All posts tagged: productivity

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 […]

When I am a victim…

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Motivation / Personal Development / Productivity

When I am a victim… …I feel a weight on my shoulders. It’s pushing down so that I bend slightly at the knees. It’s what they call my 'ego.' Every time life was unfair to me; my ego has inflated a little more. Now I carry it around. I have to trudge under the weight. I feel weary, often depressed, but my ego needs protecting. I was wronged, and so my ego needs to be […]

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