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 […]
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 […]
Charlie Gilkey shared a great concept with our BOOST coaching group the other week. He talked about how all business owners have a gold mine of “trapped content” – things we’ve already written for other purposes, then forgot about or left behind. “How many times,” he asked us, “have you answered a question in private […]
Feeling stuck on a creative project? Maybe you’re overwhelmed by the sheer amount of pressure you’re facing to create and produce your best work on a consistent basis.
Today’s guest contributor Cory Huff shares his best resources, tips, and inspiration for what it takes to consistently produce, create, and ship your best work.
The key is to let go of what you think it takes to make your best work in the first place.
If you’ve ever thought about the creative process, you may have wondered how we go from idly musing about something one day to having an epiphany many days later in a completely different context. Creative accretion is one type of catalytic activity that helps us understand what’s going on. Accretion is normally used to describe how stellar […]
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James Many creatives actually love the creative work they do. It’s what they’d do for free if they didn’t have to worry about the trivialities of bills. Yet many of them are stressed about their work. This creates an […]
Are you having trouble getting started with a creative project or figuring out how to keep momentum with it? One of the reasons people get stuck with creative projects is that they make a conscious or unconscious plan to spend a full day or week working on something. Reality check: most of us will never […]
I was once told that one of the best ways to recover when you’ve lost your place in a speech is to simply be transparent about the fact that you lost your place. It’s happened to me a couple of times (especially as I’ve started to do more deckless presentations) and, lo and behold, it […]
It’s been an active year of productivity explorations for me. Rather than present conclusions – partially because I haven’t gotten to a point of clear conclusions – I thought I’d share some of what I’ve been experimenting with. This post is part behind the scenes, part meta-productivity, and part assessment of tech options, so, if […]