How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren is THE classic text on reading thoughtfully. Is it still worth reading, even though it was last updated in 1972?
More often than not, the hardest part of finishing the project isn’t starting, it’s actually putting in the work every day. While starting can be intimidating, it’s the knowledge of knowing that there’s a huge mountain of stuff that has to happen before the project is completed. I’m currently working on a project that always… Read more
I was recently reminded of how important it is in the lifecycle of an idea to actually share the idea. When you can correctly put into words (or letters if you’re typing) the main thrust of what you’ve conceived, it helps to really process the idea. You can’t fully understand the idea until you’ve tried… Read more
Conventional wisdom says that your best work is done when all of your resources are focused on a single project. Right? Well, that’s never worked for me. I’ve never been able to just work on one project for a single day (or afternoon, for that matter), without losing focus or getting plain bored with what… Read more
So, I’m going to be brutally honest. I’ve been getting burned out writing at LifeDev. It’s not because I don’t enjoy the writing, or the wonderful people who visit my blog. It’s that I’ve had a slew of ideas that I’m trying to work on, and when my plate is filled, it seems that LifeDev… Read more
Interviews in Creativity is a new series where Jacqueline Wolven chats with creatives to see what helps them stay motivated, organized and how they get work done. Jamie Ridler is captivated by life and creativity and now; as a life coach, Nia barefoot workout instructor and life enthusiast she is sharing her gifts through multiple… Read more
Photo by heimet13. So your career just isn’t living up to its hype. Maybe it’s the workplace or maybe it’s you, but something has to change. This is common. I’ve gone through this problem quite a few times. When I graduated from college I was raring to go. My first job was in the valve… Read more
Interviews in Creativity is a new series where Jacqueline Wolven chats with creatives to see what helps them stay motivated, organized and how they get work done. Belly dancing, prairie crafts, and Nancy Drew – for the uninitiated that might seem like a very odd combination, but for Jennifer Worick it is all in a… Read more
Hey all, Since it’s Friday, I thought it would be cool to let you see a sneak-peak of the excellent theme that Grace designed for my new blog Web Jackalope. I’m still working out some small kinks, but it’s live on the site. Let me know what you think!
Photo by Shermeee. If you’re like me, (a big honkin’ dork), your definition of fun is a little bit different than everyone else’s. For example, I became giddy today because I realized that I had some free time set aside to learn Django, a Python framework. I’m starting a fun little project to create a… Read more
Photo by SeraphimC When a new creative project starts people typically take two approaches. They will either get working on it right away if they have the time (or are excited by it) or push it off till right before the deadline. Neither strategy will allow you to be at your creative best. Instead I… Read more