to warm up with reheated, 3 day-old coffee. The holiday season has barely begun and already, I’m hit with a tidal wave of work and stress.

I’m in my car, driving and beyond pissed. Anxiety, fear, fatigue, hunger...


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How An 84-Year-Old Scientist Schooled Me On The Art of Success
Nov
06

How An 84-Year-Old Scientist Schooled Me On The Art of Success

A long obedience in the same direction

I know nothing about physics. My science journey ended in high school after a generous B minus in Chemistry my junior year.

But I was fascinated last week to read the story of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Peter Higgs.

Nearly five decades ago, a young Peter Higgs theorized that there was a particle that acts as the building blocks of the universe. He believed that a subatomic particle must exist that made matter clump together to form everything around us today...


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How To Improve Your Confidence In One Easy Step
Sep
03

How To Improve Your Confidence In One Easy Step

The simple tip with a big impact

I’ll confess: I struggle with my confidence. Perhaps you can relate.

As someone leading an organization with a large vision, being confident in the way I share our story and raise support is a crucial piece to my work. But after all these years, it’s still a daily battle...


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East African Students Receive First Print Release of
Aug
20

East African Students Receive First Print Release of "Doing Work That Matters"

Check out photos from Kampala, Uganda

It brings me great joy to share that the first physical copies of my book, Doing Work That Matters were distributed to 100 university students in Uganda and Rwanda this week.

The books were paired with a leadership curriculum for African students from These Numbers Have Faces, the organization I founded in 2008...

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Why “Grit” Is The Real Key To Success
Aug
14

Why “Grit” Is The Real Key To Success

If you don’t have it, you need to find it

Each summer, about twelve hundred young American men and women arrive at the United States Military Academy at West Point to begin four years of study. But before any of them sees a classroom, they go through seven weeks of Cadet Basic Training. By the time the summer ends, 1 in 20 of these talented, dedicated young adults will drop out...


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