productivity


The Vampire Test


Posted By on Apr 16, 2014

I’m reading this creative book called Show Your Work (Austin Kleon) and the writer talks about this “Vampire Test” that can be used on people, jobs, places or hobbies, etc. “It’s a simple way to know who you should let in and out of your life. If, after hanging out with someone you feel worn out and depleted, that person is a vampire. If, after hanging out with someone you still feel full of energy, that...

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What Does It Take To Be You?


Posted By on Jan 2, 2014

Just read another great article about “talent is persistence” theme [which also reminds me of Seth Godin’s “Linchpin” chapter on  shipping it (putting your stuff out there!)]. Pardon the f- bomb at the bottom of the article, but this really is a great read from the 99u.com. It brings me back to my decade’s old  question: “what does it take to be you?” My intentions for today’s blog...

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Friday night’s takeaway from James White // Signal Noise was this: You don’t know where your work will end up if you don’t put it out there. He also went on to say: Do it. Do it today or do it tomorrow, because no one is ever going to know your work, if you don’t put it out there. I would gladly post notes, but I actually found a video of his presentation that was quite similar to Friday night. Of course, you...

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In my previous post, I talked about my battles, demons and obstacles that prevent me from finishing projects. I also mentioned that I’d come up with counteractive solutions. I was motivated by Jon Acuff’s book Start. In his book, he encourages to “mock each fear that you’ve written down”. Even though this is slightly different, it was a great exercise to do. Now I just need to keep these solutions and to...

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I completely forgot to write yesterday – again! Second time to fail in a 30-day challenge. So, today I’m going to write TWO posts to again make up for the missed deadline! At least it’s giving me today’s topic of starting challenges and not finishing them completely or IN time. And since I’m all about convenience, I will break this up into two parts to make up for the loss. For some reason the Lizard...

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