Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke. Back before I had kids, I had a clear idea of how best to write fiction. Ideally, I liked having a solid chunk of writing time — enough for a full creative block, and often a whole morning. This worked … up to a point. […]
How can you better channel your creativity?
It's not about being more creative; it's about finishing the stuff that matters to you with the creativity you already have. (Tweet this)
I so get that, so we're just going to jump right into resources to help you do something with your ideas.
A common pitfall people have with time management is underestimating how long it takes to do something. The result is that days are hectic and cramped, projects that needed to get done this week slide into future weeks and cause a sliding project cascade, and, at higher levels, the things that matter most don’t turn […]
Lots of people want to start blogging or sharing their writing online but never start because they get stuck on a bunch of questions that seem really important but ultimately don’t matter when you’re just starting out. “Should I get a website, and, if so, how much should I spend on design?” “What should my […]
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Larry Robertson. If you’ve ever dreamed of creating something new, you’ve probably wondered some or all of the following: How do I start? How do I finish? And what do I do in between the two? When we are pushed to the edge between what’s familiar and […]
It was an honor and a blast to be able to present an academy at World Domination Summit (WDS) with Marc and Angel Chernoff, Kendra Wright, and Mike Vardy. We each brought our own special sauce and we were definitely better than the sum of our parts.
WDS — a yearly gathering of remarkable people committed to community, adventure, and service — kicks off this week here in Portland, Oregon and I’m excited to present an Academy and to hang out with friends, colleagues, and readers from around the world. Since the event’s inauguration, I’ve participated at various levels, and every year, […]
The economist and social philosopher in me is fascinated by what’s going on with Brexit, but I’ll save those thoughts for an essay on another day. What I’d like to talk about today is the importance of the “invisible” systems that enable us to thrive and do our creative work. One of the things that’s […]
How do you plan for vacations, breaks, and holidays? The challenges of planning for time away from being completely immersed in creative and business work has been coming up a lot more with my clients over the past few months. One of the obstacles my clients have been running into with vacation planning is that […]
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Lisa Robbin Young. A few years ago, I was faced with an audience problem. I’d been in business more than 20 years, and my clients were all over the map, both literally and figuratively. When an audience gets too wide to serve effectively, people start falling away […]
Last week I talked about why I was sticking with a productivity experiment that I’m hating. In case you missed that one, I’m exploring what happens when I try to radically alter my schedule in a way that goes against my circadian rhythms. After a few weeks of thrashing through it, I’ve decided that it’s time […]