Helping Creative People Create

About

Anyone can have an idea. Making the idea actually happen is a whole other challenge.

Thomas Edison once said

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.

Many people have no problem generating ideas. The problem exists when we try to turn those ideas into a finished product.

A little about me

My name is Glen Stansberry and being a typical creative person, I was awful at actually finishing projects. Generating ideas has never been an issue, but shipping them has.

My genesis as a “Shipper” came in two steps. The first came when I was introduced to 43 Folders and Getting Things Done by David Allen. It was at this point that I learned about project management and the process of organization.

I started this blog centered kind of willy-nilly, without a real focus. The blog grew despite my lack of focus, and also because I made some incredible friendships in the lifestyle blogging space and started the LifeRemix network.

But really, the watershed moment of this blog came when I read LifeRemixer Scott Belsky’s Making Ideas Happen. Scott’s wisdom helped me realize what I was missing, and where I was going wrong: I wasn’t ever finishing. I had countless wonderful ideas, but all seemed to fall by the wayside after I’d get about 50-65% finished with each one.

I had a problem.

So, instead of making large changes, I started small (thanks to perfect advice from Leo) and focused on diligence instead of idea creation.

And everything has changed.

That’s when the purpose of this site became clear:

I was going to help people with the business of creating, and all that goes along with it.

So here we are.

I’ve put together a getting started guide for the site as a primer, and there are plenty of subscribe to the site to get the updates automatically.

If you need to contact me, use the handy contact form or send me an @ or dm on Twitter. I’m also a big fan of Google +

Enjoy!

Oh, and if you want to check out some of my current projects, here they are: