Create better work by doing this

Sometimes doing nothing is the best way to create something great: The creative process isn't just about work; it’s about rest. Your mind needs time to recuperate, recover, be restored. It does that through sleep and daydreaming—doing nothing. That means staring off into space, looking out the window, letting your mind wander, dozing off to … Continue reading Create better work by doing this

The worst thing that happens to you often can lead to the best results

Sometimes the worst things that happen to us are the best opportunities. They are the gateways to greatness. Giving up is always an option. Or, you can fight and find a way through the difficulty. The former will lead to the status quo or worse. The latter can irrevocably change your life for the better. … Continue reading The worst thing that happens to you often can lead to the best results

When creating feels impossible, you need to know this

Creating can feel like fighting nature: Impossible. Making that painting, writing that novel or blog post or, sometimes, even a sentence can make us break into a cold sweat. And it’s tempting to think, “Oh, I’ll just wait for inspiration to hit,” like a kid holding a kite as he waits for a strong wind … Continue reading When creating feels impossible, you need to know this

One of the best things you can do to create

Sometimes to make creative work, the thing we need most is this. Rest. You’re at your desk, sweating (metaphorically) and pounding away (literally) trying to get a good idea, but the only thing you produce is nothing. “Maybe I just need to work harder,” you might say to yourself. And still, nothing happens. So you … Continue reading One of the best things you can do to create

Improve your life one day at a time

We all want to get better, reach our goals, live better lives. But getting there is so freaking hard. When we think about growing a business, getting healthy, getting a promotion, saving for retirement, etc. it can feel daunting, overwhelming. And no matter how much we don't want to, we can end up quitting. But … Continue reading Improve your life one day at a time