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 […]
3 Growth-Oriented Ways to Explore Your Creative Edge
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 […]
Those Who Finish, Win
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 […]
5 Ways to Enhance Your Conference Experience
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 […]
What Brexit Can Teach Us About Our Creative Work
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 […]
How to Unplug From Your Work So You Can Recharge
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 […]
Which of the Three Types of Creative Entrepreneur Are You?
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 […]
What’s the Relationship Between Your Patterns and the Quality of Your Experiences and Work?
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 […]
Free Your Trapped Content
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 […]
Perfectionism Keeps You from Being Safe
“I will develop a more frequent habit of […] reminding myself that part of my definition of success includes a different definition of “safe” from that which I have been used to […]
How to Make Your Best Work
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.
How Creative Accretion Leads to Epiphanies
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. […]
Choice Limits the Stress of Creative Work
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 […]
Use the Two-Hour Rule to Make Progress on Your Creative Projects
Are you having trouble getting started with a creative project or figuring out how to keep momentum with it? Try using the two-hour rule. One of the reasons people get stuck with […]
I Lost My Place
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 […]
Reflections On This Year’s Productivity Explorations
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 […]
Your Body Is More Than A Head Transportation Vehicle
I was reading earlier this morning and had a lot of experiential chatter going on while reading. I paused to consider what the chatter was about and it wasn’t the normal emotional […]
5 Ways to Get Through the Creative Red Zone
Editor’s note: I recorded this as a podcast for Productive Flourishing long after I originally published this post. I hope you enjoy it, and if you’d like to hear more episodes of the […]