All posts filed under: Creativity

How to overcome writer’s block and other creative blocks…

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Creativity / Idea Generation / Productivity

Writing when it feels effortless and it just flows is great. Our ideas are out of our heads and onto paper, to inspire and amuse others. Not writing when we need to write; when we want to write, is frustrating. ‘Not feeling it’ has been a problem for me. I’d just chalk it up to ‘writer’s block’ and find something else to be distracted by. Read More

Four powerful mindset fundamentals I use to feel energised and happy

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Creativity / Inspiration / Motivation / Personal Development

December has swept through like a hurricane of colour, passive annoyance, sugar and noise. Although time for a well-needed break is vital, like most of those who celebrate at this time of year, you’re probably not in the best shape, both mentally and physically. I know I’m not. As heart-warming as the holidays can be, they can also screw us up. We have plenty of excuses at this time of the year to get complacent […]

Why speed is the skill I’m most dedicated to improving

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Creativity / Motivation / Productivity

Nathan was a guy at school who always finished his homework hours before everyone else. I went to an English boarding school, and they’d put twelve boys in the same room to do homework (prep) every evening. Nathan would race through his work so that he had time to read his beloved novels. I’d look over at him nose-deep in the latest Sebastian Faulks (no joke, we were thirteen), while I fumed, toiling over my essay. […]

This tiny addition to your creative process could change everything

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Creativity / Inspiration

Creativity can be effortless in some moments and a nightmare in others. At times, it flows, like a catamaran gliding over glassy waters in a persistent gale. At others, we feel like weary explorers battling through the thick, grasping vines of our jungle minds. Often we try to start our work when we are scattered. We feel flustered, and we want to be elsewhere. Our minds wander. We feel scratchy. We pop another glance at those […]

Value in Volume. How to Make More

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Creativity / Productivity / Writing

I beat myself up when I procrastinate. Life is so damn short. For me, it’s inexcusable to lose too much time to excuse-making. But I know how important it is to produce things. Not just one or two things, but many things. Similar things. Day after day after day. It’s not all about quality at first. Worry about quality later. It’s about getting something down on paper today. Read More

What Karaoke Teaches Us About Making an Impact With Our Art

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Adding Value / Creativity / Remarkability

At a Karaoke bar, you choose your favourite song and sing over a backing track awkwardly. You might be a little tipsy, you might feel shy, and you might be joined by raucous friends. As you relax, you find the words flow better, and your voice glides over the melody. Eventually, you might start to get creative, adding more of your own flavour to the tune. Read More

Why Motivated Creatives Think Like Andy Warhol

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Creativity / Inspiration / Productivity

“The minute you’re satisfied with where you are, you aren’t there anymore.” — Tony Gwynn A sustainable business is a growing business, not a static one. This might seem like a simple concept, but it is an idea that most business owners do not consider. To stand out, to continue to earn well, to stay motivated, and be noticed, you must focus on growth. Read More