Discard What You Don’t Need.

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.

Discard.

Having expectations and an overall aim are widely believed to be useful for success. Some suggest that to be truly successful you have to break everything down into stages and specific blocks of thought and action. Many people do achieve what they set out to using this style of methodology. Sometimes, however, we are not… Continue reading Discard.

Creative Mindfulness.

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.

DAY 414 – The Saturday Answer and Other Stuff.

So The Friday Question was, What is the one immediate thing you need to do for your creative endeavour to improve? And The Saturday Answer is, Be Consistent! What was your answer? For me, I need greater consistency in my writing habits and in the words which go down on the page. Creative thinking time… Continue reading DAY 414 – The Saturday Answer and Other Stuff.

Day 100 – Silencing the Inner Critic.

If you are creative, then you have an inner critic. If you are not creative, then you definitely have an inner critic. Exactly what that inner critic says and how it makes you feel, is different for every one of us. Check out this edition of the Chase Jarvis Live Podcast with Danielle Krysa, on… Continue reading Day 100 – Silencing the Inner Critic.