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. There’d be weeks or even … [Read more...] about How I Learned to Love Binge-Writing (and How it Could Work for You Too)
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 … [Read more...] about How to Be a Productive Powerhouse Using Time Blocking
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 … [Read more...] about How to Use Medium to Kickstart Your Writing Right Now
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 what’s … [Read more...] about 3 Growth-Oriented Ways to Explore Your Creative Edge
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. … [Read more...] about Those Who Finish, Win
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 … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Enhance Your Conference Experience
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 … [Read more...] about What Brexit Can Teach Us About Our Creative Work
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 … [Read more...] about How to Unplug from Your Work So You Can Recharge
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 … [Read more...] about Which of the Three Types of Creative Entrepreneur Are You?
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 … [Read more...] about What’s the Relationship Between Your Patterns and the Quality of Your Experiences and Work?