All posts tagged: create

Strip Before You Stop

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Motivation / Productivity / Taking Action

You’ve got this thing you’re working on. That thing you really should do every day for maximum effect. That thing you talk about a lot. Writing blog posts; taking pictures; making art; practicing an instrument; contacting new people; reading books; learning languages and shooting videos. But little materializes, if at all. You love the idea of it, and you think about it all the time. You know you have the talent to create great things, […]

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

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

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Idea Generation / Inspiration / Motivation

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. For all of those people who found success, what most of us usually find is a track record in the protagonist of the following: small […]

29 Quick Ways to Feel Good So that You Can Get Back to Work

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Creativity / Motivation / Personal Development / Productivity

All professions and forms of craft require people to feel good to do their best work. This is particularly profound amongst us creative souls, pharmacy where emotion and the mood we’re in play a huge part in our output. To make good art, we need to feel good. There’s no doubt about that. Obviously doing things that create good vibes over the long run, such as keeping fit and healthy and eating well are important. […]

How Not Being Creative is Harming Your Very Survival

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Creativity / Motivation / Personal Development / Taking Action

Creativity and survival are more closely linked than you might think. I read recently that one of the things (and I think this is majorly important) that holds people back from enjoying life, seeing success and moving ahead, is a little thing known as reactivity. Being reactive to a situation, a person or a perceived ‘problem’ means being on auto-pilot. Reacting is not thinking; it is letting emotions control us, before we gather thoughts to […]