All posts tagged: productivity

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, […]

The Freezer

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Motivation / Personal Development / Productivity

The freezer. It’s a stretch of time. It’s a way of thinking. It’s a point on a path. Most are familiar with it; many are moving out of it, and a few have long since left. You’re in the freezer when you: Are reacting, rather than creating. Don’t believe you can make money doing work you love. Don’t move. Do work that bores you. Consume more than you produce Don’t have enough money to relax into […]

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

Why Your Main Mission Must Be Shamelessly Selfish

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Motivation / Productivity / Taking Action

There is a flaw with the idea that your purpose should be to help others. I say this not because it’s wrong and not because Satan has taken over my computer. ‘Flaw’ because it diverts your attention away from what is more important. We all want to make a difference in the world. We all want to contribute something amazing, inspire people, and leave a legacy. Read More

11 Things That Stop You Being a Top 1% Creative

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Inspiration / Motivation / Personal Development

If you dislike the idea of ‘cheating’ your way to the top, look away now. Building a rewarding career from your artistic skill takes a special combination of dedication, experience, hard work and talent. Even more so if you want to be considered among the very best. But as an apprentice gains from the wisdom of her mentor, having access to the right knowledge can help anyone get there more quickly. Read More

How to Live with Purpose, Even if You Don’t Have a Clue

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“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” Dostoyevsky If I were to ask you to define your purpose in one sentence, could you? Congratulations if you can. You are in the minority. Most of us understand that living a fulfilled life requires this mysterious quality of having purpose. Read More