It’s easy to get thrown off track with all the distractions around us. 24-hour news, tweets, and Facebook updates keep us distracted from the work that matters. Imagine how much more we can accomplish if we spend less time glued to our phones and more time working on our businesses, our projects, and even ourselves.
It’s common sense that to be more productive we need to be focused on the problem at hand, which makes sense because without focus we’ll never be able complete any project. But there is a need to distract ourselves from problems if we ever want to solve them. In the post-recession economy, too many
Writer’s tend to be hard on themselves. We think our work will never make a dent in the universe or at least to our readers who wait to see what we have to say next. There will always be that part of us who wants to hold us back. To criticize us at every turn
Problems are all around us. Some are larger than others, but they are there, and often we have trouble coming up with the solution. Consider first that to solve a problem, we must first think if we even have an issue in the first place. Our mind tends to look for threats even when there
When Michael Crichton was shopping his first book, The Andromeda Strain, to publishers the editor who edited Catch-22 was willing to work on it. Crichton ended up having to rewrite it almost three times before he finished. He described it as incredibly hard work. But the work was worth the effort as he went on
We hear the word genius when describing someone of incredible ability. Perhaps they invented a product that changed an industry. Or their music captivated us in such a way no other musician has. Maybe their genius created a life-saving medicine that cured a horrible disease. Despite its use, we still know little of what it
Creativity has become a growing field of study, scrutinized by researchers, psychologists and those of us who are looking to develop better ways of thinking. We can all be creative. In fact, the problem isn’t that we aren’t creative enough but that we are too creative. Author and Entrepreneur Seth Godin made a speech where