So much of what you say, I love! Great article. Know your values, YES YES! I have just started a business coaching people with Life/work balance, and bringing your core personal values into your work life is something I encourage. It is a significant choice to look within, whereby the more us engaging in this conscious inner work, the more we make the world a better place.
I also second what Shannon Ashley said: “I would love to see you open up some columns for indie writers within the MPP.”
I know you have to keep a balance between trained pros and self-taught writers, but I can’t imagine a stronger signal that individual voices matter than making people who’ve been honing theirs on here, in…
This is the most harmful in my mind. I find the smaller my to-do list is, the more productive I am. I used to have like 18 things on my to-do every day because I thought that meant I was working hard, but really I was stressing myself out and setting myself up for catastrophic burnout.