Stuck in the Mud

10/01/21 • 0

Most high-performers see “making progress on meaningful work” as the best motivator there is, which means the inverse is also true. Lack of progress destroys motivation.

Mindsets That Prevent Creativity 3

09/24/21 • 0

#3 Don’t Leave it For Later The third unproductive mindset in that note was. Don’t leave it for later. This reminded me of a tool that Richard Schmid urges us to use from his book Alla Prima.

Mindsets That Prevent Creativity 1

09/20/21 • 0

Inspired by a post on fstoppers.com we are going to go over the first of 5 mindsets that prevent creativity. Perfect materials and conditions.

From Average to Warrior

09/17/21 • 0

Are you going for average? Of course not!. We all have the ability to make ourselves average or into a warrior. Which will you choose?

Sweeping the Threshold

09/15/21 • 0

Seeking order in my environment is like burning sage to banish Resistance and invite the Muse. Or Flow. Whatever you want to call it.

Want More Creative Time?

09/13/21 • 0

The best way to improve anything is to measure it. If you want more art time, measure how much time you spend and on what.

Respect Your Art Heroes

08/30/21 • 0

Today, technology is ubiquitous and for the most part it’s wonderful. But when we are scrolling through Instagram and comparing ourselves to others it can be debilitating.

The Present Becoming the Future

08/28/21 • 0

“The greatest creative minds, producing masterpieces in art, literature, dance, music, and the sciences, have never been satisfied with their works. Never judge yourself by what you have done. Judge yourself in terms of what you will do. You are not the past. You are the present becoming the future.”

Are You Hiding?

08/27/21 • 0

Once you figure out what it is you want to accomplish or the practice you want to establish, set yourself on a path of constant improvement in those few, essential areas.

This is Better

08/25/21 • 0

Why focus on MORE when we can focus on getting BETTER? Better balance, better contributions, creation over destruction? This is the quality over quantity principle at its core.

Create Space for Inspiration

08/24/21 • 0

When we create the space for daily practice we invite Inspiration to come in and change our lives forever.

Make it Effortless

08/19/21 • 1

Prioritization is great — and necessary — but if you have your priorities figured out and you STILL can’t fit them all into your life, then it’s time to make your big rocks a little bit smaller and easier to handle. Be effective, do the essential, make it effortless.

Trust and Patience

08/13/21 • 1

I’ve learned that if you put in the work, the results MIGHT follow. At least when you put in the work you increase the odds of results happening. Because the odds of “it” happening are zero if there’s no effort involved.

Dare to Fail Greatly

08/11/21 • 0

Failure in life is inevitable and bouncing back from failure is the most fundamentally creative thing we can do.