Having to do with productivity for basic needs like food, shelter, clothing & money, which is the first step before you can even consider proactively engineering your creative life.
Brain rules by John Medina is a book about the modern scientific understanding of how the brain learns and performs, and what we might do to improve it. The basic take away is: we, as humans, have set up our schools and places of business in an way that’s not in alignment with how the […]
Does this scenario sound familiar to anyone?
You’re a busy professional with multiple clients and/or projects. You consider yourself highly productive and able to multitask.
You painstakingly plan out your day on a calendar. You’ve got the calendar synced with multiple mobile devices so that you can access your master plan at any moment.
You spend time […]
For this post, I set out to find people who started a blog and went on to do well; and I asked them about their story. Â What inspired them? Â What traits helped them? Â What circumstances helped them?
The results of my search were interesting. Many common themes emerged among their stories, and it reminded me of […]
One of the foundations of the self-improvement movement is self-determinism: the act of determining your future through your own efforts by exercising self-control and discipline.
Inspiring stories of legendary self-determinists, such as athletes and successful entrepreneurs, are all around us; constantly reminding us of our own shortcomings.
I can hear the scripts being read now:
“You can do […]
Imagine with me for a minute, that we live in the future where society’s highest value is an honest day’s work…
…not overachieving, or ingenuity, or intelligence, or finding loopholes…
…just the ability to sit at the end of your day and feel tired, but satisfied that you gave your best effort to make something better in […]
(photo by Sonny Abesamis)
The Ol’ Day Timer
My father used to carry around a Franklin day timer.Â Something about it was interesting to me… a way to organize your thoughts into blocks of time.
I first got serious at the subject after reading â€œThe Seven Habits of Highly Effective Peopleâ€ by the late Stephen Covey and his […]
In my life, Iâ€™ve found that creative problem solving skills have allowed me to excel in a number of environments. Some say itâ€™s better to pick a career field and stick with it; (and that might be true if you donâ€™t have the knack for just figuring out a way to make it work […]
Set and Then Forget… (at least for a little while)
As an aggressive entrepreneur, I was ready to conquer the world at a very young age. My plan was to out-work, out-innovate, and out-run my competition at all costs until I was financially free.
I started a lawn mowing business… then a custom T-shirt business… and […]