Category Archives: Motivation

The Most Undervalued Tool You Have to Achieve and Create Whatever You Want The Most Undervalued Tool You Have to Achieve and Create Whatever You Want

August 8, 2014 by

When we look at various people’s successes and achievements, we often try to make sense of how they got there.

Many are in pursuit of knowing how someone created something of brilliance, whether an accomplished art portfolio, an athletic achievement, a music composition, a honed craft, or a successful business.

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Four Monthly Number Targets Every Independent Creative Winner Should Know Four Monthly Number Targets Every Independent Creative Winner Should Know

February 25, 2014 by

What’s one of the biggest secrets to maintaining focus?

Setting, aiming for and taking action on a number.

Number? What do I mean by numbers? Phone numbers? No sir. The numbers I’m referring to are target numbers: those you aim to hit for each month or year in order to stay committed and focused on a particular task or action.

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7 Simple Acts of Daily Self-Discipline that Will Make You a Better Artist / Ninja 7 Simple Acts of Daily Self-Discipline that Will Make You a Better Artist / Ninja

January 19, 2014 by

You’ve probably heard it rattled into your brain several times over the last few weeks, even days: if you want to get anywhere in life, take action.

And when we’re talking about the projects and businesses we work on, yes, taking action trumps all the planning and learning, fidgeting and worrying you will ever do.

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21 Ways the Modern World is Harming You as a Creative and What to do About it 21 Ways the Modern World is Harming You as a Creative and What to do About it

July 29, 2013 by

The world is moving. Recession or not, there is no doubt that human society is experiencing rapid change, progression, and a shift in the way we interact, do business, create, and experience reality.

I’ve put together a list of some of the bigger and noticeable challenges being faced by those in the creative industries in today’s world. I’ve also included some suggestions on what you can do to deal with them.

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For Money or Passion? Why You Need to Do Creative Work for the Money For Money or Passion? Why You Need to Do Creative Work for the Money

June 11, 2013 by

The idea of doing creative work to make money, over doing it for love has often been met with scorn and heated opposition. Understandably so.

I want to talk about why, in most cases, people are wrong to resist the idea. I’m taking a gulp, because I know this could prove to be a contentious topic of discussion, but something I believe is true, and often ignored.

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