How to Be Creative
January 11, 2018
Everyone – adults and children alike – has a creative streak. But while most of us have a spirit of invention, major or minor, for too many of us it lies dormant even though it can be awakened with the simplest of acts. Follow these steps to find your inner writer, composer, finger painter, chef, lyricist, entrepreneur, filmmaker, comedian, politician or professional Tweeter.
The Ultimate Guide to Becoming Your Best Self: Build your Daily Routine by Optimizing Your Mind, Body and Spirit
September 12, 2017
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle
Source: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming Your Best Self: Build your Daily Routine by Optimizing Your Mind, Body and Spirit – Chris Winfield – Buffer
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
July 25, 2017
Why successful people and organizations do not automatically become very successful, and what we can do to avoid dissipation of effort and continue our upward momentum.
Here are three suggestions.
Source: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeon – Harvard Business Review
You Should Work Less Hours, Darwin Did
April 2, 2017
Figures as different as Charles Dickens, Henri Poincaré, and Ingmar Bergman, working in disparate fields in different times, all shared a passion for their work, a terrific ambition to succeed, and an almost superhuman capacity to focus. Yet when you look closely at their daily lives, they only spent a few hours a day doing what we would recognize as their most important work.
“How did they manage to be so accomplished? Can a generation raised to believe that 80-hour workweeks are necessary for success learn something from the lives of the people who laid the foundations of chaos theory and topology or wrote Great Expectations? I think we can. If some of history’s greatest figures didn’t put in immensely long hours, maybe the key to unlocking the secret of their creativity lies in understanding not just how they labored but how they rested, and how the two relate.”
When you examine the lives of history’s most creative figures, you are immediately confronted with a paradox: They organize their…
Source: You Should Work Less Hours—Darwin Did – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Nautilus