This is an easy piece of advice to agree with. Until we open a drawer, or look in a cupboard, or try and find a file on our computers. There are lots of reasons and theories about how and why we accumulate so much stuff and our parents, spouses or partners, and professionals, telling us… Continue reading Discard What You Don’t Need.
A new month. The summer is over. Autumn may be beginning but this month is also a time for beginnings. In the UK, September is the start of the new academic year. New uniforms, new teachers, moving up age grades. New knowledge and skills being learnt. I decided to start a few new things out… Continue reading What’s New in September?
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20 NIVUK In this recent technological era we can gain unparralleled access to the very best people in our field of interest. Most of them even do Masterclasses to teach you everything they have learnt on their journey. We are… Continue reading Daily Verse – Walking with the Wise.
Mindfulness is the new mantra covering a lot of areas from simple meditation to a mental health checklist. Some meditation and mindfulness techniques exhort you to think of 'nothing'. Hit the eco-setting, dim the screen, go to a blank screen rather than screensaver. If you are a creative then this is probably impossible. If you… Continue reading Creative Mindfulness.
I have taken once again to writing my reflections upon a verse of the Bible each week day. As always I write what I most need to hear and do. I am conscious of more focus on individual words in this phase of writing than before. Then the whole verse was in consideration. Now it… Continue reading Creativity Update.
https://www.wikiart.org/en/max-weber/rush-hour Polish by birth, Max Weber moved to the US when he was ten years old and his family settle in Brooklyn. I loved this image for its title first - 'Rush Hour' (1915). The sense of movement and the buildings towering over your progress is wonderful. But I wonder what he would make of… Continue reading Art and Ideas.
This is the unanswerable question. How do I know? I will wager that you can remember where you came up with an idea, maybe even some of the elements which went into the brew, but exactly why you thought that particular idea will allude you. That is until you come up with a very plausible… Continue reading Where Do The Ideas Come From?
A study, led by Harvard, claims that an average 'knowledge' worker works in a state of distraction for 47% of their time. Flip this around. By being more focused they could accomplish the same amount of work in half the time. Or potentially double their output. Just because we are 'creatives' it doesn't mean we… Continue reading What Would You Do With 47% Extra Time?
When Apollo 9 landed on the moon it was hailed a momentous step forward in the achievements of mankind. After a total of 6 landing missions, mankind gave up wondering or bothering with the shiny bit of the moon, which we can all see from our bedroom windows on a clear night. They did, however,… Continue reading Looking towards the Dark Side of the Moon.
Last week I shared some takeaways from the first session of Chase Jarvis' Creative Calling Bookclub - if you missed it then click here! Week 2 was about focusing on the I. I - Imagine what you wantD - Design a system to do itE - execute the planA - Amplify So Imagine what you… Continue reading Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.2