Hacking Creativity: What Tracking Every Minute It Took to Write a Book Taught Me About Creativity

Jukka Aalho
Feb 12, 2020 · 15 min read

Can tracking creativity help you be more productive? Will listening to binaural beats unlock some secret source of creativity? If all you have is 30 minutes per day and a lifetime supply of self-doubt, is it possible to power through and write a book?

In 2017, I decided to write a modern road trip novel and track every minute of the book project into a spreadsheet called the Spreadsheet of Life. I shared my findings in my TEDx talk, but this article will go deeper