Creative Tips for The 99%
An ongoing collection of my articles
An ongoing collection of my articles
Why Boredom Is Good for Your Creativity
Like most creatives, you probably have a low boredom threshold. You're hardwired to pursue novelty and inspiration, and to run from admin and drudgery. Boredom is the enemy of creativity, to be avoided at all costs. Or is it?
7 Ways Doing Your Accounts Can Boost Your Creativity
How to get money off your mind so you can get on with your creativity.
Something Old, Something New: A Shortcut To Your Best Work
Producing great, new creative work on command is tough. The next time you're stuck, consider taking a trip down memory lane.
Productivity Tie-Breaker: How Will You Feel Afterwards?
Should you push a major creative project forward, or answer that nagging email? Psychological tricks for making better decisions about your work priorities.
7 Types of Creative Block (and What to Do About Them)
Creative block is your worst enemy, and it can come from almost anywhere. We look at how to treat the problem areas, and get your ideas moving.
How to Turn Website Visitors into Customers for Your Creative Business
When a new visitor lands on your website, what's their first impression? Do they know you mean business?
4 Creative Ways to Attract More Visitors to Your Website
It's hard to get ahead if no one sees the incredible work you're making. We break down how to get people to your website, and get on their radar.
Why You Can't Buy Creativity
What motivates us to invent incredible products, create great art, and build revolutionary companies? Clue: The answer isn't money.
How to Create a Captivating Presentation
Terrified of presenting in front of an audience? Or just a little shy? How to take your public speaking ability and slide presentations from uncomfortable to awesome.
Why Creative People Need to Be Eccentric
Do you ever feel like your regular habits are a little bit crazy? We investigate why eccentricity is essential to doing great work.
How Mundane Routines Produce Creative Magic
Can creativity be triggered? Find out how to heighten your ability to produce great work by tapping into the power of the daily routine.
Are You An Armchair Creative?
It turns out that armchair creatives actually get MORE done. Find out how alternating intense desk focus with a relaxed setup can increase productivity.
Why Your Inner Critic Is Your Best Friend
Are you constantly going to battle with your Inner Critic? It doesn't have to be that way. Learn how to respect your Inner Critic, while still keeping him in line.
Don't Decide Until Decision Time
Ever sent an email you immediately wanted to take back? Agreed to do a project and later regretted it? Some pointers on how to avoid bad decisions.
If It Won't Fit On A Post-It, It Won't Fit In Your Day
Does your daily to-do list look like Mount Everest? Check out this super-simple approach to streamlining your everyday tasks for more sanity and productivity.
Are You Ambitious Enough?
You don't have to become a backstabbing monster to achieve success, but you do need to admit your ambition - if only to yourself.
The Key to Creating Remarkable Things
What is the one simple change you can make to vastly improve your creative output? It starts with aligning your focus with your real priorities.
Build a Business, Not Just a Client List
Stuck in a rat race of never-ending client work? It's time to start acting like a creative entrepreneur. Step 1: Build your brand and start creating assets.
What Daily Meditation Can Do for Your Creativity
Sometimes the best way to improve your performance is to do nothing at all. The creative benefits of calming your mental chatter.
RSS Creativity: Routines, Systems, Spontaneity
Not just a single process, creativity is really a series of interlocking activities. A look at how to lay the groundwork for your aha! moment.