Staying focused is a battle these days. When just about everything is “free” it becomes more valuable than ever to capture your attention. So, there’s always someone trying to distract you to make a buck.
Everyone is trying to get a piece of you for free. The best way to get a piece of you is to make you think that you’re doing it for yourself.
Maybe you’re treating yourself to a sugary drink. Maybe you’re reading an article that fires you up about an issue. Maybe you’re…
If you’ve tried to make art, you know the feeling of raw fear. Raw fear isn’t all that dangerous, because you know it’s there. What you need to be wary of is quiet procrastination.
Quiet procrastination happens when you think you’re being productive, but you’re…
When you’re up against a strong opponent, wear down its defenses by attacking from the flanks.
This is a tactic Facebook used to expand. The were having trouble gaining traction in larger universities…
A couple of weeks ago, I was in a lot of pain. My joints felt like stones. I had a fever. It felt like every cell of my being was turned inside out.
In between the whining and groaning, the tossing and turning, I did what I always do when I feel this way: Whether it’s a…
When doing a large creative project, it’s valuable to do a flyover. Imagine you need to see the lay of the land for something—maybe you’re preparing for a battle, or maybe you’re just trying to figure out where the sand trap is on a golf hole.
It’s easy to follow your impulses all of the time. But your impulses don’t always know what’s best for you.
How many times have you visited Facebook or checked your email, and not had any idea why you were bothering?
It’s tempting to try to think through and reason a decision. What amount of your time are you investing? How much money will you get in return? What percentage of your target market will resonate with this logo in purple? What about blue?
We want to make our masterpiece, but we are our own worst enemy. We overestimate what we’re capable of, yet we are quick to make excuses when faced with a challenge.
Creative breakthroughs are not like taking out the trash, nor buying almond milk on the way home from work. Creative breakthroughs build slowly and come suddenly.