9Prepare Thoroughly Before You Begin

The most creative people in the world set up a work area where they enjoy spending time. Like getting every thing ready to cook a great meal—a big, juicy frog, perhaps—getting your work space in order is one of the best ways to beat procrastination and get more things done faster.

NOTES

1. For now, take a break from writing in this book. Instead, take a minute to clear off your desk. Set up your work area so that it’s comfortable, attractive, and conducive to working for long periods. Make sure that your chair is comfortable and that it supports your back and lets your feet sit flat on the floor. Go ahead; I’ll wait.

2. Next, put every thing that you need to accomplish your most important task—writing materials, ...

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